Up-to-date labour market information can be accessed through the following website: www.labourmarketnortheast.co.uk
The ‘Labour Market Information Portal‘ provides up-to-date labour market information for the Tyne and Wear, Durham and Northumberland areas. The website contains:
- Labour market profiles
- Vacancy data
Official labour market statistics can be found at Nomis (www.nomisweb.co.uk). Nomis is a service provided by the Office for National Statistics, ONS, to give free access to labour market statistics from official sources.
Hesa (www.hesa.ac.uk) collects data from higher education, including annual destinations survey.
LMI Bulletin 02/11/2018 (Issue 390)
Job Gains & Losses
Asda is starting consultations with staff which could lead to 2,500 job cuts. The retailer is in talks regarding a merger with Sainsbury’s. This could impact on those working in petrol sales, bakery, back office support and George clothing (BBC).
Following the autumn budget, £14 million has been granted to help attract two major metalwork redevelopment projects to the former SSI site, creating 1,500 jobs. The site will become a ‘special economic area’ which will mean that business rates will be reinvested on the site (The Gazette Live). The Gazette is also reporting that one of the potential major new employment sources for the site (Ineos’s 4×4 car production) will most likely not be happening. They report that this production plant will be going to Bridgend in Wales . (Gazette Live)
A little bit out of our region but a story of success and expanding production at Whitby Seafoods, creating upto 50 new jobs, which as the name suggests is in Whitby and makes seafoods (Gazette Live).
AMG Taxis, a Redcar taxi company is looking for more drivers as it is currently having to turn away customers (Gazette Live).
Enhancing the Quality of Career Guidance in Secondary Schools – A Handbook
My Future was (it concluded in Ancona in September 20th – won’t we miss these European projects) an Erasmus project whose aim was to improve the quality of career guidance provision at school using digital resources. The UK partners were the University of Derby and Hertfordshire County Council. You can sister for free to access the project resources which includes a handbook containing a chapter on each of the six aspects of a careers guidance service:
- Career education
- Career information
- Career counselling
- Career resource centre
- Partnerships in career guidance provision
- Reflective practitioner
Decision Making of Adult Learners
Research undertaken by Kantar Public and the Learning and Work Institute on behalf of the Department for Education. The report explores factors that influence adults decisions to undertake learning. Findings suggest that learners have a ‘tipping point’ where the personal benefits outweigh personal costs, the learner will then be motivated to undertake learning. This ‘tipping point’ is personal to an individual. Six types of learners, based on participants attitudes of learning are also identified. Probably of most use is that an individual’s attitude towards learning can change, meaning that they are likely to respond differently towards interventions over time and at different stages of the decision-making process. Something to keep in mind when delivering CIAG to customers.
Pathways into construction
The CITB has released a £5million fund, which organisations can bid for, to support underrepresented groups into construction. The fund is aimed at organisations that are ideally already engaged with:
- Young people who are not in education, training or work, particularly where existing networks are already in place
- The long-term unemployed
- Service Leavers who left the military at least 12 months ago
- Women wishing to join construction
- Full-time learners (focused on CBE Diploma students)
Details of how to apply to the fund can be found here
Employee Earnings 2018
The 2018 ONS data on earning and hours worked (ASHE) has been released. This provides data for residents i.e. people who live in the North East and workplaces i.e. people who work in the North East: The residents data for the North East shows:
- The average gross weekly pay for full time workers is £511.60
- The average gross weekly pay for part time workers is £187.7
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