In the three months to June 2013, unemployment fell by 4,000, and employment rose by 69,000, compared with the previous quarter Long term unemployment is up, with further increases in the number of those unemployed for more than one year and two years Youth unemployment has risen by 15,000 in the three months to June, and now stands at 973,000 In July 2013 the claimant count fell by 29,200, compared with June Commenting on the labour market figures for August 2013, published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said: -Despite some concerns, such as higher youth and long-term unemployment, the overall picture is one of a slowly improving labour market.
Staff at BMI Thornbury Hospital, Sheffield, celebrated a rare achievement, notching up over 1,300 years of service between them.
Your chance to help shape YOUR local Chamber What do you need from the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce? We are hosting two discussion groups next week and would like to invite you to have your say over a cup of coffee and a pastry! On Tuesday 20th August at 8am members of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce are invited to come along and talk about the existing membership offering and highlight any areas they feel should be included to help their businesses grow.
Doing business in the USA: 12 States in 1 place Are you looking to expand your business in the US? Wondering what location would best suit your needs? Event aims: Demonstrate expansion in the US is feasible and profitable Seminar on "Locating in the USA" including a speaker from the US Commercial Service in London Intensive 1-1 meetings with Council of American States in Europe (*CASE) represntatives Presentation from local business man William Beckett who has experience of working in the US Timetable: 09:30 for 10:00 start 10:00 Seminar 11:00 Break 11:15 Seminar 12:30 Lunch provided (FREE) 12:30 Meet with State represntatives 14:00 End States represented: Florida, Georgia, Kentucky Illinois, Indiana, Iowa Mississippi, Missouri, Pennsylvania N Carolina, S Carolina, Virginia *CASE advises and supports European companies by acting as gateway to expansion in the USA.
Founder and chairman of Cobra Beer, Lord Bilimoria, is the latest high profile name to become a guest speaker at the Sheffield Chamber's annual President's dinner.
A leading regional businessman from the sport and leisure sector has backed a charity fundraising walk, which will be started by Sheffield's golden girl Jessica Ennis-Hill.
This week, the Government has announced a public consultation on plans for a combined authority for the Sheffield City Region (SCR).