Invasion of the (robot) bricklayers

British brickies could find themselves losing work to robot counterparts in a matter of months due to a new technological development from New York-based Construction Robotics.

The Times reports Construction Robotics is developing robo brickies, capable of laying up to 3,000 bricks a day, compared to the human average of 500. The paper adds the devices are already being employed on a handful of sites in the US, with the robo brickies expected to arrive in Britain in a matter of months.

Recruiter wonders whether this development will inspire a new Terminator film, in which Arnie tells his foreman he’ll be back, but then only returns after an extended tea break.

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Man arrested on suspicion of slavery offences following GLAA raids

A man is being held in custody on suspicion of modern slavery offences and more than 50 people are being treated as ‘vulnerable’ following a series of early morning raids by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in east London yesterday.

22 February 2018

NEW TO THE MARKET: 12-16 FEBRUARY 2018

This week’s launches include: APSCo, ClickMechanic, Computer Recruiter, Guidant Group, ITS, Recite Me, TFS Healthcare, Uncommon.co

New to Market 13 February 2018

Carillion collapse fallout continues

Carillion's much publicised collapse has sent shockwaves in the recruitment industry as well.
 

12 February 2018

Morson acquires Canadian recruitment specialist Strategic Infusion

Morson Group has increased its presence in North America with the acquisition of Canada’s Strategic Infusion.

Contracts 2 February 2018
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