Nestlé creates 300 jobs in Derbyshire
December 1, 2011
Nestlé will be investing £100 million in its NESCAFE Dolce Gusto plant in Derbyshire, creating 300 jobs in the UK and trebling it’s production capacity.
The workforce at the plant will have risen from 160 in 2006 to reach 800 employees by 2013. Some of the 300 new recruits will be taken into the company as part of a new initiative for graduates, apprentices and internships, the Nestlé Academy.
Paul Grimwood, Chairman and CEO, Nestlé UK & Ireland, says: “Recruiting the best people for our business is the key to our continued success. Through the Nestlé Academy we will double our number of apprentices, graduates and internships supporting the economy through the training of skilled workers. We will also provide on the job training which will open academic study to those who otherwise might not feel this is a route open to them.”
Latest on the UK job market
November 14, 2011
The UK job market has contracted for the first time since July 2009 with a reduction in the number of permanent placements, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG. The report also highlights a slight increase in billings for temporary and contract staff during October.
Research also out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), shows that the number of people leaving their main job has almost halved over the last 13 years. 2.4% of all workers in the UK left their main job in 2011, down from 4.5% in 1998. Of the 674,000 people that have left their jobs this year, 57% chose to leave voluntarily and 43% left involuntarily.
Overall Unemployment Falls Slightly
May 23, 2011
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reports a fall of 0.1% in the first quarter of this year compared to the previous quarter. However, long term unemployment figures and Job Seekers Allowance numbers increased. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s chief economic adviser, Dr John Philpott, says this is “something of a conundrum … We’re familiar with the phenomenon of jobless growth but the UK economy is at present creating jobs without growth.
“The ongoing real pay squeeze is thus helping an anaemic economy support employment as well as offsetting fears of an inflationary pay-price spiral. If this continues, the pain of economic austerity is likely to be observed as a widespread fall in living standards rather than a further sharp rise in unemployment.”
European Business Leaders Optimistic Despite Uncertainties
May 23, 2011
The latest survey of 400 top business leaders from Accenture and FEB concludes that despite continued pressures and concerns they are collectively optimistic about the European economic outlook. More
Huge Recruitment in the Digital Environment
May 23, 2011
McGraw Stone has noticed a huge increase in the number of specialist roles required within the digital space and this is bourne out by the lastest McKinsey quarterly survey. McKinsey’s new survey research finds that companies using the Web intensively gain greater market share and higher margins. More