Tag: Unemployment

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…

Top Tory in Town visit

Top Tory front bencher Theresa May, the Shadow Secretary of State for work and pensions was in Eastleigh today. The former Conservative party chairwoman and shadow minister for women – who had been instrumental in the drive to recruit more female candidates – was in Town at the invitation of Conservative PPC Maria Hutchings. Having…

Walkout Washout

Despite thousands of civil servants obeying the twoday strike call by the PCS union, it was ‘business as usual’ at Eastleigh’s Jobcentre plus on Southampton Road. The only sign of industrial action were notices that had been posted apologising to claimants for any delay due to ‘exceptional circumstances’. One member of staff claimed that only…

Rail Hope or Rail Hype?

Claims that Eastleigh’s former railway works are about to ‘rise from the ashes’ with 400 new jobs leading to a railway renaissance may have been overstated it has emerged. On the 14th January the Daily Echo reported on its website that Knights Rails Services who currently operate on the former British Rail and Alstom site…

It’s a Jobs bonanza!

After a year as Eastleigh’s biggest eyesore, Woolworth will be reopening as a branch of Poundland it has been announced. It will start trading in February and is currently advertising vacancies in the Job Centre. This is the second piece of good news this week for the towns 2000 job seekers. Yesterday the Daily Echo…