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Skills shortage biting USA with up to 11% of earnings lost annually

U.S. manufacturers may be losing up to 11 percent annually of their earnings as a result of increased production costs stemming from  a shortage of skilled workers, according to a new study from Accenture and The Manufacturing Institute. The scale of the issue is illustrated in the study, “Out of Inventory: Skills Shortage Threatens Growth for U.S.…

HR departments have found that re-skilling employees and developing their existing expertise delivers long term efficiency savings and bridges the gaps created by job cuts and downsizing. Now markets such as IT are starting to pick up, it’s vital that business don’t turn their back on staff development, argues Martin Hill from Dell Education Services.…

SNP hit out at Labour over council redundancies

The SNP have criticised Labour over public sector job cuts, accusing the party of offering little more than “hot air” over its promises to protect the vulnerable from the impact of local authority sackings. Following a report that a disabled worker at Glasgow City Council had been hit by compulsory redundancy, local MSP Bill Kidd…

The GMB has warned Britain’s public sector workers that thousands of them will soon find themselves out of work, as councils start serving 90 days’ notice of redundancies. Speaking to BBC News, the trade union’s national secretary Brian Strutton hit out at local authorities for their handling of the job cuts, claiming many taxpayer-funded staff…