Friday, 28 December 2012
Thu, Oct, 11 2012
Partnership helps hundreds Leap into work
"So far, more than 40 previously unemployed people have found work at McDonald’s restaurants across the North East, with new recruit Elaine Hall being the 300th success of the Leap project."
26 Feb 2012 00:00
McDonald's spends £10m of taxpayer's cash from employment scheme without creating a single job
"McDonald's has pocketed £10million of public money for an apprenticeship scheme ...but has not created a single new job with it.
Instead, the multi-national fast-food giant has spent the whole sum on “career progression” for 18,000 existing staff.
A Sunday Mirror investigation has found that among nine other major firms which take the most money from the scheme, £20million has been spent to create just 2,559 new jobs."
Thursday 2 August 2012 19.29 BST
The unemployed young academic: facing life on the outside (Guardian)
"I'm called complacent for failing to respond to listed vacancies for checkout operators at Asda."