Formerly incarcerated entrepreneur Coss Marte speaks at a conference in 2015.
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Nearly half of formerly incarcerated Americans remain jobless for at least a year. But there are some creative solutions to this problem.
The $600 federal jobless benefit expired on July 31.
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The $600 federal jobless benefit may be generous, but that doesn't mean is isn't what workers and the US economy need.
Collaboration is better than competition when it comes to making markets do what we want in an economic crisis.
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.
Statistics Canada reports that more than one million Canadians lost their job in the first month of the coronavirus pandemic, but the official figures don’t reflect the true impact on workers.
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The difficulty governments have had in meeting the needs of Canadian workers impacted by the coronavirus crisis has exposed holes in our social safety net and the inadequacy of existing labour laws.
Unionized hospitality workers wait in line to apply for unemployment benefits.
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Mass unemployment will make it a lot harder for tens of millions of Americans already struggling to pay for housing to keep their roof over their heads.
Students in the electrical program at H.C. Wilcox Technical High School in Meriden, Connecticut practice their skills.
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Students who get admitted to Connecticut's career and technical education high schools are more likely to graduate and earn significantly more than peers who barely missed the cut.
Giving young people financial skills can lead to much better education and job outcomes.
Arming young people with financial capabilities does improve their employment prospects, but how exactly is still not clear. One possibility is that financial literacy boosts their confidence
The average woman in Niger has over seven children – nearly triple the average across developing countries.
Research shows that unrest, even terrorism, can erupt in poor countries with a surplus of young people and not enough jobs. Can Niger, a once-peaceful sub-Saharan African nation, handle its baby boom?
An Amazon employee applies tape to a package before shipment.
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The rise of superstar companies that dominate their industries may be partly to blame for the lack of wage growth in the US in recent years. It could also suggest a solution.
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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?
Hockey player Mark Knowles will retire after the Commonwealth Games.
Many athletes struggle with joblessness, depression or a lack of purpose as they enter retirement.
Klaus Schwab, the World Economic Forum founder, holds his book about the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
New technologies are developing with exponential velocity, breadth and depth. Their systemic impact is likely to be profound.
There’s been a lot of research on whether being unemployed hurts your ability to get a new job. But what about if you’re working part-time or below your skill level?
It could happen to anyone.
Many couples ignore the warning signs that one of them might be about to lose their job.
Another job snatched by a robot?
Some suggest half of current jobs will be lost to automation over the next decade or two. But it's far too early to pit man versus machine.
Employment growth does not equal ‘jobs creation’.
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Politicians all too often use monthly jobs numbers to infer that the other mob is doing a bad job or that they are doing a great job at managing the economy. But that's a flawed use of the data.
Policing the jobless.
Labour's Jim Murphy and the Conservatives' Ruth Davidson clashed over targets for sanctioning people on benefits. Who was right?
Not a clear solution to young people’s problems.
Conservative and Labour proposals for young jobseekers have different rhetoric, but both miss the point.
The future for young workers is looking less secure, with casual work taking hold.
In recent years, job insecurity among young people has risen to unsettling proportions. Last year, The Economist reported that as many as 290 million 15-24 year olds were not participating in the labour…