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Plans to close more than 20 Jobcentres in Scotland will heap stress on some of the most vulnerable, employability minister Jamie Hepburn has said. He was speaking in advance of meeting UK employment minister Damian Hinds in London to raise concerns about the proposals face-to-face for a second time. The…
Job vacancies are increasing despite continued uncertainty over what will happen to the economy when the UK leaves the European Union, according to a report. Recruitment firm Reed said 110,000 jobs have been posted on its website so far this year, 16% up on the same period in 2016. The…
If you work in social care, chances are high that you once chose your profession out of a genuine desire to help other people. It’s an advantage you have over other jobs, where it can be more difficult to find meaning. Yet even if you work in a career you…
Half of the Jobcentre Plus offices in Glasgow are to close to save money, officials have said. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) says the move, which will see the closure of eight jobcentres, will also provide more efficient use of DWP premises. DWP officials say Castlemilk and Langside…
One of the country's biggest not-for-profit providers of care in the community is pulling out of the market. Housing And Care 21 works with 150 local authorities to provide care for elderly and disabled people, amounting to 35,000 hours of home care a week. Its chief executive, Bruce Moore, told…
The Department of Health has announced it will cut around 650 jobs to reduce its running costs. Non-senior staff numbers will be slashed from 1,800 to between 1,200 and 1,300 by April 2017 in a bid to decrease its running costs by 30% in the next five years. It will…
More than 25,000 jobs are under threat because of cuts to council spending across the country, new research has revealed. Local authorities in many areas are proposing job losses, ranging from tens to thousands. The GMB union, which compiled the data, said it was now involved in daily meetings with…
A severe lack of quality part-time or flexible jobs is condemning tens of thousands of people to poverty, according to a study. Research revealed that almost two million people were out of work, or in part-time jobs paying less than the amount they need to achieve a minimum standard of…
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