Job Seeker's Allowance claims rise again

The number of Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimants in Devon increased in line with the national trend by 269 claimants between January 2015 and February 2015.

As a proportion of the working age population, Devon claimants increased very slightly from 0.9% in January to 1% in February, which remains one of the lowest rates on record. Devon’s claimant rate still remains far lower than...

Large fall in number of Job Seekers Allowance claimants

The number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance in Devon has decreased by 8%, or 568 claimants, between February and March 2014.

The total number of claimants now stands at just 1.4% of Devon’s working age population, down from 1.6% in February 2014. This is roughly half the national rate of 2.9%.

Compared to March 2013, Devon’s claimant count last month was 3,108 claimants...

Mego Employment Centre opens in Plymouth

A FORMER solicitors' office has been turned into an innovative Employment Centre.

Mego has opened its doors in Bretonside and provide jobseekers with a unique package of services.

The business will provide individuals with tailored services to improve their job-hunting skills and help them get hired.

The business will help those looking for work to find sustainable...

Boost for Devon as Jobseekers fall in April

The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) has fallen for the second consecutive month. The percentage of the working age population claiming JSA has now returned to the December 2008 level.

Claimants have dropped from 9,603 in March to 8,849 in April.

The Devon figures reflect the national trend, however the month on month decrease of 7.9% has occurred at a...

Plymouth's 1000 Club hits 100 members

Bluebird Care, based in Plympton, has become the 100th member of Plymouth’s 1000 Club.

The 1000 Club is a city wide initiative aimed at encouraging 1000 businesses to provide a job or work experience to a young person.

To celebrate this milestone, the leader of Plymouth Council, Councillor Tudor Evans will present Bluebird Care with a commemorative certificate.