Category: Unemployment

Local jobless figures edge up

The latest employment figures released today show that unemployment in Eastleigh is remaining obstinately high although the number of available vacancies has increased. Nationally, the jobless rate jumped by 80,000 to 2.51 million with 1.58 million claiming Job seekers allowance at a £96 million per week cost to the government. In Eastleigh the number of…

Freight company creates rail jobs

Rail Freight operator DB Schenker is looking for Management apprentices for their Eastleigh operations. The three year apprenticeship will cover all aspects of rail freight operations and apprentices will also be expected to learn to how drive a train! The company is looking for 13 apprentices nationwide as more freight is expected to transfer from road…

Inflation rockets to 5.5%

100 trillion dollar bill

The Chancellor is preparing to deliver his budget this afternoon against news that inflation has rocketed to 5.5%. The Office for National Statistics  released the latest figures for RPI yesterday which clearly shows effects of £200 billion of money printing -Quantative easing – has started to filter through to the wider economy. Even the government…

Eastleigh jobless in 14% rise

Eastleigh jobcentre

The Latest government figures show unemployment continues to rise  in Eastleigh having jumped by 14% in the last quarter. The number of people claiming job seekers allowance has  risen for the consecutive fourth month and now stands at 1600 people – three times the number of jobseekers there were in 2001. The unemployment is concentrated in the…

UK jobs on farewell tour

Drivers in the Eastleigh area have been warned to expect delays in the forthcoming week as abnormal loads crawl through the borough en route from Reading to Poland. Huge brewing silos are being shipped from the former Courage brewery in Reading to a new brewery in Poland which will brew beer for export to Britain.…

Airport to create 100 jobs

Despite steadily falling passenger numbers throughout 2010 – which saw passenger traffic well below the highs of 2007/08 -Eastleigh based Southampton Airport has announced plans to recruit 100 new employees throughout 2011 to join the team of 1,200 staff. The roles will be spread across airport’s 30 different companies, which all contribute to the successful…

Patient’s Indian Takeaway

Hospital patients in Eastleigh will, in future, have their confidential medical notes and letters typed by foreign nationals working for a private third party company thousands of miles away in India it was revealed yesterday. Winchester and Eastleigh Health Care Trust (WEHCT) who run the Royal Hants County Hospital and is the major NHS provider…