Call to breach skills gap

12:05pm Friday 13th August 2010

More than one in five employers in Oxfordshire are experiencing skills gaps in their workforce, according to a major survey of the county’s businesses. The figure of 21 per cent represents a five per cent rise from 2008 when the Oxfordshire Employer Skills Survey was last carried out.

The classroom vs. distance learning: which is best?

5:17pm Monday 15th March 2010

Most of us are familiar with the idea of learning in a classroom environment, having spent a great part of our younger years at school. Some find this an overwhelmingly positive experience, whereas others simply cannot wait to leave compulsory education.

Why should I enhance my vocational skills in 2010?

5:15pm Monday 15th March 2010

It’s fair to say that many people will be glad to see the back of 2009: the year in which we entered the longest recession in British history, accompanied by record breaking levels of unemployment.

Jobs on call at the Phone Room

4:35pm Monday 5th October 2009

A call centre business has moved to new premises sparking a recruitment drive.

Aldi brings jobs boost to city

3:41pm Tuesday 11th August 2009

Twelve jobs are being created with the opening of a new discount supermarket in Oxford.

Training boost for job seekers

10:52am Tuesday 21st April 2009

Job seekers and businesses have been given a boost after a university landed a cash windfall.

Jobs boom at research centre

4:10pm Monday 16th March 2009

Up TO 170 new jobs are to be created at Culham nuclear research centre in Oxfordshire.

Photography firm snaps up new staff

Herald Series: Michael & Sarah Ward-Hendry with Tony Coombs, Lloyds TSB Commercial

3:11pm Wednesday 4th March 2009

A school photography business is on track to double its turnover and create ten new jobs over the next year.

Fiona joins the whizzkids academy

Herald Series: Fiona Neil with Dragon’s Den Entrepreneur Peter Jones and Alex Pratt, SEEDA board member

11:13am Wednesday 11th February 2009

An aspiring teenage entrepreneur is celebrating after winning a place at a top training school for would-be whizzkids.

Jobs fair brings new opportunities

3:36pm Thursday 5th February 2009

More than 100 jobs are on offer at a special jobs fair being held in Oxford.

Career counselling for auto workers

11:14am Thursday 29th January 2009

Workers looking for jobs in the motor industry are being offered career counselling sessions.

Jobs boost for Didcot

10:44am Tuesday 27th January 2009

Community leaders have welcomed the prospect of 200 jobs which could be created at a new business park in Didcot.

Flexible staff can beat the downturn

Herald Series: Trish Fraser,
managing director of Quality South East

4:55pm Thursday 8th January 2009

Businesses that have gained the Investors in People Standard are more likely to have a flexible workforce able to adapt to change and survive the downturn in the economy.

Skills Pledge boosts staff

Herald Series: L-R: Arron Brown, branch manager, Carterton; director John Edwards and David Rogers, branch manager, Wallingford

3:28pm Friday 2nd January 2009

Bosses at an opticians firm have taken a Skills Pledge to boost the training and development of staff.

Space agency to bring 5,000 jobs

4:17pm Friday 5th December 2008

The European Agency has confirmed it will open a new research centre in Oxfordshire with the creation of up to 5,000 jobs.

New jobs at Screwfix

Herald Series: New jobs at Screwfix

11:18am Thursday 6th November 2008

Hardware supplier Screwfix has opened a new outlet in Witney creating 20 new jobs.

Record recruitment drive for finance firm

Herald Series: Top ten: The new Wellers recruits

10:37am Thursday 6th November 2008

Accountancy firm Wellers has recruited a record number of trainees.

Recruitment drive launched for publicans

11:43am Friday 31st October 2008

A RECRUITMENT drive has been launched by an Oxfordshire brewery in a bid to find people to run its pubs.

Age pays at the Co-op

Herald Series: Diversity: Ben Reid

3:46pm Tuesday 28th October 2008

An Oxford-based supermarket chain has been recognised in the battle to end age discrimination in the workforce.

Family firm creates jobs

Herald Series: Growth: Mark Beard

10:29am Friday 10th October 2008

A family building firm is bucking the economic trend by creating new jobs and adding a major boost to its fortunes.

Zetica looks for new recruits

Herald Series: Join us: The Zetica team with managing director Mike Sainsbury (front right)

11:35am Wednesday 8th October 2008

A west Oxfordshire firm is bucking the gloomy economic climate by taking on new staff, mainly on the back of a contract to inspect the country's railways.

Environmental action

12:44pm Wednesday 13th February 2008

Messy offices can stop workers from doing their jobs properly and can result in them wanting to quit.

Lunch tradition loses out

Herald Series:

3:25pm Wednesday 24th October 2007

Fresh evidence about the UK's long hours culture has been revealed with a new study showing many people work through their lunch break, often because their boss asked them to.

Cutting out sicknotes

3:23pm Wednesday 24th October 2007

Bosses of Oxfordshire firms need to give workers more time off in the run-up to Christmas or face problems caused by the "sicknote season".

Biotech firm has growth formula

5:09pm Monday 22nd October 2007

A biotech firm has expanded its offices after enjoying major growth.

Shoppers put the Boots in

5:08pm Monday 22nd October 2007

The Boots store in Oxford city centre has been given a £2m revamp - and 10 new jobs have been created.

Women have the spark to succeed

Herald Series: Hartwell Ford general manager Yvonne Cubbage, right, with colleagues, from left, Wendy Latimer, Manli Lau, Nicola Feltham, Carley Pope and Georgina Forbes

4:31pm Monday 22nd October 2007

An Oxford car business is spearheading the Government's Women in Work programme with a drive to attract more women into the motor trade.

Download site has star appeal

Herald Series: We7's chief technology officer Gareth Reakes

4:26pm Monday 22nd October 2007

Music lovers can download their favourite tracks from the Internet for free, thanks to a pioneering Oxford firm.

Books chain loses its patients

4:25pm Monday 22nd October 2007

A hospital bookshop is to close after 26 years - after owner Blackwell said it had been unable to agree the terms of a new lease.

Numbers up for accountants

Herald Series:

5:01pm Wednesday 10th October 2007

An accountancy firm has recruited a record number of trainees, due to the high standard of applicants this year.

Tackling skills shortage

4:59pm Wednesday 10th October 2007

Tackling skills shortage The boss of an expanding Oxfordshire recruitment consultancy has promised to help tackle the county's skills shortage.

Firm looks to build on its success

4:29pm Monday 20th August 2007

Timber frame house firm Stewart Milne Timber Systems is looking to build on the success of a pioneering project.

Help for women starting up firms

4:25pm Monday 20th August 2007

The boss of a public relations firm has been made one of the UK's first Women's Enterprise Ambassadors.

Writers join the sellers

4:24pm Monday 20th August 2007

Celebrity writers, including broadcasters James Naughtie and Clarissa Dixon-Wright, will rub shoulders with independent booksellers at an Oxford conference entitled Preparing for the Future.

Company enjoys record profits again

4:23pm Monday 20th August 2007

Bosses at building and maintenance firm Rok have unveiled a major hike in its fortunes, claiming record financial results for the seventh year in a row.

Building firm lands lucrative contract

4:20pm Monday 20th August 2007

An Oxford building firm has won a contract that could be worth up to £50m over the next five years.

Innovators need new home

Herald Series: SURPRISED: Dr David Kingham, centre, chief executive of Oxford Innovation, with Dr Cathy Garner, chief executive of charity MIHR, left, and Dr Sibongile Pefile, of MIHR

4:15pm Monday 20th August 2007

A £4.3m office sale has boosted a fundraising campaign to bring Oxford to the forefront of scientific debate, but the deal has left one of the tenants searching for a new home.

Computer games can improve mind

4:12pm Monday 20th August 2007

Children whose parents shout at them to "stop playing on that computer" may soon have the ultimate response - proof that computer games improve school results.

Beauty School in makeover race

Herald Series: Erika Oswin, front, with her staff at Oxford International College of Beauty

6:47pm Monday 13th August 2007

A top training school for beauticians has been forced to move after being swamped by the floods.

MP seeks meeting over job threat

6:37pm Monday 13th August 2007

Wantage MP Ed Vaizey is seeking an urgent meeting with the Government in a last minute bid to save almost 100 jobs at Harwell.

Offer for iSoft is accepted

4:08pm Monday 9th July 2007

Shareholders of troubled software company iSoft voted overwhelmingly to accept an offer from Australian group IBA.

Watch out for bogus emails

4:06pm Monday 9th July 2007

Businesses across the county are being warned about a new email tax scam which is being run by criminals posing as Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.

County hotel set for £3.5m makeover

4:00pm Monday 9th July 2007

A top Oxfordshire hotel is to be given a £3.5m refurbishment after being taken over by new owners.

Expansion helps fight terrorism

3:42pm Monday 9th July 2007

A firm helping to tackle global terrorism has completed its expansion into new offices.

Taking advantage of smoking ban

Herald Series: Booker store manager Michelle Guy, with customers George Smith and Victoria Gate

3:38pm Monday 9th July 2007

The new smoking ban in public places is spelling a surge in business for the Oxford branch of cash and carry chain Booker.

Nissan creates jobs with dealership

Herald Series:

3:35pm Monday 9th July 2007

A new £4m Nissan dealership has opened for business on the Oxford Motor Park, creating 20 jobs.

Business advice centre to close

3:25pm Monday 9th July 2007

A pioneering business advice service, which has given birth to several successful Oxfordshire companies, is to close.

Feeling undervalued

Herald Series: Two thirds of Oxfordshire workers feel undervalued

6:30pm Wednesday 6th June 2007

Two thirds of the Oxfordshire workforce do not feel valued by their boss, a new report has revealed.

Unipart hit by loss of Boots contract

9:05am Tuesday 29th May 2007

Bosses at the logistics arm of Unipart have been hit by the termination of a key multi-million pound contract.

An early start to manager search

8:51am Tuesday 29th May 2007

The hunt for top managers at the new John Lewis store in Oxford has started, despite the branch not opening for another five years.



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