Work dominates many of our lives, often in ways that are detrimental to our health and well-being.
The Atlantic Ballet Theatre will soon premier Alien, a new piece that explores the immigrant experience. Of the ballet’s 21 full-time employees, 12 are immigrants who come from nine different countries.
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Atlantic Canada has thousands of available jobs with no one to fill them. Here's what various companies, big and small, are doing to attract and retain immigrant workers.
The cast of ABC TV’s Employable Me.
Employable Me is being touted as the feel good TV series of 2018. But will it make any difference to how employers approach jobseekers with disabilities?
New research shows double majors have a big competitive advantage in one critical area.
New research shows double majors beat their peers in one critical way that makes them more attractive to employers. Colleges may have to adapt to that reality to help their graduates compete.
Sinclair’s employment contracts are kind of like a toll road. You have to pay to leave.
A purported contract between Sinclair and an anchor demanded a huge penalty if the employee quit. While many asked if that's legal, a more interesting question is why more companies don't do the same thing.
If we examine the proportion of people employed in Australia, as compared to the US, it tells a very different story.
Unemployment rates have risen in Australia while falling in the US. But Australia has experienced a much smaller decline in the proportion of its population who are in work.
Jobs are in the city centre, but population growth is in the west, resulting in long, slow commutes.
The population growth is in the west, but most of the jobs are still in the city centre. Three major development proposals could help reshape Melbourne in ways that help overcome this costly mismatch.
Tax policy favours machines over workers. Here's how to change it.
The Taylor Review and the subsequent UK government's response do a bad job of proposing solutions.
One in six working-age people report some kind of disability.
Only half of disabled people are in work, despite high rates of employment across the population as a whole.
Unemployment remains very low in the UK.
Turbulent times or business as usual? What the latest jobs figures do and don't tell us about the British economy as Brexit looms.
Kenya lacks skilled welders who can work on a live oil pipeline.
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To realise Kenya's oil, gas and mining potential, the sector needs more people with the right skills to support it.
Humans and robots can work together to create jobs for the future.
Predicted job losses from the rise of the robots vary widely. So rather than worry about robots taking over, we should learn to work with them and use them as intelligent tools.
Up to 40% of recent immigrants in Australia are overeducated, making it hard for them to find suitable employment.
Hundreds of thousands of migrants have come through Australia's skilled migrant program. But we are wasting many of their skills.
Australia could benefit from driverless car development and technology.
Traditional car manufacturing may have gone from Australia with a loss of jobs, but one senior figure in the motor industry sees a potential for new jobs thanks to driverless cars.
The latest data shows a big jump in jobs, but construction is slowing.
The number of jobs might be going up but the real test will be whether wages rise too.
Total Recall (1990).
The idea that automation and robotics will lead to huge job losses is wrong. Big business likes the sweat of cheap labour too much.
The 1994 Employment Minister Simon Crean even had to be briefed by officials on the content of the policy when Working Nation was released.
Cabinet papers released today by the National Archives show Working Nation began as a rational exercise but was soon overtaken by a desire to make the policy everything to everyone.
The ‘Closing the Gap’ initiative has existed since 2006, but the statistics show the gap is growing.
To Close the Gap, Indigenous Australians are the experts. Indigenous organisations are more likely to achieve outcomes because they understand local issues and have ‘skin in the game’.
The Working Time Directive is designed to stop this kind of behaviour.
The Working Time Directive enshrines legal rights to rest periods, paid holidays and a maximum 48-hour working week.