Job Seekers

Cameron and Osborne's First Defeat of this Parliament: Tax Credits are also the Basis for the Tory Bogus 'Self-Employment' Vehicle, and the Wheels are Coming Off

Christian Garland | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Politics
Christian Garland

George Osborne's defeat over proposed cuts to Tax Credits in the last week of October is the first major defeat for the Cameron government, and as such it is also a significant puncturing of its inflated hubris and wholly imaginary 'mandate'.

Iain Duncan Smith Reprimanded For Wrongly Docking Deaf Man's Benefits

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Politics

A deaf benefit claimant had his Job Seekers Allowance wrongly docked for four weeks by the Department for Work and Pensions, a judge has ruled. Th...

Ssssshhhhhh! It's a Secret: Why Students Are So Reluctant to Be Open About Their Disability With Employers

Helen Cooke | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Helen Cooke

When I was applying for graduate jobs I clearly remember filling in one of the application forms that asked me: do you consider yourself to have a disability? There was a box to tick if you did. I had no idea why they wanted to know and my immediate assumption was that if I ticked the box, they wouldn't want me.

Keep Volunteering Voluntary

Frances Hutchinson | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Politics
Frances Hutchinson

JSA is my only source of income and my next appointment at the jobcentre was not until January. I spent all of Christmas and New Year not knowing my fate, wondering if I would soon be flat broke...

Young People Risk Starting Their Adult Lives With No Experience of the World of Work

Javed Khan | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK
Javed Khan

It's a shocking fact that just under one million young people are not in work, education or training in the UK today. That's about one in six of all 16 to 24 year olds. Of these, a third have been out of work and claiming Job Seekers Allowance for more than six months.

Help to Work: Won't Help Won't Work

James Coe | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
James Coe

Long term unemployed people will have their benefits cut unless they visit a Job Centre everyday, undertake voluntary work or undertake training. If those out of work fail to partake in one of these tasks they will initially lose four weeks Job Seekers Allowance in the first instance then 13 weeks for a second failure.

Using An Improving Jobs Market To Consider A Career Change

Harry Freedman | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Freedman

Better news from the job market might mean that you can start thinking about a change, and at very least begin to gather the information you need to make a successful transition.

James Caan Is Right - But For Different Reasons

Harry Freedman | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Freedman

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, James Caan, the Government's new Social Mobility Tsar says that parents should not help their children to get a job. Instead they should encourage kids to make their own way. The reason he gives is that when parents hold back they help their children to develop. I agree, but for a different reason.

Ned Simons

Underemployed Workers Want More Hours, But Bosses Will Not Pay | Ned Simons | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Politics

Official unemployment figures are disguising the fact that a significant number of people who are in both full time and part time work are not able to...

Job Seekers Aren't Commodities

Harry Freedman | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Politics
Harry Freedman

People have always played politics with unemployment, that won't change. But what could, and should, change is the way that job search support is delivered.

'Illegal' To Force Graduate Cait Reilly To Work For Free In Poundland

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

University graduate Cait Reilly has won her Court of Appeal claim that requiring her to work for free at a Poundland discount store was unlawful. T...

Teenager May Have Been Job Hunting When He Was Stabbed To Death

PA | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

A "caring and quiet" teenager may have been out looking for a job when he was stabbed to death in the street. Kieran Crump Raiswell, 18, had left h...

Number Of Unemployed Young People 'More Than Doubled'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK

The number of young people out of work for over two years has more than doubled since 2008, according to new research. The stark statistics show a...

Number Of Unemployed Young People 'More Than Doubled'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK

The number of young people out of work for over two years has more than doubled since 2008, according to new research. The stark statistics show a...

Shy And Retiring? Why British Modesty Fails Jobseekers In Interviews

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

British modesty is holding back jobseekers, according to a survey from A study shows that 92% of jobseekers aren’t confident talkin...

Would You Give A Potential Employer Your Facebook Password?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK

Potential employers have taken to asking job seekers for their Facebook passwords, it has been reported. While glancing at a potential staff membe...

Tesco: JSA Job Advert Was 'IT Mistake'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK

Tesco has hit back at criticism of its employment policy after a job advert appeared listing wages for a night shift role in East Anglia as "JSA plus ...

Tesco Job Advert Offering 'JSA Plus Benefits' Sparks Outrage

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK

Twitter users have reacted in outrage to a Tesco job advert which offers "Job Seekers Allowance plus expenses" in wages. The successful applicant ...

I am NOT Jeremy Clarkson

Ian Watson | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Comedy
Ian Watson

I'm not Jeremy Clarkson. Let me make that absolutely clear. In fact I care not one bit for pretty much everything he says and does and his attitude, which can be summed up as, "Shut the fuck up, hippie, I'm talking," makes me wish I was a short, black lesbian working-class aristocratic motorphobe, just to be as unlike him as possible.

Job Market Faces 'Slow, Painful Contraction'

PA | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK

The jobs market is facing a "slow, painful contraction", with firms scaling back decisions on whether to recruit more staff against a background of gl...