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December 2008

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Fashion retailers feel crunch


Fashion retailers are feeling the impact of the economic downturn – USC and Chanel are both under pressure. USC has gone into administration and the French designer has been forced to cut 200 ...

Personality important for particular positions


The personality of a person applying for a job vacancy can have a lot to do with whether they are offered a job or not, it has been stated.Russell Crowe, managing director at retail recruiter Retail ...

Green sector offers great jobs potential


The green jobs sector is likely to see an increase in employment levels in the next year, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has said.Public policy adviser for the CIPD, ...

FSB concerned about rural businesses


The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has voiced concern that rural businesses are likely to be affected more over Christmas by the economic situation. A survey of 500 FSB members found that 60 ...

Interview skills important for jobseekers


People on the hunt for jobs must make sure that their interview skills and CVs are up to scratch, an expert has said. Joe McDermott, the CEO of interview skills training service, ...

Consumer confidence creeps up


Consumer confidence has increased slightly, according to the GfK/NOP index.Its overall score has improved by one point and more people thought their personal financial situation would ...

Deloitte reveals Woolies' losses


Administrator Deloitte, has announced Woolworths' first redundancies .It revealed the wholesale distributor Entertainment UK (EUK) - part ofthe Woolworths Group - is to cut 700 jobs.However, 375 ...

No buyer for Woolworths


UK retailer Woolworths is starting its closing down sales today, after no buyer was found for the chain.Administrator Deloitte had been in discussions with a number of interested parties, including ...

Retail sales down 0.4 per cent


Retail sales in the UK were down 0.4 per cent, according to a new survey.The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG study showed sales have fallen for two consecutive months for the first time ...

Top retailers promise apprenticeship places


The UK's top retailers have promised hundreds of new places for apprentices.Sainsbury's has said it will have four times as many places than before. Rival Tesco will soon have a further 800 ...

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