Ben Dellot, Head of Royal Society of Arts' Future Work Centre has said that women have “borne the brunt” of job losses due to automation and austerity.
Cuts to youth services have led to the loss of 4,500 youth work jobs and over 760 youth centres since 2012, trade union UNISON has found.
The Swedish home retailer expects 7,500 jobs to be cut across its operations as it simplifies the organisation.
A total of 17 Homebase stores have been shut this year and the business has also axed 303 jobs at its head office in Milton Keynes.
Numbers show that approximately 50,000 staff have been made redundant or seen their role put under threat, with the bulk of them working for well-known high street chains.
Homebase, which was bought by Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers for £340 million in 2016, is being sold to retail restructuring firm Hilco for £1.
Flooring firm Carpetright will close stores as part of a plan to return to profitability
Poundworld went into administration last week, and almost 100 staff from the head office have now been made redundant
Rolls Royce will reduce the number of management roles, with workers at its Derby site thought to be affected
The telecoms giant will make the cuts in order to save on costs over the next three years.