Scottish residential property rental portal Citylets has teamed up with blockchain technology specialist Wallet.Services to offer what is thought to be the first blockchain-enabled private rented sector (PRS) worldwide database.
Glasgow and Edinburgh based recruitment agency Brightwork has persisted in its battle against human trafficking and modern slavery through a partnership with the charity Migrant Help, which guarantees employment opportunities for those victims. Brightwork director Shan Saba said: “This is a substantial commitment for us, given the number of victims of human trafficking who are rescued in Scotland each year, but as a company we are committed to this cause. “We stand by these victims, people brought to Scotland under false pretenses then worked to exhaustion in abject conditions. We will offer them employment and a future.” Read more here.
Although Scotland is experiencing a fall in unemployment, leading Scottish career platforms are reporting more online job hunting is going on. While quarterly figures released by the Office for National Statistics last week showed that unemployment in Scotland fell by 1,000 to 112,000, recruitment platform s1jobs.com reported one million visitors in January, the highest number recorded for the Scottish job site, on the lookout for a new role. s1jobs.com says that it had over 63,000 visitors to its site in one day alone. Also, s1jobs.com advertised over 20,000 Scottish vacancies in January across 36 different sectors, reporting a growth in
Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, GP Strategies Training Limited, has acquired the entire share capital of YouTrain Limited (YouTrain), an independent training company delivering IT, digital and life sciences skills training throughout Scotland and North West England. YouTrain highlights: Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Stirling, Scotland with regional offices in Glasgow, Inverness and Halifax Offerings include apprenticeships and employability training in partnership with Skills Development Scotland as well as corporate training and contract staffing services for commercial clients Holds an established and diversified customer base including large multinational corporations