The number of people on zero-hours contracts has increased during the pandemic, but they don't seem to figure in the chancellor's recovery plans.
Bold strides towards 2021?
The chancellor's spending review and what it means for you.
Artwork ‘Melly Shum Hates Her Job’ by Ken Lum hangs in the Witte de Withstraat district in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, shown May 2008.
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A Rotterdam art centre removed its colonial-era name and is renaming itself 'The Kunstinstituut Melly,' to honour the city's 30-year love affair with Ken Lum's iconic work.
Jobs are scarcer and times are hard during a pandemic – so why are job-seekers still left feeling they were the ones who weren't good enough?
Turn that frown upside down.
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Governments use a variety of labor market policies to support workers who lose their jobs – each with a different impact on a country's well-being.
More college students are uncertain about whether they will have enough to eat.
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Concerns about having enough to eat are worsening among college students during the pandemic. This could ultimately affect how many finish school, two scholars argue.
Increased automation threatens job security in South Africa’s auto industry.
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Automation in South Africa's auto industry may have made car manufacturing easier, faster, and more productive but it comes with social and employment costs.
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.