‘I’m not unemployable, so why won’t you employ me?’: Motivation levels can dwindle – and it’s not surprising
Hundreds of applications to various roles later, I’m yet to receive any feedback on any of my interview techniques, my CV’s strength or any of my abilities. I’m not unemployable and I doubt the millions of other unemployed people are.
Last week’s ONS statistics delivered some welcome news for Britain’s economy, with the unemployment rate registering its first fall since last spring, dropping by 35,000 to 2.65 million.
While this was music to many ears, the amount of people in the UK that are currently out of work remains alarmingly high, with long-term joblessness at its [...]
Sadly for a great many unemployed and under-employed Britons, the stuttering private jobs creation machine is all too real.
For the four female graduates in residence, each morning starts with a trip to work. But while two head off to offices, two saunter to the bus stop to go to low-level jobs in the service industry – one in hospitality, and one in retail.
Over the last week, we have seen a series of dodgy manoeuvres by the government regarding unpaid retail work experience. All actions that have left me like many others, seriously questioning firstly, their ethics and secondly, how far they are removed from reality.
Approximately 80 million net new jobs will be needed over the next two years, according to the International Labour Organization, to restore pre-crisis employment rates (27 million in advanced economies and the remainder in emerging and developing countries). However, in light of the recent economic slowdown, the world economy is likely to create only about half of those much-needed jobs
Thursday’s A-level results day will see the usual headlines about results going up, photos of students jumping for joy and opinion pieces on how the exams must be getting easier. However, this year has a more sinister twist. At a time when jobs are thin on the ground, more school leavers are looking to University: [...]
While a question mark may hover over the precise numbers, it’s hard to see how the coalition spending cuts on top of what Labour planned will not dramatically increase the number of public sector (and public sector-dependent) job losses over the next five years.
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