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Cameron the productivity destroyer, Chunomics

Cameron the productivity destroyer

It’s one-eyed to hype the jobs figures over the past four years without mentioning the fact that output growth has been abysmal.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 at 2:05 pm

‘I’m not unemployable, so why won’t you employ me?’: Motivation levels can dwindle – and it’s not surprising, Eagle Eye

‘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.

By | Eagle Eye, Notebook | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 at 4:00 am

We should support Britain’s small businesses to create jobs, Notebook

We should support Britain’s small businesses to create jobs

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 [...]

By | Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 26 April 2012 at 9:38 am

Weak private sector job creation is not a myth, Chunomics

Weak private sector job creation is not a myth

Sadly for a great many unemployed and under-employed Britons, the stuttering private jobs creation machine is all too real.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Friday, 16 March 2012 at 6:24 pm

‘My flatmate had to remove her degree from her CV to get a job’, Notebook

‘My flatmate had to remove her degree from her CV to get a job’

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.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 8 March 2012 at 12:30 pm

Stacking shelves won’t help career progression, Notebook

Stacking shelves won’t help career progression

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.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 23 February 2012 at 12:00 am

The global jobs crisis, Chunomics

The global jobs crisis

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

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 1 November 2011 at 12:00 pm

The Government has decided to alienate an entire generation, Eagle Eye

The Government has decided to alienate an entire generation

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: [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 17 August 2010 at 1:54 pm

The coalition Budget’s toll on jobs – part 2, Eagle Eye

The coalition Budget’s toll on jobs – part 2

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.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 1 July 2010 at 2:58 pm

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