The 'worst' jobs for Covid-19 transmission, according to Sage member

The 'worst' jobs for Covid-19 transmission, according to Sage member

A government scientific adviser says there is now “really good evidence” as to which industries are most at risk for coronavirus transmission. Calum Semple, professor of child health and outbreak medicine at Liverpool University, revealed which activities and professions are classified as ‘high risk’ despite social limitations. He said, “You would have thought that working … Read more

Robots to start taking more jobs as boffins work out how to improve their grip

Robots to start taking more jobs as boffins work out how to improve their grip

Robots will take over more of people’s jobs as they are designed to grab objects. Currently, their lack of motor skills prevents them from performing certain objects, but that may soon change. Researchers in California have found a way to speed up their artificial decision-making process 350 times. Humans can manipulate objects with hardly any … Read more

E.On plans to cut 695 jobs in awful news for staff ahead of Christmas

E.On plans to cut 695 jobs in awful news for staff ahead of Christmas

E.On staff got grim news just weeks before Christmas, when the power company announced it would cut nearly 700 jobs over the next two years. The company plans to cut back, mainly in support and management roles, as part of what it says, migrate customers to a new platform. A total of 695 jobs will … Read more

Help for Heroes military charity to cut 143 jobs

Help for Heroes military charity to cut 143 jobs

Military charity Help for Heroes has announced plans to cut 143 staff roles due to the “devastating financial impact” of the Covid-19 pandemic. The charity, which supports sick or injured veterans and their families, said it had made the “difficult” decision to restructure to protect its “life-changing recovery services”. Recovery centres in Yorkshire, Essex and … Read more

Rishi Sunak promises ‘creative’ ways to protect Covid-hit jobs

Call for furlough to be extended as half of firms plan job cuts

Rishi Sunak has insisted he will continue to act in “creative and effective ways” to protect jobs, amid calls for a targeted extension of the furlough scheme. The Chancellor was pressed by Mel Stride, Tory chairman of the Treasury Select Committee, to build on his “tremendous work” by developing further support after October. Speaking in … Read more

Another 695,000 people lost their jobs in the UK during lockdown

Another 695,000 people lost their jobs in the UK during lockdown

According to official figures, approximately 695,000 British employees have been removed from the payroll of British companies since March, when the coronavirus blockade began. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the unemployment rate increased as an additional 36,000 jobs fell off the payroll nationwide. Meanwhile, in the three months to July, unemployment has risen … Read more

ITV is recruiting to fill apprentice jobs on whole range of hit programmes

ITV is recruiting to fill apprentice jobs on whole range of hit programmes

Working on a favorite television show and working with some of the biggest names in broadcasting would be a dream job for many. And the dream is about to become a reality for some lucky job hunters ITV is hiring for a whole host of different roles with job openings in various news programs and … Read more

London City Airport cutting up to 239 jobs

London City Airport cutting up to 239 jobs

London City Airport has announced it is cutting up to 239 jobs as part of “crucial restructuring plans”. The proposals mean 35% of roles could be lost across the airport. A consultation has begun with staff on ways of reducing costs, including through voluntary redundancy. The airport was closed for nearly three months from March … Read more

Pizza Hut closing 29 restaurants, 450 jobs at risk

Pizza Hut closing 29 restaurants, 450 jobs at risk

Pizza Hut has revealed plans to shut 29 of its 244 UK restaurants, in a restructuring move that will put about 450 jobs at risk. It said it is negotiating a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) restructuring deal after it faced “significant disruption” from the pandemic. The Pizza Hut Restaurants group said it has put forward … Read more