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Employment News Stories

All the latest news from the world of employment.

UK Unemployment Falls in August

New figures by the Office for National Statistics show that unemployment figures in the UK have fallen during the build up to August. In the three months to August unemployment fell by 50,000 to 2.53 million. The unemployment rate is now at its lowest for…

Changes to Minimum Wage

Changes to the UK’s minimum wage have come into effect which will see over one million of Britain’s lowest paid workers benefit from the change. Minimum wage was introduced in 1999 and since then there have been a number of changes made throughout the years….

JJB Makes Redundancies

Over 100 JJB stores have closed across the country, resulting in thousands of redundancies. The company’s administrators confirmed that the closure of 133 stores will see more than 2,000 redundancies made across the UK. JJB, which was once worth £1bn, was put up for sale…

Amazon Creating 2,000 Jobs

Internet retailer Amazon is set to create up to 2,000 new jobs in the UK during the next two years. The online shopping site, which specialises in selling books, e-books and DVDs, will be opening up three new distribution centres across the country to help…

Unemployed Household Rate Falls

The number of households with no adults in work has fallen again this year according to the Office for National Statistics. The figures relate to households that currently have at least one unemployed adult. Last year 3.85 million households with adults aged 16-64 were jobless….

Aviva to Cut Jobs

Aviva could be cutting up to 800 jobs in the UK as part of its cost cutting efforts. The insurance group is apparently planning to save up to £400m in costs and this could see some jobs cut throughout the country. Although its also thought…