UK Unemployment

'Vote Tory In 2015 To Make Sackings Easier'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Politics

Conservative party chairman Grant Shapps said a future Tory government would stop bosses having to invent "disingenuous reasons" to get rid of staff d...

Labour Demands Grant Shapps 'Come Clean' About Whether He Broke Employment Law

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics

Grant Shapps has been asked to "come clean" about whether he made up reasons to fire people who worked for his printing business. On Wednesday morn...

A Rose By Any Other Name May Leave You Unemployed

Yomi Adegoke | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Yomi Adegoke

Women are actually being encouraged to use British sounding monikers, showing that Katie Hopkins isn't the only one to turn her massive nose up at name choices. Maybe I should just got for it and improve my employment prospects by almost two fold. This goes against absolutely everything I believe in of course, but if I'm honest I really do want to see if its true.

The Real Reason Why Youth Unemployment is So Insidious

Harry Freedman | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Freedman

The consequences of unemployment go far beyond the immediate impact on a young person's life. It's not just that they have no money, that their self esteem may be damaged and that they are unable to get the start in life they had hoped for. There is another, less obvious, but far more insidious consequence.

The New Blue Peter Presenter Spells Doom For Millennials

Ben Dalton | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Dalton

The glowing brunette - we've all despairingly clawed at the pictures on BBC News - was recently picked from tens of thousands of hopefuls to ascend to the hallowed seat of Blue Peter Presenter Number Three. A saviour of our times, a pearly-whited messiah; Russell is tipped to breathe new life into the, until now, increasingly turgid CBBC behemoth.

Tackling Underemployment

Penny de Valk | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Penny de Valk

Whilst there is absolutely nothing wrong with graduates, returners to work or people seeking employment after being made redundant getting some experience in any field of work it is a worry for individuals, organisations and the economy that people are not reaching their full potential.

Recession Hits Mentally Ill 'Twice As Hard'

PA | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK

Unemployment is hitting the mentally ill twice as hard as it is the general population, a study has found. Across Europe, people with mental health...

Orthodox Jews Denied Benefits For Refusing To Work Saturdays

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK

Unemployed Orthodox Jews have been denied benefits because they cannot work on Saturdays, according to strict religious guidelines. The Jewish Chro...

Freelancing: Netflix, OCD and Other Worrying Behaviour

Philip Larkin | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Philip Larkin

I'm still unemployed freelancing; don't tell anyone, but I'm starting to go a bit mad. It's been a good almost-year in many ways, as I've had a lot of time to work on my own TV projects - so lots of pitching has taken place in these past months, but with lots of pitching comes lots of knockbacks.

Graduates: No Job? Give Yourselves a Break

Kristina Egan | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Kristina Egan

The pressure that students are under to lasso their dream job, before they've even sent off their UCAS application, is demented. The media, your tutors and your peers are all seemingly hyper-jacked up on the Jeremy Kyle one-size-fits-all mantra, 'GET A JOB!' and it's terrifying.

Why Today's Women Are Empowered to Be Their Own Boss

Rachel Pawsey | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Pawsey

Although people don't like to acknowledge it, women still have it harder in the workplace than men. Ok, so it's easier for us to climb the career ladder today than it was, say, 40 years ago. But we are still seen as 'less capable' than men.

Long-Term Jobless Now Highest Since 1996

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Politics

The amount of people out of work for over a year is at its highest level since 1996, despite a fall in the number of people on the dole, according to ...

'There Are Days When I Feel There Is No Hope'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Young people are becoming increasingly desperate in the hunt for employment, saying there is "no hope", as 26% are out of work, education or training ...

Mechanic Sells His Skills On eBay For 99p, But Gets No Bids

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK

A desperate mechanic has resorted to selling his skills on eBay for just 99p in a bid to find a new job - but received no bids. Steve Sewell, 58, l...

Worst Jobs With The Best Pay

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Ever thought of a career in crab fishing? Becoming a sewer monkey? How about a fruit machine engineer? Didn't think so.. But perhaps you should as you...

Young People Fear They Have 'No Chance' Of Getting A Job

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The majority of unemployed young people want to be in work or education, but a third fear that they have no chance of securing a job, according to a n...

On the Benefits Cap - Evidence, Belief and 'What Works'

Dr Prateek Buch | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Prateek Buch

Iain Duncan Smith - who happens to be Secretary of State for Work and Pensions as well as my MP - thinks the benefit cap is working. More than that, he has "a belief" that it is working, according to an interview he gave on Radio 4's Today programme. That's OK then...

Asa Bennett

'Osborne's Any-Job-Will-Do Recovery' | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne’s economic stewardship has come under fire after evidence emerged that most of the jobs created since the coalition began have been o...

How To Write The Perfect Cover Letter

The Huffington Post UK | Fionn Shiner | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

So you know how to create the perfect CV and LinkedIn profile, but there's still that all-important cover letter to tackle, giving you that extra chan...

'Graduates Don't Despair.. Employers Are Hiring'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Top employers are receiving around 85 applications for every graduate vacancy amid an expected drop in the number of jobs available, research suggests...

'Finish Your Joint And Come Work For Us'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Far from wanting graduates with squeaky clean pasts and first class degrees, head of advertising giant Ogilvy has told anyone heading for a 2:2 or a t...

'Talkin' 'bout My Generation': Unemployment and Other Woes

Carolina Antunes | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Carolina Antunes

It is undoubtedly better to earn €3.2 (£2.7) per hour than nothing. With a minimum wage lower than that of Greece according to Eurostat, workers in Portugal have to, through ingenious sacrifice, feed their families and pay the ever demanding bills and taxes. Yet, €566 (£478) per month is far better than nothing at all according to the unemployed youths of Portugal, the country in the European Union with the third highest youth unemployment rate.

Can Chris Grayling Rehabilitate Our Ailing Prison System?

Juliet Lyon | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics
Juliet Lyon

The government is currently embarking on one of the largest change programme of the criminal justice system in recent history...The impact assessment of the Bill reveals that around 13,000 offenders will be recalled or committed to custody as a result of the proposals, giving a prison places increase of around 600 additional places per year.

Its Not All Doom and Gloom... For Some

James Howell | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Howell

It seems that now, graduates are bombarded with statistics, figures and dooming projections about graduate employment. Graduate schemes are an excellent way to get your career up and running, but more must be made of more moderate companies offering just as good opportunities.

M&S To Offer 1,400 Work Experience Placements

PA | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Retail giant Marks & Spencer is offering 1,400 work experience placements for unemployed 16 to 25-year-olds in partnership with The Prince's Trust you...