PUBLISHED: 10:04 15 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:04 15 May 2018 The Office for National Statistics says the number of jobs in the East of England dropped between December 2016 and December 2017. Picture: Denise Bradley Archant The employment rate in the East of England has nudged up in 2018 – but new figures show there are fewer jobs in the region than there were a year ago. In the East of England the employment rate was 78.3%, the third highest rate in the UK and 0.1% higher than in October to December 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). But the number of workforce jobs in the region fell by 28,000 in the year to December 2017 – one of only three English regions to see a drop in the year along with Yorkshire and the Humber and the South West. The unemployment rate in the East fell by 0.3% to 3.9% in the December to March period. National ONS figures show the number of people in work in the UK increased between December 2017 and March 2018 to 32.34 … [Read more...] about Unemployment in the East drops – but so does number of workforce jobs
Building the culture you want throughout your business can be hard - but changing it can be even harder. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto. This content is subject to copyright. Changing one person’s mind about something can require significant effort – but how do you change the attitudes of an entire workforce? Turning Factor director Kathryn Horton. Picture: Ian Burt The demands on modern businesses – staff wellbeing, waste reduction, social responsibility, as well as fundamental profitability – can at times call for radical change. When that happens, ensuring that the workforce has the same motivation for change as the management can be difficult. Likewise, middle managers may feel equally frustrated at getting those above them to listen to their concerns. Understanding how to make change happen - and what to prioritise - can leave some leaders frozen in fear, even when they know what they need to do. This is where the experts in company culture come in. … [Read more...] about Hearts and minds: How do you change the culture of a workforce?
0 View Comments The Pikes Peak Workforce Center will hold job fairs in Teller County from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., in Woodland Park, and from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Aspen Mine Center, 166 E. Bennett Ave. Both job fairs will feature several dozen employers from various industries. Attendees should bring at least 10 copies of their resumé, and they can speed the admittance process by registering at www.connectingcolorado.com. For a list of participating employers at the Woodland Park fair, visit ppwfc.org/Employers-at-April-25-Job-Fair/404. For the Cripple Creek event, visit ppwfc.org/Employers-at-April-26-Job-Fair/406. … [Read more...] about Pikes Peak Workforce Center holds job fairs in Teller County
ONE of the north's leading health food companies has announced it is to cut over a third of its workforce due to a drop in consumer demand for its bakery and dairy goods. Co Armagh-based Linwoods informed employees today of its intention to restructure the business in response to a "significant and long-term change in market demand". The award-winning family-owned business has confirmed the ceasing of its van sales distribution business, which means the workforce at the firm's Monaghan Road headquarters in Armagh will be reduced by approximately 90 full time staff. Linwoods Health Foods and all contracted bakery production are not affected by the restructuring. Linwoods began 60 years ago as a small grocery shop and in 2002 diversified from a bakery and dairy business into health foods, exporting its products across the UK, Europe and Asia. The company currently employs 250 full time and 45 casual staff in the north across two sites in Co Armagh. Joint managing director of Linwoods, … [Read more...] about Linwoods to cut a third of workforce in response to falling demand
His words slurred but resolute, David Birkholz calls medical assistant Sevelle Kamara his “Liberian princess,” and with good reason. “You’re always positive,” said Birkholz, who uses a wheelchair as a result of a physical assault that left him severely crippled more than 20 years ago. “She’s super cool to me.” When Kamara, 46, explains that thousands of Liberian immigrants may soon be forced to return to their home country as a result of expiring immigration status, Birkholz asks, “Did that happen to you?” Kamara, who has permanent residency in the U.S., tries to respond reassuringly, but her voice breaks with emotion. “No, I’ll still be here,” she says quietly. Nicole Mattson, an administrator at the skilled care facility in Robbinsdale where Kamara works and Birkholz lives, wonders on a good day where her industry will find enough workers to care for seniors and stroke victims as the general population … [Read more...] about Liberians hold key roles in Twin Cities health care fields, some say deportation may weaken workforce