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.
Hotel chain looks for new staff and apprentices in Llandudno
Recruitment has started for around 20 hospitality jobs at a new Travelodge in Llandudno, Wales. The hotel chain has taken over the site of previous occupiers The Clarence Hotel. The brand are also looking to recruit up to 40 apprentices across the UK for its Junior Manager Programme.
Plan for derelict mill site creates construction jobs
A number of new homes and jobs are planned for Burnley, as plans to transform the site of a derelict mill have been given the go ahead. The Lambert Howarth mill site will make way for 18 new townhouses, with a hub of construction activity and jobs arising in conjunction with their build.
Nottingham employment at 10 year high!
Statistics reveal employment to be at a 10 year high in Nottingham, with the employment market at its healthiest for a decade. Almost 4,500 new jobs were filled in the city, in the last year alone.
The ONS reports increase in employment across country
And, employment rates have been seen to increase across the whole of the UK, a new study by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed. The South East and the East of England currently has the highest employment rate, at 76.7%. The lowest rate is not far off, with Wales and the North East at 68.8%.
If you’re a student or graduate, you may be aware of The University Paper, the university-specific publication circulated in 17 cities across the UK. CV-Library has recently teamed up with the paper to provide advice, articles and of course job opportunities suitable for university-goers. Pick up a copy at your local university to find out more!
Do acting careers exclude the working class?
Actor David Morrissey has voiced his concerns that the working class are being excluded from pursuing acting careers. He has said there is an, “economic exclusion”, resulting in people from less privileged backgrounds being unable to break into acting jobs.
Careers Fair in Cirencester for local job hunters
The King’s Head Hotel in Cirencester will host a careers fair on September 23rd. The event will cover major sectors of employment and training opportunities. Head down if you’re looking for something new!
Referendum could have affected Public Sector jobs
With the news that Scotland is staying with the UK, public sector workers can breathe a sigh of relief. Thousands of public sector jobs in Scotland could have been at risk if the referendum resulted in Scotland achieving independence. Nearly 60,000 Scots are employed by Westminster departments or UK-wide public bodies, jobs which could have been in jeopardy if the state decreased in size.
Government employment programme sees great results
A Government work programme in Colchester has seen 100 new jobs being filled by local job hunters, a report has shown. The JobCentre scheme provided training, support and work experience to a number of candidates who had been out of work for three months. The scheme was a success, with results indicating an increase in employability as a direct result.
And from across the pond…
Warner Bros. Entertainment may cut as many as 1,000 jobs across the US and further afield, but has not disclosed which divisions will be hit. The entertainment studio suffered a series of unfortunate box office misses throughout 2014.