The number of workers who are self-employed in their main job rose 367,000 between 2008 – the start of the economic downturn – and 2012, a new report from ONS shows today.
Hundreds of young people are set to benefit from more than £750,000 to help kick start their careers.
A social enterprise charity led by Coventry University has been working with Big Issue sellers in South Africa to help them develop new skills and access real work opportunities.
The National Youth Agency has launched a digital pack of materials in preparation for Youth Work Week 2012.
European companies’ employee productivity levels are at a five year low, according to new research by PwC.
West Midlands entrepreneur, Jane Dean, has been awarded the prize for Career Student of the Year 2012 at a graduation ceremony held at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.
West Midlands business leaders wishing to inject fresh talent into their workplace can find out about the benefits of apprenticeships at a networking seminar.
Expansion into global markets, streamlining of supply chains and a growing desire from customers to source from the UK will all be key factors in helping a Cheslyn Hay manufacturer more than double its turnover in the next three years.
Coventry University will play host to the iSpectrum conference in June, where the use of serious games as a way to increase employability for those on the autistic spectrum will be showcased.
Birmingham City Council are proposing to adopt a scheme which will see some of the city’s lowest paid public sector workers receiving substantial wage increases.
Neil Rami, Chief Executive of Marketing Birmingham commented on today’s announcement that unemployment in the West Midlands fell by 19,000 in the last quarter:
Games developer and publisher Codemasters is to create more than 100 new jobs across the Midlands
Potential entrepreneurs are encouraged to visit the NEC later this month to learn about new opportunities.
St John’s first-ever apprentices are told “you’re hired” – as Solihull hotel makes recruitment process standard policy
The nomination recognises the work of Set Designer Jon Bausor who designed the ambitious and sizeable set for The Lord of the Flies,
The World Travel and Tourism Council have again criticised the UK Government for not reforming the application of Air Passenger Duty on air travel.
Over the last 12 months The Public in West Bromwich have welcomed over 110 students on work experience placements
Two interns who successfully completed their internship at The Public in West Bromwich have set up a new arts venture.
Some old words of BBC director-general Mark Thompson may come back to haunt him, notes Dave Woodhall.
Peter Sampson sends one of his occasional observatory letters from Beijing
Selco Builders Warehouse in Minworth hired Bill Rose, one of the two candidates put forward for interview by The Fairy Jobmother when the hit Channel 4 show visited Birmingham
Birmingham’s Eastside became a melting pot of creativity earlier this month with the much anticipated launch of the city’s newest multi-purpose music studios, education and training venue
There’s been a lot of good news for employment prospects in the West Midlands and Warwickshire.
Jaguar Land Rover recruitment scheme takes on 13 Coventry University graduates
Graduate Advantage is gearing up to create over 1400 internships here in the West Midlands
Adept4, an IT company, has expanded and is creating jobs in the West Midlands.