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Learning and Work publish August labour market briefing.

Learning and Work have released their latest labour Market report for August 2017, building on the Office for National Statistics release.

The labour market figures published on 16 August show another strong increase in employment, with unemployment and economic inactivity amongst people of working age both falling.

Ingeus owner Providence Services sells its Australian arm Mission Providence

Before Ingeus was sold to Providence Services, it had had to exit the Australian employment services market because its' founder, Therese Rein, is married to the then Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd.

Once Providence was in control, they formed a partnership with Mission Australia, which was one of the major providers in employment services. The resulting organisation, Mission Providence, is one of the major providers in the jobActive network.

US-headquartered providers publish financial results

Both Maximus and Providence Service Corporation (which is the parent company for Ingeus) have published quarterly financial results.

Maximus (NYSE:MMS) has published a presentation alongside their Q3 2017 Investor Conference Call .

There is more UK-related comment on the Health Assessment contract (which carries out Work Capability Assessments for DWP) rather than the winding down of the Work Programme contracts or prospects for the Work and Health Programme.

Learning & Work Labour Market Update - June 2017

Learning and Work have released their latest labour Market report for June 2017, building on the Office for National Statistics release.

The labour market figures published on 14 June point to a strong but stable labour market, and jobs for the many and not the few.

“To govern is to choose” – The Conservative Party Manifesto analysed by Learning & Work

To govern is to choose. There’s lots to welcome in the Conservative manifesto, including backing for our campaign for a successor to European structural funds. But we need more investment and reform for ordinary working families to be better off by 2022.

Things can only get better? Labour’s 2017 manifesto

It’s great to see a focus on Further Education and skills in the Labour manifesto. But we need more radical ways to invest if we’re to tackle the big questions

Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute

It’s great to see a focus on Further Education and skills in the Labour manifesto. But we need more radical ways to invest if we’re to tackle the big questions

Time to choose: how the next government can boost learning, skills and jobs

This general election comes at a profound time for our country. Investing in learning and opportunity is essential for our prosperity and fairness in society. We’ve set out plans for making the change we need. 

Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute

Labour market update - May 2017 Learning and Work briefing

Learning & Work have published their May Labour Market Statistics briefing.

The latest labour market figures published on 17 May appear to point to a robust labour market. However, the unexpected rise in claimant unemployment could point to trouble ahead.

Labour market update - March 2017 Learning and Work briefing

Learning and Work have published the March Labour Market statistics briefing

The labour market figures published on 15 March are another set of numbers pointing to modest improvement in employment prospects.

Labour market update - February 2017 Learning and Work briefing

Learning and Work Have published the February Labour Market Statistics update

The labour market figures published on 15 February are at first sight a set of positive figures.

Work and Health Programme - How you can stand out

Learning and Work (with Policy in Practice) are holding a webinar on 9th February

This builds on the event held on 30 January.

The slides for the 30 January event are now online and can be seen here

Staffline (PeoplePlus) announce full year 2016 results

Staffline have announced their full year 2016 results, including those from their PeoplePlus business.

PeoplePlus (previously Employability) achieved significant improvements as fully integrated business:

Labour Market update - January 2017 Learning and Work briefing

Learning & Work have published the January Labour Market Statistics update:

The labour market figures published on 18 January are at first sight another set of concerning figures. However, there are perhaps some more positive signs in the numbers.

December labour market statistics report

The latest labour market figures published on 14 December are the third consecutive monthly set of disappointing figures. It is clear that the UK labour market is now slowing.

Learning & Work's monthly labour market statistics briefing has now been published.

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