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Jobs boost for Northern Ireland’s manufacturing industry

Northern Ireland’s manufacturing industry is to gain 282 new jobs, thanks to investment from Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI).

In-house recruitment 15 June 2017

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 12-16 JUNE 2017

This week’s contracts and deals including: Bond International Software, Cross Country Healthcare, DHR International, Erecruit, Petroplan, Fusion Experience, Hudson James Human Capital, Recruitive Software, Redline Group, RSG, SJC123, Taylor Hopkinson Associates, The Access Group

Supplier 12 June 2017

Ex-Randstad manager launches Jigsaw Staffing with Bluestones

Former Randstad UK manager Craig Barclay has launched his own recruitment firm in partnership with investor Bluestones.

Union in court to seek recognition for Deliveroo workers

The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has started legal proceedings to secure union representation for workers at food courier firm Deliveroo.

Christmas pudding maker takes on staff for Christmas rush

The last Christmas shopping day is just seven months away. With this in mind, Derbyshire-based Christmas pudding maker Matthew Walker has created 45 jobs at its Heanor plant.

In-house recruitment 24 May 2017

Government review to give workers on zero-hours contracts ‘right to request’ fixed hours

Workers on zero-hour contracts are set to be given the right to request fixed hours, according to reports.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 22-26 MAY 2017

Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry, including AasaanJobs, Beyond360, Evolution Recruitment Solutions, Frank Recruitment Group, MyPlus Consulting, New Chapter, Peek, Unite People, Workforce Recruitment

Companies, Supplier 22 May 2017

Union seeks talks with Transline owners over unpaid backpay

Unite the Union is seeking urgent talks with the new owners of Transline over outstanding backpay owed to workers, which the labour procurer supplied to sports retailer Sports Direct.

Temporary workforce 19 May 2017

Russell Taylor Holdings buys Transline Group

Wirral-headquartered recruitment group Russell Taylor Holdings has bought labour procurer Transline Group.

APPOINTMENTS: 15-19 MAY 2017

This week’s appointments including: Aman, Argyll Scott, Eames Consulting Group, First Call Contract Services, Fox Rodney Search, Hasson Associates, Heidrick & Struggles, Kellogg's, Norman Broadbent, Phenom People, ZRG Partners

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 15-19 MAY 2017

This week’s contracts and deals including: Abacus Professional Recruitment, Affecto, Brightwork, FinancialForce, Morson Group, Space Legal, SThree Group, talent.io, Vacancy Filler

Supplier, Technology 15 May 2017

New McDonald’s will serve up 100 new jobs in Liverpool

McDonald’s will create 100 new jobs at a new restaurant in Liverpool.

Transline close to getting funding as it extends NOI

Labour procurer Transline has filed an extension to its notice of intention (NOI) to appoint administrators, as it moves to an advanced stage in its bid to seek fresh funding.

Amazon to create 400 skilled roles in Cambridge

Amazon is to open a development centre in Cambridge this autumn, creating 400 “highly skilled” jobs.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 2-5 MAY 2017

Contracts and deals for week of 2-5 May 2017

Technology 3 May 2017

Infosys to recruit 10,000 in US

Infosys has announced plans to recruit 10,000 US workers over the next two years.

Technology 3 May 2017

Work and Pensions Committee calls for ‘worker’ status as default

The Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) has called on government to close legislation loopholes, which it claims enable “bogus” self-employment practices.

Temporary workforce 2 May 2017

Amazon to recruit for 1,200 jobs in Warrington

Amazon is to create 1,200 new permanent jobs through the opening of a new fulfilment centre in Warrington.

In-house recruitment 28 April 2017

Spurs scores with 1,000th job connected to new stadium

Tottenham Hotspur has delivered its 1,000th new job connected to the construction of its new stadium set to open in time for the 2018-19 season.

In-house recruitment 28 April 2017

Sports Direct staffing supplier Transline faces administration

Labour procurer Transline has filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators.

Temporary workforce 27 April 2017

McDonald’s staff prefer zero-hours over fixed-term contracts

McDonald's is to give its UK staff the choice of working fixed hours or having zero-hours contracts.

M&S to create 1,400 jobs despite store closures

Retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) is to create more than 1,400 jobs through the opening of 36

In-house recruitment 21 April 2017

Pop-up cafés offer new skills for deaf

Pop-up cafes are helping people who are deaf or hard of hearing to get a foothold in the hospitality industry, reports Colin Cottell. 

Unite calls on Sports Direct’s employee rep to push for temp-to-perm roles

The Unite union has called on Sports Direct’s new employee board member to push for the sports retailer’s agency workers on “insecure hire-and-fire” contracts to be offered permanent work.

Temporary workforce 13 April 2017
Gig economy

Inquiry into gig economy contracts good for recruiters

Gig economy contracts coming under ever greater scrutiny is good news for contingent recruitment agencies, an employment lawyer has claimed.

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