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British spies hacked into Facebook to steal information that let them track mobile phone SIM cards worldwide

GCHQ was reading the Facebook and email messages of Gemalto employees because it wanted to find which ones were responsible for sending the encryption keys that SIM cards use.<p>SIM card encryption keys are useful to spy agencies because they break the encryption on phone calls and text messages, …

Motorists could recoup 'millions' on illegal parking fines

Motorists could be in line for payments of “tens of millions of pounds” for unfair parking fines of more than £100 a time, according to the RAC Foundation.<p>John de Waal QC, a barrister, has prepared a report for the motoring organisation arguing that private parking companies are levying huge …

Labour to tax bonuses to fund jobs for young people

Every young person who has been unemployed for more than a year will lose their benefits if they decline to accept a guaranteed "starter job", Labour will pledge in its manifesto for the general election next year.<p>Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor, will say on Monday that Labour will move to end the …

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Unemployment: it is a lack of jobs, not laziness, that prevents people working

Like many older parents, I see my children and stepchildren having harder lives than mine at their age. Unemployed, overworked and/or in debt, it hurts us all and Labour's threat to be tougher than the Tories risks rubbing salt in the wounds ("Labour will be tougher than the Tories on benefits, …

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Employ Youth. Help Guide Tomorrow's Leaders. Today.

Providing youth with work experience and save businesses money. We contribute an extra 20% into a college savings program & funds to a school …

'No excuses' for employers not paying the living wage

Think of it as the Fairtrade mark for British employers. Just as Fairtrade ensures a fair reward for smallholders in the developing world, so the living wage now ensures a minimum standard of living for UK workers.<p>What started out as a regional campaign by London Citizens has become a national call …

Beyond the work programme: social enterprises get people back to work

Helping people return to, or stay in, work has been dominated by the Work Programme of late. But away from the large prime contractors working for payment by results, an innovative collection of social enterprises are showing that there is life – and a business model – beyond Iain Duncan Smith's …

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SFA to pay up to £900 per work placement

The Skills Funding Agency has announced rates from £500 to £900 for work placements in the government’s new traineeship programme.<p>Agency officials …

World Social Work Day: It's time to re-engage with communities

Pauline Lewars has been a social worker for more than 30 years. Her current job may at first sight appear to have little to do with the profession's statutory remits, but she thinks it goes to the heart of what 21st-century social work should be about.<p>"Working closer with local communities would …

Volunteering brings out the best in people

Last summer, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games captivated us all with the amazing feats of athletes achieving personal bests. I will never forget Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah winning gold medals. The Paralympics was an absolute triumph - challenging perceptions of disability as never …

Homebase criticised over work experience claims

Homebase has been accused of "vulture" business practices after a leaked internal document appeared to promote the idea of using unpaid jobseekers to …

Young job-seeker hopes freeway ramps lead to an entry-level position

Jonathan Knight, who once interned in D.C., puts on a shirt and tie and hopes passing motorists will grab one of his resumes.<p>July 26, 2013|By Bob Pool<p>Jonathan Knight, a 25-year-old graduate of Cal Lutheran University in… (Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los…)<p>Jonathan Knight doesn't blame government cutbacks …

Should young people accept lower living standards than their parents? - five-minute debate

Sports Direct's entire 20,000 part-time workforce are employed on zero-hour contracts at a time when 2,000 full-time staff are about to cash in bonuses of up to £100,000. http://t.gu.com/npnj2 Plus share your experiences of being on zero-hour contracts: http://t.gu.com/npx7z Photograph: Mark Richardson/Alamy

Volunteering brings out the best in people

Last summer, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games captivated us all with the amazing feats of athletes achieving personal bests. I will never …

800,000 British jobs advertised to foreign workers in the EU

<b>Thousands of British jobs are being advertised to foreign workers across the European Union despite ‘rife’ unemployment in the UK.</b><p>More than 800,000 …

10 Jobs That Employers Find Hardest To Fill

In fact, 35 percent of hiring managers currently have positions that have remained unfilled for 12 weeks or longer, according to new research by CareerBuilder.<p>That's because certain occupations often require workers with specialized skills, and there aren't enough workers with those skills to fill …

10 Things To Consider When Applying For A Job You're Unqualified For

But if months pass without a bite on your résumé, it might be time to consider jobs beyond your scope of experience and education. Here are some pros and cons of applying for openings above your pay grade.<p><b>PROS</b><p><b>A compelling cover letter may persuade the skeptics.</b> A cover letter that rattles off past …

6 Inspiring Stories From People Who Unexpectedly Lost Their Jobs

<b>For your sake, I hope you have never felt this way before. But something tells me you can definitely relate.</b><p>On some level, haven't we all worried about not being able to make ends meet?<p>But what if you woke up tomorrow and your boss told you that you were fired? Or suddenly laid off?<p>I imagine it …

Who works the longest? Jobs with the longest and shortest workdays

Which jobs require workers to slave all day in the office? The Labor Department recently highlighted 10 employment categories and the average number of hours that people logged daily in each field.

Youth contract helped just 4,700 young people find work

The flagship national scheme to tackle youth unemployment has paid out for less than 4,700 placements for its target group of 18- to 24-year-olds who …