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What is something you are obsessed with?

One of my amazing Twitter connections, Lizzie Chantre, Tweeted a question that I thought I would answer. So, here we go.

My biggest obsession is hitting 1,000 words per day over five days per week on my blog. As long as I am honest when I do my blogging when I hit the 1,000 words per day, I am happy.

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Do you write book reviews?

One of my amazing Twitter connections, Lizzie Chantre, Tweeted a question that I thought I would answer. So, here we go.

I have written a couple of book reviews so far.

I do enjoy my reading, but I don’t always have enough time to read. I would love to have more time and, when I do, I will read more books and write book reviews for them.

Here is the list of two book I have read, along with the book reviews for them.

  • The Quick Expert’s Guide to Writing a Blog by Luisa Plaja (Book Review)
  • LinkedIn Profile Optimization for Dummies by Donna Serdula (Book Review)

 

 

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[RE-POST] Wyevale sells 31 centres to Dobbies & mulls 20 support centre job cuts

This is a re-post of Wyevale sells 31 centres to Dobbins & mulls 20 support centre job cuts, which was published on Tuesday 16 April 2019 at 14:00.


Wyevale
Retail Gazette, April 10, 2019, by Elias Jahshan

Why did this article catch your attention?

This article caught my attention because Wyevale has said that it will sell 31 of its gardening centres, losing 20 employees at their Syon Park support centre.

What does this mean for the 20 employees at Syon Park support centre?

This will mean that the 20 employees who work at Wyevale’s Syon Park support centre will become unemployed and would have to become active job seekers to be able to find alternative employment elsewhere.

Who else would this affect?

This wouldn’t only affect the 20 employees at Syon Park support centre. There are others who would also be affected. They include, but isn’t limited to:

  • Wyevale’s customers – If the customers have a problem and they won’t be able to get through to the Syon Park support centre, how easy would it be for customers to visit a Wyeva;e garden centre and ask for help for payments, etc.?
  • The Government – The 20 employees at Syon Park support centre would have to claim Universal Credit (unemployment benefits) and the Government would not receive taxes from them until they have found alternative employment.

When will this happen?

After completing intensive online research, I have been unable to find out this information. However, I will keep an eagle eye on when this will happen. So watch this space.

Key employees at Wyevale

You can find out who else works at Wyevale by clicking here!

External Links

Wyevale offloads another 6 garden centres

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[RE-POST] 4,500 jobs at risk as William Hill announces it is to close 700 betting shops

This is a re-post of 4,500 jobs at risk as William Hill announces it is to close 700 betting shops, which was published on Thursday 04 July 2019 at 14:00.


William Hill
ITV News, Thursday 04 July 2019 at 10:35
William Hill.jpg
Metro, Friday, July 5, 2019, p20

Why did this article catch your attention?

This article caught my attention because William Hill have decided to close down 700 of their betting shops, causing 4,500 William Hill employees to lose their jobs.

How would this affect the 4,500 affected William Hill employees?

This would affect the 4,500 affected William Hill employers massively.

It would affect them most financially because they will be out of work, claiming Universal Credit (unemployment benefits) until they have found alternative employment elsewhere. They would also not pay taxes to the Government until then.

Mentally, job searching is completely different to actually working for an employer, and it’s not for the better.

Physically, it would be different because, in betting shops, employees tend to move around, whereas job seekers, not so much. Unless you’re the type of person who actually gets off a computer and find a suitable job on foot.

Who else would this affect?

It is a dominoes effect where shop closures are concerned. Don’t you agree? Here is a list of others who would be affected:

The Government – With 4,500 William Hill employees to lose their jobs, the Government would not receive taxes from them, and would also have to pay out Universal Credit at just over £300 per month. With 4,500 people claiming Universal Credit, this would equate to £1,350,000 per month. That’s astonishing.

Towns and Cities – With 700 fewer William Hill shops closing, this would mean that there will be 700 more empty premises.

Premises Landlords – Following on from Towns and Cities, Landlords would not be paid rent for those affected premises where William Hill are currently based.

What are your thoughts on William Hill closing 700 shops, affecting 4,500 employees?

Even though I disagree with betting, there are 4,500 employee’s jobs gone. I know how it feels to be made redundant, and it’s a terrible feeling.

I am one of the 4,500 affected William Hill employees. What can I do to seek alternative employment?

As betting shops are Customer Service based, there are other places that deal with Customer Service. For example, there are other betting shops where the employees could become employees at.

There are also supermarkets, which generally require you to fill out an online application. However, Morrisons requires a paper-based application form to be filled out and handed back, accompanied with an updated CV.

They are both examples of where to look for suitable employment.

You can also do Company hunts and CV Drops to find suitable employment.

External Links

  • BBC, Thursday 04 July 2019 at 14:20
  • Business Live, Tuesday 04 July 2019 at 17:46
  • Daily Mail, Tuesday 04 July 2019 at 11:16, by Emily Hardy
  • Glasgow Live, on Tuesday 04 July 2019 at 10:56 by James Andrews and Isaac Callan
  • Metro, Thursday 04 July 2019 at 10:25, by Zoe Drewett
  • The Guardian, Thursday 04 July 2019 at 10:50, by Rob Davies

Key Employees at William Hill

  • Aine Mulligan, Principle Recruitment Specialist- Leeds, London & Gibraltar

To find out who else works at William Hill, check out LinkedIn!

UPDATES

I saw the online article first, and found the paper-based article afterwards.

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[RE-POST] 4,000 jobs under threat at Wilko

This post is a re-post of 4,000 jobs under threat at Wilko, which was published on Wednesday 22 November 2017 at 15:00.


Why did this article catch your attention?

This article call my attention because there is a possibility of 4,000 redundancies at Wilko, which will mean 4,000 people becoming unemployed until they find a new job.

Where abouts within the company will these 4000 redundancies take place?

These redundancies will happen with the shop floor employees as part of a mammoth cost-cutting drive.

When will these redundancies take place?

It has been reported that this started on Friday 11 August 2017.

Who would be affected if 4,000 employees become redundant?

Eventhough the employees are affected, the customers would be more affected, as there will be 4,000 fewer employees at Wilko. However, the BBC have said:

Up to 1,000 senior supervisor roles and a significant amount of Customer Service post will be created under the plans, the firm said.

I am one of those becoming redundant, what can I do to look for another job?

There are various ways that you can look for work. Here are some ways to do this:

Main staff

More information

Notes

  • 1,000 new Supervisor positions will become available
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[RE-POST] Wilko is ‘cutting 12 jobs’ in Beverley

This post is a re-post of Wilko is ‘cutting 12 jobs’ at Beverley, which was published on Thursday 12 October 2017 at 11:00.


http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/jobs/dozen-jobs-set-go-wilko-572754

Why did this article catch your attention?

This article caught my attention because there are 12 jobs going at Wilko in Beverley.

What does this mean for those 12 staff?

It means thsat they will be unemployed until they find another job.

What do you think about Wilko helping the 12 staff to look for work?

I think it good that they are helping the 12 staff, under the circumstances.

We know there are different ways to search for work. Here are some of my blog posts about the different ways:

Conclusion

If you know any of these 12 workers, please let them know about this blog post. Thank you.

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[RE-POST] Wickes cut 100 jobs at HQ after DIY market weakens

This post is a re-post of Wickes cut 100 at HQ after DIY market weakens, which was published on Thursday 08 November 2018 at 15:00.


Wickes
i, Wednesday 16 May 2018, Number 2,332, p41

Why did this article catch your attention?

This article caught my attention because 100 Wickes employees were made redundant at their Head Quarters after the DIY market weakens.

Where will this happen?

This will happen at Wickes’ Head Quarters in Watford, Hertfordshire.

How does this affect the 100 Wickes employees?

This would affect the 100 Wickes employees because they will be made redundant and would have to seek alternative employment.

Who else would this affect?

It’s not just the 100 Wickes employees who would be affected. Here is a list of who else would be affected and how they will be affected. They include, but not limited to:

Customers: Customers are the major part for a retail company because customers spend money on products. However, if the Wickes employees at their Head Office gets reduced by 100, customers may not be able to contact them as easily.

Other employees: Other employees would have extra workloads to complete and may have to do extra hours to complete all tasks that are required of them. This could potentially cause stress and, in turn, make them have day off work, which will not be good for customers, other employees, Wickes and themselves. this would not be fair on anybody.

Wickes: This would affect Wickes because there will be fewer staff to assist with customer queries, questions, etc. at their Head Office, customers will find elsewhere to go to. In turn, this will mean customers will purchase products elsewhere too. If they aren’t able to successfully make sales, their profits will drop and maybe go into the read.

The Government: With the 100 employees losing their jobs, the Government would lose out on taxes from both Wickes and the 100 soon-to-be employees

I am one of the 100 Wickes employees who will be affected. What can I do to look for alternative employment?

Wickes is a retail environment who specialise in things like kitchens, flooring, hardware and security, and more. You would have the knowledge and skills of Customer Service, Retail and kitchens, etc..

You have three options in mind straight away. Either:

  • You can find the same type of work as you have with Wickes
  • You may decide to get a job installing kitchens, etc.
  • You can stay within Retail and Customer Service, but back away from selling kitchens, etc.

Lots of retail companies require you to do an online application when applying for a vacancy. However, there are some who still do accept CV’s, so always find out how they would want you to apply for these vacancies.

Click here to find out other ways to apply for vacancies.

Conclusion

It is unfortunate that Wickes have decided to make 100 of their employees redundant and will affect so many people.

I wish those 100 employees the best of luck in seeking alternative employment.

Key employees at Wickes

To find out who else works at Wickes, click here.

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[RE-POST] Musk to cut jobs to drive down price of Telsa cars

This is a re-post of Musk to cut jobs to drive down price of Telsa cars, which was published on Thursday 30 May 2019 at 11:00.


Telsa

Why did this article catch your attention?

This article caught my attention because Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of Tesla has planned to cut a total of approximately 3,000 jobs from Telsa’s 45,000 worldwide employee base to reduce the cost of their electric cars.

How would this affect the approximately 3,000 employees?

The approximately 3,000 employees would be affected massively because they will lose their job and claim Universal Credit (unemployment benefits), which would affect them financially, as well as mentally and physically. In turn, this would affect their respective family lives.

Who else would this affect?

Here is a list of others who would also be affected by Telsa reducing their employee base:

Customers – With approximately 3,000 fewer employees at Tesla, there would be fewer people building the Tesla Model 3 sedan, as well as sales employees. This means that there would be fewer of the vehicles being produced for sale and fewer employees selling these vehicles to customers.

The Government – The Government would not receive taxes from the approximately 3,000 Tesla employees until they have found alternative employment elsewhere. This also means that the Government would have to pay out just over £300 per month for Universal Credit, which comes out of tax payers’ taxes.

I am one of the unfortunate approximately 3,000 Tesla employees. What can I do to seek alternative employment?

I have notive

Key Employees at Tesla

To find out who else works for Tesla, check out LinkedIn!

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[RE-POST] Hundreds of jobs at risk at Superdry

This post is a re-post of Hundreds of jobs at risk at Superdry, which was published on Thursday 05 September 2019 at 11:00.


Superdry jobs at risk 2
i, Wednesday 6 March 2019 2019, Number 2,583, p38
Superdry to axe 200 jobs
Daily Mail, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, p60

Introduction

I initially found the article from the i newspaper first, and the Daily Mail article second.

Why did this article catch your attention?

This article caught my attention because Superdry are looking to save £20 million and are preparing to cut 200 jobs

Where will the 200 Superdry jobs be axed?

According to the article from the Daily Mail newspaper, it is claimed that the majority of the job cuts are expected to be at Superdry’s Head Office in Cheltenham.

When will the 200 Superdry jobs be axed?

When this article was published in the Daily Mail on Wednesday 06 March 2019, it is claimed that Superdry had started consultation with their employees had started consultation with their employees. And according to the i newspaper, the jobs will go by 2022.

How will this affect the 200 Superdry employees?

This is going to affect the 200 Superdry employees massively.

It would affect them financially most of all, along with the satisfaction of doing an excellent job.

They would also be affected mentally and physically.

Who else would this affect?

It’s not just the 200 Superdry employees who would be affected by this. Here’s a list of others who would also be affected:

Customers – With the majority of employees apparently going at Superdry’s Head Office in Cheltenham, it would take a lot longer to get through when customers contact them for questions, queries , and complaints, etc.. When this happens, customers would consider purchasing more so from other clothes stores.

The Government – With 200 employees being axed at Superdry, the Government would not receive taxes from them, as well as having to pay Universal Credit at just over £300 per month. This would equate to £60,000 per month, based on £300. This would reduce for each of the 200 Superdry employees who finds alternative employment.

I am one of the 200 affected Superdry employees. What can I do to seek alternative employment?

When I have completed Company hunts around Crawley Town Centre, I found mixed information from various clothes stores. Some say to apply online, whilst others say they accept CV’s.

I would suggest, and recommend, completing Company Hunts in your local, and ideal locations to find out what clothes stores there are, and how to apply.

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[RE-POST] Energy giant axes jobs

This is a re-post of Energy giant axes jobs, which was published on Friday 16 August 2019 at 11:00.


SSE.jpg
Daily Mail, Thursday, May 9, 2019, p73

Why did this article catch your attention?

This article caught my attention because SSE, one of the energy big 6, will be cutting 444 jobs from its workforce.

How will this affect the 444 SSE employees?

These cuts would affect them massively.

Financially would be the biggest thing that would affect them, as the 444 SSE employees would be able to claim Universal Credit (unemployment benefits), which would be at just over £300 per month, until they have found alternative employment.

It would also affect them mentally because job search is completely different to being in employment and can be demoralising.

They would be affected physically as well.

Who else would this affect?

This will be a big dominoes effect. Here’s the list of others who would also be affected:

Clients – With part of SSE’s Customer Service team being cut, it would take clients longer to get through to the Customer Service team with questions, queries and complaints. There is a higher chance that clients would put in more and more complaints and change to another energy supplier.

SSE – With fewer Customer Service employees and a higher chance of clients changing to another energy supplier, SSE would wither make less of a profit or even a loss.

The Government – With 333 SSE employees being made redundant, the Government would not receive taxes from those 444 SSE employees until they have found alternative employment elsewhere.The Government would also have to pay out just over £300 per month in universal Credit. At £300 per month for 444 people, that equates to £133,200 per month, This would reduce for every person who gets a job.

I am one of the affected 444 SSE employees. What can I do to seek alternative employment?

After doing some research, I can conclude that you would have to apply for jobs on respective websites. Here’s a list of links to the other 5 of the big 6 energy companies:

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[RE-POST] 2000 jobs at risk as Select preps for administration

This is a re-post of 2000 jobs at risk as Select preps for administration, which was published on Tuesday 28 May 2019 at 14:00.


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Retail Gazette, on May 8, 2019, by Sahar Nazir

Why did this article catch your attention?

This article caught my attention because Select are preparing for administration, which is causing 2,000 employees’ jobs to be at risk of redundancy.

What does this mean for the 2000 employees?

This means that the 2,000 are in limbo whether or not they will be made redundant.

This would affect them financially first and foremost, but it would also affect them mentally and physically because if they are made redundant, they would have to seek alternative employment elsewhere and claim Universal Credit in the process.

Who else would be affected?

It’s not just the 2,000 employees who would be affected though, right?

Here is a list of others who would be affected:

Employees’ families – The family members of the 2,000 Select employees may have to help them out financially and may even help them seek alternative employment.

Customers – Customers would have to travel to another clothing chain for their requirements, which would be unfair on them because they would have to travel further, and potentially spend more money.

The Government – With 2,000 Select employees at risk of redundancy and unemployment, the Government would not receive taxes and would have to pay out just over £300 for Universal Credit every month to each employee who is made redundant.

Towns and Cities – If Select does not stay out of administration, there would be 170 extra empty premises in our towns, cities and local parades of shops, making them ghost towns and cities.

Key Employees at Select

To see who else works for Select, check out LinkedIn!

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[RE-POST] More than 1,000 jobs to go at Sainsbury’s HQ as part of £500m cost-cutting drive

This is a re-post of More than  1,000 jobs to go at Sainsbury’s HQ as part of £500m cost-cutting drive, which was published on  Monday 07 August 2017 at 08:00.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk 06 August 2017

Why did this article catch your eye?

This article caught my eye because there are people who are going to lose their jobs, which does not look good.

What does this mean for both the staff and Sainsbury’s?

It means that the staff are going to need to find alternative employment, whilst Sainsbury’s pockets the money.

How could this affect Sainsbury’s customers?

Sainsbury’s customers could lose out because there will be fewer staff to help them, which means that customers will go to other supermarkets to do their shopping. In turn, Sainsbury’s could lose money to their rivals.

Who is the Chief Executive of Sainsbury’s?

Mike Coupe is the Chief Executive of Sainsbury’s.

Facts about Sainsbury’s

https://www.about.sainsburys.co.uk/about-us/our-vision
https://www.about.sainsburys.co.uk/about-us/our-vision
https://www.about.sainsburys.co.uk/about-us/our-vision
https://www.about.sainsburys.co.uk/about-us/our-vision

Notes

The GuardianThe Telegraph and Retail Gazette have also published about this.

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[RE-POST] Sainsbury’s senior job cuts

This is a re-post of Sainsbury’s senior job cuts, which was published on Thursday 09 May 2019 at 11:00.


Sainsbury's
Metro, Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Why did this article catch your attention?

This article caught my attention because Sainsbury’s are to cut thousands of senior store staff from their stores.

How does this affect Sainsbury’s senior employees?

This will affect Sainsbury’s senior employees by Sainsbury’s offering them “a more junior role, applying for new roles or consulting over redundancy”.

Who else would be affected?

Not only would this affect Sainsbury’s senior employees, but it would also affect customers because employee moral would be lower and customers would not have the best Customer Service experience.

In your opinion, what does this mean?

In my opinion, this is a bad idea because there is a potential risk of redundancies, which will decrease moral in other employees and, in turn, would affect customers by providing Customer Service at a lower standard. With any redundancies that do happen, there will be more job seekers looking for work. We know how hard it is for job seekers!

Eventhough a spokesman said their aim was:

Not to reduce overall headcount

I feel that there is a greater risk of this happening

Key Employees at Sainsbury’s

External Links

  • Gloucestershire Live (Wednesday 24 January 2018 at 07:38, by Andrew Merrell)
  • The Guardian (Tuesday 23 January 2018 at 12:56, by Zoe Wood)
  • The Sun (Tuesday 23 January 2018 at 12:19, by Zlata Rodionova)
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[RE-POST] Ryanair to slash jobs as 737 crisis halts flights

This is a re-post Of Ryanair to slash jobs as 737 crisis halts flights, which was published on Wednesday 30 October 2019 at 12:00.


Ryanair to cut jobs.jpg

Daily Mail, Thursday, August 1, 2019, p75

Why did this article catch your attention?

This article caught my attention because 900 jobs are going to be axed as Boeing’s 737 Max planes were grounded after two fatal crashes

How would this affect the 900 Ryanair employees?

This will affect the 900 Ryanair employees massively, especially financially and getting the satisfaction of doing excellent work.

They would also be affected mentally and physically.

Who else would this affect?

There are many others who would be affected by Ryanair cutting the 900 jobs. Here’s a list of others who would be affected by this?

Travelers – With 900 fewer Ryanair employees (500 Pilots and 400 Cabin Crew), there would be fewer flights. They are highly likely going to have to use another company

The Government – With all of these Ryanair employees losing their jobs, the Government would not receive taxes from the 900 Ryanair employees, until they have found alternative employment elsewhere. The Government would also have to pay out Universal Credit payment at just over £300 per month. Based on 900 people claiming £300 per month, this equates to £270,000 per month, which will be reduced for each of the 900 Ryanair employees find alternative employment elsewhere.

I am one of the 900 affected Ryanair employees. What can I do to seek alternative employment?

There are other airlines out there that you could apply to.

I have found a website that you can visit to view Pilot jobs called Aviation Job Search. Why not take a look there?

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[RE-POST] Stationery chain Office Outlet falls into administration

This is a re-post of Stationery chain Office Outlet falls into administration, which was published on Thursday 20 June 2019 at 11:00.


Office Outlet
City A.M., Sebastian McCarthy, Tuesday 19 March 2019

Why did this article catch your attention?

This article caught my attention because Office Outlet (formally Staples) has gone into administration

What does this mean for the 1,000 employees?

This means that 1,000 employees would become redundant and would have to seek alternative employment opportunities elsewhere.

Who else would be affected by this?

Customers – Customers would be affected massively. As Office Outlet has gone into administration, customers would have to go to other stores to purchase office products.

High Streets – It is going to affect towns and cities because there will be empty premises, making towns and cities to become more like ghost towns and cities.

The Government – With the 1,000 employees out of employment, they will not be paying their taxes and the Government would have to pay out Universal Credit.

Key Employees at Office Outlet

To see who else works for Office Outlet, click here!

External Links

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[RE-POST] 550 jobs at risk as Oddbins seeks a buyer

This is a re-post of 550 jobs at risk as Oddbins seeks a buyer, which was published on Thursday 23 May 2019 at 11:00.


Oddbins
i, Saturday & Sunday 2-3 February 2019, p69

Why dis this article catch your attention?

This article caught my attention because Oddbins has gone into administration once again within the last eight years, causing 550 jobs to be at risk of redundancy.

How would this affect the 550 Oddbins employees?

This would affect the 550 Oddbins employees because they are at risk of redundancy, which would mean that there is a chance that the 550 Oddbins employees would have to actively seek new employment opportunities elsewhere. In turn, they would have to claim Universal Credit (unemployment benefits) between the jobs and may have financial issues.

It would also affect them physically and mentally. Physiclly because theyare always active when they have been working in their respective off-licence. Mentally because they have been mentally working too.

Being an active job seeker requires different mentality and needs to be active in a different way.

Who else would this affect?

It’s not only the 550 Oddbins employees who are affected. Don’t you agree?

Here is a list of others who are affected with how they are affected:

Customers – Customers would have to travel to either another off-licence or a supermarket for their requirements, which would be unfair on them because they would have to travel further.

The Government – With 550 Oddbins employees at risk of redundancy and unemployment, the Government would not receive taxes and would have to pay out just over £300 for Universal Credit to each employee who is made redundant.

Towns and Cities – If Oddbins does not find a buyer, there would be 103 extra empty premises in our towns, cities and local parades of shops, making them ghost towns and cities.

I am one of the unfortunate 550 affected Oddbins employees. What can I do to find alternative employment?

I have noticed that off-licences in my local area rarely have vacancies, but there might be more potential opportunities.

However, there are other retailers out there you can apply to. This includes supermarkets, who generally require you to apply online. The only supermarket that I know of that does not do online applications is Morrisons, who require a paper based application form.

Away from off-licences and supermarkets, why not try a Company hunt to gather information, like potential vacancies, how to apply and who to contact when you do apply for vacancies.

Afterwards you can complete a CV Drop, where you hand a customized CV to those companies who require it.

Key Employees at Oddbins

To see who else works at Oddbins, check out LinkedIn!

Key Employees at Duff & Phelps

To see who else works at Duff & Phelps, check out LinkedIn!

External Links

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[RE-POST] Npower to axe 900 jobs to cut costs

This is a re-post of Npower to axe 900 jobs to cut costs, which was published on Thursday 21 March 2019 at 12:00.


Npower
i, Friday 1 February 2019, Number 2,555, p43

Why did this article catch your attention?

This article caught my attention because Npower are to cut 900 jobs from their 6,300 strong workforce.

How would this affect the 900 employees?

The 900 employees would be out of work and would need to actively seek new employment opportunities with the skills, experience and knowledge that they possess.

They would also be affected because they may claim Universal Credit (unemployment benefits) and would not be able to pay for the necessities, such as rent, household bills, etc..

Who else would be affected by Npower cutting these 900 jobs?

Not only would the 900 employees be affected by their job losses, there will be other people who would be affected. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Npower’s clients – With 900 fewer employees, Npower’s clients would have issues with this. If the clients have an issue with the energy they receive of have questions or queries, who would they be able to go to get it resolved?
  • Employee’s families – If the employees is unable to pay for the necessities, how would the family be fed, kept warm, etc.? How about the rend or the mortgage for that matter?
  • The Government – With 900 fewer employees in paid employment, the Government would not be able to get taxes paid by the employees until they start new employment elsewhere. The Government would also have to pay Universal Credit to those 900 employees.

I am one of these 900 employees who will need to actively seek alternative employment opportunities. What can I do to actively seek new employment opportunities?

There are various ways of actively seeking new employment and various different people who can assist with it.

If a company has to make redundancies or job losses, they should help those who affected employees seek new employment opportunities.

Wither way, there are resources online that would be of assistance. For example, how to create, update and edit your CV. Take a look at CV-Library, Reed, Total Jobs and my very own blog. All have very useful information and resources to help you with your job search.

Conclusion

All in all, it is a shame that so many people are affected, more so the 900 employees of Npower.

We have looked into what we can do to help get the 900 unfortunate employees back into work.

If you have looked through the resources and information and you have become stumped, please reach out to me!

Key employees at Npower

To see who else works for Npower, take a look by clicking here!

External Links

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[RE-POST] Nissan to cut 10,000 jobs, raising fears for UK workers at Sunderland plant

This is a re-post of Nissan to cut 10,000 jobs, raising fears for UK workers at Sunderland plant, which was published on Friday 02 August 2019 at 11:00.


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Independent, Wednesday 24 July 2019

Why did this article catch your attention?

This article caught my attention because Nissan will be cutting 10,000 jobs around the world, which is more than double than what was announced before (initially 4,800).

How would this affect the 10,000 Nissan employees?

Even though these jobs will happen worldwide, it will affect the 10,000 employees massively.

The biggest thing I feel that would affect them would be financially. If any of the employees are in Great Britain, they would be entitled to claim Universal Credit (unemployment benefits), until they have found alternative employment elsewhere. This would be at just over £300 per month. I know nothing about benefits system from other countries.

It would also affect the 10,000 employees mentally and physically.

Who else would this affect?

It’s not just the 10,000 Nissan employees who would be affected by this. It’s a dominoes effect. Here’s a list of others who would be affected by this:

Customers – Customers would have to consider if they want a Nissan vehicle, with fewer productions due to staff cuts, or if they would have to choose a different make.

Employees’ families –  The employees’ families might have to lend their respective family member (affected employee) money to be able to survive the month. This money would have to be paid back.

The British Government – As I mentioned in my last answer, I know nothing about the benefits systems of other countries, but the British Government would not receive taxes from both Nissan’s employees, based in Great Britain until they have found alternative employment, as well as Nissan themselves. The Government would also have to pay out Universal Credit as well, to those who are affected in Great Britain, until the affected employees have found alternative employment elsewhere.

I am one of the 10,000 Nissan employees affected by this. What can I do to seek alternative employment?

As a job seeker myself, I have had a look into how to apply for positions at different car manufacturers, and I have found that the majority of applications have to be made online. However, some of them would be happy to accept CV’s.

So, it is best to check out the current vacancies online before considering other options, even though I feel Company Hunts and CV Drops are the better options. I find I get more responses by doing both.

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Job Search Weekly: w.b. 16/03/20

Monday 16 March 2020

  • E-mails: Went through 80 e-mails from Job Boards to find suitable employment from Saturday 14 March 2020 to Monday 16 March 2020.
    • Apply Gateway
    • CV-Library
    • CW Jobs
    • Find a job
    • Indeed
    • Joblift
    • Jobsite
    • Love Local Jobs
    • Neuvoo
    • Reed
    • Sainsbury’s
    • Total Jobs
  • Job Applications: Applied for 2 jobs.
    • Part Time Warehouse Operative, Premier Bathrooms Ltd
    • Warehouse Person (JH/Crawley/04), TLC (Southern) Limited, David Sullivan
  • Recruitment Agencies: E-mailed A-One Recruitment to see if they had any more work for me. I received an e-mail back about 25 minutes later, saying that they don’t have anything at the moment.
  • Networking: The Crawley B2B Expo on Thursday 19 March 2020 has been cancelled and will be re-schedule for another date.
  • CV Drop: Send my CV to companies via e-mail to enquire about vacancies.
  • Blogging: Handwrote 1 blog post.
  • Blogging: Typed and scheduled 1 blog post, including Ted Baker: 160 jobs at risk and Teamwork: Charity Fundraising.
  • LinkedIn: 8 posts, 2 comments, 10 likes.

Tuesday 17 March 2020

  • E-mails: Went through 22 e-mails from Job Boards to find suitable employment for Tuesday 17 March 2020.
    • Apply Gateway
    • CV-Library
    • CW Jobs
    • Find a job
    • Indeed
    • Joblift
    • Jobsite
    • Love Local Jobs
    • Neuvoo
    • Reed
    • Sainsbury’s
    • Total Jobs
  • Job Boards: Went through Indeed for suitable employment.
    • Warehouse Operative, Crawley (4 pages)
    • Warehouse, Crawley (5 pages)
    • Warehouse Worker, Crawley (4 pages)
    • Factory, Crawley (3 pages)
  • Job Applications: Applied for 1 job.
    • Warehouse Nights – Part Time, Driver Hire Gatwick, Sam / Ryan / Logan / James, 01293 934 555, gatwick@driverhire.co.uk
    • Warehouse Operative (Totaljobs/INTWAR), Intsol Recruitment Ltd, Luca Theodorou
  • Job Applications: Evans Cycles declined application for the Warehouse Assistant position I applied for through Indeed.
  • Blogging: Typed and scheduled 1 blog post, including Teamwork: Salvation Army, asking for help for blogging and Laura Ashley calling in the administrators.
  • Newspapers: Went through last week’s Friday-Ad for jobs to apply for. Found nothing suitable.
  • LinkedIn: 6 posts, 2 comments, 6 likes.

Wednesday 18 March 2020

  • E-mails: Went through 30 e-mails from Job Boards to find suitable employment for Wednesday 18 March 2020.
    • Apply Gateway
    • CV-Library
    • CW Jobs
    • Find a job
    • Indeed
    • Joblift
    • Love Local Jobs
    • Neuvoo
    • Reed
    • Total Jobs
  • Job Boards: Looked on Reed for suitable employment.
    • Warehouse Operative, Crawley (1 page)
    • Warehouse, Crawley
  • Job Boards: Set up another job alert for Evans Cycles.
  • Job Appliactions: Applied for 2 jobs
    • Part Time Warehouse Assistant – Crawley, Carpetright
    • Warehouse operative (39630358), Talented People Solutions
  • Job Applications: Scheduled followed ups via Workray for 13 applications.
  • Job Interview: Attended a job interview with The Range at Job Centre Plus Crawley.
  • Newspapers: Went through 3 old national newspapers for articles to blog about.
  • Blogging: Typed and scheduled 3 blog posts, including job interview with The Range, Quotes of the Day and Carphone Warehouse stores closing.
  • LinkedIn: 5 posts, 1 comment, 1 like.

Thursday 19 March 2020

  • E-mails: Went through 25 e-mails from Job Boards to find suitable employment for Thursday 19 March 2020.
    • Apply Gateway
    • CV-Library
    • CW Jobs
    • Find a job
    • Indeed
    • Joblift
    • Love Local Jobs
    • Neuvoo
    • Reed
    • Search
    • Total Jobs
  • Job  Applications: Applied for 1 job.
    • Warehouse Operative – 2am to 10am (F2FCrawley), Face2Face Services Ltd
  • Recruitment Agencies: Received a text from DPD asking me to do some more agency work for them through A-One, starting tomorrow (Friday 20 March 2020), then Tuesday to Saturday, with a high chance of this Sunday (22 March 2020).
  • Blogging: Typed and scheduled 5 blog posts, including Iceland cutting management jobs, LinkedIn Weekly and 3 questions that I answered from a connection on Twitter.
  • LinkedIn 7 post, 2 likes.

Friday 20 March 2020

  • E-mails: Went through 15 e-mails from Job Boards to find suitable employment for Thursday 19 March 2020.
    • Apply Gateway
    • CV-Library
    • CW Jobs
    • Jobbio
    • Joblift
    • Love Local Jobs
    • Neuvoo
    • Reed
    • Search
    • Total Jobs
  • Job Applications: Applied for 1 job.
  • Warehouse Operative (40174151), Integrated Solutions, Luca@intsolutions.co.uk
  • Recruitment Agency: Completed a shift for DPD through A-One Recruitment between 01:30 and 10:00.
  • Blogging: Typed and scheduled 2 blog posts, including today’s shift at DPD through A-One Recruitment and about me writing book reviews.

Saturday 21 March 2020

Sunday 22 March 2020

Good Deeds

  • 19.03.20 – Let several people in before me when Sainsbury’s opened their doors to everybody.
  • 19.03.20 – Took a trolley in to Sainsbury’s for another customer.
  • 19.03.20 – Held a door open for a lady at County Mall.

 

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[RE-POST] [UPDATED] New Look to axe 980 staff and 60 stores in rescue plan

This is a re-post of [UPDATED] New Look to axe 980 staff and 60 stores in rescue plan, which was published on Tuesday 15 May 2018 at 11:00.


Why did this article catch your attention?

This article caught my attention because New Look are going to close 60 of its stores, causing 980 employees to be made redundant, which means more people looking for work.

When will New Look axe these 980 staff and 60 stores?

According to inews.co.uk, the 60 stores will close over the next 12 months.

Who else would be affected?

It wouldn’t only be the 980 employees who will be affected, it would also be customers, the Government and New Look themselves.

This would also mean that 60 stores will become empty premises where the premises owners will not get any rent from them being closed.

Much fewer customers will be able to visit their nearest New Look store, so they would need to do a bit of travelling or order products online and get them delivered. Customer may not be able to drive or have a computer or internet. It would hit customers more because they would lose out when they want to purchase or return products

We all have to pay our taxes to the Government, but without staff working and paying taxes, the Government won’t have as much money to spend on things that Great Britain needs. In turn, many more people would be affected.

New Look may, or may not, be able to make as much money as they would do with them closing these 60 stores. I feel that if they don’t, they will have to make more sacrifices and make more of its employees redundant or more store closures.

How would this affect customers?

As I mentioned in my last answer, customers would lose out here a few reasons:

  • Purchasing products – customers would either need to visit a different store or order online. Customers may not have transportation or able to get online.
  • Returning products – customers would need to travel to a different store to return products, which would cause inconvenience to the customers (timewise and financially).

Where are the 60 stores located?

Here is a list of some of the 60 stores to close:

  • Aberdeen – Bon Accord
  • Beckton
  • Bolton Mens
  • Borehamwood
  • Brynmawr
  • Burton Mens
  • Cameron Toll
  • Cardiff – Queen Arcade
  • Cheshunt
  • Clevedon
  • Craigleith
  • Doncaster Mens
  • Dundee – Wellgate
  • Exeter Mens
  • Fleet
  • Gateshead – Team Valley
  • Glasgow – Buchanan Street Mens
  • Gorleston
  • Hanley Mens – Intu Potteries
  • Hounslow Mens
  • Hull – Whitefriargate
  • Keynsham
  • Kingswood
  • Leeds – The Core Shopping Centre
  • Leicester – Haymarket
  • London – Marble Arch
  • London – Moorgate/ London Wall
  • London – Oxford Circus
  • Maidenhead
  • Maidstone Mens
  • Merry Hill Mens
  • Metro Centre – Mens
  • Monmouth
  • Newport Mens
  • Newton Mearns
  • North Shields
  • Nottingham Mens
  • Ocean Terminal
  • Peterbrough Bridge Street
  • Pontypool
  • Portswood
  • Ramsgate
  • Reading – Broad Street
  • Reading Oracle Mens
  • Rhyl
  • Romford Mens
  • Rugby
  • Shrewsbury Mens
  • Sidmouth
  • Stockport – Merseyway
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Stratford Upon Avon -Bridge Street
  • Thornaby
  • Tonypandy
  • Torquay – Union Street
  • Tredegar
  • Troon
  • Wallsend
  • Weston Favell
  • Wigan Mens

I am one of the 980 staff losing my job. What can I do to find another job?

If you are one of the unfortunate 980 employees being made redundant, why not visit other retailers to enquire about vacancies? Visit them or give them a call. You could potentially find out what vacancies there are available and who will be dealing with the recruitment

To find out other ways of finding new employment opportunities, click here!

Key staff of New Look

Posted in Crawley

[RE-POST] Morrisons slashes 1500 store manager roles

This is a re-post of Morrisons slashes 1500 store manager roles, which was published on Wednesday 07 February 2018 at 15:00.


Why did this article catch your attention?

This article caught my attention because Morrisons are restructuring by cutting 1500 manager roles to create 1700 junior roles.

In your opinion, why do you think Morrisons have done this?

In my opinion, Morrisons are cutting 1500 manager roles, and creating 1700 junior roles to save money by giving the junior employees less pay than manager employees.

When will the restructuring starts?

It is believed that the restructuring to be implemented in April 2018.

What would you do, if you were in a Morrisons role and you were told that your job will be lost?

Simple answer: find another manager role with a different company.

Complex answer: find another manager role with a different company, whilst continuing working for Morrisons,  as it is easier to find a job whilst in a job.

Contacts at Morrisons

David Potts, Chief Executive

Gary Mills, Retail Director

Posted in Crawley

[RE-POST] 450 axed at Monarch

This is a re-post of 450 axed at Monarch, which was published on Thursday 18 July 2019 at 11:00.


Monarch
Daily Mail, Saturday, January 5, 2019, p101

Why did this article catch your attention?

This article caught my attention because the engineering section of Monarch has gone into administration, causing 450 Monarch employees being made redundant.

How would this affect the 450 Monarch employees?

This would affect the 450 Monarch employees massively.

Financially more so, because they would be eligible to claim Universal Credit (unemployment benefits), which is considerably less than being employed. They would be until they have found alternative employment.

Physically because with engineering, they would be on the move more that they would be if they were active job seekers.

This would be similar to mentally, but job search can be very soul destroying.

Who else would this affect?

It’s not just the 450 engineering employees at Monarch who would be affected by this though. Here is a list of others who would also be affected by this:

Employees’ families – They may decide to lend money to their respective, affected family members, which would have to be paid back.

The Government – The Government would not receive taxes from the 450 engineering employees at Monarch, until those employees have found alternative employment elsewhere. The Government would also have to pay out just over £300 per month in Universal Credit payments. At £300 per month, this would equate to £135,000 per month, which will be reduced every time the engineering employees at Monarch find alternative employment elsewhere.

I am one of the 450 affected Monarch employees. What can I do to seek alternative employment?

I know nothing about engineering. However, it looks like applying for engineering positions are generally completed online.

Key Employees at Monarch

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[RE-POST] [UPDATED] 1,000 jobs at risk as M&S reveals latest stores to shut

This is a re-post of [UPDATED] 1,000 jobs as M&S reveals latest stores to shut, which was published on Tuesday 21 May 2019 at 14:00.


M&S
Metro, Wednesday, January 16, 2019, p22

Why did this article catch your attention?

This article caught my attention because Marks and Spencer has got plans to close 17 stores, causing more than 1,000 employees at risk of being made redundant. However, Marks and Spencer will attempt to retain as many of their employees as possible.

MandS.jpg
i, Wednesday 16 January 2019, Number 2,541, p3
i, Wednesday 16 January 2019, Number 2,541, p39

Where are the 100 Marks and Spencer stores located?

The 30 Marks and Spencer stores that have already closed are:

  1. Andover
  2. Basildon
  3. Birkenhead
  4. Bournemouth
  5. Bridlington
  6. Clacton
  7. Covent Garden
  8. Crewe (due to relocation)
  9. Darlington
  10. Dover
  11. Durham
  12. Falkirk
  13. Fareham
  14. Fforestfach
  15. Greenock (due to relocation)
  16. Keighley
  17. Kettering
  18. New Mersey Speke Shopping Park
  19. Newmarket
  20. Newry (due to relocation)
  21. Northampton
  22. Portsmouth
  23. Putney
  24. Reddich
  25. Slough
  26. Stockport
  27. Stockton
  28. Wallsall
  29. Warrington
  30. Wokingham

The 17 store set to close are

  1. Ashford
  2. Barrow
  3. Bedford
  4. Boston (49 jobs)
  5. Buxton
  6. Cwmbran
  7. Deal
  8. Felixstowe
  9. Huddersfield (71 jobs)
  10. Hull (93 jobs)
  11. Junction One Antrim Outlet
  12. Luton Arndale
  13. Newark (41 jobs)
  14. Northwich
  15. Rotherham (79 jobs)
  16. Sutton
  17. Coldfield
  18. Weston Super Mare

What does this mean for the more than 1,000 Marks and Spencer employees?

This means that there could be a possibility that some of the more than 1,000 Marks and Spence employees could stay with Marks and Spencer, working at alternative locations. However, those who do no want to work at alternative locations will be made redundant and would have to actively seek alternative employment elsewhere whilst claiming Universal Credit (unemployment benefits).

Who else would this affect?

Not only would the more than 1,000 Marks and Spencer employees be affected, there will be many others who would be affected. They include, but aren’t limited to:

Customers – If customers’ local Marks and Spencer close, they would either have to travel further to an alternative Marks and Spencer store, do online shopping through Marks and Spencer’s website or do their shopping with a different company. There are both benefits and disadvantages to all of these. For visiting alternative Marks and Spencer stores further afield, customers can still purchase the products they want or need, but they would have to travel further to get the products, spending more money on fuel, on public transport (which will be awkward on a large shop) or a taxi. Online shopping is good because customers can order the products they want or need wherever they are (in the comfort of their own home, for example). However, if the customers are like me, who prefers to see what I am purchasing, this would be a disadvantage. If the customers have to do their shopping with a different company, they will find different products they may not have had if they shopped at Marks and Spencer. On the flip side, customers may prefer Marks and Spencer products to other company’s products.

Towns and Cities – With 17 more Marks and Spencer stores closing, there will be 17 more empty premises on the high streets, making towns and cities more of ghost towns or cities.

Landlords – With the 17 Marks and Spencer stores closing, the premises would be empty and the landlords would not get paid rent until there is another company who will be able to pay rent for the premises.

The Government –  With more than 1,000 potential redundancies at Marks and Spencer, the Government would not get given taxes from those who are made redundant until they have found alternative employment elsewhere. They would also have to pay out Universal Credit too.

I am one of the more than 1,000 Marks and Spencer employees who are affected by this. How can I seek alternative employment?

There are other retailers out there and they all have different ways for active job seekers to apply for positions that may have. Some may require you to apply online, whilst others would accept a CV and Cover Letter.

The best thing to do is research each potential employer to find out if they have any vacancies, how to apply and who to contact. This information is generally available online.

Alternatively, if you are like me, you can go out and about on foot, where you can complete Company Hunts to find this information out, followed by a CV Drop.

Conclusion

We have looked into how many would be affected  and how they would be affected. We have also looked into the benefits and disadvantages of shopping at an alternative Marks and Spencer store, shopping online and shopping at a different company altogether.

We now know which of the Marks and Spencer stores that have closed down already and those that will be closing down and how the unfortunate employees can find alternative employment elsewhere.

Key employees at Marks & Spencer

To find out who else works for Marks and Spencer, go to LinkedIn!

External Links

  • Evening Standard, on Tuesday 15 January 2019 at 12:36, by Patrick Grafton-Green
  • ITV, on Tuesday 15 January 2019 at 12:22
  • Metro, on Wednesday 16 January 2019, by Alys Key
  • Retail Gazette, on Tuesday 15 January 2019, by Elias Jahshan
  • The Guardian, on Tuesday 15 January 2019 at 17:56, by Zoe Wood
  • This is Money, on 15 January 2019 at 11:42, by Emily Hardy