Category: Unemployment

Local jobs set to grow..

  Eastleigh’s Council Leader Keith House says the council is “working hard to create jobs” after today’s unemployment figures showed a small rise in the number of people claiming jobseekers allowance in the borough. While the UK is experiencing record low levels of joblessness this downward trend contrasts with Eastleigh where although the JSA claimant…

MP hails latest job figures

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has welcomed  news that employment across the UK has reached its highest rate since records began, and that unemployment remains at its lowest level for 11 years – down over 900,000 since 2010. In Eastleigh, the number of people claiming the key out of work benefits has fallen by 1377 since…

Local job centre celebrates jobs growth

Eastleigh jobcentre

Staff at Eastleigh Job centre have told Eastleigh News that they are ‘ecstatic’ that the latest official figures show the number of jobseekers in Eastleigh have fallen to the lowest level since records began  Juliet Sotheran who is a works service manager at the Southampton Rd Job Centre Plus said the number of 18 –…

Jobs Minister dismisses ‘part-time myth’

Employment Minister Esther McVey has described claims that job growth is being fueled by part-time and temporary work as “scare stories” and “a myth.” The jobs Secretary was in town to record an episode of BBC Question Time and prior to the recording visited G W Martin engineering works accompanied by the Conservative candidate for…

Eastleigh unemployment hits record low

Unemployment, as measured by the unemployed claimant count has fallen to a record low in Eastleigh There are now just 672 jobseekers in the borough or 0.8% of the working age population – this is a third of the national average of 2.4%. At the peak of the recession In January 2010 there were 2,094…

Eastleigh unemployment hits 5 year low

There is fresh evidence that the  recovery in the local economy is continuing with the release of today’s national unemployment figures which shows that the number of job seekers in the borough has fallen to its lowest level since January 2008, before the recession struck. There are currently 859 jobseekers in the borough, down from 901…

Eastleigh jobless total back to pre-recession levels

Unemployment in Eastleigh as measured by the number of people claiming jobseekers allowance is now at its lowest since May 2008 just before the recession struck. The latest data from the Office for National Statistics have shows there were 901 jobseekers in the borough last month – or 1.1% of the working age population. The…

Low savings puts homes at risk say Shelter

    A YouGov survey of working adults who pay rent or a mortgage found that with little or no savings to fall back on, 40% of families in the South could be just one paycheque away from losing their home. Worryingly, the research also found that in the South of the country, a quarter…

Martial arts open day re-stocks Hedge End food bank

An open day at the West End based Health and Fitness organisation, Choi Kwang Do 4 Health, has recently raised over £160 for Hedge End Food Centre. The event was held at the Choi Kwang Do academy, which is conveniently located over Asda in West End. It featured demonstrations, games, face painting and a raffle.…

A free suit from Radian…

Collins house Eastleigh,Swaythling Housing, Radian Group

Radian, a major housing and care provider in the South of England, will be giving out free interview clothing to job seekers (subject to availability) in Bishops Waltham at a FREE Employability Event on Wednesday 9th October in the Jubilee Hall. Radian is working with the Winchester Business Collective to coordinate this Free Employability Event…

Magna Dispute: A worker speaks out

Workers at Magna, the  plant on the airport industrial estate that supplies Ford with  seats for the Transit, are pondering whether to vote for a strike ballot as they wait to discover if the company will improve their redundancy package. The workforce have been told they will be made redundant as their only customer, the Ford…

Local Comet closes December 10

Staff at Eastleigh’s branch of Comet, the stricken electrical retailer have been officially told the store will be closing confirming their worst fears. Disappointed workers at the Woodside Avenue store – currently running  a fire sale of stock – were told yesterday that despite administrators Deloittes attempts to find a buyer for the business, the…

“Low Pay, No Pay” jobs leave people in poverty

  A report published  by think tank the New Policy Institute on behalf of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation this morning claims that millions of working people live in poverty,  trapped by  ‘low pay no pay ‘ jobs. Poverty is no longer the preserve of the unemployed. In its annual report  “Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion”…

48 Comet jobs to go from Hedge End

The administrators for stricken electrical retailer Comet has announced its latest job cuts which will see the closure of their Hedge End Home delivery depot with the loss of 48 jobs out of a total of 603 delivery hubs across the country. Only three weeks ago Comet were advertising vacancies locally for £7.79 ph delivery…

“Why manufacturing matters”

Bill Ford, the Executive Chairman of Ford and a great-grandson of the Company founder Henry Ford believes that vehicle manufacturing is a major contributor to the economy and has described the damage to local communities when factories close. As Ford workers from the Transit Plant at Swaythling and Barton Park in Eastleigh meet today to…