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Category Archives: Youth unemployment

Unemployment in Hodge Hill continues to fall – July 2014

 

Dear friends,

 

Brilliant news, the monthly figures from the Office of National Statistics show that unemployment has fallen again in Hodge Hill.

 

The number of unemployed claimants in the constituency of Birmingham, Hodge Hill in June 2014 was 5,224. 

 

That’s a 155 lower than in May 2014 and a whopping 1296 lower than in June 2013.

 

Despite this great news we can’t become complacent; I will continue to campaign to see more jobs come to Hodge Hill, particularly for our young people.

 

All the best

 

Liam

 

Unemployment in Hodge Hill continues to fall as Birmingham City Council efforts take effect – May 2014

 

Dear friends,

 

Great news, figures from the Office of National Statistics show that we’ve seen another month of falling unemployment in Hodge Hill. May also saw Labour returned as the majority party in the City’s council enabling us to continue the fight against unemployment.

 

The number of unemployed claimants in Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency in May 2014 was 5,379. This represents a rate of 12.0% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64.

 

There is still much work to be done but the new figures show that the number of people claiming Job Seekers’ Allowance (JSA) is 1216 lower than in May 2013 and 201 lower than in April 2014.

 

Labour will continue to fight unemployment – seeking to create more jobs both in Hodge Hill and across Birmingham.

 

Yours

 

Liam

 

The Pump – Job, Career and Advice Fair at The Shardfest Festival 6 July 2014

 

Dear friends,

 

I’ve received this exciting notice about the upcoming Shardfest which is only a few weeks away. The Pump at Kitts Green is organising a Job, Career and Advice Fair as part of the day. Further details below.

 

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Birmingham City Council see further falls in unemployment in Hodge Hill – April 2014

 

Dear friends,

 

Great news, figures from the Office of National Statistics show that unemployment has fallen again in Hodge Hill.

 

The number of unemployed claimants in Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency in April 2014 was 5,580. This represents a rate of 12.7% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64

 

This number is far too high and there is still much work to be done but the new figures show that the number of people claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance (JSA) is 1088 lower than in April 2013 and 104 lower than in March 2014. 

 

These figures show that Birmingham City Council’s efforts to tackle unemployment are making a real difference here in Hodge Hill – very encouraging.

 

All the best

 

Liam

 

Birmingham’s Biggest Jobs Fair – Free to ALL

 

Dear Friends,

 

I’ve received exciting news about an upcoming jobs fair – Birmingham’s biggest ever – on 6 – 9 May at Millennium Point.

 

See below for more details;

 

All the best

 

Liam

 

 

Birmingham City University is working with Birmingham City Council, Millennium Point, Birmingham Metropolitan College and partners to run Birmingham’s Biggest ever Jobs Fair, FREE to all from 6-9 May at Millennium Point.
We still have spaces available and employers will be provided with a free table and chairs, all you need to do is have live jobs available for young people on offer.

 

So far a range of big brands have signed up – Jaguar Land Rover, Amey, AGA Rangemaster, Aldi, National Express, MG, Hilton Metropole, Tesco, John Lewis, NHS, Thomas Vale, UPS, Wesleyan, amongst many others.

 

You can take part by registering here http://birmingham-made-me.org/youth-employment-submissions/

 

Alternatively you can email leena.sandhu@bcu.ac.uk

 

 

Birmingham City Council’s efforts leads to fall in Hodge Hill unemployment

 

Dear friends,

 

Great news, figures from the Office of National Statistics show that unemployment has fallen again in Hodge Hill.

 

The number of unemployed claimants in Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency in March 2014 was 5,684. This represents a rate of 12.9% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64.

 

This number is far too high and there is still much work to be done but the new figures show that the number for people claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance (JSA) is 1126 lower than in March 2013 and 174 lower than in February 2014.

 

These figures show that Birmingham City Council’s efforts to tackle unemployment are making a real difference here in Hodge Hill – very encouraging.

 

All the best

 

Liam

 

‘Routes to Success’ Castle Vale Jobs Fair – Wednesday 2 April

 

Dear all,

I just wanted to let you know about a great Jobs Fair happening in Castle Vale next week. All the details you will need are on the flyer below.

 

You can access a PDF of the flyer using this link:  JOBS FAIR – CASTLE VALE – 2 APRIL 2014

 

JOBS FAIR - CASTLE VALE - 2 APRIL 2014 image

 

 

Unemployment remains high in Hodge Hill – but it is falling.

 

The ONS has recently published the unemployment figures for December 2013 by constituency. The key facts are as follows:

 

The number of unemployed claimants in Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency in December 2013 was 5,894. This represents a rate of 13.4% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 2nd highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

 

The number of claimants is 889 lower than in December 2012 and 58 lower than in November 2013. These data are not seasonally adjusted.

 

Unemployment continues to damage our community and the aspirations of our young people. I remain committed to seeing unemployment in Hodge Hill fall. Compared to December 2012 the figures show that less people are unemployed but there is still much to be done – I am committed to seeing more stable and well paid jobs for the residents of Hodge Hill.

New McKinsey research into youth unemployment and the skills gap in Europe: Education to Employment

In case you missed it, here’s McKinsey + Co’s study of education to employment transitions across Europe.

The conclusions are very striking – and very similar to our own. Today’s system isn’t working and we need reform – especially for the ‘forgotten 50 percent’ who don’t go to university.

 

McKinsey – Education to Employment

 

 

Guide to Local Employers and Training Providers

How many times have you been told you won’t get a job because you don’t have the experience?

That’s why for the last two years I’ve organised big jobs fairs in the constituency – to bring our local young people and employers together. In 2013, we organised a jobs fair for the whole of east Birmingham – the biggest of its kind. Over 2,000 young people came along.

If you were not able to come – or perhaps didn’t get round everyone there – I thought you might find it useful to have a list of the employers and training providers who joined us at the Jobs Fair. Follow the link below for more information.

These aren’t necessarily employers with jobs right now – but I thought you’d find it helpful to have a list of organisations who are up for helping young people.

Good luck – and let me know if I can ever help.

Liam

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