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Hundreds of jobs planned for oil firm’s new Aberdeen base

Hundreds of jobs planned for oil firm’s new Aberdeen base | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Hundreds of jobs planned for oil firm’s new Aberdeen base
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100 jobs created by US Kaiam Corporation

A US based optical components company, Kaiam Corporation, will generate 103 new jobs in Livingston, First Minister Alex Salmond has announced today (April 6, 2014) during Scotland Week.

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Insurer Aegon to create 100 new jobs at Edinburgh Park

Aegon UK, which shed 600 jobs in Edinburgh three years ago, has announced plans to create more than 100 new roles at its headquarters over the next few months.
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BT to create 150 broadband jobs

BT to create 150 broadband jobs | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
BT announces the creation of 150 new engineering jobs across Scotland to support the rollout of fibre broadband.
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ScottishPower hope to create 2500 jobs with £5.2bn investment in network

ScottishPower hope to create 2500 jobs with £5.2bn investment in network | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
THE energy giant is seeking approval for a massive overhaul that aims to improve the service for 3.5million customers.
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Report forecasts energy jobs bonanza

Report forecasts energy jobs bonanza | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The renewable energy industry could create more than 10,000 jobs on Scotland's islands by 2030, a report suggests.
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Fall in permanent job placements

Fall in permanent job placements | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The number of new permanent jobs in Scotland has fallen for the first time in six months, according to a leading study.
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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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300 ScottishPower call centre jobs in Glasgow unveiled

SCOTTISHPOWER is creating 300 call centre jobs in Glasgow in a deal worth £20 million to outsourcing firm Response UK over a three-year contract. Response will handle calls from the company’s electricity and gas customers.
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Aberdeenshire SNP: Peterhead Councillors Welcome New Investment

Aberdeenshire SNP: Peterhead Councillors Welcome New Investment | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Peterhead South & Cruden SNP councillors Stephen Smith and Stuart Pratt have welcomed the announcement by local company Score of a £5million investment in the area, creating 170 jobs.

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Scotland outpaces UK in jobs growth, as data points to ‘improving market'

Scotland outpaces UK in jobs growth, as data points to ‘improving market' | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND is seeing the highest month-on-month growth in job opportunities in the UK, according to the latest survey from recruitment heavyweight Reed.
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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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Clydesdale axes 145 Scots jobs - Management - Scotsman.com

CLYDESDALE Bank has confirmed that 145 posts will be axed in Scotland under the first tranche of the 1,400 job losses announced in April.
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Debt firm pledges 400 new jobs during First Minister's New York trip

Debt firm pledges 400 new jobs during First Minister's New York trip | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Portfolio Recovery Associates, a leading US debt-buying company, plans to hire in Kilmarnock.
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Barclays cuts 250 jobs as it annouces closure of Glasgow PPI centre

Barclays cuts 250 jobs as it annouces closure of Glasgow PPI centre | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The financial services firm is shutting its centre in Nelson Mandela Place.
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Amazon jobs "welcome boost to local economies" | Scottish National Party

Amazon jobs "welcome boost to local economies" | Scottish National Party | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

The announcement that Amazon is set to hire 2,700 additional staff in Scotland over the Christmas period has been hailed today as a “welcome boost to local economies”.

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Dozens of jobs lost as Scots crisp factory faces closure

A CRISP maker originally set up by workers after the demise of Golden Wonder north of the Border is to stop producing snacks in Scotland.

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Health Secretary Alex Neil and deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon make key announcements at GCU

Health Secretary Alex Neil and deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon make key announcements at GCU | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Two Scottish government ministers announced boosts to Scottish jobs during two separate events hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) on Tuesday (May 14).

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US firm SAS to create 94 new Scotland jobs

US firm SAS to create 94 new Scotland jobs | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
New Advanced Analytics lab announced at First Minister meeting in New York City.
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Scottish jobs outlook back to pre-recession levels

Scottish jobs outlook back to pre-recession levels | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Manpower report says figures somewhat distored by employment linked to PPI claims
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Plexus to create 130 new jobs

Plexus to create 130 new jobs | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
First Minister welcomes £9 million West Lothian investment.
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Thousands of jobs to be created in Scottish broadband sector boost

Thousands of jobs to be created in Scottish broadband sector boost | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
THOUSANDS of jobs will be created in Scotland’s broadband sector, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has promised today.
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Computer jobs 'lacking graduates'

Computer jobs 'lacking graduates' | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
There are not enough people graduating with computer skills to fill thousands of IT jobs, an employers' bodies say.
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Direct Line to cut more jobs | Herald Scotland

DIRECT Line reiterated plans to make £100 million cost savings annually which it signalled will involve job losses as the insurer set out its stall ahead of the planned flotation of the business by Royal Bank of Scotland.

 

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'Moderate' job market improvement

'Moderate' job market improvement | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The number of Scots finding permanent jobs rose again last month but at the slowest rate since January, according to a survey.
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