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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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World – Randstad: Male Job Candidates Favoured Over Women

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World – Randstad: Male Job Candidates Favoured Over Women

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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August Unemployment Rises In 6 States Falls In 3, Payrolls Unchanged

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August Unemployment Rises In 6 States Falls In 3, Payrolls Unchanged

By Bureau of Labor Statistics Publications In August, unemployment rates were significantly higher in 6 states, lower in 3 states, and stable in 41 states and the District of Columbia. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 4 states and the District, decreased in 3 states, and was essentially unchanged in 43 states. Source:  Regional And State […]

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Real Average Hourly Earnings Decrease 0.1% In August

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Real Average Hourly Earnings Decrease 0.1% In August

By Bureau of Labor Statistics Publications Real average hourly earnings decreased 0.1 percent in August, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.1 percent and the CPI-U increased 0.2 percent. Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.4 percent over the month. Source: Real Earnings

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Australia’s Unemployment Rate At Three Year Low

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Australia’s Unemployment Rate At Three Year Low

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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Farmworkers Overtime Pay Expanded, Historic California Legislation

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Farmworkers Overtime Pay Expanded, Historic California Legislation

From the Los Angeles Times — With little fanfare, California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed historic legislation that would expand overtime pay for California farmworkers. Assembly Bill 1066, authored by Assemblywoman Lorena S. Gonzalez (D-San Diego), calls for a phase-in of new overtime rules over four years beginning in 2019. It would lower the […]

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Egypt: Why Sisi Hates Egypt’s Unions

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Egypt: Why Sisi Hates Egypt’s Unions

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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Taiwan – Workforce Will Grow Until 2030, Retirement Delayed

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Taiwan – Workforce Will Grow Until 2030, Retirement Delayed

By Danny Romero – Taiwan’s workforce will keep rising until 2030 according to data from the National Development Council (NDC), despite the working age population (15-64), reaching a peak this year. The NDC report, which contains estimates for the nation’s population trends from this year through 2061, said the ratio of Taiwan’s working-age people to the total […]

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Vietnam Textile Workers May Risk Being Replaced By Machines

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Vietnam Textile Workers May Risk Being Replaced By Machines

By David Papapostolou — Up to 86% of Vietnam’s workers in the textile, clothing and footwear industry are at high risk of losing their jobs to automation in the near future, according to a recent survey by the International Labour Organization (ILO). Low labor productivity leads to greater automation, as the cost of using an automatic sewing […]

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