There are hundreds of jobs that need filling in Plymouth right now as firms are finding it increasingly hard to attract workers. With the national jobless rate remaining at four per cent, its lowest level for more than 40 years, companies are struggling to fill vacant posts or grow. And the situation has been exacerbated by the annual rush to fill extra, temporary, Christmas jobs. Many of those jobs are in the retail sector, which, although it has been hit by well publicised problems in 2018, is far from dead with several companies doing very well and expecting a surge in business in December. Among the other sectors that are finding recruitment a challenge are digital and creative industries, call centres, admin centres and transport and logistics – where there is a huge shortage of lorry drivers. The Robert Half 2019 Salary Guiderevealed that 562,551 SMEs in Wales and the South West, that’s 76 per cent of small and medium-sized companies in the region, are struggling to … [Read more...] about The brilliant jobs up for grabs in Plymouth NOW
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The results of the Mayoral Commission for Warsop - one of the driving forces behind a bid to regenerate the parish has been published. Will this be a driving force to revitalise the area or is it just a talking shop with a wishlist?As well as urging more support for the area the report urges the community to pull itself up by its bootstraps.We take a look at the key points of the commission and asked the people of Warsop what they think.What is the Warsop Commission?The Warsop Commission was established In June 2017 by Mansfield Mayor Kate Allsop in a bid to provide a catalyst for new homes, jobs, shops and community facilities in the area.It was proposed after a public meeting angry residents voiced concerns about the area being neglected and the planned closure of the Meden Sports Centre.It brought together community leaders, Warsop Parish Council Mansfield MP Ben Bradley and other agencies such as Nottinghamshire County Council, Mansfield District Council and the Clinical … [Read more...] about Warsop Commission: a driving force to take the parish forward or a talking shop with a wishlist?
Thousands of jobs are at a risk as the owner of a bargain alcohol company is heading towards adminstration, according to reports. In the past few weeks, Bargain Booze's owning firm has seen its chief executive step down after a string of profit warnings and revealing a £30million tax bill. The parent company, Conviviality, was forced to go to investors in order to raise £125million as a result, but it was unable to convince them of the company's long-term future, the Daily Record has reported. As a result the Bargain Booze chain could start to close their stores across the country, including shops in Broxbourne and Hemel Hempstead, which are run on a franchise basis. A statement read: "Despite a significant number of meetings with potential investors resulting in good levels of demand, and constructive discussions with a number of key customers and suppliers regarding the provision of support, there was ultimately insufficient demand to raise the full £125 million. "The … [Read more...] about Bargin alcohol business ‘heading into administration’ threatening jobs
Conviviality has become the latest retailer to collapse into administration, putting 2,500 jobs at risk and risking supply disruption to Britain's pubs, after failing to secure emergency funds from investors. On Thursday the owner of Bargain Booze and Wine Rack said it would appoint administrators within 10 business days, although creditors could force administration sooner. The chain operates around 700 shops and supplies an estimated 17,000 outlets. Its Matthew Clark subsidiary is one of the country's biggest suppliers to the on-trade, serving more than 20,000 pubs including the JD Wetherspoon chain. Trade body the British Beer & Pub Association said it was working with its members to assess the impact of its collapse. "Alternative suppliers will be sought in order to minimise the impact on the trade as far as possible, but inevitably a situation like this will be causing concern for some pubs,” a spokesman said. Although Conviviality … [Read more...] about 2,500 jobs and supply to pubs at risk as Bargain Booze owner Conviviality heads into administration
Dozens of jobs could be at risk after off licence chain Bargain Booze was revealed to be heading for collapse. The well known retailer, which has stores in Huddersfield, Holmfirth, Milnsbridge Mirfield, Elland and Batley, is on the brink of administration after its owner Conviviality failed to secure emergency funding. About 2,500 jobs at risk at Conviviality, which also owns Wine Rack. There are no Wine Rack shops in Kirklees or Calderdale. The administration threat is expected to be confirmed tomorrow. It is understood accountancy giant PwC is being lined up as administrator should a buyer not be found. Shares have been suspended since Conviviality disclosed the discovery of its £30m tax bill and a string of profit warnings, which saw its chief executive step down. Conviviality was forced to go cap in hand to investors to raise £125 million as a result, but it has been unable to convince them of its long-term future. A statement read: "Despite a significant number of … [Read more...] about Jobs threat as off licence chain Bargain Booze heads for collapse