Archives for August 2013

What Skills are Needed to Become a Plumber?

To become a plumber you may not need any previous experience or academic qualifications, but there will be certain skills you need to demonstrate. Some courses and apprenticeships may require a number of GCSEs, whereas others are open to everyone. Despite the lack of need for formal qualifications, plumbing isn’t for everyone so you need […]

UK Employment Stats on the Rise… but

August finally saw some excellent news for UK job seekers as unemployment figures fell by 4,000 in the three months to June. The bad news, however, is that the ONS are still reporting that 2.51 million people remain out of work. The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in July fell more sharply, however, with […]

How Safe is Your Business from Media Sabotage?

Every year at least one politician or businessman has their career torpedoed by an interview nightmare. Just last week Labour immigration spokesman Chris Bryant ducked out of several interviews after fearing the repercussions from his ‘botched immigration speech’. Jeremy Paxman is an English journalist, broadcaster and author. He has worked for the BBC since 1977, and […]

The Claptrap Behind the Minimum Wage Debate

By Bill Bonner Can Money Buy You Happiness? Not that we care especially about money. We are more interested in what it represents… and how it helps us understand the world we live in. Money establishes a relationship between people. One owes. One is owed. One can buy. One must sell. One employs. Another is […]

The Internet: An Economic Ecosystem for Exciting Job Growth

An enormous amount of money changes hands online every day… The Internet plays host to a huge variety of economic activity, from online purchases to electronic banking. Until recently, the economic impact and potential of the Internet had not been studied much. However, in 2011, a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute revealed just how […]

Teaching Teens The Importance Of Workplace Safety

When your teen goes off to their first day at work it’s an exciting prospect, inviting feelings of pride and worry similar to that you had when they first went to school. Going off to a summer job can be exciting but it can also be dangerous. Teens should be aware of the risks and […]