Monthly Archives: January 2012

New estimate for jobs created by Olympics

Around 180,000 temporary jobs are set to be created by the London Olympics. The chief executive of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG), Paul Deighton, made the new estimate at an press conference yesterday. Deighton revealed that … Continue reading

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Marketers are happiest at work

Hard-working creative professionals are the happiest and easy-going workers in the office, according to a new study. Mars Drinks found that 60 per cent of marketing experts are happy at work, even though they’re also the most likely group to … Continue reading

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At least 30,000 job vacancies in London, says mayor

Boris Johnson has claimed that there at least 30,000 jobs available in the capital at the moment. Responding to new figures suggesting that unemployment is on the rise in the UK, the Mayor of London urged Brits to be more energetic … Continue reading

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Globalisation makes second-language learning vital

The need to learn a second language is reinforced by the rise of globalisation, it has been claimed. Writing for The Independent, Enjoli Liston suggested that the trend for greater connections across international borders makes foreign languages even more important for … Continue reading

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Steve Rider highlights motorsport broadcasting opportunity

The BBC has the chance to push forward with coverage of alternative motorsport in the UK, veteran presenter Steve Rider has claimed. He made a speech at the Autosport International exhibition in which he suggested the broadcaster could cover Formula … Continue reading

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Jobseekers may no longer have to disclose name or school

Jobseekers may no longer have to disclose their name or what school they went to, under new plans from the government. Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg yesterday launched an initiative suggesting that employers can reduce the chances of unconscious racial discrimination by refraining … Continue reading

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Work experience a must for graduates

Those graduating this summer without any proper work experience have “little or no chance” of landing the entry-level role they want, according to employers surveyed by High Fliers Research. Of the businesses it surveyed, half made the bold exclamation; demonstrating just … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson pledges to help businesses profit from Olympics

The majority of businesses in London should profit substantially from the Olympic Games, Boris Johnson has claimed. The London mayor has reportedly been meeting with many business leaders in the capital in order to discuss how they can best profit from the 2012 Games. … Continue reading

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Two billion hours unpaid overtime worked by Brits

Britons collectively worked two billion hours of unpaid overtime over the past 12 months, according to research published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC). Cited by People Management, the figures showed that this work earned the economy an extra £29.2 … Continue reading

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Every Euro 2012 match to be broadcast on talkSPORT

All the games of the upcoming European Championship 2012 will be broadcast by talkSPORT, reports The Drum. The radio station has acquired the rights to deliver commentary on all 31 matches in the football tournament, which begins on June 8th … Continue reading

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