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48 jobs lost as Drapkin folds

Staff, 02/02/2006

After over 100 years, one of Birmingham’s longest established printers has collapsed with the loss of 48 jobs

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http://www.expressandstar.com/articles/new...ticle_86346.php

21 lose jobs at car firm

By Victoria Hoe

Feb 2, 2006

More than 20 people have lost their jobs in Burntwood at a troubled car dealership. Administrators have made 76 people redundant at Asgard's three outlets.

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http://money.guardian.co.uk/businessnews/s...1699986,00.html

275 jobs to go as Thus buys up telecoms rival

Richard Wray

Thursday February 2, 2006

The Guardian

Glasgow-based telecoms company Thus yesterday snapped up rival Your Communications for up to £71.8m in shares in a deal which will give its owner, United Utilities, a stake of up to 26.5% in the merged business.

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http://iccheshireonline.icnetwork.co.uk/01...-name_page.html

NHS jobs under threat Feb 2 2006

Exclusive By Simon Drury, Runcorn Weekly News

MORE than 260 staff at a Runcorn NHS supplies depot fear jobs will be axed and pay cut if privatisation plans go through.

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http://www.theherald.co.uk/business/55430.html

70 jobs to go at Samuel Walker

KRISTY DORSEY, Deputy Business Editor February 02 2006

SAMUEL Walker & Sons, the crane hire business set up in 1964 by its eponymous founder, has gone into liquidation with the loss of nearly 70 jobs.

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http://business.scotsman.com/retail.cfm?id=165622006

Powerhouse cuts 110 Scots jobs

COLIN DONALD

BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT

POWERHOUSE, the electrical retail chain, cut 110 Scottish jobs yesterday, after closing 31 of its UK discount stores, half of them in Scotland.

The New Zealand-owned firm said the move made over 250 workers across the UK redundant with immediate effect.

Edited by OnlyMe

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Maybe we should have a pinned thread for all these job going? :unsure:

I was thinking that it would be good to have a graph plotted from official figurers showing employed, unemployed and sick.

Ideally going back from the last crash so we could see comparisons – we could then add our weekly job losses to the bottom it give a more accurate direction indication

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I think there is more to be gleaned from looking at the sectors that are shedding jobs, their reasons and also where the jobs are going.

Pre-election there were no NHS trusts and councils shedding jobs, it was all spend spend spend.

Manufacturing seems to be on a continual and terminal decline - hardly a place in the world where jobs a re not being lost to, we are leading the world in the uncomeptitive stakes.

Commodity and energy prics are beginning to have their effect - so much for low inflation.

Some retail areas and the car sector seem to be having difficulty.

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I think there is more to be gleaned from looking at the sectors that are shedding jobs, their reasons and also where the jobs are going.

Pre-election there were no NHS trusts and councils shedding jobs, it was all spend spend spend.

Manufacturing seems to be on a continual and terminal decline - hardly a place in the world where jobs a re not being lost to, we are leading the world in the uncomeptitive stakes.

Commodity and energy prics are beginning to have their effect - so much for low inflation.

Some retail areas and the car sector seem to be having difficulty.

True, some job losses are for more complex reason, be interesting to collect an overview of job losses in the wider economy though.

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True, some job losses are for more complex reason, be interesting to collect an overview of job losses in the wider economy though.

The sector which is impossible to track is the small business sector - jobs losses there don't make the press, they wouldn't appear at all. This sector is more flexible in that wages can fluctutate dramatically and jobs/employment still be kept - certainly for the smallest employer / sole traders etc.

About the only reliable non-fudged indicator there is out there is tax receipts - if they are down you know something is up (down) with employment.

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Some retail areas and the car sector seem to be having difficulty.

car sector is in big trouble.

i don't want to go into details but i know a sole trader who has had a terrible last quarter (to december 2005) - he is thinking of ceasing trading and getting rid of the last of his stock!

as a perennial HPC uber bear :P - i asked him innocently whether he thought there may be a recession. it was like a dam bursting and we had a good chat about the economy / brown / peak oil etc etc :(:unsure:

he is a pretty switched on guy and is a bit of a "ducker and diver" so i've no doubt he will do OK in whatever he will do. :)

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Tracking job losses is a not that useful unless you also track job creation and vacancies as well. Is there any data on the state of hiring in the economy?

In my local newspaper the job vacancies section seems as large as it ever has been, and almost all of the positions advertised are in the private sector. However, I am in the south east/M4 technology corridor where employment is traditionally very strong. It may be a different story up north.

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Tracking job losses is a not that useful unless you also track job creation and vacancies as well. Is there any data on the state of hiring in the economy?

In my local newspaper the job vacancies section seems as large as it ever has been, and almost all of the positions advertised are in the private sector. However, I am in the south east/M4 technology corridor where employment is traditionally very strong. It may be a different story up north.

Single jobs do get advertised but don't get reported. There seem to be very few companies actively expanding on a large scale creating 100's of jobs at a time. Check for yourself, I don't think any have been reported today (check yesterday's thread for some that were).

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I thought these were the same, as the above, but they are not.

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,7013...5,00.html?f=rss

MoD Closes Two Centres

Updated: 17:33, Thursday February 02, 2006

More than 700 jobs are to go as the Ministry of Defence announces the closure of two sites.

The Defence Aviation Repair Agency's units at St Athan, South Wales and Fleetlands in Hampshire are set to close.

Armed forces minister Adam Ingram said: "Up to 500 jobs will go at DARA's St Athan fast jet business and 225 at the engine maintenance unit at Fleetlands when they close in April 2007."

The closures had first been mooted at the end of last year.

http://www.thisisdevon.co.uk/displayNode.j...&folderPk=82785

100 JOBS GO AT COUNTY

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18:00 - 02 February 2006

Devon County Council will be asking 100 workers - primarily managers and supervisors - to take voluntary redundancy. The council hopes the job losses will help save £5 million, along with travel and property savings, and help plug a £15 million gap in county hall coffers.

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/hi/news/5048573.html

A CRANE hire company in Glasgow has gone into liquidation with dozens of jobs being axed.

A total of 68 staff will go at Samuel Walker & Sons' sites in the city's London Road and in Manchester.

Tough trading conditions have been blamed.

Last August the firm had pre-tax profit of almost £75,000 but bank loans and overdrafts totalling £3.1million.

Publication date 02/02/06

http://www.essexchronicle.co.uk/displayNod...&folderPk=91146

JOBS AT RISK

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18:00 - 02 February 2006

At least 20 jobs are at risk at Chelmsford based aluminum and packaging company Alcan

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