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Governments face disruption by the private sector and social unrest unless they embrace new technology. Here, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau meets a robot in Edmonton last May as others look on. ( THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

Technology will make today’s government obsolete and that’s good

Government is about to be disrupted by technology in the same manner as major industries. It's about time.
Women shipfitters working on board the USS Nereus at the U.S. Navy Yard in Mare Island, circa 1943. Department of Defense

Rosie the Riveters discovered a wartime California dream

Thousands of American women moved west to take advantage of wartime employment opportunities during WWII. For some, this version of the California dream was temporary; for others, it lasted a lifetime.
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How James Bond was a model employee

It is easy to forget that the James Bond franchise is firmly set in the world of work. Bond's evolution reflects changing attitudes to the workplace.
Healthcare is becoming increasingly important in a services-led economy. Shutterstock

Why reforming health care is integral for our economy

Australia is increasingly a services-led economy. The health sector is not only a big employer, but health care is an important factor in worker productivity.
BMW recently opened a factory for aging workers in southern Germany. Reuters

Keeping mature-age workers on the job

Employers who cater for their ageing workforce will get better staff productivity and engagement levels
Approximately 15% of employed people whose main job is in arts or recreation services industries have more than one job. www.shutterstock.com

Three charts on: who holds more than one job to make ends meet

We can expect to see a rise in part-time employed people using second jobs as a solution to insufficient hours in their main job.

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