5 jobs that increase the risks of asbestos exposure

The history of asbestos is long and tangled. The naturally occurring mineral was used widely during the 20th century as an incredibly effective insulator. Being waterproof, heatproof and even soundproof, it was seen as something of a miracle in construction. It was also highly dangerous and, from the 1960s onwards, little by little there has […]

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Working in Birmingham: offices and opportunities

An overview of working in Birmingham and excellent office facilities with Goodman business parks Birmingham has long been harboured with the moniker of ‘second’ city; the UK’s second biggest urban area aside from London, with the second largest urban population. Yet the Midlands metropolis is a leader in some of the world’s most contemporary industries […]

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UK unemployment statistics make for grim reading

Official figures have revealed that levels of long-term unemployment in the UK are hitting crisis point. As the economy struggles to bounce back from two successive quarters of contractions, which technically represents a return to recession, the number of people out of work has continued to soar. Data from the Office for National Statistics shows […]

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What to do if you lose your job

5 tips after losing your job Being made redundant or being laid off is a reality for far too many people in these recessionary times, and with a double dip economy being mentioned so much in the media, it’s important to be prepared for what may happen down the line. If you find yourself collecting […]

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