Big employers at this autumn’s graduate recruitment fairs are under pressure to attract more female applicants as new figures show that only 42% of hires to big training schemes are women – even though almost 60% of graduates are female.
Martin Ford is the founder of a Silicon Valley software firm and the author of Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future. Geoff Colvin is senior editor at large at Fortune magazine and author of Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will.
Britain’s failure to create sufficient high-skilled jobs for its rising proportion of graduates means the money invested in education is being squandered, while young people are left crippled by student debts, warns a new report.
The US economy added 215,000 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate remained steady at 5.3%, meeting expectations.
A new report shows how the ‘scarcity mindset’ affects those living in poverty – they focus on the short term, internalise negative images and have feelings of failure
A global shift to more insecure jobs since the financial crisis is fuelling growing inequality and higher rates of poverty, according to a new report that estimates only a quarter of the world’s workers are on permanent contracts.
The new business secretary Sajid Javid is to pledge to cut red tape for companies by at least £10bn during the current parliament as he announces details of the enterprise bill that will form part of this month’s Queen’s speech.
David Cameron has presided over an economy with the weakest productivity record of any government since the second world war, the Office for National Statistics said as it revealed output per worker fell again in the final three months of 2014.
Snow blanketed New York City on Thursday, and its streets quickly emptied.
The threat of deflation eased across the eurozone in February following a bounce back from heavy price discounting and steeply declining oil prices during the previous month. The 19-member currency bloc saw prices drop 0.3% last month compared with a drop of 0.6% in January, alleviating fears of an alarming deflationary spiral.
Celtic remain on the hunt for a new left-back.
Newcastle United are out of the Carabao Cup after a penalty shootout defeat to Leicester City.
The away allocation for Old Firm clashes between Rangers and Celtic has been reduced in recent seasons.
Scottish Premiership champions Celtic failed with a £5.2m bid for Ajax's Champions League hero Edson Alvarez.
Rangers and Celtic will clash in the first Old Firm derby of the season on Sunday.
Leeds United youngster Bryce Hosannah has confirmed that he has had to undergo surgery.
West Ham United reportedly wanted Alexis Claude-Maurice this summer.
The Stoke City right-back will see out the campaign at Celtic Park.
Tyrone Mings and Aston Villa will come up against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League next month.
Fiorentina reportedly have an alternative to Bobby Duncan.
Unemployment dropped to its lowest rate since 2005 in April, to a level which without the looming Brexit vote would set off interest rate warning bells at the Bank of England.
Port Talbot’s derelict Plaza Cinema is a boarded-up patchwork of neglect and decay. Even the colourful murals, which adorn the exterior, of the town’s most famous sons – Michael Sheen, Richard Burton and Sir Anthony Hopkins – cannot conceal the broken windows and soot-smudged facade of this once-loved building.
Millions of UK workers are stuck in the wrong job or working fewer hours than they would like, according to a report warning that this army of underemployed people are blocking opportunities for those outside the labour market.