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UK unemployment has fallen to levels not seen for 40 years, according to official figures.
The figures from the Office for National Statistics, released this morning, reveal unemployment fell by 65,000 to 1.36m in the quarter to June. This meant 75.6% of people aged 16-64 were in work – up from 75.1% at the same time in the previous year.
Meanwhile, there were 2.28m EU nationals working in the UK, down 86,000 on the… Read more
London has been crowned as the most desirable city in the world for work, according to a new study.
The capital beat New York and Berlin to become the number one city that people would like to move to for work.
However, the UK as a whole has fallen behind as a desirable destination for overseas workers following the Brexit vote.
The study was conducted by Total Jobs and Boston Consulting Group and surveyed almost… Read more
UK – JOB VACANCIES UP IN Q2 2018 AS BUSINESS REMAIN CONFIDENT IN HIRING
Businesses across the UK have remained confident in their hiring efforts over the last 12 months, with job vacancies rising by 11.6% in Q2 2018 when compared to the same period last year, according to the latest job market data from CV-Library.
The data found that businesses have remained resilient in the past year, despite ongoing economic uncertainty. Q2 2018 saw… Read more
Hyper Japan 2018 was held in last weekend - a really exciting event! We enjoyed modern Japanese foods & sweets, games and much more!
China's cabinet has released a provisional regulation on the human resources market which will take effect in October. The regulation aims to improve employment agency services, help maintain the rise in job opportunities and boost the economy.
The regulation is the country's first administrative regulation on job hunting, hiring, and associated services in the human resources market. Premier Li Keqiang signed the regulation which will come into force on 1 October.
The number of temporary employees in the UK decreased by 1.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis to a total of 1.56 million in the three-month period from March to May 2018 when compared to the same period a year ago, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Temporary workers are self-identified when surveyed by the ONS, and they include those who are on fixed-period contracts, agency temp workers, casual workers, seasonal workers and others… Read more
The number of non-regular workers in Japan hit a record high in 2017, according to data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication. Non-regular workers include contract employees, part-timers and temporary staff.
The data showed there were 66.21 million workers in Japan in 2017, of whom 21.33 million held non-regular positions. The overall workforce grew by 1.79 million from 2012, with non-regular workers accounting for 900,000 of those additions.
The spike in non-regular workers… Read more
The number of jobs available in London fell by 29% in June when compared to the same period last year, according to the latest Morgan McKinley London Employment Monitor.
The monitor also found a 35% decrease in professionals seeking jobs in London in June, when compared to the same period last year.
Month-to-month figures from the monitor reported a 4% increase in jobs available and a 29% increase in professionals seeking jobs.
Hakan Enver,… Read more
LinkedIn has launched a global recruitment campaign to offer foreigners unique job experiences in China, reports China.org.cn. The campaign, called the "I'm in China" project, offers unique positions such as kung fu apprentice at the Shaolin Temple, giant panda caretaker, high-speed train maintenance staff, trash collector at Zhangjiajie national forest park, acting dean of Yuelu Academy, beef noodle chef, and others. Registration for these positions are open to LinkedIn's 520 million overseas members for six months. "These… Read more
UK service providers saw business activity expand at its fastest rate for eight months in June – continuing the resurgence following March’s snow-related disruption, according to the latest PMI.
This was accompanied by the strongest increase in new work since May 2017.
Modest rates of job creation, however, reflect difficulties recruiting additional staff or efforts to reduce operating expenses.
Margins came under pressure again across the service economy as respondents reported the steepest rise in… Read more