Youth and Low Skilled Hit Hardest By High Unemployment

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have released predictions unemployment figures by 2014.

The Employment Outlook 2013 indicates that jobless rates in the 34 OCED countries will only fall slightly over the next 18 months – with around 48 million people out of work by the end of 2014.

Job losses and loss of earnings are concentrated on low skilled and low-income households, with young people facing record unemployment rates in many countries (60% in Greece and 52% in South Africa)

The social scars of the crisis are far from being healed,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at the launch of the report.

Many of our countries continue to struggle with high and persistent unemployment, particularly among youth. Therefore, the recent commitment by OECD Ministers to do more to help youth, as set out in the OECD Action Plan for Youth, is an essential tool in our fight against the scourge of joblessness.

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Tor Macleod 11:28

Skills Shortage In Marketing & Media Sector

marketing skillsOrganisations are already concerned over the skills gap for IT and technology workers and the resulting “war on talent”. According to new employment data from the Association of Professional Staffing companies there is also a growing skills gap within the marketing and media sector.

Despite a growth in marketing job openings there has been a 21% fall in actual permanent placements – a sign of a marked skills shortage.

Whilst the marketing and media sector is clearly booming as reflected in the increased number of job opportunities, it is concerning that staffing companies are struggling to source staff to meet the demand. Recruitment consultancies need to not only work with hiring organisations to help plug this gap now, but they also need to work closely to develop effective talent pipelining strategies to prevent further skills shortages in the long run.” - Ann Swain, Chief Executive of APSCo

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Tor Macleod 12:34

Infographic: UK Labour Market May 2013

UK unemployment at 2.52 million people

This months labour market statistics issue by the Office for National Statistics estimate the UK workforce from January 2013 to March 2013.

There are 43,000 fewer unemployed than in the months of October to December 2012 but unemployment levels are 434,000 higher than last year.

Our latest Labour Market Infographic gives a snapshot of the UK employed, unemployed and economic inactive population.

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Tor Macleod 11:49

Labour Market a 'Battleground' for Jobseekers

Recent labour market forecasts predict continued employment growth in Q2 of 2013.employment battleground

Despite this positive outlook, the survey shows that there are 45 applicants for every low skilled job. The labour market is still very competitive especially for those with less experience, skills or qualifications.

Jobseekers will need look to training providers and FE colleges to arm them with the skills they need to get an upper hand in this employment 'battleground'.

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Tor Macleod 10:53

Infographic - UK Labour Market April 2013

Unemployment Increases By 70,000

This months labour market statistics issue by the Office for National Statistics estimate the UK workforce from December 2012 to February 2013. 

This months statistics show that there are 70,000 more unemployed people in the UK. This could mean increased numbers of learners seeking skills and employability training to help get them back into the workforce.

Contact us to find out how you can manage and reduce the administrative burden of these increased numbers.

Our latest Labour Market Infographic gives a snapshot of the UK employment, unemployed and economic inactive population.

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Tor Macleod 11:10

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