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Labour Market Update - October 2019

Labour Market Update - October 2019

The UK unemployment rate was estimated at 3.9%, this is lower than a year earlier (4.0%).The UK unemployment rate was estimated at 3.9%, this is lower than a year earlier (4.0%) . The UK employment rate was estimated at 75.9%, higher than a year earlier (75.6%).In terms of sectors, professional, scientific & technical activities saw the highest annual growth in jobs (+45,000). However, wholesale & retail saw workforce jobs fall on the previous year (-38,000), along with administrative & support services (-13,000) and other service activities (-2,000).

 

Monday, November 11, 2019/Author: Joanne Ray/Number of views (22)/Comments (0)/
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Future Trends within the IT sector

Future Trends within the IT sector

As we move into an online world, digital and tech skills are in high demand. Digital Health, Fintech, Big Data Management and Cyber Security are growing sectors. 90% of jobs are expected to need some element of digital skills by 2020 and more young people are needed to study IT-related GCSEs. More women in tech are desperately needed! Just 17% of people working in the tech sector are female. 

Friday, November 8, 2019/Author: Joanne Ray/Number of views (51)/Comments (0)/
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Mothercare UK administration plan threatens 2,500 jobs

Mothercare UK administration plan threatens 2,500 jobs

Baby goods retailer Mothercare has said it plans to call in administrators to the troubled firm's UK business, putting 2,500 jobs at risk.

Monday, November 4, 2019/Author: Joanne Ray/Number of views (30)/Comments (0)/
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Manufacturing and Engineering - The Future

Manufacturing and Engineering - The Future

Engineering and Manufacturing is one of the UK’s broadest sectors. Industries that require suitably qualified engineering  and manufacturing graduates include space, music, nuclear, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, automation and robotics. The Food and Drink industry is the UK's biggest manufacturing sector, employing more than 400,000 workers.

MechanicalElectrical, Chemical and Software Engineers are particularly sought after, with design, production and maintenance opportunities existing in numerous industries. Science and pharmaceutical companies employ large numbers of workers in research and development. 182,000 people with engineering skills will be needed in the UK each year to 2022 especially women.

HS2 will create at least 75,000 opportunities for businesses. At least 2,000 apprentices will take their first career steps or re-train on the project and, at peak construction, 30,000 jobs will be created to design and build the high-speed railway.

 

Friday, November 1, 2019/Author: Joanne Ray/Number of views (72)/Comments (0)/
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Native Land commits to £1bn London Bankside scheme

Native Land commits to £1bn London Bankside scheme

Developer Native Land has committed to the first speculative office building at its £1bn Bankside Yards mixed-use development next to Blackfriars Bridge in London.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019/Author: Joanne Ray/Number of views (91)/Comments (0)/
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