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800 jobs to go in £11bn standard life merger with Aberdeen asset management

The proposed £11 billion merger between Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management is expected to result in the phased loss of around 800 jobs, documents have revealed. The posts are due to be cut over three years as the companies, which have a combined worldwide workforce of approximately 9,000 people, restructure. Bosses said they expect […]

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NEARLY ONE IN THREE TECH WORKERS FIND JOBS THROUGH RECRUITERS

Nearly one in three tech workers in the UK and Ireland find new jobs through a recruiter, according to new data from Stack Overflow. Interestingly, personal contacts is the second largest source (18%) of new roles for developers, despite the stereotype that they’re not people’s people. Job-seeking method Percentage An external recruiter or headhunter 30.9% […]

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BARCLAYS TO CREATE 2000 NEW JOBS IN THE UK AS PROFITS DOUBLE

Barclays says its profits more than doubled in the first three months of the year, boosted by better performance in its core business. Pre-tax profit for the first quarter was £1.682bn, up from £793m for the same period last year. Chief executive Jes Staley said it had been “another quarter of strong progress towards the completion of […]

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JOHN LEWIS TO CUT NEARLY 400 IN STORE JOBS AS CUSTOMERS MOVE ONLINE

John Lewis plans to cut nearly 400 jobs in its home fittings services and restaurants amid a shift to online shopping. The changes will affect administration staff in its carpet, curtain and blinds fittings service. No jobs will be cut among the estimators and fitters. However, administration roles will move from stores to a centre […]