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  • Employability NI Employer Survey
    19 February 2020


    The NI labour market is changing. We are nearing ‘full employment’ with more jobs available than there are people who are work ready. In the future, employers will need to be more flexible and innovative in how they recruit and fill their vacancies. The Department for Communities, the Department for the Economy and Invest NI are working collaboratively, through the Employability NI Programme, to address these labour availability challenges. The Employability NI Programme wants to p...

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  • 19

    Feb
    2020
    Mid Ulster Transform Programme NOW OPEN
    Mid Ulster District Council have commissioned consultants GEL (NI) Ltd to deliver the new Mid Ulster Transform Programme.  This innovative programme is designed to provide expert one to one support to micro and small businesses from Mid Ulster to enhance their ability to attract and retain skilled staff.      The project is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth and Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-20) Pr...

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  • 19

    Feb
    2020
    Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards 2020 launched
    Skills in the spotlight as 14th Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards launches at Hickson's Point BUSINESSES in Northern Ireland need access to highly skilled people to help further boost the economy, new Department for Economy minister Diane Dodds said yesterday. She was speaking at Hickson's Point at the formal launch of the Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards, which have grown into the single most important business awards initiative in the north. "We need to capitalise on ...

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  • 4

    Feb
    2020
    Manufacturing NI launches annual Leadership 'Anchor High' Summit
    Manufacturing NI has launched the 2020 Leadership ‘Anchor High’ Summit taking place on 10th and 11th March at the Lough Erne Resort in Fermanagh.   The summit is the flagship event in the latest initiative from Manufacturing NI - Manufacturing Month 2020 – which has been backed by leading sponsors such as KPMG, Siemens, Willis Towers Watson, Barclays, and Invest NI.   The ‘Anchor High’ two-day summit will include a host of speakers which will include p...

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  • 31

    Jan
    2020
    ANALYSIS: 'Access to both markets doesn't mean the best of both worlds - yet '
    At 11pm tonight, the UK’s membership EU formally expires.  But what changes?  Well, not a lot, for now, as the UK and EU have agreed a period of transition, so things remain the same until 1 January 2021.From then, Britain moves on and here have a new, unique trading position which has us kind of in the UK’s and kind of in the EU’s economic regime and orbits.Ahead of the UK’s exit, the EU’s Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier was in Queen’s Univ...

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  • 28

    Jan
    2020
    Manufacturing Month launched to celebrate Northern Ireland manufacturing excellence
    A major new initiative has been launched which will showcase the strength and excellence of Northern Ireland’s manufacturing and engineering sector. Manufacturing Month NI, led by Manufacturing NI, will run for the entire month of March. A series of events, business breakfasts, seminars, workplace tours, and the flagship annual Anchor High leadership summit will be held across Northern Ireland to highlight local manufacturing success stories, address major challenges as we enter the new d...

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  • 23

    Jan
    2020
    Manufacturing NI Visit to Manchester and Sheffield-25th/26th March
    As part of our inaugural Manufacturing Month which will be launched next week, we have finalised details for a 2 day visit to Manchester & Sheffield on 25th-26th March.   This will include a visit to Siemens’ award winning plant at Congleton and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in Sheffield and is open to all of our members.     The Siemens tour will give an insight into how Siemens use virtual reality to reconfigure production lines, ho...

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  • 23

    Jan
    2020
    Mid Ulster Apprenticeship Employer Event
    As part of the inaugural NI Apprenticeship Week 2020, Mid Ulster Skills Forum, in partnership with Mid Ulster District Council, is hosting an employer event to be held as part of the first NI Apprenticeship Week. Date: Friday 7 February 2020 Time: 11am Location: Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown Admission: FREE - Book your place online   The ‘Mid Ulster Apprenticeship Employer Event’ is aimed at improving employer knowledge and awareness of apprenticeships and the po...

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  • 16

    Jan
    2020
    What can your business do to reduce plastic waste? – challenges and solutions
    Plastic is an incredibly versatile material that brings many benefits to society. It has a range of unique properties that enable our modern lifestyle. However, recent discoveries, research and media coverage has left no doubt about the increasing volume of plastic waste in our environment and the damage that irresponsibly discarded plastic can do. Independent studies have estimated that ca.3.7 million tonnes of plastic waste are produced in the UK each year of which ca.60% have been attributed...

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  • 8

    Jan
    2020
    SERC - appointment of Governing Body members
    The Department for the Economy is seeking to appointment six members to the Governing Body of South Eastern Regional College (SERC). Details These appointments are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments, Northern Ireland (CPANI). The links below provide background to public appointments: Public Appointments Guide(external link opens in a new window / tab) CPANI Guidance on Conflict of Interest, Integrity/How to raise a complaint(external link opens in a ne...

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