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

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, […]

Little-Known Green Card Program – Who Would Pay $26,000 to Work in a Chicken Plant?

Little-Known Green Card Program Exploited By Big Business – Who Would Pay $26,000 to Work in a Chicken Plant? By Michael Grabell, ProPublica – The first week Yongho Yeom worked on the chicken line at the House of Raeford poultry plant was like nothing he had ever imagined as a computer engineer in South Korea. Supervisors […]

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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

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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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.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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