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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

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

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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<a href=http://www.euractiv.com/section/social-europe-jobs/news/eu-ministers-plan-funding-cuts-for-youth-employment-scheme-despite-its-success/ target=_blank >EU Ministers Cut Youth Employment Initiative Despite Success</a>

By Cécile Barbière — European Commissioner Marianne Thyssen defended the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) at a meeting of European social affairs ministers on Thursday (13 October), hoping to encourage member states to unblock a €2 billion budget, EurActiv France reports. European leaders launched the YEI with great fanfare in 2013. Three years on, and the initiative launched to […]

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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.eubusiness.com/news-eu/jobs-11al target=_blank >EU Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2009</a>

By eub2 — Employment in the EU has increased in almost all Member States, according to the autumn edition of the European Commission’s Employment and Social Development in Europe Quarterly Review. Source: EUBusiness.com Employment Newsfeed

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<a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/13/business/state-rules-2-former-uber-drivers-eligible-for-jobless-payments.html target=_blank >State Rules 2 Former Uber Drivers Eligible for Jobless Payments</a>

By NOAM SCHEIBER The Uber drivers decision could raise costs and challenge the business model of Uber, Lyft and other companies in what is known as the gig economy. Source: The New York Times – The New American Job Newsfeed

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<a href=http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/jolts_10122016.htm target=_blank >August Job Openings Shrink To 5.4 million; Hires Separations Unchanged</a>

Job openings decreased to 5.4 million on the last business day of August. Hires and separations were little changed at 5.2 million and 5.0 million, respectively. The quits rate was 2.1 percent and the layoffs and discharges rate was 1.1 percent. Source: Job Openings And Labor Turnover Survey By Bureau of Labor Statistics Publications

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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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