Category Archives: Business and Finance

Firms hiring rate increases

Firms hiring rate increases A recent economic survey suggests that despite a major slump in manufacturing, businesses are hiring at their fastest rate in 14 months. Ulster Bank’s latest purchasing managers index...

Pay stalemate at bombardier

The future of Bombardier’s operations in Northern Ireland have been thrown into doubt after workers rejected proposals to alter wages and working conditions, it has been claimed. The plane-maker has asked its...

Manufacturing jobs fall

Employment has fallen in the manufacturing sector for the first time in two and half years, according to the CIPS/Market purchasing managers’ index (PMI) survey.   The highly respected survey posted a...