Time for a break from your job search? Check out our run down of the news which caught our attention from the UK employment industry this week.
Builder and Merchant organisation ramps up youth recruitment
A new recruitment campaign aimed at youths has been launched by The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) to attract youngsters to the industry. The campaign is targeting over 7,500 educational institutions with posters and brochures. An open day at the BMF‘s HQ in Coventry will be held on October 21st.
Payday lender The Cash Store closes down
Payday lender The Cash Store has gone bust this week. All 120 employees across 27 outlets in the UK will unfortunately be made redundant. The business has been headquarted in Stockport, and was an expansion of Canada-based The Cash Store Financial Services Inc.
Belfast IT firm bucks growth trends
Belfast-based IT consultancy Leaf is due to expand into Dublin, with over a dozen jobs already available and further growth expected. This bucks the trend for expanding businesses, with firms typically looking to grow into Belfast from across the border.
Russia sanctions could affect UK brand JCB
JCB jobs could be at risk due to Russia sanctions, company chairman Lord Bamford speculates. With the troubled nation’s business equating to a significant percentage of digger sales, Staffordshire-based manufacturer JCB could feel a knock-on effect from recent political actions. The company has just opened a new depot in Ekaterinburg, which is one of Russia’s biggest cities.
Great news for SMEs as BT rolls out new 4G plan
BT has recently launched a selection of 4G business plans suited to small and medium-sized businesses. The telecoms firm are now providing 4G as standard, as opposed to it’s previous stance of offering 3G as standard with 4G as an optional extra.
We’ve just released our Q2 Job Market Report! By comparing our own data on a quarterly basis, our independent research sheds light on job seeking trends and provides insight into the UK’s recruitment and job market.
Play.com announces change of function as jobs are lost
Jersey-based Play.com have announced they are no longer to operate as a retailer, but as a marketplace only. The firm, which was bought by Japanese e-commerce entity Rakuten in 2011, has revealed the plan will mean making redundancies in Jersey, Cambridge and Bristol.
Big plans for utility recruitment in South Shields
Energy consultancy Utilitywise is set to vastly increase its headcount over the next two years. The consultancy will open its doors to up to 1,400 members of staff. This comes off the back of two new partnership deals. Certainly one to watch for local job hunters in the Newcastle area.
Career advice award for Milton Keynes College
Milton Keynes College has been commended for its efforts to provide career advice and support to children and young adults. It has won the Matrix Award which is backed by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.
300 new jobs for Greater Manchester ASDA
A brand new ASDA store soon to be opened on Manchester Road in Stockport, will see around 300 jobs opportunities created for local residents. The store is due to open in October.
Recruitment drive for Kentish Town Publishers
North London-based publishers MVF Global – one of the fastest growing technology firms in the capital – are looking to double their workforce over the coming months.
And some news from across the pond….
A new survey by the Pew Research Center has revealed respondents believe robots will create more jobs than they will destroy over the next decade. However, results were mixed, with 48% believing the converse – that robots will take over more jobs than they will create. With the recent developments in self-driving vehicles, this will surely be a widely discussed topic over the coming months.
Check out our partner site Resume-Library to browse our US job opportunities!