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Brighton careers website shortlisted

A careers advice website by young people in Brighton has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

BEACH, the Brighton Employability Advice and Careers Hut, is designed to bring together Brighton and Hove Council, schools and local employers.

The website has been nominated for a Eurocities award in the 'smart jobs' category.

The online page exists within the BrightonandHoveJobs.com Jobs Board page.

Gary Peter, founder of BrightonandHoveJobs.com, said: "We are delighted that this fantastic service has been recognised by people in and outside of the city. We have partnered with experts from within the public and private sector to make this work and the results are outstanding."

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Union: Young bearing the brunt of UK 'jobs crisis'

Today's figures confirm our fears that economic stagnation has finally caught up with the jobs market.

Young people are bearing the brunt of our jobs crisis, with the number of unemployed youngsters up 48,000 and approaching a million again.

The news for those in work is not much better, with the gap between wages and the rising cost of living getting even wider.

We won't see a proper recovery in the jobs market until we get growth back into the economy. That's why the Chancellor must change course and prioritise jobs, growth and living standards in his Budget today.

– Frances O'Grady, TUC general secretary

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Unemployment fell by 14,000 in final quarter of 2012

Unemployment fell by 14,000 between October and December to 2.5 million, official figures showed today.

Unemployment figures Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance last month fell by 12,500 to 1.54 million, said the Office for National Statistics.

Average earnings increased by 1.4% in the year to December, 0.1% down on the previous month.

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