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.
AI may not cut discrimination out of the hiring process.
Algorithms are only as good as the people who make them.
Almost 37% of Australian workers do not have paid sick leave. We need to fix this if we want people not to turn up to work when sick during the coronavirus pandemic.
Research the career paths of those who have the job you want.
Trying to land your dream job during the COVID-19 pandemic may be a daunting challenge. Two university-based job coaches offer insights on how to think more long-term.
Enterprise bargaining provisions take up seemingly endless pages in the Fair Work Act. When we talk about IR "reform", we need to make the system simpler for workers.
Keeping young Canadians working during the global pandemic is important for a host of reasons.
Now that Canadian youth can work part-time without becoming ineligible for government assistance, many will be incentivized to work in jobs in increased demand during the COVID-19 shutdown.
Working from home involves new co-workers.
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Are the best co-workers really the ones with four legs and a tail? Science says it depends.
Small businesses in Brooklyn closed during the coronavirus epidemic.
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The pandemic magnifies existing imbalances in wealth, access to health care and workplace rights.
Essential workers expose themselves to the coronavirus every day.
The coronavirus pandemic is a stressful time for everyone. Here are some ways employers can help their employees through this crisis.
National Treasury and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni support budget cuts, labour market deregulation, and tax cuts.
The South African government should be spending more, not less, to boost economic growth and create jobs.
Increases in unemployment result in a decrease in apprentice numbers, as well as employers taking on fewer new apprentices. Australia can't lose the workforce we might need for our recovery efforts.
Unemployed people wait outside a government office in NYC in 1933.
Some economists are predicting joblessness to surpass the record level experienced at the height of the Great Depression as 22 million people file for unemployment benefits.
Waitress Casey Stewart works at two restaurants, at least one which may have to close for at least a week or more.
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Service workers are some of the most at risk of both the coronavirus and financial woes.
Being made redundant reduces a person's life satisfaction by about 20% – and this psychological scarring can even remain after getting another job.
Over 15,000 workers filed age discrimination claims in 2019.
Plaintiffs in age discrimination cases often find it difficult to prove their cases. Now, a Supreme Court case could further undermine workplace protections available to victims.
Job ads are 12% lower than expected this year.
Less than 30% of the workforce has the ability to work from home.
Two transportation scholars argue that telecommuting could play an important role in solving the coronavirus crisis.
Female workers during a soil fertilization process.
Female labour participation in Indonesia has stalled at 50% for the last three decades. This is a bit of a mystery because Indonesia’s economy has grown dramatically over the same period.
Some U.S. workplaces can be dangerous.
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A reduction in OSHA inspectors may lead to a reduction in workplace safety.