Isle of Wight Jobs

Below are the articles that OnTheWight has published in connection with Isle of Wight jobs.

Jobs on the Isle of Wight can show seasonal changes as this is a tourist island, but many other vacancies are offered by a wide range of companies.

Isle of Wight council jobs have declined over the years, but vacancies are still offered by them.

OnTheWight publishes monthly statistics showing how many people living on the Isle of Wight are claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) – a rough indicator of unemployment levels.

Number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits nearly triples since May 2019

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Given the current Coronavirus crisis the rise in those claiming out of work benefits is to be expected, but nearly tripling compared to this time last year will be a surprise to many

Tuesday, 16th June, 2020 9:34am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Wages of 21,000+ Isle of Wight residents supported by Government, but Directors of limited companies still waiting

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Many Directors of small limited companies have fallen through the funding support gap. Details of who has received support within

Thursday, 11th June, 2020 4:13pm

By Sally Perry

GKN open voluntary resignation scheme on the Isle of Wight (updated)

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In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, the voluntary resignation scheme has been opened due to a change in demand

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 11:09am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits nearly doubled last month

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Given the current Coronavirus crisis the rise in those claiming out of work benefits is to be expected, but by almost double will be a surprise to many

Tuesday, 19th May, 2020 1:46pm

By Sally Perry

Self employed Islanders can apply from today for Government support

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Those eligible will receive a government grant worth up to £7,500 with the money expected to be in bank accounts within six working days of each claim

Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 11:07am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

Update on Government support scheme for self-employed workers

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HMRC will begin contacting people today who may be eligible for the Government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. You can also go online to check your eligibility. Details within

Monday, 4th May, 2020 8:34am

By HMRC

£1 million Government grant scheme designed to increase supply of local seafood

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Bob Seely MP urges all businesses on the Isle of Wight in the seafood industry to look at this funding pot to see if it can help them

Thursday, 30th April, 2020 2:39pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

GKN Isle of Wight furlough around a quarter of staff

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The furloughed staff are expected to be redeployed on ventilator production in the coming days and weeks

Tuesday, 28th April, 2020 3:23pm

By Sally Perry

Government announce number of people eligible to be furloughed has been increased

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Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely has welcomed the news, saying "We need to keep as many incomes ticking over as possible and support businesses to keep going through this very difficult period"

Thursday, 16th April, 2020 10:51am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council retraining staff to focus on battling the Coronavirus crisis

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Here's how Isle of Wight council are retraining and redeploying staff to new roles to help in the fight against Coronavirus

Wednesday, 8th April, 2020 9:03am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Jobcentre Services during Coronavirus outbreak and how to speed up Universal Credit claims

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Jobcentre Plus set out how those who are applying or have applied for Universal Credit can help speed up their claims. Details within

Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 3:47pm

By Lynne Grimes

New group aims to connect Isle of Wight farmers with local communities and potential workforce

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A new Group which initially aims to connects farmers and a potential land army, "creating jobs and resilience to the Island's local food production" has launched on Facebook

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 9:03am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments