Grim News – Hundreds Made Redundant At Airport Firm

Friday, October 2, 2015 admin 3

Breaking news in the Echo: HUNDREDS of jobs have been lost after a leading firm at Southend Airport went into administration. Workers at aircraft maintenance company ATC Lasham were called into a meeting this morning and made redundant – being told to leave immediately. A statement from administrators Nigel Morrison […]

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Memories Of Matchbox?

Saturday, February 28, 2015 admin 2

There’s a trick question – “Which company in the world makes the most car tyres?” The answer isn’t Dunlop, or Michelin- it’s Lego. In the same way the company that made the most cars in Britain used to be in Rochford. It was Lesney, who made Matchbox toys. A chap […]

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A Bit Of Good News

Saturday, September 14, 2013 admin 0

… The number of people in our district claiming Job Seekers Allowance has fallen a little in the past 12 months: In August 2012 there were? 1139 claimants (2.2 % of working age population. This August there were only 952 claimants (1.9% 0f working population). By comparison, the figure for […]

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3 Vacancies

Saturday, August 17, 2013 admin 0

For those people looking for a job , the District Council has 3 vacancies – one position as a Revenues & Benefits Assistant, and two positions as Payments & Income Assistants. (one of which is part-time). More details on the council vacancies page here.

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A Career On The Thames?

Friday, July 5, 2013 admin 0

This might interest young job seekers – from the Port of London Authority website yesterday: < blockquote>The Port of London Authority (PLA) is joining a drive to encourage young job seekers to look to the Thames for their career. _ The port authority ….will be hosting a careers Open Day […]

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18 – 24 And Seeking A Job?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 admin 0

SeeJobGroup are looking for a total of 16 young adults, aged between 18-24 years, for their SeeChange Plan in Rochford. The SeeChange Plan provides professional coaching to any job seeker aged 18-24. Their goal is to support each young adult on their transition to the next stage of their life; […]

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Bullwood Hall To Close

Thursday, January 10, 2013 admin 1

As the Guardian reports here, Bullwood Hall Prison in Hockley is to be closed by this March. This is obviously bad news for the staff who work there; we understand some may be offered transfers to other jails or to take voluntary redundancy packages. It may also have an impact […]

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Unemployment News

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 admin 0

Some good news today nationally! There has been a surprise fall in unemployment . Youth unemployment is also down , as the Guardian explains: The ONS data also showed that youth unemployment improved, with the number of 16 to 24-year-olds out of work falling below a million in the three […]

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Future Employment Land In West Rayleigh….

Thursday, March 22, 2012 admin 0

One of the issues discussed at the LDF sub-committee last night was about which land should be used for new industrial / commercial / office uses in the future. It was agreed that: The farmland to the north-east of the Carpenters Arms roundabout should NOT be used , because of […]

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Unemployment ? Two Constituencies, Still Big Differences.

Thursday, February 16, 2012 admin 0

The Guardian has the latest unemployment figures, broken down for each constituency. In Rayleigh and Wickford the situation is still fairly reasonable. Only 2.1 percent of people are claiming benefit , though the number is going up slightly. But in Rochford and Southend East the figure has risen to 6.4 […]

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Monday, January 23, 2012 admin 5

Bad news today. Fountains, the company that is the grounds maintenance contractor in our district, has gone into administration. They have the contracts for a number of councils around the country – another one is Norwich. In some cases the contracts are being taken over by another company, OCS Group […]