Bridge built by CCC workers, Shady Lake Recreation Area, Arkansas.
On April 5, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps, a massive relief program that paid young men to plant trees and build parks across the nation. It was money well spent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kenya lacks skilled welders who can work on a live oil pipeline.
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To realise Kenya's oil, gas and mining potential, the sector needs more people with the right skills to support it.
Up to 40% of recent immigrants in Australia are overeducated, making it hard for them to find suitable employment.
Hundreds of thousands of migrants have come through Australia's skilled migrant program. But we are wasting many of their skills.
Television news station linked to the Guptas faces imminent closure.
The only reason journalists will mourn the demise of TV news station ANN7 will be the loss of jobs.
Can today's crisis in mental health be seen as the result of neoliberalism, the 2007/08 financial crisis and the austerity policies that followed?
Shoppers browsing vegetables at a farmers market.
Why are people from some states so much healthier than others? Despite what you may hear, it's not just about genetics or poor choices.
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.
The problem doesn’t appear to be with the relevance of qualifications and skillsets to employment, but rather with the scarcity of employment.
The government claims university degrees are failing businesses, but analysis of the latest graduate outcome and employer satisfaction surveys tells us the problem is with underemployment.
Total Recall (1990).
The idea that automation and robotics will lead to huge job losses is wrong. Big business likes the sweat of cheap labour too much.
The ‘Closing the Gap’ initiative has existed since 2006, but the statistics show the gap is growing.
To Close the Gap, Indigenous Australians are the experts. Indigenous organisations are more likely to achieve outcomes because they understand local issues and have ‘skin in the game’.
House Speaker Paul Ryan talks about the GOP tax plan.
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Unlike other age groups, 16- to 24-year-olds haven't recovered the job losses they suffered during the Great Recession. Spurring investment and growth are key to getting them back to work.
It’s hard to get a fix on where Australia’s economy is headed.
Housing and wages loom as stubborn problems that could bring our economy unstuck in the year ahead.
Young job seekers are more likely to be registered with Centrelink than older job seekers, while those aged 25 and over tended to rely more on social networks and employment agencies when looking for work.
Young and old job seekers use the same methods to look for work, but young people have the highest unemployment rates.
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.
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Government is about to be disrupted by technology in the same manner as major industries. It's about time.
On the edge.
Unemployment levels are low, but many people are being pushed into inadequately paid jobs by a punitive benefit system and lack of choice.