Around 50 jobs are to be axed at one of Somerset's biggest companies, the shoemakers Clarks, which has its HQ in Street.Read the full story ›
Sports Direct, which has been blighted by uproar over its working conditions, has elected an employee to attend board meetings.Read the full story ›
The South West has seen the biggest rise across the country in the number of women working from home.Read the full story ›
A blind man says he was refused the chance of a job because his prospective employer didn't want a guide dog in the office.Read the full story ›
The MP for Yeovil has welcomed the news of a multimillion pound deal which will safeguard 60 more jobs in the town's helicopter industry.Read the full story ›
Workers at Plymouth's Moneycentre have been warned their jobs could be at risk. It is thought up to 420 posts could be affected.
Staff at the travel insurance company have been told redundancies may be necessary because of current trading conditions. Its parent company says the firm is exploring a number of ways to reduce costs.
The iAero Centre in Yeovil has been approved just weeks after another aerospace firm confirmed it could face closure threatening 230 jobs.Read the full story ›
Employment remains high in the South West, despite 6,000 people losing their jobs between June and August this year.
There’s good news in the South West where there are over 2.7 million people in work, with an employment rate of 76.8% - one of the highest rates for any UK region.
But there’s more to do, particularly when it comes to supporting young people into employment. We want to build a solid base for the future, that’s why today I have announced the roll out of our Jobcentre Plus Support for Schools scheme in England which will give tens of thousands of young people help in taking their first steps into the world of work.
The Green Party has slammed the government for reducing funding which "make it impossible for local councils to deliver essential basic services".
The condemnation comes in the wake of news Bristol City Council will axe 1,000 jobs to keep up with budget cuts.
We stand alongside the unions who are opposing the cuts which will decimate essential public services across Bristol, and the impact this will have on the most vulnerable in our city.
This government seems determined to systematically dismantle local councils with no regard for the pain this will cause ordinary people.
The Green Party Spokesperson for Local Government added:
In addition to savage cuts in services that so many Bristolians rely upon, people working in local government have faced years of uncertainty and pay freezes - now 1 in 6 of them could now lose their jobs this autumn. This is devastating to the people concerned and their families, and will also have a serious impact on the delivery of vital council services.
Job losses at Bristol City Council could have a "devastating" impact on services, one union has said.
UNISON said the cuts could leave the Council "unable to fulfil its legal duties, particularly around social care for elderly and vulnerable people".
It's now calling on Marvin Rees to list the services Bristolians can expect to see if Central Government cuts keep coming.
And, although the council is offering voluntary redundancy, Unison has warned up to half the losses could be compulsory.
Slicing more and more off budgets while expecting the same service to be delivered is not realistic any more.
We are seeing the beginnings of a crisis in social care and you only have to look around the city streets to see the homelessness that results.
Real political leadership is needed from the Mayor. Firstly to decide what kind of public services he wants given the lack of money, and second to unite with the leaders of other core cities and say to Theresa May: give us the funding we need – or we risk failing our residents.