New Deal of the Mind has become The Creative Society
Since founder and CEO Martin Bright wrote the article that kick-started our work, the concept of a New Deal of the Mind has provided a mutually rewarding service in which creative organisations and businesses have directly benefitted from the creation of over 1000 sustainable jobs for young people.
As our work has evolved however, we’ve had to evolve with it, and now need a new way to better reflect the positive outcomes that we as New Deal of the Mind have helped to shape.
We are therefore evolving our brand to become known as The Creative Society with a mission to build and support the creative economy.
Look out for changes across our social media sites – coming very soon.
50% of UK companies will not recruit this summer
New research has revealed that nearly 50% of British companies are not planning to recruit school and college leavers this summer whilst a third of employers intend to reduce the number of graduates they hire.
Design graduates advised against setting up own businesses
Leading figures from the design industry are urging new graduates not to set up their own business during the recession. But if firms are not hiring, what other options do young designers have?
Government urges graduates to work abroad
The government is to urge new graduates to work abroad in order to avoid the worst of the recession. But whilst such a measure may shorten the jobcentre queues, it will do nothing to get Britain out of recession.
Dutch government to pay wages of 60 newspaper journalists
The Dutch government is to spend over €4m on paying the wages of 60 young journalists to work on otherwise commercially funded regional and national newspapers. Two “government journalists” will work on each of the Netherlands’ 30 or so daily newspapers.
DCMS press release: NDotM to partner government in cultural job creation plans
New Deal of the Mind yesterday attended the launch of the government’s new ‘Lifting People, Lifting Places’ initiative at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The plans laid out are a positive first step. But there’s a lot of work still to do.