Dow up nearly 400 points as jobless claims data deemed ‘welcome news for the Fed’

U.S. stocks advanced Thursday, erasing losses from earlier in the week during the second-to-last trading session of the year. The main indexes built on premarket gains after U.S. weekly jobless claims data showed the number of workers receiving benefits has climbed to the highest level since February, a sign that the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate hikes … Read more

The employers Gen Z is rejecting show where companies need to step up

Matthew Kim, a senior at the University of California, Berkeley studying economics, is already in the midst of his hunt for a post-graduation job. But instead of focusing on a big name or a lucrative starting salary among the finance and consulting firms he’s evaluating, Kim is prioritizing how the company measures up.  “At the … Read more

The Stock Market Looked Ready to Recover Before Falling Apart. What Went Wrong.

Text size Jonathan Alpeyrie/Bloomberg August’s payrolls data was greeted with chants of “Goldilocks” for being not too hot and not too cold. Investors, however, forgot that “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” didn’t really have a happy ending. It’s easy to see why markets initially celebrated the report. While the U.S. economy added 315,000 jobs in … Read more

Nasscom says Cloud adoption can create 14 million jobs, add $380 billion to India's GDP by 2026

Large-scale adoption of Cloud has the potential to contribute $380 billion to the country’s GDP, creating 14 million direct and indirect employment opportunities by 2026, a Nasscom report showed on Wednesday.

Local apprentices are taking Gloucestershire businesses to the next level

More and more businesses are turning to apprenticeships to help grow their workforce as an effective way to attract new talent, and it’s safe to say this pathway is on the rise. The benefits of hiring an apprentice are countless, from increasing productivity to boosting employee moral, that’s why Gloucestershire College (GC) is helping local … Read more

Hull construction tech specialist secures backing to enhance software for new high rise safety laws

An award-winning Hull tech specialist, whose software could help improve high rise building safety, has raised £250,000 to enhance the platform ahead of new legislation being introduced. Bimsense’s Operance system allows owners and contractors access to up-to-date digital building information, providing a secure audit trail to comply with government’s ‘golden thread’ requirements. The funding, from … Read more

Wessex Water celebrates its ‘shining star’ apprentices

One of the region’s biggest water companies continues to drive opportunities for its young people, creating a pipeline for talent. Wessex Water is a leading employer in the South West region and has a long track record of providing apprenticeships and excellent early career opportunities. It’s passionate about helping youngsters unleash their potential and develop … Read more

Tommy Coyle adds national business award to Commonwealth title career success

A former boxer has added his first nationwide business award to a roll of honour which includes a Commonwealth lightweight title and a world championship eliminator at the iconic Madison Square Garden. Tommy Coyle said recognition in The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards is an early pinnacle in a second career which he launched in … Read more

Chameleon shows true colours as post-pandemic demand delivers strong growth for office design specialist

A Hull workspace specialist is toasting the commercial property sector’s post-pandemic bounceback as it increases the team by 50 per cent. Chameleon Business Interiors has added 11 new hires as it improves its scope to handle larger and more complex projects, with a shift in requirements noted following Covid-19. And allied business acquisition could come … Read more

Positive start to 2022 for most regions despite rising price squeeze

The UK economy is showing signs of recovery after the after the slowdown caused by the emergence of Omicron at the end of 2021. Labour markets are on the up but sharply rising prices are needling businesses everywhere, according to the latest PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) Business Activity Index for January. The fact-based indicator of … Read more