News Archive

SCC Comment on Unemployment Figures

Commenting on the news that unemployment in Scotland rose by 4,000 in the three months to July, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: 'Scottish businesses have had a tough year and it is disappointing that unemployment has risen again after five consecutive months of decline.  It is also particularly concerning that this bucks a trend of an overall fall in unemployment at a UK level and that this has, as a result, pushed the Scottish rate of unemployment above the UK average. 'The best way to tackle unemployment is to support those who create wealth and jobs in our economy, namely private sector businesses, and to ensure that those entering the labour market are equipped with the skills that employers need to succeed.  This means that Governments at a UK and Scottish level must work together to enable new opportunities for business and to focus on meeting current and future skills requirements. 'The fact that the number of those in employment continues to rise shows that, even in challenging times, businesses continue to create jobs.  However with expectations of a flat economy for at least the remainder of this year, businesses will need more support if they are to take on more staff. 'Scottish Chambers of Commerce are working to support businesses across the country through the Business Mentoring Scotland programme and we are working to help develop new employment opportunities through the Graduate Employment Incentive scheme.  We believe in the huge potential that exists in Scotland's businesses and its people and we will continue to work with the Scottish and UK Governments to foster success.'

13/09/12

In Your Shoes

Vitalii Diakov & Hanna Dushkova

Ukrainians Together

Read more

Rudi Wyper

Montrose Rope & Sail Co. Ltd

Read more

Brian Creegan

Creegan Talent

Read more

Alexis Wilkins

Heritage Portfolio Ltd.

Read more

Ashley Meston

The ESP Group

Read more

Lucy Nicholl

Nicholl HR

Read more

Kenny Robertson

KR Group (Scotland) Ltd

Read more

Amber Farquhar

Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

Read more

Lauren Cain

Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort

Read more

Ben Finnie

Gilson Gray LLP

Read more

Scott Grant

ANGUSalive

Read more

Vladimir

Stock Doctor

Read more

A View From The Bridge

Caryn Gibson

Dundee & Angus College

Read more

Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

Read more

Wayne Paul

University of Dundee

Read more

Alison Henderson

Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

Read more

Jason Condie

Condie & Co Ltd

Read more

Graham Parker

Condie & Co Ltd

Read more

Alison Henderson

Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

Read more

Jenn Stewart

Johnston Carmichael (Scotland) Ltd

Read more

Take a Seat

Jason Condie

Condie & Co Ltd

Read more

Neil Mather

University of Dundee

Read more

Graham Parker

Condie & Co Ltd

Read more

Graham Parker

Condie & Co Ltd

Read more

Anthony Brennan

MTC Media Ltd

Read more

Susan McFadyen

Blackadders LLP

Read more

Graham Huband

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.

Read more

Dr Jon Wilkin

Abertay University

Read more

Emine Akgun

University of Dundee

Read more

Margi Vilnay

University of Dundee

Read more

Chi Onyekaba

University of Dundee

Read more

Yvette Hill

Kip McGrath Education Centre Dundee

Read more

In Chamber Shoes

Digital Transformation Team

Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

Read more

Alison Henderson

Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

Read more

2018 Draws to a close!

Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

Read more

Alison Henderson

Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

Read more