Posts tagged ‘Jobs’

February 15, 2012

Jobless Britain

The sad news of unemployment in Britain reaching its highest for 16 years shows that women are being hit the hardest. Of the 48,000 increase, 32,000 were women losing their jobs.

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October 11, 2011

Young, Unpaid and Angry

No, I am not talking about the riots, but unpaid internships.

Once the culture of the arts, unpaid internships are now quite common in many industries but these companies could face legal action as they are breaking employment laws.

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August 18, 2011

University Challenge

Today is the day when A-level students find out whether they have got a university place of their choice. UCAS are reporting that approximately 200,000 candidates will, once again, fail to secure a university place this year and with the introduction of university fees, it may mean that many will be left without further education.

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July 18, 2011

The Apprentice Breaks Own Rules

Sunday night’s final on BBC of The Apprentice seemed to make a mockery of its own rules. The winner was supposed to receive a cash investment of £250,000 for his/her new business idea with Lord Sugar as a business partner. This is not what appears to have happened, exactly.

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July 6, 2011

Made In Britain No More

Yesterday’s news on Bombardier losing the contract to make Thameslink trains, made me howl with anger.

For so long now I have listened to how this government’s strategy on economic recovery and core to this was to resurrect and protect manufacturing. It’s failure to support Bombardier’s bid and allow the contract to fall into German company Siemens hands is a great and devastating blow to British manufacturing, economic recovery and British skillsets.

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