Retail full-time equivalent employment increased by 2.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2010, compared to the same period last year, research has shown.
Chancellor George Osborne made a promise to double the number of work training schemes available to the over-19s in the Comprehensive Spending Review last week.
The secretary of state for work and pensions has been criticised by the Public and Commercial Services Union for his "getting on the bus" comment.
Following a surge in applications, BT has increased the number of work-based traineeships it offers young people.
Increased government spending will create an extra 75,000 adult apprenticeships a year, it has been noted.
Tesco has signed a deal with Vertex that will see 200 new jobs created in the Atlantic Quay area of Glasgow.
Teenagers have been encouraged by one expert to enhance their CV by filling the gaps in their schedule with part-time work.
The effect of the public sector cuts on small and medium-sized businesses could be one of the biggest challenges faced by the employment market.
An individual looking to train by completing an apprenticeship could try approaching a business and asking for a position within the company, according to one expert.
Funding has been announced for the clinical training of up to 12,000 more Australian students.
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