It is the only part of UK that has returned to pre-recession levels of job creation.
Outer London, the South-east and East have recovered since the crash but job starts are still 11%, 16% and 21% below pre-recession levels.
Although this is good news, it is true that many jobs are temporary, and hiring rates for young people have declined considerably.
As a solution, a report encourages targeted employment support programmes, such as a job guarantee for any young person out of work for at least six months, identifying low skills as a reason to provide more intensive employment support and establishing bodies in each industrial sector so government, unions and employers can work together to identify skills gaps and promote workplace standards and fair pay.
Paul Bivand, the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion’s associate director said: “Our concern is inclusion. It isn’t just our name. Employment growth should help close gaps in our society. […] We want all areas and groups to benefit. We need to close gaps.”
Wandsworth Council approved last Monday some plans including a competition concerning architects from all over the world to design a new bridge. The exact location is not known yet, although there is a high probability to be built near the new US Embassy.
Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council and co-chair of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership, said: “This Bridge has the potential to become a powerful icon for the revival of Nine Elms which will help us bring new life, jobs and homes to this underused part of London. […]”
The bridge and other transport improvements will be funded from private Nine Elms developments and from growth in local business rates income.
Lidl, the German supermarket chain, continues to extend its expansion in the UK market. The company plans to create 2,500 new jobs through an investment of 220€ million. Currently, Lidl has 600 outlets in the UK and has set a goal for the coming years, reaching 1,500.
The company will create different jobs, based in Wimbledon and at the various stores around the country.
The company hopes that people realize that you can get big savings on their weekly shopping without losing quality.
What would be London without its famous bridges?
With 35 bridges in the England’s capital, they represent emblems. Indeed, bridges do more than transport people from North Bank to South Bank; for example Tower Bridge is an integral symbol in the capital.
London’s Tower Bridge will celebrate its 120th anniversary this summer and the Museum of London Docklands will host its largest exhibition from the 27th of June to the 4th of November, 2014. According to this exhibition, London would not have existed without these bridges, and will show this fact through paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and films.
You can see the works of best vista of London. David Spence, the director of the museum has said “these places give you a completely different definition of whats it’s like to be in the centre of a city that you don’t get anywhere else”.
So let’s visit this free exhibition from the 27th June.
The summer is here and it is time to go out. The zoo can be a good solution for hanging out between friends, couples or with the family.
London Zoo, also called Regent’s Zoo, is one of the oldest zoos in the world, that opened in 1828. With more than 15 hectares, around 20,000 animals are there with 750 different species, of which a hundred are endangered species. This zoo participates in one program of research and conservation of endangered species. A reptile house, an aquarium, an insectarium and all usual animals are there, so everybody will be happy.
If you want to visit, go to the Regent’s Park. The entry price is 24£ for adult and 17.50£ for child (free for under 3 years old). You can check the official website of the zoo to have more information.
The “Zoo Lates” takes place every Friday in June and July, which is a kind of festival with visitors dressed up in animals. This event is for people over 18 years old, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
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“Trooping the Colour”, also known as “The Queen’s Birthday Parade” will take place in London, on the Saturday 14th of June.
In spite of the fact that the Queen’s birthday is the 21st of April, the ceremony takes place in June to be luckier to have a sunny weather.
Performed by the British and Commonwealth armies, this event comes from tradition of the 17th Century, when regiment’s colours were used as rallying points.
The ceremony will be on the big place Horse Guards Parade where the Royal Family will be present. At 11 o’clock, you can be present at the Queen’s arrival and to the Royal salute.
If you are not able to come the 14th of June, you can attend to the repetition, named “the Major General’s Review” the previous Saturday.
The Field Day will take place in London on Saturday, June 7th from 12:00pm and on Sunday, June 8th from 2:00pm.
Over the past previous years, this music festival has become one of the most famous festivals in the capital of England, with the arrivals of many foreigners for this event.
Many groups and singers will be there such as Metronomy, the Pixies, Moxie and many more.
This festival will be held in Victoria Park with tickets priced at £45 on Saturday, £38,50 on Sunday or £73,50 if you want to go both days.For more information, you can visit the event’s website http://fielddayfestivals.com/
The Wychwood Festival, which celebrates its 10th birthday, will take place over 3 days. Between Friday the 30th of May from 12:00 pm and the Sunday 1st of June you can enjoy this festival with your friends or your family. Indeed, this festival has been nominated for the Best Family Festival in the United Kingdom.
Different activities will be proposed: comedy, literature, shows for children, rides, stalls… There will also be different kind of music for example with The Boomtown or The Levellers.
The price of the ticket for 3 days is 125£ for adult, 60£ for 10-15 years old and 20£ for 5-9 years old. The price for one day is between 8 and 55$ according to your age. The festival will take place at 46 Market Square in Witney, in the County of Oxfordshire which is 1h30 away from London. If you want more information, you can check it on their website. http://wychwoodfestival.com/
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- Fluent English along with another language which should be either Italian, French, Spanish or Portuguese
- Additional languages are an advantage
The general working hours of this position are 5 days per week between Monday-Sunday from 10.00 – 18.00. However as the branch manager of a busy, growing branch full commitment and flexibility will be expected and if necessary extra hours may be required. It is expected that the ideal candidate will instinctively know when it’s necessary for them to work extra hours as the branch should be treated like it is your own business. At EazyCity our customers are our prime focus and they always come first!
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