Tag: Employers

Coronavirus: NI employers are offered apprentice cash support

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The number of apprentices in NI has fallen sharply as a result of Covid-19 Employers will be paid up to £3,700 for each apprentice worker they train and retain under a new Department for the Economy (DfE) scheme. Apprentices “earn and learn”, combining on-the-job training with study for a qualification. However, many firms stopped… Read more →

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Coronavirus: NI employers proposed 2,000 redundancies in July

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The number of proposed redundancies from the start of the coronavirus pandemic in NI is now more than 6,000 Employers in Northern Ireland proposed almost 2,000 redundancies in July, according to official figures. A further 163 redundancies were proposed in the first 10 days of August. That brings the total number of proposed redundancies… Read more →

Coronavirus: Some NI employers getting staff back to the office

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Belfast’s city streets were largely deserted at the height of the Covid-19 lockdown Some major employers in Northern Ireland are beginning to get office-based staff back into the workplace. Stormont’s advice remains that people should continue to work from home when they can. PwC, which has one of the largest offices in Belfast with space… Read more →