Tuesday, 24 April 2018

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Japan’s jobless rate at lowest in nearly 25 years

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TOKYO: Japan’s jobless rate stood at 2.4 percent in January, the lowest in nearly 25 years, official data showed Friday, a major boost for the world’s third-largest economy. The figure – the lowest since April 1993 when the rate hit 2.3 percent — comes as Japan has notched up eight ...

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Google launched its own job search engine

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MOUNTAIN VIEW: Google’s mission is to steer people to the information they need in their daily lives. One crucial area the Internet giant says could use some work: Jobs. So Google is launching a new initiative, Google for Jobs, that includes a feature in search that collects and organizes millions ...

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Thousands could lose jobs under new Pentagon policy

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WASHINGTON: The Department of Defense is instating a new policy that could lead thousands of service members, who are deemed unfit to deploy overseas, to lose their jobs, according to a U.S. defense official. Robert Wilkie, the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, told senators this week that ...

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Amazon UK to create 400 new jobs

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LONDON: Amazon UK said on Monday it would open a new fulfillment center in Rugby, central England, increasing its 2,500-strong workforce in the Midlands by another 400 people. Rugby will be the fourth Amazon fulfillment center in the region, and joins centers in Coalville and Daventry, which opened in 2016, ...

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‘No deal’ Brexit could cost Britain about 500,000 jobs: London mayor

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LONDON: Britain could lose almost 500,000 jobs and 50 billion pounds ($67.41 billion) investment over the next 12 years if it fails to agree a trade deal with the European Union, according a report commissioned by London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Cambridge Econometrics, an economics consultancy, looked at five different Brexit ...

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Lidl announces 1000 new jobs with five new stores in UK

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BRADFORDSHIRE: German discount retailer Lidl has announced plans to open a massive new warehouse in Luton that will create up to 1,000 jobs. The group on Monday said that the new warehouse will be around a million square feet, making it double the size of any of Lidl’s warehouses in the ...

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UK facing skills emergency, CBI claims

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The UK is facing a “skills emergency” and cannot let Brexit distract people from tackling the crisis, a business leader has said. CBI director-general Caroline Fairbairn said weaknesses in supporting young people into work had existed for years, but the changing nature of jobs had made the situation “critical”. She ...

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Facebook opens new London HQ, create 800 new jobs

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LONDON: Facebook has this morning cut the red ribbon of its new London office, home to the tech giant’s biggest engineering hub outside the US. Located in Rathbone Place, Facebook has said its new building will be home to 800 new jobs – meaning the total number of staff working ...

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Scottish unemployment rate falls to lowest level in 42 years

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EDINBURGH: Scotland’s jobless total fell by 7,000 in the three months to July, to stand at 102,000. The unemployment rate fell by 0.3% from the previous quarter to reach 3.8% – below the UK figure of 4.3%. The number of people in work rose by 60,000 to 2,587,000, according to ...

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Amazon to create more than 5,000 jobs in the UK

LONDON: Online retailer Amazon is set to create more than 5,000 jobs in Britain this year, the company said on Monday, boosting its investment in the country once more even as it prepares to leave the EU. Amazon, along with other tech giants such as Google and Apple, has increased ...

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