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.
Women of color hold more professional and managerial jobs today than they did in 1996.
White men have historically and disproportionately held official, managerial and professional occupations. But women and people of color are slowly gaining.
Who needs a worker checking shelves when you have a robot?
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Two management experts devised a new way to predict whether your job is likely to get stolen by a robot – and what you can do about it.
AI researchers think there is a 50% chance AI will outperform humans in all tasks in 45 years and that almost all current human jobs can be automated in 120 years.
There is little evidence of any strategic planning by Australia's federal and state governments to deal with social dislocation caused by AI-driven automation.
Understanding how people move through job sectors is crucial.
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Little is known about how many people transition between the informal and formal sectors, a phenomenon called "churning".
Atlassian boss Scott Farquhar says the government’s encryption laws ‘threatens jobs’.
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A forum of Australian tech companies this week was told the government's encryption laws could see Australian jobs moved overseas. Labor's promised to "fix" the laws, but that could be too late.
A man offers his services at a traffic intersection in Cape Town. Almost 55% of South African youth are unemployed.
A national minimum wage could benefit young people who have jobs and stimulate those who have given up trying to find work. But those without work need additional help.
When a degree is not enough, how can students make themselves more employable?
Skilled craft jobs like plumbing and carpentry pay better than most blue-collar jobs.
President Trump says that the white working class is being pushed out of the job market. But that doesn't seem to be true for the best-paying blue-collar jobs.
Amazon will not build their second headquarters in Long Island City.
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Economic research suggests tax incentives and other corporate subsidies don't have the positive impact they're supposed to.
Amazon’s plan to build a new headquarters in Long Island City faced significant resistance.
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Amazon nixed plans to build a headquarters in Long Island City after some New Yorkers questioned the wisdom of offering billions in tax breaks in exchange for job promises. A Texas study suggests they had reason to worry.
Soweto in South Africa. Apartheid’s spacial planning still affects people’s lives.
The high costs of finding work make it difficult for young South Africans to get jobs.
An obsession with GDP growth fails to account for some of society's most pressing problems.
About one in five school leavers who start university will not complete a degree within nine years.
Before deciding what to study at which university, high school graduates should consider the drop-out rates, early-career employment prospects and lifetime earnings their program is likely to yield.