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Scottish employment level reaches new record high

Scottish labour market continues to outperform the UK as a whole.
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Firms predict 40,000 jobs will be created next year

THOUSANDS of jobs are to be created across Scotland during the next year as business bosses go on recruitment drives in the latest encouraging sign of confidence returning to the country's economy.
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Scotland’s job market sees 6 year high in demand

Scotland’s job market sees 6  year high in demand | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The job market has improved sharply with more people finding permanent and part time positions, according to a bank report.
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'Strong improvement' in jobs market

'Strong improvement' in jobs market | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Demand for permanent staff in Scotland has risen at the fastest pace since January, according to the Bank of Scotland's latest report on jobs.
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Unemployment in Scotland falls by 7000 to 199,000, figures reveal

Unemployment in Scotland falls by 7000 to 199,000, figures reveal | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The statistics show that headline employment rose by 54,000 in three months.
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Scottish jobless total falls again

Scottish jobless total falls again | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Unemployment in Scotland remains below 200,000 for the second time in a row after a further fall in the jobless total.
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Jobs market sees 'strong growth'

Jobs market sees 'strong growth' | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Scotland's labour market is lifted by the strongest growth in permanent placements since April, according to a new survey.
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Science and engineering careers for girls

Science and engineering careers for girls | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
£250,000 to raise awareness of different career opportunities for young women.
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Scottish jobs outlook 'behind UK'

Scottish jobs outlook 'behind UK' | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Scotland's employment outlook is lagging behind the rest of the UK as a whole, according to a new survey.
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Scottish graduate employment to be boosted by new government pilot scheme. | Blog | Grads.co.uk

Scottish graduate employment to be boosted by new government pilot scheme. | Blog | Grads.co.uk | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

In an economy where graduate posts are few and far between, it would seem that little is being done to help graduates get their foot in the door with businesses around the country. However, the Scottish government appears to be leading the way with a new pilot scheme which sees around £505,000 of funds implemented to allow a number of small businesses in selected areas of Scotland to open their doors to around 100 graduates, providing secure jobs and that vital first step in their career.

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Today’s youth not fit to be employed, says car firm Arnold Clark - Politics - Scotsman.com

Today’s youth not fit to be employed, says car firm Arnold Clark - Politics - Scotsman.com | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
MORE than 80 per cent of young Scots are “unsuitable for any employment”, according to one of the country’s biggest firms.
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Scotland outperforms UK as figures show 24,000 more Scots in work

Scotland outperforms UK as figures show 24,000 more Scots in work | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish News, News Scotland - Politics, Economy, Culture and intelligent opinion | News Net Scotland, uniquely Scottish...
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Job vacancies see 'marked' rise

Job vacancies see 'marked' rise | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The number of permanent job vacancies in Scotland rose "markedly" in March, according to a survey of recruitment agencies.
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SCOTTISH EMPLOYMENT CONTINUES TO OUTPERFORM UK

SCOTTISH EMPLOYMENT CONTINUES TO OUTPERFORM UK | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The SNP is today welcoming new figures showing employment in Scotland at its highest level since records began. 2.575m people over 16 – 13,000 more than the previous record pre-recession - are now...
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Record number of women in employment

Scotland outperforms other nations of the UK.


The number of women in employment in Scotland has reached a record 21-year high, according to official figures published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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ScottishGovernment - News - 75,000 increase in employment

Scotland outperforms other nations of the UK.
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Rising employment revealed in study

A new study has provided a picture of recent trends in the labour market, including rising self-employment, an increase in temporary workers, and falling wages.

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Highest employment rate in Scotland since 2009

Scotland is outperforming the UK on all three labour market indicators of employment, unemployment and inactivity rates for both the headline statistics for the population as a whole and the statistics for young people, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics today.

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George Kerevan: The puzzle is less jobs, yet less unemployment

George Kerevan: The puzzle is less jobs, yet less unemployment | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
ANOTHER set of job figures and another conundrum from the Office of National Statistics. How can Scottish unemployment be falling when the total number of jobs in the economy is also (seemingly) going down?
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One in three workers under-employed and seeking extra shifts

One in three workers under-employed and seeking extra shifts | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
THE number of people in Scotland classed as under-employed has soared by 37 per cent since the start of the economic downturn in 2008, official figures have revealed.
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Scottish Demand for Workers Slows in July, Bank of Scotland Says

Demand for workers increased at a slower pace in Scotland in July compared with the previous month and recruiters placed fewer people into permanent work, according to a report by Bank of Scotland.
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The Courier - MSPs do a job on no-show businessman who criticised young people's readiness for work

A top businessman who said young people have ''poor attitudes'' and are ''unprepared'' for work failed to show up at the Scottish Parliament to defend his claims.

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Recruitment report shows 'strongest improvement in Scottish jobs market'

Recruitment report shows 'strongest improvement in Scottish jobs market' | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Recruitment consultants have seen a 'substantial rise' in the number of people given permanent work.
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Scottish jobless rate falls again

Scottish jobless rate falls again | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Unemployment in Scotland has fallen for the second time in a row, according to Office for National Statistics data.
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