Automation has replaced workers in mining and industry, including the steelworks at Port Kembla, but most Australians are more worried about jobs going overseas.
Most Australian workers are fairly relaxed about their own job security, but they do worry about the risks of poor management and outsourcing to cheaper labour.
The summer jobs of the days of old are becoming fewer and fewer.
The number of young people who work traditional summer jobs has declined significantly in recent decades. A scholar who focuses on generational differences in the workforce explains why.
Business owners may feel the benefits of automation outweigh the risks.
There seems to be very limited high-level discourse about how South Africa plans to navigate this wave of technological advancement.
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And it doesn't involve immigrant bashing. Quite the opposite.
Entrepreneurs must grapple with uncertainty and work the longest hours. Yet they are happier and often healthier than people in other jobs.
Despite changes to legal technology, Australian law schools remain wedded to an old fashioned teaching model.
Australian law firms are beginning to demand that law schools teach students new skills for the new AI economy, but legal education is failing to keep up.
An American suburb.
Poverty rates across the suburban landscape have increased by 50 percent since 1990. This suburbanization of poverty is one of the most important demographic trends of the last 50 years.
South Africa needs to review its four years decision to exclusively deliver housing through megaprojects.
In the short-run, the targeted migration program boosts workers in the target region.
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Even if policies could be found to bind new immigrants to regional areas, workers' movements would continue to weaken the long-run impact on regional populations and economies.
For many graduates, the future looms.
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A few years ago, a folklorist started gathering data on the creative ways graduates were embellishing their caps. From student debt to immigration, some themes quickly emerged.
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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?
The Australian Hotels Association (South Australia) has campaigned against the SA Best party’s proposed poker machine reforms.
The Australian Hotels Association of South Australia claims poker machine reforms proposed by Nick Xenophon's SA Best party would wipe out 'many of the 26,000' jobs in the hotel industry. Is that right?
South Africa needs review policies meant to support people living with disabilities to give them a better deal.
A new study reveals the challenges faced by people living with disabilities who want to open their own businesses.
Tax policy favours machines over workers. Here's how to change it.
Unemployment remains very low in the UK.
Turbulent times or business as usual? What the latest jobs figures do and don't tell us about the British economy as Brexit looms.
Humans and robots can work together to create jobs for the future.
Predicted job losses from the rise of the robots vary widely. So rather than worry about robots taking over, we should learn to work with them and use them as intelligent tools.
In Australia, wage growth is lagging productivity growth across most sectors of the economy.
The productivity gains businesses get some automating some jobs, aren't being passed on to workers in higher wages, evidence shows.
A new report suggests one in four jobs could be at risk in cities outside the south.
The latest data shows a big jump in jobs, but construction is slowing.
The number of jobs might be going up but the real test will be whether wages rise too.
Surgeons in Switzerland use the robot da Vinci to aid a hernia operation. Over a third of US hospitals have at least one surgical robot.
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There are more robots than ever in the operating room – but that's led to fewer opportunities for surgical trainees. Now, some new doctors are teaching themselves in secret.