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The federal government has long shown a hiring preference for veterans to help them find jobs following their service. Sara D. Davis/AP Images for U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

US civil service’s preference for hiring military vets comes at a hidden cost

The US government has long shown a hiring preference for veterans. But because of the demographics of the US military, this has limited the federal workforce's diversity.
Australian sport may only account for 1.6% of total household spend, but its macro impact on the economy is strong. from www.shutterstock.com

Sport is more than just a fringe player in Australia’s economy

Australian sport will never have the commercial clout to bring the economy out of recession or solve a regional unemployment problem. But it is more than a fringe player in the economic game.
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Business Briefing: what to do about low incomes

Business Briefing: what to do about low incomes. The Conversation10.5 MB (download)
Australia needs to increase productivity in different ways because at the moment living standards are low compared to past years.
There are still many barriers to Indigenous participation and retention in the Australian workforce. Tracey Nearmy/AAP

Eight ways we can improve Indigenous employment

There is an ongoing trend of low workforce participation among Indigenous people, research demonstrates eight ways to improve this.
Does rush hour in London feel a little bit less crowded all of a sudden? JuliusKielaitis/Shutterstock

Why the UK labour market suddenly stopped growing

The drop in the number of people working reflects both more older people taking pensions and an underlying weakness in the economy.
Investing in health will pay off in the workforce. Phillie Casablanca

Why employers need to pay attention to the business of health

Amid all the talk of the UK’s economic recovery it is easy to forget that workforce health is a productivity issue. Over the next 20 years, as our workforce ages, retires later and the risks of more chronic…

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