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Entrepreneurs 'don't celebrate Christmas'

Graduates who want to become entrepreneurs should not make any plans for Christmas in the future, as a report has revealed that one in ten business owners are planning to work on Christmas Day. read more...


Latest employment figures described as best in history

Prime minister Gordon Brown has described the latest employment figures as the "best in history" after it was reported that record numbers of people are employed in the UK.

Research by the Office for National Statistics said the number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance has fallen by 11,100 to its lowest level since 1975. read more...


Outsourcing providers 'give graduates best HR options'

Students looking for human resources graduate jobs are better off starting their careers at outsourcing providers, according to a leading industry figure.

External providers will be in a better position to offer graduates jobs in human resources than in-house departments, according to Wayne Story, managing director at Capita HR Solutions. read more...


Employment growth rate falls

Employment growth in the UK is set to slump to its slowest rate in six years, according to a new report.

The research, by recruitment firm Manpower, revealed that employers are hiring the least in the finance sector, providing bad news for students looking for graduate finance jobs. read more...


Businesses plan to increase workforces next year

Over a third of business leaders in the UK say that they are planning to increase their workforces over the next year, according to a report.

The research, which is in the 17th annual UPS Europe Business Monitor, also reveals that 46 per cent of businesses are planning on keeping their workforces at the same levels in the next 12 months. read more...


Shortage of maths and science teachers not helped by lack of figures

There is a shortage of science and maths teachers in the UK, according to a report by the Royal Society.

The research also showed that the problem is being made worse by the fact that there is little data available about the number of teachers specialising in maths and science. read more...


Derry to get 1,000 new jobs

Graduates looking for jobs may find them in Derry in 2008 after it was announced that 1,000 jobs are being created in the area.

Talks between potential investors and the Economic Development Section (EDS), the Chamber of Commerce and Invest NI could result in 1,000 job openings, reports the Derry Journal. read more...


Cities in the north improving unemployment rates

Cities in the north of the UK have improved more than those in the south in terms of employment over the last ten years, according to new research.

The research, by thinktank Centre for Cities, also revealed that Milton Keynes is the most improved out of all the cities and towns in the UK, reports personneltoday.com. read more...


Freelancers given EU relief

The EU has shelved its plans to change the rights freelancers have to work, giving relief to former students who freelance for their graduate jobs.

Among the proposals put forward by the EU was the possibility of changing where employment laws were decided from the UK to the EU. read more...


Graduates to profit from university rating

Students at Southampton University could have their chances of getting graduate jobs increased, after the university was named in the top 100 universities in the world. read more...

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