Tag: jobs

BA cuts 12,000 jobs, unions hit back

Posted on 29 April, 2020 by Editor in Chief under Business News

The United Kingdom's second-largest airline, British Airways announced yesterday evening that it was set to cut 12,000 jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.  As the travel and leisure market carries on being battered by the... Read More

Grand Central Birmingham launches Recruitment Process

Posted on 21 February, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The eagerly anticipated opening of Grand Central Birmingham is fast approaching, with the retail and leisure complex on schedule to open in September as part of the £600 million New Street Gateway development. Now that the final stage of construction... Read More

Able Condemns “Spiteful” Attempt To Block Humber Energy Park

Posted on 11 December, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Business News

A planning wrangle over a 900-acre energy park that could create as many as 4,000 jobs has escalated with Associated British Ports (ABP) demanding a Judicial Review into of the Government's approval for the scheme. The ABP move to block the Able Marine... Read More

Surge in Apprenticeships illustrates how role is changing

Posted on 8 October, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News, Economy

The past five years have seen increasing amounts of investment pumped into Manchester improving infrastructure, boosting the commercial property stock and creating thousands of jobs.  As well as going a long way to elevate the number of regular... Read More

Trans-Atlantic Investment key to securing Scottish Jobs

Posted on 2 October, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Business News, Economy

A United States services company has become the latest global business to safeguard vital Scottish jobs. According the country’s economic development agency a total of 5,833 jobs were created or safeguarded during the first six months of this... Read More

Unemployment falls but Pay Squeeze continues to Restrict Spending

Posted on 17 September, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

Despite a small drop in the past quarter, business confidence remains well above levels seen during the recession allowing firms to invest in growth and employment. This has seen the jobless figure fall further in the three months to July, reaching a six year... Read More

Phones 4u collapse prompts Fears and Accusations

Posted on 16 September, 2014 by Neil Bird under Business News

The collapse of Phones 4u has left its 6,000 staff fearing for their jobs as its 550 stores remain closed this morning. The impact is greatest in North Staffordshire where staff were sent home from the company’s headquarters yesterday and told to wait for... Read More

Thousands of Jobs at risk following shock Phones 4u Administration

Posted on 15 September, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Thousands of jobs have been put at risk following the shock announcement that Phones 4u has been forced into administration. At present, the firm controls 550 stores in the UK, all of which closed with immediate effect upon the announcement. However,... Read More

Hiring Intentions rise at Fastest Pace in 16 Years

Posted on 12 August, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News, Economy

According to a new study by accountancy firm BDO, the number of firms planning to take on new staff has grown at the fastest pace for 16 years, indicating that British businesses are now confident that the recovery is well under way. The BDO Employment... Read More

Record number in work as Unemployment Rate falls to 6.8 per cent

Posted on 15 May, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

Since the end of the recession, a number of sectors within the British economy have shown marked improvements as a result of increased investment into growth. However, arguably the most positive impact the upturn in the economy has yielded is the national... Read More