Minding the skills gap in the West Midlands

Government figures released this month show that the unemployment rate is at the lowest level since 2005, well before the financial crisis. Regional figures, also from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), however, show that the West Midlands has one of the highest unemployment rates in the UK and one of the largest increases in the unemployment rate, compared to the previous quarter. The same figures show that, within England, the West Midlands has the second highest proportion of workforce jobs in the production sector (which ... For the full story register now for free or login below...
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