Construction News

August 2008 - 10 news articles


NHS development could create construction jobs

27/08/2008

New construction jobs could be created by the announcement of a £23 million NHS building project, according to a source.United House has been handed the contract to carry out building work to ...

Leaked letter tells of 'DIY job cuts'

27/08/2008

DIY chain Homebase could be set to cut jobs across the UK, it has been claimed.The Home Retail Group, which owns the stores, is set to reduce its full-time workers by offering around a third of them ...

Olympic jobs for Londoners questioned

26/08/2008

Questions have been raised as to whether or not the Olympic Delivery Authority can carry through its promise to deliver jobs in the construction industry of the five London boroughs in which the ...

New contract opens up hundreds of construction jobs

22/08/2008

Those looking for jobs in the UK construction sector may be interested to learn that DP World has been awarded a £400 million contract to construct part of a container port at London ...

Women less confident when negotiating salaries

22/08/2008

When it comes to asking for a pay rise, females are shyer and less aggressive than their male co-workers, experts have claimed. According to the British Association of Women Entrepreneurs (BAWE) ...

BAA could be forced to sell

20/08/2008

Airport company BAA could be forced to sell three of its airports after a damning verdict by the Competition Commission.The commission's report found "significant competition problems" and ...

Union boss backs Brown amid strike calls

14/08/2008

Boss of public sector union Unison has given his backing to Gordon Brown as transport workers prepare for industrial action.Dave Prentis said unions' real concerns were centred on policy, not ...

Small firms seek savings from home

12/08/2008

Small UK firms are most enthusiastic about adopting homeworking practices, new research by O2 has suggested.It revealed half of its outsourced work came from businesses that work outside of formal ...

Firms turn to Telematics to save at the pumps

06/08/2008

Several companies have begun using Telematics to reduce their fuel costs, a leading provider of the technology has claimed.By tracking vehicles as they move around the country, the ...

Major projects have saved construction jobs

04/08/2008

Large-scale housing projects have saved thousands of construction jobs, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has claimed.It said despite a general downturn in demand for housing, ...