27/10/2011 Nightclub owners in administration Nightclub owners Luminar have gone into administration putting 3,000 jobs across the UK at risk of redundancy. The firm owns nightclubs in Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen.
17/10/2011 Growing concern over RBS investment banking jobs Growing concern that up to 5,000 jobs world wide could be lost at the Royal Bank of Scotland’s investing banking business. There has not yet been any confirmation of the number of jobs that will be lost. The Scotsman
17/10/2011 Edinburgh Zoo Recruiting Staff Edinburgh Zoo will recruit around 15 staff to take care of ginat pandas which are being relocated from China by the end of the year. (Checked on Zoo website on 26/10/11 there are currently no vacancies at Edinburgh Zoo The Herald
14/10/2011 BP to create 3,000 oil and gas jobs BP will create approximately 3,000 oil and gas jobs in the UK after being granted permission for a new North Sea drilling project in the Clair field near the Shetland Islands. Daily Express
13/10/2011 New Restaurant opens in Ocean Terminal The Handmade Burger Co will open a restaurant in Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre in Leith, Edinburgh. More than 30 jobs will be created. http://handmadeburger.co.uk/get-in-touch/recruitment/ Edinburgh Herald & Post
12/10/2011 Sainsbury’s to create 50,000 jobs Sainsbury’s will create 50,000 new jobs across the UK by 2020. The supermarket chain currently has 1,000 stores in the UK. Metro
10/10/2011 Animal research facility plans for Midlothian There are plans to create a ‘European centre for animal research’ in Midlothian. As many as 1,200 jobs could be created if the plans are approved. The Herald
08/10/2011 Avaloq opens Edinburgh office Swiss banking software firm Avaloq has opened a new office in Edinburgh. The firm will create 500 jobs by 2016. There will also be many opportunities for graduates. The Herald
7/10/2011 Gas Power Station to be build in East Lothian A 1,000 megawatt combined gas turbine power plant will be build instead of the coal-fired plant at Cockenzie in East Lothian. Around 1,000 jobs will be created during the demolition and construction phase of the plant. Up to 50 full-time jobs will be created thereafter. East Lothian News Series.
06/10/2011 Broadcaster STV may cut 30 jobs There are concerns that up to 30 jobs could be cut at STV. Daily Record
05/10/2011 Concerns over more college job losses possibility There are growing concerns that more jobs and courses could be cut throughout colleges in Scotland. Colleges received a reduction in funding from £544.7 million to £470.7 million in 2014-15. The Times
05/10/2011 Waitrose’s £1bn spread Waitrose is to open 100 more stores and create 10,000 jobs, over 3 years, in a £1bn investment scheme across the UK. Metro