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.
UK creative industry is facing skills shortage
The CEO of Pinewood Studios, Ian Dunleavy, has warned that the UK creative industry is on the cusp of facing a skills shortage, with industries such as craft to high-end digital being at risk.
Assessment of Aviation sector reveals big figures
The UK aviation sector is worth £52 billion, with 960,000 job opportunities (filled and vacant) across the country. Results of the study are due to be announced at the Airport Operators Association conference.
Youth unemployment in Scotland now at six year low
Over 72,000 16-24 year olds in Scotland were unemployed between June and August, the lowest figure to be released in six years. This number represents a drop of 29,000 from the same period last year.
On 12th November, CV-Library picked up the first ever Academy Award at the NORAs! Here’s what our recruitment industry contacts are saying:
CBI business leaders back free childcare to improve living standards
At the recent Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference, business leaders put forward their thoughts that free childcare and tax-cutting for the low paid could be the key to improving living standards across the UK. The BBC reports that speakers attributed the country’s situation to “the slow pace of [...] economic recovery”, which “hit people’s finances hard”, and “immediate help” from the government [is] needed.”
Should Australians, Canadians and New Zealanders be free to work in the UK?
A report by the Commonwealth Exchange proposes interchangeable mobility between the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. If the proposal gathers pace we could see flexibility to live and work freely between the countries in question.
Enterprise jobs reach the 12,000 mark
There are now 12,000 jobs across the 24 UK enterprise zones, meaning the government’s ambition to create new hubs of UK employment have been meeting targets. Over 430 businesses currently operate within the enterprise areas located across the country.
Facebook workers paid nine times average UK wage
We all love a bit of Facebook, but your stomach may turn when you hear that employees of the Facebook London office earn more than nine time the average wage of a UK worker! This works out as £237,000 per year… each.
And some news from across the pond…
We really liked this article on career advice for someone new to the US. If you’re looking to move out there, give this one a read!