The American, who stepped down as chief executive of the UK company last year, is working on a new business that will invest in African banks.
The growth in job vacancies hit the fastest rate in 15 years in November, according to the latest survey from the body that represents recruitment firms.
We expect to hear soon whether the MOD Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) government-owned, contractor operated (GoCo) initiative will go ahead.
Blockbuster's administrators urged the Chancellor to take urgent action on business rates in his Autumn Statement as they shut a further 62 stores and axed 427 more jobs at the ailing movie rental business.
Shops may be forced into more price-cutting and promotions because of growing uncertainties about Christmas trading, economists have warned.