Quality apprenticeships “gold standard” to get youth into decent jobs – International Labour Organization

Blog Post by Guy Ryder

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder highlights role of efficient apprenticeship systems in overcoming high youth unemployment.

WINTERTHUR, Switzerland (ILO news) — “Promoting quality apprenticeships is a top priority for the ILO, since they move youth into decent jobs and help enterprises to find the workforce they need for the future,” ILO . . . → Read More: Quality apprenticeships “gold standard” to get youth into decent jobs – International Labour Organization

Health conditions and employment among senior Australians – NSPAC

National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre is pleased to announce the release of its latest research report Health conditions and employment among senior Australians: What are the enablers and barriers to continued engagement in the labour force?

This report assesses the role of ill health in inhibiting workforce participation of mature age people, and examines which . . . → Read More: Health conditions and employment among senior Australians – NSPAC

The hidden underclass: how Australian underemployment is concealed – The Guardian

By Robert Carr

Getting to the bottom of underemployment means spotting where casualisation has created conditions in which employers can take advantage of workers’ desperation

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has recently announced a 12-year high in the national unemployment rate. On top of this, casualisation is growing at a blitzkrieg pace. In 2013, . . . → Read More: The hidden underclass: how Australian underemployment is concealed – The Guardian

Job Loss and Unmet Health Care Needs in the Economic Recession: Different Associations by Family Income – Am J Public Health

ABSTRACT

Objectives. We examined heterogeneous associations between job loss and unmet health care needs by family income level in the recent economic recession.

Methods. We conducted logistic regression analyses with the sample from the 2008 Survey of Income and Program Participation. Dependent variables were 2 dichotomous measures of unmet health care needs in medical . . . → Read More: Job Loss and Unmet Health Care Needs in the Economic Recession: Different Associations by Family Income – Am J Public Health

Welfare reform inquiry findings meet resistance from Labor and Greens – The Guardian

Extract from an article by Bridie Jabour

Double challenge to Senate committee recommendations that social services bills be passed unamended

A Senate inquiry into the social services bills, which introduce most of the government’s welfare reforms, has led to two dissenting reports being tabled.

The Liberal-dominated inquiry recommended the bills be passed with no amendments, . . . → Read More: Welfare reform inquiry findings meet resistance from Labor and Greens – The Guardian

Impact of partnership dissolution on income, employment, and well-being (UK) – ISER

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Incomes, employment patterns, housing, mental health and life satisfaction can all change markedly when couples split up, but there is considerable variation within the population. Using data from all 18 waves (1991-2008) of the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), an annual longitudinal survey that interviews every adult member of a nationally-representative sample of around . . . → Read More: Impact of partnership dissolution on income, employment, and well-being (UK) – ISER

Young people’s readiness for work (UK) – The Private Equity Foundation

Ready for Work aims to provide practical answers to the question: how can we help young people be ready for work? And what makes the biggest difference to their work readiness? Our aim is to equip service providers, employers, funders and policymakers with the information they need to inform their service design and . . . → Read More: Young people’s readiness for work (UK) – The Private Equity Foundation

Paid work pushes single parents onto lower income – The Australian

Extract from an article by Patricia Karvelas

ALMOST one in five single parents who were pushed off parenting payment single allowance on to the lower-paying Newstart last year are no longer receiving any welfare because of their earnings from some paid work.

As of December, 70,196 parenting payment single recipients had been taken off the . . . → Read More: Paid work pushes single parents onto lower income – The Australian

Mining Slowdown Is the Pits for Australia’s Unemployed Youth – The Wall Street Journal

Extract from an article by Rebecca Thurlow

NEWCASTLE, Australia—Three years ago, young workers like Karl Baeck were as sought after as the coal that is mined near this industrial city. Then commodity prices collapsed and thousands of local jobs were junked by companies battling to protect profits.

Mr. Baeck, 23 years old, was halfway through . . . → Read More: Mining Slowdown Is the Pits for Australia’s Unemployed Youth – The Wall Street Journal

Poverty: It’s More than a Job Market Story – Brookings (US)

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Between 2010 and 2013, the unemployment rate fell by 23% in the United States. The poverty rate, we predict, will have fallen by only one percent over the same time period. That is, for a second year in a row, we expect no significant change in either the poverty rate . . . → Read More: Poverty: It’s More than a Job Market Story – Brookings (US)

Raising the spectre of long term joblessness – Sydney Morning Herald

Extract from an article by Matt Wade

It doesn’t get much attention. But Australia has a growing long-term unemployment problem that’s costing us billions.

The number out of work for more than 12 months has swelled by about 40,000 over the past year and now make up nearly a quarter of . . . → Read More: Raising the spectre of long term joblessness – Sydney Morning Herald

ABS employment figures for August: statistical aberration or recovery? The Guardian

Surprisingly good news on employment this month was tempered by economists’ suspicion about the veracity of the data and rising underemployment

The August unemployment rate released last week, that dropped from 6.4% to 6.1%, took everyone by surprise. The good news was tempered by the sense it was too good to be true, and also . . . → Read More: ABS employment figures for August: statistical aberration or recovery? The Guardian

The Really Important Reason Why Cutting Carbon Emissions Might Improve Britain’s Economy – Climate Progress

Extract from an article by Jeff Spross

Staying on course to meet its climate goals will leave Britain with a slightly bigger economy and more jobs, according to an analysis released Wednesday.

But what’s particularly striking about the paper is it found those improvements would come from the first-order changes the economy would . . . → Read More: The Really Important Reason Why Cutting Carbon Emissions Might Improve Britain’s Economy – Climate Progress

Time-limits the alternative to waiting times for the dole – Centre for Independent Studies

By Trisha Jha

Among the most controversial of the measures announced in the May budget was the move to deny 15 to 29-year-olds access to unemployment benefits for up to six months.

This waiting period would be subject to a discount of one month for every full time equivalent year worked to a maximum of . . . → Read More: Time-limits the alternative to waiting times for the dole – Centre for Independent Studies

Frankston Brotherhood of St Laurence VCAL program under threat – Herald Sun

Extract from an article by Christian Tatman

TALK to Corey Simmonds and Devon Sanders about their experiences in mainstream schools and both will freely admit to serious difficulties.

Corey, 17, of Mornington, and Devon, 18, of Cranbourne, struggled for different reasons: Corey had behavioural issues and burnt his bridges, while Devon was bullied and had . . . → Read More: Frankston Brotherhood of St Laurence VCAL program under threat – Herald Sun

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