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NI Unemployment Rates Lower

The Department for the Economy reported this week that unemployment in Northern Ireland reached its lowest level in over a decade, figures show the unemployment rate at 3.8% for the period September to November 2017, falling below the UK rate of 4.3% for the same period. While it may seem as though we are out…
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Blue Monday

  Today is Blue Monday, the day that has been dubbed ‘The most depressing day of the year’, everything seems to be pointing towards the negative, the weather, Christmas is over, your new year’s resolutions are broken and you’re back to work. However, as many of us know, feelings of depression aren’t simply limited to today,…
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ERSA Report: Work Programme Success

ERSA this week published the latest Work Programme performance report, the report contains the most up-to-date statistics available in the public domain with official statistics being posted in March 2018. The main points from the report include: Over 59,967 job-seekers on Employment Support Allowance have gained work. Over 205,225 18-24 year JSA claimants found work…
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Unemployment is at its lowest rate since 1975!

The Department for Work and Pensions released some new stats today, including the fact that the UK now has the lowest unemployment rate in 42 years. The unemployment is now sitting at 4.3% which is the lowest rate since 1975. Key stats from the DWP press release also include: the number of people in employment…
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Welcome to our new apprentice!

The team here at ICONI has continued to grow and we are pleased to welcome our newest team member, Tiarnan Carson. Tiarnan joined the team as a higher-level apprentice (HLA) within our Support Centre team.  He will work closely with the existing team whilst studying for his ICT Diploma. Our CEP solution is used by…
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Contract Winners Announced

This month saw a massive £626,487,000 worth of contracts being awarded across the UK including the new Work & Health Programme and Fair Start Scotland. Well done to all the winners from the ICONI team, especially to our own partners! ICONI’s Customer Engagement and Progression (CEP) software solution help organisations that provide support to these types of…
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Kevin Hamilton joins ICONI as Business Development Manager

  ICONI Software is delighted to announce Kevin Hamilton as our newly appointed Business Development Manager. Kevin has a strong background in sales and has also worked on several government contracts including Work Choice and Steps 2 Success. With this wealth of experience, he has an in-depth understanding of the issues faced by organisations delivering…
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Great News for the UK’s Employability Sector

As an active supporter of organisations that help individuals into work, ICONI are delighted to see the latest set of labour market statistics. The results show that the UK unemployment rate is at the lowest since 1975, at 4.4% and 338,000 more people are in employment than this time last year. These impressive figures emphasise…
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Today Celebrates the Second UK Employability Day

  Today, 14th July 2017 is the second national UK Employability Day, highlighting and celebrating the work of organisations that help jobseekers to move towards or into work.  Coordinated by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), the day is being marked by employment support providers up and down the UK to celebrate the work of their local…
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ICONI Appoint Niall Doherty as CTO

  ICONI Software are delighted to announce the appointment of Niall Doherty as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). This new role reflects ICONI’s increased focus on technical excellence and ambitious growth plans, helping us move towards becoming the leader of ‘Beneficiary Support’ software solutions.   With a degree in Applied Computing and over twenty years’ experience in the…
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