While the federal government promotes the employment of older people through the jobactive network, in practice it’s not working well for them.
A two-year study finds dissatisfaction with current arrangements, but also identifies small changes that can make a big difference in helping to find suitable jobs for older workers.
Tax rules baked into superannuation favour those on low and high incomes.
Everyone is better off under the superannuation guarantee levy, but low and high income earners see a greater benefit than those in the middle.
Many voices mean many viewpoints.
Large Silicon Valley firms are not particularly diverse in terms of gender or race, but there are some companies doing better than their peers.
The 80% of musicians who freelance or are self-employed need to have an array of transferable skills to make a living.
It isn't easy, but musicians build 'portfolio careers' by being adaptable, multiskilled and willing to learn, so they can pursue creative work that they believe in.
Jobs that are ‘IT intensive’ have shown dramatic growth, new research shows.
More students must acquire IT skills in order to secure jobs with upward mobility, according to a researcher who developed an index that shows a dramatic growth in 'IT intensive' jobs.
Pregnancy and after can be a turbulent time.
Here's how common it is to develop mental health problems in pregnancy or in the first year after birth.
Disappearing from a high street near you.
A long read on the decimation of British jobcentres – and why it puts the rollout of Universal Credit at risk.
Social researcher and author Rebecca Huntley, speaking on Q&A.
On Q&A, social researcher and author Rebecca Huntley said "about 30%" of homeless people have a job. Is that right?
Suzanne Phillips and Adish Gebreselase are seen at Splitt Ends Unisex Hair Design, a storefront salon in Halifax that Phillips sold to the Eritrean immigrant last year.
Provincial governments in Atlantic Canada have been trying to encourage immigrants to become entrepreneurs for more than a decade. Some are boldly answering the call.
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The unemployment rate is now at its lowest level in 17 years and is very close to a 50-year low. Does that mean we're at full employment?
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.