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Flintshire businesses call for Welsh enterprise zones

With unemployment rising and business confidence falling, Wales’ economy is still struggling to pull out of the downturn. 122,000 people here are now jobless and our unemployment rate is above the rest of the UK. In fact Welsh firms are more likely to fire than hire according to the Institute of Directors in Wales. The … Continue reading

Question mark over 1000 HMRC jobs in Wales

I’ve been passed a leaked document which contains some very worrying news for around a thousand people working in tax and customs offices across Wales. The document confirms that the Department’s work will be focussed on SIXTEEN key locations across the UK which are guaranteed to remain open until 2020. Only the Ty Glas office … Continue reading

Uncertainty still floats with unknown Coastguard plans

For the past six months, the people who police the shipping lanes, otherwise known as Holyhead Coastguard, have been working under the kind of absolute uncertainty that only people who’ve been told their jobs are going will know and understand. Their base, along with Milford Haven, was identified as one of the centres that could … Continue reading

Carmarthen hotel complex could create 100 jobs

More than 100 jobs could be created with the announcement of a proposed 100-bedroom four-star hotel on the outskirts of Carmarthen. This week the Welsh Assembly Government completed the sale of a 7.5-acre site in Parc Pensarn to Gryphon Leisure Ltd – whose directors, Angela Saunders and brother Barry Saunders, run the Stradey Park Hotel … Continue reading

Jobcentre Plus call centre staff in Newport join a nationwide strike

Jobcentre Plus call centre staff in Newport are joining thousands of others today in staging a 48-hour strike in a row over working conditions. The strike was “solidly supported” today, with around 2,400 staff joining the walkout, according to union leaders. The Public and Commercial Services union said 85 per cent of its members at … Continue reading

70 jobs to go at biscuit factory

A leading food company is cutting 70 jobs at its factory in south Wales as part of a UK programme of losses which will see more than 400 jobs cut. Burton’s Foods, which makes brands including Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheel, says the redundancies at its site in Llantarnam in Cwmbran are because of the … Continue reading

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council staff given final job warning

Staff at Rhondda Cynon Taf Council have been told to accept changes to their terms of employment or front line services will have to be cut. In an e-mail, the council’s chief executive Keith Griffiths says the council has a multi-million pound financial black hole which needs to be filled. Unions have accused the council … Continue reading

Privatisation plans for Department for Transport staff in Swansea

The government is planning to privatise the Shared Services Centre in Swansea. The 275 staff at the centre are currently employed by the DVLA to provide back-office support for the Department of Transport. Back-office roles include payroll and HR services. Secretary of State for Transport, Phillip Hammond says a  privatised SSC would be one of … Continue reading

Welsh Questions 8th December 2010

Women in Wales will be hit harder by the UK Government’s planned public spending cuts than men, according to the Shadow Welsh Secretary Peter Hain. During Welsh Questions in the Commons, he made that point and asked the Welsh Secretary “as the first woman Secretary of State” if she was proud of the Westminster coalition’s … Continue reading

Wrexham firm Moneypenny to create 100 new jobs

A Wrexham firm which provides the best telephone answering and outsourced reception services in the UK will take on 100 new staff as part of a major development. Moneypenny has announced it’s purchased 8,000 sq ft of additional land adjacent to its existing headquarters. Work is expected to start next week and should be completed … Continue reading

Unemployment falls in Wales

Unemployment in Wales has fallen by 12,000 in the last quarter contributing to a UK fall of 20,000, new figures showed today. In Wales  the jobless total now stands at 118,000, an unemployment rate of 8.2 per cent.  Despite the drop, the number of people in the UK out of work for longer than a year has risen to its highest total … Continue reading

Steel giant Tata plans to cut 180 jobs in North Wales

Steel giant Tata is to close one of its UK businesses, threatening 180 job losses, it was announced today. The firm said it intends to close its Living Solutions business at its  Shotton site, North Wales, a business which was set up in 2003 to make modular buildings for the construction industry. Andrew Black, managing … Continue reading

Anglesey Aluminium smelting plant will be decommissioned

The owners of Anglesey Aluminium have announced that production at the plant will not resume. 250 people lost their jobs when smelting work stopped at the Holyhead plant 12 months ago. Re-melting operations, employing around 90 people, will remain at the site. The company began scaling back work after failing to secure a new discounted … Continue reading

Connaught crisis means more than 400 jobs could be lost in Wales

Thousands of jobs are at risk as social housing firm Connaught prepares to go into administration. This means more than 400 jobs are at risk in South Wales. The group’s board last night said it was in the process of appointing KPMG administrators for the main company and its subsidiary, Connaught Partnerships Limited. It is … Continue reading

Jobs boost for North Wales

North Wales has received a massive boost with the news electronics giant Sharp will create a “substantial” number of jobs following a £30m expansion of its Wrexham factory. The firm plans to double production of solar cell modules at Llay, where 750 work, and it is hoped a new production line will be in place by December. … Continue reading

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