employment

DWP say ‘record’ levels of disabled peopled helped into work

08/08/2019

Over 36,000 disabled people were supported into work last year, a figure the Department for Work and Pensions says is a ‘record’.

Widening the property talent pool

17/06/2019

William Eichler finds out a new programme is encouraging young people to have a career in the property and regeneration sector.

Two councils given funding to help women back to work

13/06/2019

Seven successful projects to be given funding to help support women and carers back return to work have been named.

London parents 'locked out' of work due to rising childcare costs

06/06/2019

Nearly two in three local authorities in London do not have enough childcare to meet the demand from parents of school-age children, new research has revealed.

Council chiefs call for action on 'youth jobs gap'

24/04/2019

Local authority leaders have renewed calls for an integrated employment and skills service following a report highlighting a 'youth jobs gap'.

Southern cities provide more jobs for low-skilled workers than in the North

07/03/2019

Employment opportunities are greater for low-skilled workers in southern English cities than those in the North or Midlands, a think tank has discovered.

Three areas pilot schemes to get care leavers into work or education

29/01/2019

Three areas have been chosen to pilot schemes to help care leavers access education and employment.

Disability employment gap ‘narrows’

15/01/2019

Disabled people have accounted for about a third of the increase in employment in the UK over the last decade, think tank finds.

One in four ‘sandwich carers’ suffer mental health problems

15/01/2019

Over a quarter of ‘sandwich carers’ report symptoms of mental ill-health and are struggling financially, according to the latest statistics.

Supported housing system ‘isn’t working’, charity warns

05/12/2018

People living in supported housing are being discouraged from finding work because of fears they will not be able to afford their rent, report reveals.

Care sector faces staff shortage of 400,000 over next decade

26/11/2018

The struggling adult social care sector is facing a growing workforce crisis due to chronic low pay and endemic job insecurity, a new report has revealed.

Council reduces workforce by 138 to balance budget

26/11/2018

Over 130 Bath and North East Somerset Council workers have been made redundant at a cost to the council of £4.75m.

Council plans ‘random’ drug tests for employees

25/07/2018

Walsall Council employees may soon be subject to ‘random’ drug testing after drugs paraphernalia was discovered.

£4m fund launched to help people with disabilities in work

17/07/2018

The Department for Work and Pensions has launched a new ‘challenge fund’ to help more people with mental health or musculoskeletal conditions to stay in work.

Fire services must ‘diversify’ their workforces, council chiefs say

13/03/2018

Councils have called for recruitment of more women and people from minority backgrounds to ensure fire and rescue services are fit for twenty-first century.

£135m employment support programme launched

01/03/2018

London boroughs today launched a new multi-million pound employment programme which will provide tailored support to help people find work.

Projects launched to support care leavers

28/02/2018

Three new projects to help care leavers into education, employment or training has been launched by the Government.

Public sector workers responsible for ‘a third' of all unpaid overtime

23/02/2018

Public sector employees are responsible for more than a third of all unpaid overtime despite only making up a quarter of the workforce.

Government’s ‘pre-occupation’ with housing costs business

04/12/2017

The Government’s focus on new homes is leading to increased pressure on the availability of employment land and premises, businesses say.

35,000 more households in work due to benefit cap, Whitehall claims

03/11/2017

The number of households moving into employment because of a limit on their state benefits is continuing to rise, according to the Government.

Public sector employment fallen to 70 year low, figures reveal

18/09/2017

Figures showing public sector employment as a share of the labour market has fallen to a seventy-year low have been branded a 'catastrophe' by the GMB union.

The six challenges facing local councils over next 20 years

12/07/2017

An ageing population, fragmented families and housing affordability are among the challenges the local government sector will face over the next two decades, report says.

Councils warn twelve million people will be caught in skills gap by 2024

05/07/2017

Councils have called for new powers to deliver skills and employment services, after new research shows twelve million people will be without a job or in work they are over-qualified for by 2024.

Employment helps tackle addiction, report reveals

06/12/2016

Employment plays an ‘important role’ in improving the self-worth of people with drug and alcohol addictions, report finds.

Bus service improvements can create thousands of jobs

24/10/2016

A 10% improvement in bus services would lead to almost 10,000 more people in work in the poorest areas of England, report reveals.

Unions protest new terms and conditions

03/03/2016

Unions are lobbying local government employers today in response to what they describe as ‘underhand’ attempts to change terms and conditions for employees.

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Slavery in supply chains

Tiffany Cloynes and Clare Hardy explore what responsibility councils may have in the future to eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains.
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Senior Traffic Engineer

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
£32,029 - £34,788 per annum
Currently seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to manage our Traffic Team. East Riding of Yorkshire
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Youth and Community Based Commissioner- Colchester and Tendring

Essex County Council
£18117 - £19106.0 per month
Annual Salary JNC SCP 3 - Unqualified £18,117JNC SCP 6 - Qualified £19,106 We are currently seeking a Youth and Community Based Commissioner to suppo England, Essex, Colchester
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Networks Technician

Essex County Council
£24001.0 - £28280 per annum
Technology Services is focused on ensuring current and future investment in technology to maximise the opportunities to support ECC from a technology England, Essex, Basildon
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Youth Worker x7

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
£18,795 - £19,945 per annum
Looking for a Youth Worker who can meet the needs and aspirations of young people and deliver high quality Youth Work. Sandwell, West Midlands
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Customer Specialist

Essex County Council
£20001.0 - £22220.0 per annum
Essex County Council (ECC) are currently recruiting for a Customer specialist within the Technical Processing and Optimisation Team. The Team is respo England, Essex, Chelmsford
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