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October 2017

Solihull News Column - 26th October 2017

Last week, one of our members ran a variety of competitions and workshops on happiness and combatting stress in the workplace. Jobs experts, Workforce Staffing says a happy workforce is a productive one and considering the amount of time we spend at work, an enjoyable environment must be a good investment.

Getting up to go to work can be a happy reason to get out of bed in the morning and give the day some purpose. And the latest quarterly unemployment figures show there is a rise in the number of people in employment. There are more and more opportunities to work in our growing economy with more than 110,000 jobs created since the Summer of 2016 in our region.

The Chamber reports that the ongoing development of the Apprenticeship levy and the introduction of T-levels (a new technical qualification) by 2020, if executed effectively, will boost skills and employment even more. And in theory therefore, boost our quota of happiness.

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