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 Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today

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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:49 am

Solicitors firm A&L Goodbody is to seek 45 redundancies as well as a 10% pay reduction for remaining staff.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/finance/2009/0210/1233867929501.html
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:35 am

Primary learning support teachers cut

The Department of Education is to cut special teacher support for up to 900 primary school children with learning disabilities.

It has instructed more than a 100 schools to shut down special classes for children with mild learning disabilities because pupil numbers have fallen below the required level.

In all 128 special teaching posts will be lost affecting children in 119 schools across the country.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/0211/education.html


Bank watchdog gets €630,000 secret payoff

FORMER Financial Regulator Pat Neary retired with a secret €630,000 payoff, the Irish Independent can reveal.

He was given a special €202,000 payoff, plus a retirement lump sum of €428,000, according to terms disclosed by Finance Minister Brian Lenihan last night.

He is also still entitled to an annual pension of €142,670.

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/bank-watchdog-gets-8364630000-secret-payoff-1635169.html


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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:03 pm

Staff in briefing on SR Technics' future

Workers at aircraft maintenance firm SR Technics at Dublin Airport are being briefed by senior management this morning on the future of the company.

The company employs over 1,200 employees, which rises to 1,500 at peak times of the year.
http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/0212/srtechnics.html



Just heard on RTE that these jobs ARE going - did I hear that correctly I wonder?
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:38 pm

The 630,000 and what is now coming up about banks tells you all you need to know about business culture in Ireland.

We all have our networks, and people we work with, send work to and support. I like to think that mine is based on competence. Certainly any nonsense and people are struck off my list fast,

However what you also get are networks of self help based on belonging to a group. Get enough of these parasites in positions of authority and you eventually kill the efficiency of an economy dead. The men that never criticise and are always ever so honoured to get work are well worth avoiding. I prefer frank honesty and value open opinion even if wrong.
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:44 pm

SR Technics have been in trouble for years. They were in huge trouble at various stages when they were Team Aer Lingus before SR Technics bought the place out. Anyway, regardless of that it is a huge body blow to jobs in Dublin. I know a couple of people who work there, one for over 20 years and another just for 18 months.
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:56 pm

Ryanair is due to announce 200 job losses at Dublin Airport today. This comes in addition to the 800 which are expected at Shannon following their announcement of a trimmed down service there. Added to the SR Technics issue that is approx 2,000 job losses announced in the airline and related industries within two weeks.
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:51 pm

SR CEO said Ireland was 20% more expensive to operate than their other locations.

Considering their other locations are London and Zurich - that should give you some indication how totally out of touch this country has become in relation to competitiveness
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:52 pm

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SR CEO said Ireland was 20% more expensive to operate than their other locations.

Considering their other locations are London and Zurich - that should give you some indication how totally out of touch this country has become in relation to competitiveness

Was just having lunch with someone who is due to be made redundant from a food manufacturing/processing job which is moving to Scotland. They currently earn about €34k... the managers in the place where it is moving to in Scotland earn £25kg stg. Just shows you.
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:39 pm

Another 470 job losses announced in Limerick according to 6.1 news at an outsourcing company. So far today three companies have announced job losses of 2,500.

I believe there will also be some major job losses announced tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:43 pm

I hope you stuck him with the bill Johnfas. Nail him before he loses his job
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:18 am

300 jobs to go at the retailer Sasha.
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:55 pm

200 to 300 jobs to go at Intel, despite assurances just a few weeks ago.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/0217/intel.html


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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:57 pm

That isn't good news, sounds like the beginning of a pull out.

I know of another place that will be letting go 500 in the coming week or so.
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:00 pm

johnfás wrote:
Edo wrote:
SR CEO said Ireland was 20% more expensive to operate than their other locations.

Considering their other locations are London and Zurich - that should give you some indication how totally out of touch this country has become in relation to competitiveness

Was just having lunch with someone who is due to be made redundant from a food manufacturing/processing job which is moving to Scotland. They currently earn about €34k... the managers in the place where it is moving to in Scotland earn £25kg stg. Just shows you.


None of this was unforeseen. It was a steady slide from 2001 on. There was also a steady loss of indigenous manufacturing jobs across the country, masked by new jobs in places like Intel. The ESRI published figures on this every year.

Government's response was to carry on pushing costs up in every way conceivable, except direct taxation.
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:01 pm

Extraordinary things must be happening all over the world because of the crash.

This really really isn't funny:

Quote :
Ex-mistress drove lover and rivals off cliff Print Email+ Share+ 17/02/2009 - 18:18:50
A spurned mistress drove her lover and his four other women off a cliff after losing a bizarre talent contest to decide who would stay with him.

The Chinese businessman, named only as Fan, apparently needed to reduce his harem after suffering from the world economic downturn.

He decided to make all but one redundant and staged the talent show in a hotel in Qingdao, judged by a local model agency, without telling the women what it was for, the Shanghai Daily reported.

The women were assessed on their looks, their singing and speaking and their ability to drink alcohol.

One, named only as Yu, was knocked out in the first round based on her looks, and a Ms Liu eventually took the crown after she won the drinking contest.

When Fan told Yu she had lost her position and he was selling her apartment, she decided to take revenge.

She invited him and the other four women to tour Laoshan Mountain, a scenic site in Qingdao, before she returned to her home province, then drove through the guard barrier on a mountain road.

She died and the other five were seriously injured
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:29 pm

Have things gotten so bad that we must reduce our harems? Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:32 pm

eoinmn wrote:
Have things gotten so bad that we must reduce our harems? Shocked
There's fewer and fewer f*cking jobs around eoin.... no jobs for Unix
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:51 pm

I know of one large Chartered Accountancy firm which has cut its staff by just over 10% and another which has cut its staff to a four day week... which presumably means they will be paid for four but expected to work five.
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:59 pm

20,000 public sector workers to be sacked in California, where they have failed to make a budget and are running out of money for wages.
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:04 pm

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20,000 public sector workers to be sacked in California, where they have failed to make a budget and are running out of money for wages.
Yikes.

[ rumour ]
Contract Staff are being let go in GMIT and UCD before their contract is up.
[ /rumour ]
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:04 pm

Wouldn't be surprised, UCD has a significant deficit. Very little funding out there for any phd research if you aren't in sciences.
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:06 pm

eoinmn wrote:
cactus flower wrote:
20,000 public sector workers to be sacked in California, where they have failed to make a budget and are running out of money for wages.
Yikes.

[ rumour ]
Contract Staff are being let go in GMIT and UCD before their contract is up.
[ /rumour ]


Is this something to do with the "Smart Economy Strategy" confused
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:06 pm

johnfás wrote:
Wouldn't be surprised, UCD has a significant deficit.
I've heard that, and that they have overborrowed.
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:09 pm

Unfortunately cactus, the youngest and brightest are often the ones on contracts. Whereas some older staff enjoy wallowing in their security.
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PostSubject: Re: Jobs and Unemployment Watch - Unemployment 7.7 % and Rising - 450 headline losses today   Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:10 pm

Again that is correct, it is like secondary teaching in alot of ways with that... the best young teachers often do not yet have a permanent position.
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