Colchester: 1,200 job vacancies in town

Gazette: Vacancies - Jobcentre Plus in Colchester. (82276-1) Vacancies - Jobcentre Plus in Colchester. (82276-1)

More than 1,000 jobs are available in the Colchester area according to the latest release of figures.

Despite the increasing number of redundancies due to the economic slowdown, employers are still seeking to fill a wide range of roles.

Jobcentre Plus for Colchester currently has 1,283 vacancies listed, according to the Department of Work and Pensions.

Workers could earn £85 per day as a driver/labourer, £6.50 per hour as a sales assistant, £25,000 a year as a human resources officer, £21,000 a year as a warehouse manager or £22,500 a year as an NVQ assessor.

Other businesses looking for recruits include a home improvement company looking for more than 30 staff ranging from canvassers and leaflet distributors, to drivers and promotions staff.

But the number of unemployed people in Colchester has jumped by 49 per cent since December 2007, according to figures obtained by Will Quince, the town’s prospective parliamentary candidate for the Conservative Party.

This figure exceeds the national average of 34 per cent.

Mr Quince said: “We must not forget that these are not just statistics but people.

“It clearly demonstrates that no area is immune from the current economic crisis.”

In the UK, 1,056,145 are unemployed.

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7:56am Tue 13 Jan 09

guyfawkes999 says...

The campaign for the General Election has already started with the three main parties already ripping each other to shreds.

So much for cosy coalition agreements.

The Vote LibDem and get Labour party candidate is Bob Russell. He is 63 years of age and is defending a majority of just 6,277.

The other failed parties have fielded two wet behind the ears candidates:

The Useless Conservative party candidate doesn’t live or work in the town. Will Quince is just 25 years of age. Apparently this is the best that the Useless Conservative party could manage to put up against Bob Russell.

The Communist Labour party candidate - Jordan Newell is aged juts 24. He was well beaten by the BNP candidate in last May’s borough council elections on Highwoods.

Interesting that although all three parties state to having pro-ethnic minority and women positive policies, they have all chosen British white men to stand for this election.

Why didn’t Communist Labour in particular choose a woman from an ethnic minority to stand in Colchester after all isn’t that what Communist Labour's Harriet Harman would want?

Are these the best three candidates for Colchester or should they be looking for a job at Colchester's
excellent JobCentre Plus?
The campaign for the General Election has already started with the three main parties already ripping each other to shreds. So much for cosy coalition agreements. The Vote LibDem and get Labour party candidate is Bob Russell. He is 63 years of age and is defending a majority of just 6,277. The other failed parties have fielded two wet behind the ears candidates: The Useless Conservative party candidate doesn’t live or work in the town. Will Quince is just 25 years of age. Apparently this is the best that the Useless Conservative party could manage to put up against Bob Russell. The Communist Labour party candidate - Jordan Newell is aged juts 24. He was well beaten by the BNP candidate in last May’s borough council elections on Highwoods. Interesting that although all three parties state to having pro-ethnic minority and women positive policies, they have all chosen British white men to stand for this election. Why didn’t Communist Labour in particular choose a woman from an ethnic minority to stand in Colchester after all isn’t that what Communist Labour's Harriet Harman would want? Are these the best three candidates for Colchester or should they be looking for a job at Colchester's excellent JobCentre Plus? guyfawkes999

11:04am Tue 13 Jan 09

deleterious comments says...

Just 46 jobs on offer in Tendring.

Just 18 on offer in Clactons jobcenter.

Yet we read of TDC`s regeneration arm, creating new jobs for their own to take up.

Essex County schools have £50 million going spare, unused.

Tendring needs some areas infrastructures replacing badly.
The whole coastal areas are in need of employment, it needs jobs for builders/management/
drivers/builders yards----the list is endless.

What does TDC do, invent new jobs for itself, but actualy does nothing but talk.

Colchester has seen the boom in new building, its now seeing the bust side.
The money has been spent in Colchesters regenerational areas, its time to move it along, and along with the jobs that accompany the fact of funding new areas developments.
Just 46 jobs on offer in Tendring. Just 18 on offer in Clactons jobcenter. Yet we read of TDC`s regeneration arm, creating new jobs for their own to take up. Essex County schools have £50 million going spare, unused. Tendring needs some areas infrastructures replacing badly. The whole coastal areas are in need of employment, it needs jobs for builders/management/ drivers/builders yards----the list is endless. What does TDC do, invent new jobs for itself, but actualy does nothing but talk. Colchester has seen the boom in new building, its now seeing the bust side. The money has been spent in Colchesters regenerational areas, its time to move it along, and along with the jobs that accompany the fact of funding new areas developments. deleterious comments

12:10pm Tue 13 Jan 09

Feisty CBC says...

Wasn't sure about this, so I did a search on the jobcentre plus web site for all jobs in the Colchester area with no preference on hours of work or whether the job is temporary or permanent. Returned 472 matches. So where are the other 800 jobs?
Wasn't sure about this, so I did a search on the jobcentre plus web site for all jobs in the Colchester area with no preference on hours of work or whether the job is temporary or permanent. Returned 472 matches. So where are the other 800 jobs? Feisty CBC

12:22pm Tue 13 Jan 09

guyfawkes999 says...

Well done Feisty CBC I did the same search and I agree with your figures.

Why can't the Basildon Gazette get their facts right?

Where are the other 800 jobs?

Interesting to see that Colchester Borough Council are advertising for Ethnic and Diversity Officers on the best part of £25,000 per year.

Are these jobs necessary given that we are supposed to be treated equally?

Is it like George Orwell's Animal Farm where some people more equal than others in Lib-Lab land?
Well done Feisty CBC I did the same search and I agree with your figures. Why can't the Basildon Gazette get their facts right? Where are the other 800 jobs? Interesting to see that Colchester Borough Council are advertising for Ethnic and Diversity Officers on the best part of £25,000 per year. Are these jobs necessary given that we are supposed to be treated equally? Is it like George Orwell's Animal Farm where some people more equal than others in Lib-Lab land? guyfawkes999

2:32pm Tue 13 Jan 09

hughie-s says...

Wonder if Nina got these facts while looking at the vacancies?

In the whole of the country there's just one vacancy for a journalist, in Norwich.
Wonder if Nina got these facts while looking at the vacancies? In the whole of the country there's just one vacancy for a journalist, in Norwich. hughie-s

3:49pm Tue 13 Jan 09

Cliff says...

Remember all those jobs that chap had recently that people wouldn't take. It turned out you had to pay him for van hire and pay your own tax and insurance. Don't remember the Gazette apologising for that.
Remember all those jobs that chap had recently that people wouldn't take. It turned out you had to pay him for van hire and pay your own tax and insurance. Don't remember the Gazette apologising for that. Cliff

3:52pm Tue 13 Jan 09

The REAL Norm says...

Creating more public sector jobs will kill this country, not save it. We need to cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurial private activity.

The Gazette journalists should be sticking two fingers up to Newsquest, getting together and saying Bye Bye Basildon and launching their own website/publication written in the Colchester area for the Colchester area.
Creating more public sector jobs will kill this country, not save it. We need to cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurial private activity. The Gazette journalists should be sticking two fingers up to Newsquest, getting together and saying Bye Bye Basildon and launching their own website/publication written in the Colchester area for the Colchester area. The REAL Norm

5:14pm Sat 13 Aug 11

menhajbd says...

Job Centre Plus Vacancies

http://www.jobcentre
jobvacancies.org.uk/
Job-Centre-Plus-Vaca
ncies.html

Most countries in Europe have been struggling with unemployment and getting suitable job opportunities for the unemployed. The public service employment services were seeking to improve the chances of low income and unemployed people to get suitable placement in the yester years. The public employment agencies came together with benefits agency to form what is now called job centre plus. This is a service that is funded by the government and is offered free of charge to persons who have been through a rough patch such as low income or loss of employment as well as unemployed people. The aim of Job centre plus is to bridge the gap between the labour market and the employers to create an easier process for people to access opportunities.

The Job centre plus not only provides employment opportunities and benefits but also gives the unemployed people other services such as CV writing. They also guide job seekers on how to access unemployment benefits and advice them on which ones they qualify for. This goes a long way in ensuring that the lives of people who are unemployed are much more fulfilling as the process of looking for a job can be really draining. Employers are able to access the job seekers through the job centre plus online websites where they can upload the jobs that are available to the market.

There has been a lot of challenges for the Job centre plus as most employers do not consider government employment agencies as a good source of the cream in the market. Thus it is very difficult to penetrate the labor market as a government agency, all the same they have managed to secure jobs for a lot of people and the model remains enviable in the whole of Europe and other countries. The advantage of Job centre plus is that people who have put a lot of effort into looking for job opportunities are able eligible for benefits that enable them meet certain obligations that they have as well as just making life bearable as job hunting can be a very discouraging process.
You can contact job centre plus for a variety of reasons ranging from benefits to loans and grants and primarily anything to do with unemployment benefits in the UK.If you are incapacitated due to an accident or illness and are unable to get a source of income, then job centre plus will be able to assist you by providing the benefits available to your specific needs.

This is a win win situation as the government through the job centre plus strives to reduce the level of unemployment. Assisting individuals in job searching goes a long way in ensuring that the demands of the labour market are met and that there are no vacancies left unfilled. Traditionally they have been known to give jobs to the employed, now the focus is on the unemployed. Anyone can be able to apply for a job through job centre plus either online or calling.
Job Centre Plus Vacancies http://www.jobcentre jobvacancies.org.uk/ Job-Centre-Plus-Vaca ncies.html Most countries in Europe have been struggling with unemployment and getting suitable job opportunities for the unemployed. The public service employment services were seeking to improve the chances of low income and unemployed people to get suitable placement in the yester years. The public employment agencies came together with benefits agency to form what is now called job centre plus. This is a service that is funded by the government and is offered free of charge to persons who have been through a rough patch such as low income or loss of employment as well as unemployed people. The aim of Job centre plus is to bridge the gap between the labour market and the employers to create an easier process for people to access opportunities. The Job centre plus not only provides employment opportunities and benefits but also gives the unemployed people other services such as CV writing. They also guide job seekers on how to access unemployment benefits and advice them on which ones they qualify for. This goes a long way in ensuring that the lives of people who are unemployed are much more fulfilling as the process of looking for a job can be really draining. Employers are able to access the job seekers through the job centre plus online websites where they can upload the jobs that are available to the market. There has been a lot of challenges for the Job centre plus as most employers do not consider government employment agencies as a good source of the cream in the market. Thus it is very difficult to penetrate the labor market as a government agency, all the same they have managed to secure jobs for a lot of people and the model remains enviable in the whole of Europe and other countries. The advantage of Job centre plus is that people who have put a lot of effort into looking for job opportunities are able eligible for benefits that enable them meet certain obligations that they have as well as just making life bearable as job hunting can be a very discouraging process. You can contact job centre plus for a variety of reasons ranging from benefits to loans and grants and primarily anything to do with unemployment benefits in the UK.If you are incapacitated due to an accident or illness and are unable to get a source of income, then job centre plus will be able to assist you by providing the benefits available to your specific needs. This is a win win situation as the government through the job centre plus strives to reduce the level of unemployment. Assisting individuals in job searching goes a long way in ensuring that the demands of the labour market are met and that there are no vacancies left unfilled. Traditionally they have been known to give jobs to the employed, now the focus is on the unemployed. Anyone can be able to apply for a job through job centre plus either online or calling. menhajbd

11:37am Fri 22 Feb 13

christmasboy says...

The job centre is useless! The staff there seem uninterested in helping and their automated job search computers came up with nothing when I last went in there in January. I was looking for work in accountants but nothing came up closer than Birmingham (not really appropriate) so I thought I would look for carpentry work and it came back with nothing. No wonder the unemployed can't find work
The job centre is useless! The staff there seem uninterested in helping and their automated job search computers came up with nothing when I last went in there in January. I was looking for work in accountants but nothing came up closer than Birmingham (not really appropriate) so I thought I would look for carpentry work and it came back with nothing. No wonder the unemployed can't find work christmasboy

11:38am Fri 22 Feb 13

christmasboy says...

*accountancy
*accountancy christmasboy
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