Employees

28,400 jobs for Northern Ireland economy

The Northern Ireland Centre for Economic Policy has predicted that 28,400 jobs will be created in Northern Ireland by 2018.

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Unemployment rate falls to 6.9 per cent

The unemployment rate fell by 77,000 to 2.24 million between December 2013 and February 2014, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

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Fastest rise in permanent salaries since 2007

Permanent salary growth in March 2014 rose at the fastest rate since July 2007, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.

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Employment law changes coming into effect

The start of the new tax year on 6 April 2014 will see a number of changes to employment law.

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Gender pay gap at 33 per cent

Men in full time employment earned an average 33 per cent more than women in 2013, according to research by Halifax.

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Women hold fifth of FTSE100 board positions

Women now hold more than a fifth of all board positions in FTSE100 companies, according to the latest figures.

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Call for age diverse workforces

Employers need to do more to take full advantage of 'age diverse' workforces, according to research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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Minimum wage rises to £6.50 an hour

The National Minimum Wage for adults is to rise by 19p an hour to £6.50, the Government has announced.

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Business leaders call for apprenticeship boost

Business leaders are calling on the Government to encourage businesses to hire more apprentices ahead of National Apprenticeship Week.

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Above-inflation minimum wage rise proposed

A three per cent rise in the national minimum wage (NMW) has been recommended by the Low Pay Commission.

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