The sectors hardest hit by coronavirus are predominantly staffed by women.
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Underlying the design and implementation of these schemes is perhaps a perception that women’s employment is an optional extra. This could not be more mistaken.
After the end of the war, millions of servicemen and women needed a job.
Demobilisation of millions after an abrupt end to war led to a political crisis 75 years ago.
A young African farmer.
Africa is far from having an ageing farming population. What is missing is a critical mass of skilled, young farmers with access to finance who could drive productivity in farming.
Tipped workers may struggle to make minimum wage, especially in the wake of the pandemic.
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Tipped workers have been struggling since before COVID-19, and the pandemic isn't making it better.
Coronavirus is causing a spike in unemployment.
Why everyone working less could help alleviate the COVID-19 economic crisis.
Read all about it: Virus kills off dying industry.
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COVID-19 has accelerated the decline in local and national journalism. Is it time to find a new funding model, or for the government to intervene?
Users’ online activities can be reviewed by potential employers as a way to pre-screen job candidates.
Ethical hiring practices should include a full disclosure by the company of any social media searches in advance of hiring a job candidate.
Street vending at Eastern Market, Washington, D.C.
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After trying to remove street vendors from its cities for years, China is supporting them to help jump-start its economy. An urban scholar explains why other cities should do the same.
Collaboration is better than competition when it comes to making markets do what we want in an economic crisis.
The virtual graduation ceremony of a Sam Ratulangi University student in Manado, North Sulawesi.
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COVID-19 will worsen the labour market for Indonesia's young graduates in three ways: higher barriers of entry into the job market, long lasting lower income levels, and worsening labour conditions.
Some coal workers have the right skills and work in the right location to get a job in renewables. But many, such as semi-skilled machine operators, cannot.
A new airport, aerotropolis and development of two of the 'three cities' in the metropolitan strategy all aim to create jobs in Western Sydney. But right now the only certainty is a huge jobs deficit.
Up early and home late: that’s the daily routine for hundreds of thousands of commuters out of Western Sydney.
Education fuelled extraordinary growth in Western Sydney's professional services workforce, but their jobs aren't local. More than 300,000 commute to work outside the region.
Research shows predictions for the jobs of the future are unreliable, and the government's funding changes don't match what their own data shows about future earnings.
Unlike other countries, South Africa’s informal sector provides no cushion to workers in time of crisis.
It will take a long time for the full economic impact of COVID-19 to be known, but a careful scrutiny of labour market outcomes over the next couple of months will shed some light.
People have been rediscovering nature during the pandemic, but it’s not just good for public heath. Conservation also creates jobs.
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The Trump administration is rolling back environmental regulations, claiming it's good for the economy. But research shows that conservation is better both for public health and for job creation.
Transgender activist Aimee Stephens sat outside the Supreme Court as the court held oral arguments dealing with workplace discrimination.
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In a national survey, transgender individuals had worse employment outcomes, lower incomes and higher rates of poverty than cisgender people.
Young people have labour market advantages that will allow them to survive the pandemic if they keep an open mind about location and job offers.
Being flexible about both location and the nature of employment will help youth make the most of the current challenging labour market situation due to COVID-19.
Essential workers don’t always have access to the PPE they need.
Low-wage workers are less likely than high-wage workers to have access to things like masks, hand sanitizer and training on how to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
Clapping for key workers takes place every Thursday in the UK.
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Many key workers are among the UK's lowest paid.