LMI Bulletin 14/09/2018 (Issue 384)

Produced by the LMI Team at Education Development Trust 

LMI Bulletin 14/09/2018 (Issue 384)

Job Gains & Losses

A North East contact centre is creating more than a 100 jobs after winning a contract with a national bingo operator (Chronicle Live)

Stobart Energy (part of the Stobart Group), describes itself as the number one supplier of biomass in the UK. It is opening a wood management facility on the Tees creating 40 new jobs. (Bdaily)

A Teesside publishing company, Resolution Media, is producing two new magazines and creating  new jobs  (Teesside Live)


How do graduates look for jobs
Using data from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017 (published by HESA), this summary  provides a quick visual on the methods used by graduates to find jobs.

The data shows that the most frequently used methods are the employer's website (17%), personal contacts (16.5%) and already working there (15%).  A question  might be, how did you know that an employer was recruiting, to consider looking at their website? There may be an employer of choice element or hearing through word of mouth or using social media. In the same way that we know employers use many methods to recruit, depending on the nature of the job, the sector and their size/budget for recruitment (see the DfE Employers Perspectives Survey) It is mos probable that  the method used to find work is also a combination of approaches.

Employment References
Help from ACAS on references covering:

  • What is an employment reference?
  • Does an employment reference have to be provided?
  • What can an employment reference include?
  • When are employment references needed?
  • Job offers and references
  • Can an employer give a bad reference?
  • Resolving problems with references

Claimant Count
The Hartlepool Mail this week reported the latest claimant count data from ONS for August 2018.  The reason is that both the count rose  - to 4,105 almost double that of three years earlier, and that Hartlepool LA has the highest claimant rate of all local authorities in the country.- 7% of Hartlepool residents aged 16-64. The lowest rate (on the mainland ) is Surrey at 0.7% and offshore it is the Orkneys (0.6%) and at the bottom (or top ) the Isles of Scilly at 0.2%. The figures for the last 6 months in the North East are shown in the chart below.





Bulletin date: 
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 12:30