Even though the future is unknown, Canada’s employment rate has risen steadily from 53 per cent in 1946 to more than 61 per cent today.
Our inability to foresee the jobs of the future should be tempered by the realization that that jobs have always appeared in the past, regardless of technological advances.
Studying chemistry can take you into many careers, from an analytical chemist to a forensic scientist and even an environmental consultant.
Students picking their subjects for Years 11 and 12 need to understand that science can be useful in a wide range of future jobs.
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Jordan has a huge number of Syrian refugees and since 2016 it has let them legally enter the workforce.
Attraction and retention: the key issues to get more immigrants to settle in regional Australia.
Migrants who've settled in regional Australia find jobs, get on with the locals and feel safe. So the government wants to know how to encourage more migrants to move there.
China retaliated with tariffs on U.S. imports after Trump imposed tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese imports.
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The US-China trade war shows no signs of slowing down. Here's what readers need to know.
Every state bears the burden of the opioid crisis.
State governments are leading the charge against opioid makers over their role in the epidemic. A team of researchers at Penn State examined just how much the crisis has cost them.
Amazon plans to retrain 100,000 employees in new technologies.
Amazon's plan to invest $700 million retraining its workforce signals very soon all jobs will be STEM jobs – and higher education needs to play a bigger role.
Work isn’t as stable as it once was.
A growing number of jobs are becoming less stable, with fewer benefits and stagnating wages. This is taking a significant toll on the psychological health of workers.
Perot become a household name after making an independent run for president in 1992.
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As the US prepares to replace NAFTA, a labor scholar who was critical of Perot but shared concerns about the deal revisits the claim that helped him become the most successful third-party candidate since Teddy Roosevelt.
Jobs on the line.
A number of banks are doomed to fail if they don't adapt to the new realities of the finance industry.
Some states and cities are getting very little for the taxpayer dollars they hand out to companies.
Recent scandals involve economic development programs in New Jersey and Maryland highlight their many flaws, including a lack of oversight and their ineffectiveness.
Zero-hours contracts exploit workers and need to be banned.
We’re entering the fourth industrial revolution, which isn’t a bad thing. But it does mean we need to take action.
Training providers and employers aren't adapting fast enough to meet the skill needs thrown up by the fourth industrial revolution.
BeefLedger and QUT work with Mount Gambier High School students on food provenance, IoT and data science.
A project to protect producers from food fraud by verifying and promoting the provenance of the region's beef exports to China turned out to be a source of creative work in the region as well.
A weaker domestic economy could limit Trump’s options.
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Trump may find it harder to maintain support for his escalating tariffs on China if the US economy shows further signs of weakness.
Sluggish jobs growth may compel Federal Reserve Board Chair Powell to take action.
The Fed said it's ready to act to 'sustain the expansion.' The latest jobs report suggests it may have to act soon.
Millions of unemployed Americans have become too discouraged to look for work.
An economist explains why the long-term drop in the participate rate is an even bigger problem for the US economy than the May slowdown in jobs growth.
Bias, stereotypes and other rules of thumb influence how people think about you – even based on your name.
Sunset over an Iowa farm.
Since the Great Recession, most of the nation's rural counties have struggled to recover lost jobs and retain their people.
The problem of unsafe drinking water afflicts poor communities most.
Just as America's highways, sewage systems and water pipes need fixing, so does the growing gap between rich and poor. Trump and the Democrats could use that money to address both.