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Nokia set to cut 4,000 from its global workforce

The majority of the job cuts will come in Finland, Denmark and the UK, where about 700 of the 2,400 employees will be affected. The move will see the itsresearch and development site in Farnborough close. Nokia currently employs 131,000 people around the world, including those working at its joint venture Nokia Siemens Networks and […]

Final AWR Guidance to be published this week by BIS

The Head of Public Policy at the REC, Gillian Econopouly, said that \”The REC has been working with BIS over the past few months by attending the guidance workshop sessions and holding one-on-one meetings. Our priority has been to provide substantive feedback from our members and alert BIS officials to the issues which remain a […]

Mobile Developers, Business Analysts & Project Managers in demand says Volt Recruitment

The President of IT Recruitment firm Volt, Tom Daley, said that “In some of our markets, we’re actually seeing higher demand for full-time direct placement vs. contract workers as a percentage of our IT recruitment activity, particularly when a client has requirements for hard-to-source talent. But for the balance of our clients, contract workers are […]

Employers planning to grow Permanent Workforce says REC

The REC’s Director of Research, Roger Tweedy, said that “The current figures really do show we have a transitional jobs market borne out last week by the slight decrease in the unemployment figures. Confidence among employers about their hiring intentions has stayed the same level as last month. At the same time, their reliance on […]

CWJobs.co.uk reports surge in IT Contract Vacancies in 2011

The report found that: 5.7% increase in demand for permanent IT professionals 11.1% increase in the number of IT contract vacancies advertised Contract rates have increased for five quarters in a row 80% of all contract vacancies are being advertised in the south of the country London and the Midlands saw a rise in demand […]

FCB Survey shows that SMEs are facing Skill Shortages

Tom Parry of the Forum of Private Business (FPB) said that “Micro, small and medium sized businesses were responsible for 65 per cent of jobs created between 1997 and 2007, so smaller employers are crucial to job creation in this country. It is concerning that small business owners’ confidence in their ability to create jobs […]

ITJobBoard.com says 67% of IT Consultants considering working abroad

The Managing Director of TheITJobBoard.com, Alex Farrell, said that “I was very alarmed to read these statistics – clearly large numbers of UK IT professionals have either made the move overseas at some stage in their career, or this is something they are planning. If this boils down to quality of the jobs on offer […]

Monster unveil new mobile job hunting app

Graeme Goulden, Product Manager at Monster said that “At Monster we understand that mobile devices have become an integral part of people’s lives and the introduction of the Android app has been designed to address this. Users shouldn’t be restricted to having to track down a computer every time they want to go online to […]

UK Recruitment Agencies told to add value to Clients

Mr Gilbertson said that “I think the recruitment marketplace is always tight, and margins are always under pressure. A lot of organisations, irrespective of sector, are taking the ‘direct to market’ route, using fewer third parties. Therefore recruitment agencies have to raise their game in terms of the value they add to an organisation. They […]