The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has announced that it plans to eliminate 360 jobs over the next 2 years and cut down spending by 25% by 2013-14. BBC executive Roly Keating stated that around half of their stand alone websites including Switch, Blast, Raw and Video Nation would be done away with, as part of its cost-cutting program.
Rezidor Hotel Group is set to create jobs by constructing a new flagship hotel, the Park Inn London ExCel, 200m to the west of the ExCel Exhibition Centre. Rezidor intends to open the hotel in 2013.
The FDM Group, a leading recruiter of graduates in the IT sector, has designed a new scheme that benefits both the group and IT graduates in collaboration with the Brighton University and other accredited institutions. FDM is set to recruit IT graduates for upto 1000 vacancies in London, Brighton and Manchester. Of these 1000 recruits, 100 outstanding and most promising recruits will be completely funded through a 3 year master degree program. On the completion of M.Sc. the recruits become fully qualified IT consultants.
The Centre For Cities Annual Index, a recently released report, says that more than 1 in every 3 private jobs were offered in 11 cities: Bristol, London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield. Centre For Cities Chief Executive Officer opined that having a ‘London-style mayor’ would prove beneficial for cities like Bristol and Leeds.