Media jobs website Gorkana finally bans adverts for unpaid internships

Media jobs website Gorkana finally bans adverts for unpaid internships

MOVE SENDS STRONG SIGNAL TO STUBBORN INDUSTRY AND ARROGANT EMPLOYERS Looking for a paid media internship? Until now, they’ve been hard to find – but things may be about to change. One of the UK’s biggest websites for jobs in media, journalism and PR...
Just graduated and stuck in a low-paid ‘stop gap’ job? Don’t wait too long to move on, warns expert

Just graduated and stuck in a low-paid ‘stop gap’ job? Don’t wait too long to move on, warns expert

NEW NATIONAL LIVING WAGE WILL TEMPT FIRMS TO REPLACE STAFF WITH ROBOTS,  SAYS CBI BOSS Graduates stuck in ‘stop gap’ jobs should get out of them as soon as they can, according to an industry expert who fears low-paid jobs could soon be replaced by machines...
“Oh, okay then…” Bosses finally back minimum wage rise

“Oh, okay then…” Bosses finally back minimum wage rise

LOWEST PAID WORKERS LOOK SET TO EARN 3% MORE There is good news for graduates earning the national minimum wage – Britain’s business leaders have announced they are backing a proposed 3% rise recommended by the Low Pay Commission. The bad news?...
Minimum wage boost could be “self-defeating” says George Osborne

Minimum wage boost could be “self-defeating” says George Osborne

BETTER PAY COULD MEAN FEWER JOBS, ARGUES CHANCELLOR Graduates working for the minimum wage should brace themselves for disappointment – George Osborne has cautioned against a proposed pay rise for those receiving the lowest legal wage. Forcing employers to pay...
At last! New spot-checks and warnings for firms that advertise unpaid internships

At last! New spot-checks and warnings for firms that advertise unpaid internships

BOSSES PROMOTING WAGE-FREE ROLES TO BE WARNED BY HMRC *GRADUATE FOG MENTIONED TODAY ON SKY NEWS!* Officials are to send letters to 200 employers who have recently advertised unpaid internships, as part of the government’s battle to prove to young people that it...
Intern exploiters lose their right to anonymity

Intern exploiters lose their right to anonymity

MINIMUM WAGE DODGERS TO BE PUBLICLY NAMED AND SHAMED UNDER NEW RULES ACTIVATED THIS MONTH From now on, employers who fail to pay their interns the national minimum wage (NMW) will be publicly named and shamed, under revamped plans to clamp down on rogue businesses...