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Epic Fail! The Internet is not driving economic development, job creation

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Epic Fail! The Internet is not driving economic development, job creation

By Nicolas Friederici, Researcher, Digital Economies, University of Oxford — With almost half the world’s population now online, attempts to spread the Internet continue unabated. Underlying this agenda is a rationale that the spread of the Internet leads directly to economic growth and development.  The likes of Facebook and Google offer data services for “free”, while satellites, […]

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Timekeeping Software Helps Companies Cheat Their Workers

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Timekeeping Software Helps Companies Cheat Their Workers

By Elizabeth C. Tippett, Assistant Professor, School of Law, University of Oregon — There are a lot of ways employers can manipulate your time using timekeeping software, some of which are legal and others highly questionable. If you work on an hourly basis, you may not have given much thought to what happens to your […]

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South Africa’s Small-Scale Commercial Fishing Business Tries To Turn The Tide

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South Africa’s Small-Scale Commercial Fishing Business Tries To Turn The Tide

This is the third and final part of a series exploring how climate change and overfishing are driving a crisis in our seas that is already hitting poor, small-scale fishing communities the hardest. LAMBERTS BAY, South Africa, 21 September 2016 By Obi Anyadike, IRIN Editor-at-Large and Africa Editor — The sea seethes and bubbles when […]

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<a href=http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/multimedia/video/institutional-videos/WCMS_526518/lang--en/index.htm target=_blank >International Labour Organization At Work</a>

This video introduces the work of the International Labour Organization. The ILO is the only tripartite United Nations agency. It brings together government, employer and worker representatives from 187 Member States to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes to promote decent work for all women and men. Source: International Labour Organisation Newsfeed

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Homer Simpson’s 100+ Jobs From CEO To Mini-Golf Assistant: An Analysis

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Homer Simpson’s 100+ Jobs From CEO To Mini-Golf Assistant: An Analysis

By Zachary Crockett — In an early episode of The Simpsons, Homer Simpson walks with Marge through downtown Springfield. “Careful now,” he admonishes his wife. “These are dangerous streets for us upper-lower-middle-class types.” This is Homer’s first admission to being “middle-class” — but for the rest of us, this always seemed obvious. Homer has all the trappings […]

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Long-Term Unemployment At All-time High

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Long-Term Unemployment At All-time High

By Nick Buffie, Center for Economic and Policy Research — Earlier this morning (02/09/16), the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the August jobs report. The new numbers were mostly positive, with employers reporting net job growth of 151,000 for the month. However, one disturbing aspect of the report should be the relatively high rate of long-term […]

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Skills Undervalued At Work? New Research Shows Why

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Skills Undervalued At Work? New Research Shows Why

“Investment in skills and education is a necessary condition for managing technological disruption, it is not enough. What also matters is the use of skills – putting human talent to good use, most importantly at the workplace.” A book by World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab on the fourth industrial revolution has raised the question […]

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<a href=https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/09/arab-spring-worker-strikes-giulio-regeni/ target=_blank >Egypt: Why Sisi Hates Egypt's Unions</a>

Egypt is cracking down on labor to quash the force behind the Tahrir Square revolution. By Ari Paul — One night during the Arab Spring, after a drive down the highway that connects Alexandria and Cairo, a fellow journalist and I arrived in Zamalek, the leafy Cairo neighborhood where we were staying. We had spent the day […]

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<a href=http://www.workforce.com/2016/09/08/companies-crack-diversity-code-leadership-teams-still-lag/ target=_blank >As Companies Crack the Diversity Code, Leadership Teams Lag</a>

By Peter Gomez and Susan Medina Like several Silicon Valley counterparts, tech giant Intel last year went public with its lack of employee diversity. The company is openly sharing its efforts to correct the problem. In an interview with NPR, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich discussed his company’s diversity initiatives and concluded that the “pipeline problem,” or the idea […]

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