Hundreds of nuclear jobs in the North-West after takeover

A US nuclear services firm is to create hundreds of jobs in Birchwood, Warrington.

The Warrington Guardian reports the move follows Jacobs’ acquisition of Wood Nuclear, part of Scottish energy services Wood, which currently employs 1,000 people in the town.

The deal, worth around £250m, means 300 to 400 highly-skilled people will be recruited during the next year – some of whom will work in Birchwood and a nearby office in Knutsford.

The move expands the number of Jacobs UK employee base to nearly 11,000 “and increases access to specialist talent – particularly in locations across Cheshire and Cumbria, UK, as well as expanded reach into Europe, Japan, the Middle East, South Africa and the US”, according to Jacobs chair and CEO Steve Demetriou.

• Comment below on this story. You can also tweet us to tell us your thoughts or share this story with a friend. Our editorial email is recruiter.editorial@redactive.co.uk

Chancellor hand-outs to stimulate jobs and economy

Vouchers for meals out, a 15% VAT cut on hospitality and tourism offerings, and a £1k bonus to employers who bring back furloughed employees were among the initiatives revealed today by Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

Legislation 8 July 2020

Airswift welcomes ‘positive’ fair employment licence changes in Singapore

New licence conditions being introduced for employment agencies in Singapore to promote fair hiring “are a positive change”, according to Airswift’s president for Asia.

Legislation 30 June 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 8-12 JUNE 2020

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Techconsult UK

Contracts 9 June 2020

Surya Recruitment launches to tackle climate change

Surya Recruitment has been launched in Bristol to support the renewable energy sector.

New to Market 4 June 2020
Top