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Hundreds of Brazilian Workers Rescued at Least Twice From Slavery in Past 15 Years

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Hundreds of Brazilian Workers Rescued at Least Twice From Slavery in Past 15 Years

BRASILIA (ILO News) – More than 35,000 people were rescued from slavery in Brazil over the past 15 years, but more than 600 of them ended up in similar conditions at least a second time. The Digital Observatory of Slave Labour in Brazil, a joint project by the ILO and the Federal Labour Prosecution Office, […]

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Automation of Everything – The jobless world and its discontents

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Automation of Everything – The jobless world and its discontents

Automation of Everything – The jobless world and its discontents – Originally published by the World Economic Forum. By Andrew Chakhoyan, Director of Government Relations, VimpelCom — We seem to be running out of letters to name successive generations. After Baby Boomers, came Generation X and then the Millennials (aka Gen Y), who are now succeeded […]

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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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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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Doubt Grows About Japan PM’s Plans Aiding Temporary, Irregular Workers

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Doubt Grows About Japan PM’s Plans Aiding Temporary, Irregular Workers

By Danny Romero — Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe’s planned reform of the labour market in order to help temporary and irregular workers (temporary, contract, part-time workers, etc.) is facing doubt from experts reports the Financial Times. The Minister has vowed to produce labour reforms to help irregular workers by March 2017 however; according to officials working […]

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International Labour Organization At Work

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International Labour Organization At Work

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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Hiring Activity In India Increases During August

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Hiring Activity In India Increases During August

By Danny Romero — Hiring activity in India increased by 10.2% in August compared to the previous year, according to the latest Naukri Job Speak Index, compiled by Naukri.com. Naukri said the rise in hiring activity was driven by growth in sectors like IT services, BPO (business process outsourcing) and BFSI (banking, financial services and insurance). “As […]

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G.M. And Union Avoid Strike By 3,900 Canadian Workers

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G.M. And Union Avoid Strike By 3,900 Canadian Workers

 G.M. And Union Avoid Strike By 3,900 Canadian Workers By IAN AUSTEN  The action focused on two car production lines in Ontario, but it was a battleground for an entire country struggling to revive its manufacturing base. Source: The New York Times – The New American Job Newsfeed

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Hiring In India Surges Before August Festival Season

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Hiring In India Surges Before August Festival Season

By Danny Romero — Hiring in India has increased by 8% in August as the festive season begins according to the latest RecruiteX index figures by TimesJobs.com. Healthcare sector emerged as the top employment generator with over 30% rise in talent demand. The media and entertainment sector registered a growth of 16% during August 2016. Among other […]

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