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Automation of Everything – The jobless world and its discontents

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 […]

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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<a href=http://www2.staffingindustry.com/row/Editorial/Daily-News/Japan-Growing-doubt-over-Prime-Minister-s-labour-reform-plans-to-help-temps-Financial-Times-39689 target=_blank >Doubt Grows About Japan PM’s Plans Aiding Temporary, Irregular Workers</a>

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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<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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<a href=http://www2.staffingindustry.com/row/Editorial/Daily-News/India-Hiring-activity-increases-in-July-39430 target=_blank >Hiring Activity In India Increases During August</a>

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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<a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/21/business/gm-unifor-canada-oshawa-strike.html target=_blank >G.M. And Union Avoid Strike By 3,900 Canadian Workers</a>

 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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<a href=http://www2.staffingindustry.com/row/Editorial/Daily-News/India-Hiring-surges-in-August-due-to-start-of-festival-season-39388 target=_blank >Hiring In India Surges Before August Festival Season</a>

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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<a href=http://www2.staffingindustry.com/row/Editorial/Daily-News/World-Randstad-Male-job-candidates-favoured-over-women-Mobility-Index-up-in-Q3-39390 target=_blank >World – Randstad: Male Job Candidates Favoured Over Women</a>

By Danny Romero – According to the latest Global Randstad Workmonitor survey for the Q3 2016, a gender bias still exists in the workplace as 70% of respondents indicate that men are favored over women when two candidates equally qualify for the same job at their workplace. However, the Workmonitor also shows that 81% of respondents agree […]

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<a href=http://www2.staffingindustry.com/row/Editorial/Daily-News/Australia-Unemployment-rate-hits-three-year-low-39344 target=_blank >Australia's Unemployment Rate At Three Year Low</a>

By Danny Romero — The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Australia decreased by 0.1% to 5.6% in August compared to the previous month, its lowest rate in three years according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The data showed that the number of unemployed decreased by 3,900 in August 2016 compared to July 2016. Meanwhile the […]

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