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About Steve Young

Steve Young is the Managing Partner of Downtown Recruitment who are based in Thame, Oxfordshire. Downtown Recruitment provide a wide variety of temporary and permanent staff to the local area covering a wide range of disciplines across the commercial and industrial sectors. View Downtown Recruitment's main website

Struggle to find workers worsens as vacancies rise

Employers created almost 200,000 new jobs last week as the struggle to secure workers continued to weigh on businesses, according to a report. In the week to August 29, another 193,000 vacancies were posted online, taking the total number of … Continue reading

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Staff ‘will quit if companies force them back to their desks full-time’

Four out of ten employees currently working from home would consider defecting to another employer if they were forced to return to full-time office working, according to a new poll. The survey found an “overwhelming desire” by office workers for … Continue reading

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Beware fake job interview scams that demand cash!

For the hundreds of thousands of people laid off since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the economy has started to move in the right direction. Job vacancies are steadily rising as increasingly confident companies go on a recruiting spree. … Continue reading

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Beware fake job interview scams that demand cash!

For the hundreds of thousands of people laid off since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the economy has started to move in the right direction. Job vacancies are steadily rising as increasingly confident companies go on a recruiting spree. … Continue reading

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Businesses are ready to start hiring, survey shows!

Companies are preparing to swell the ranks of their workforces for the first time in a year, according to a survey that suggests corporate confidence about an economic recovery and the end of the pandemic is on the rise. A … Continue reading

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More employers ready to cut pay!

Almost a fifth of employers have instituted pay cuts since the pandemic hit and nearly a third of the remainder are prepared to do so, according to a survey of managers across the country. Eighteen per cent of 932 members … Continue reading

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New furlough rules (June 2020 onwards)

Flexible furlough From 1 July the furlough scheme becomes more flexible before it ends completely on 31 October 2020. The flexible scheme applies to employers currently using the scheme for previously furloughed employees. Employees will continue to receive 80% of … Continue reading

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Unemployment rate dips but jobs market feels the pressure

The number of unemployed people has fallen at its fastest quarterly rate in four years even though the jobs market shows signs of weakening after record growth. Figures for people without a job showed a fall of 23,000 to 1.3 … Continue reading

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Boom in flexible working for highly paid employees

The number of highly paid jobs offered part-time or with flexible hours has trebled in the past four years as workers turn their back on the nine-to-five. The proportion of jobs with salaries of more than £80,000 advertised with flexible … Continue reading

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Free digital skills for millions to boost job prospects

11 million adults in the UK will be entitled to free digital skills lessons from 2020 as part of the government drive to increase the job prospects of millions of people.  Lessons available to adults age 19 and over, will … Continue reading

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