Jobs creation push for Melbourne’s west – Star Weekly

Extract from an article by Sumeyya Ilanbey A long-term strategy for the creation of jobs in emerging industries in Melbourne’s west has been launched. The state government last Friday announced $80,000 to fund a strategy driven by the Melbourne’s West – Future Workforce report. Industry and Employment Minister Wade Noonan said a new regional taskforce, including … [Read More] Jobs creation push for Melbourne’s west – Star Weekly

Youth Agencies Are Worried About The PaTH Internship Plan – Huffington Post

Extract from an article by Josh Butler Youth and employment advocacy services have shared their doubts about the government’s controversial PaTH internship program, as Labor signalled it would oppose the measure. Announced in this year’s budget, the PaTH — Prepare, Trial, Hire — program would get unemployed people into a workplace training program, equip them … [Read More] Youth Agencies Are Worried About The PaTH Internship Plan – Huffington Post

Cognitive Aging and Ability to Work – Center for Retirement Research

The brief’s key findings are: Cognitive aging could hinder productivity by reducing the brain’s processing ability (“fluid” intelligence). But research shows that productivity generally does not decline with age. Key reasons are that declining fluid intelligence is often offset by accumulated knowledge, and reserve fluid capacity can act as a buffer against decline. Only a … [Read More] Cognitive Aging and Ability to Work – Center for Retirement Research

Rising Preferred Retirement Age in Europe: Are Europe’s future pensioners adapting to pension system reforms? – Journal of Aging & Social Policy

ABSTRACT This study investigates whether older workers have adapted their preferred retirement age to the pension reforms aimed at extending working life. Based on data from Eurobarometer and the European Social Survey in 12 European countries, the analysis shows that future pensioners have indeed increased their preferred retirement age and adjusted to the new credo … [Read More] Rising Preferred Retirement Age in Europe: Are Europe’s future pensioners adapting to pension system reforms? – Journal of Aging & Social Policy

Senate Committee Report: Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire Bill 2016

Extract Background to the bill 2.1 The Youth Jobs Prepare-Hire-Trial program (PaTH program) was announced in the 2016-17 Budget as part of the government’s commitment to ‘get more than 100 000 vulnerable young people into jobs in the growing Australian economy by giving them real work experience with real employers that leads to real jobs.’1 2.2 The 2016-17 … [Read More] Senate Committee Report: Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire Bill 2016

When the sheltered workshop closes – My Disability Matters

Extract from an article by Dwayne Webb Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself. –Confucius Change is a powerful tool that each of us possess. We have the power to change how we approach every aspect of our lives. However, too many times we allow that same power to hold us back and … [Read More] When the sheltered workshop closes – My Disability Matters

We can’t go on pretending that poverty is solved by getting a job (UK) – British Politics & Policy at LSE

Extract from an article by Chris Johnes Chris Johnes argues that getting a job is not necessarily a route out of poverty. Rising costs and falling real wages means that having a job won’t necessarily allow you to make ends meet. What’s worse, the auterity programme is hitting low-income households disproportionately hardest. We must, therefore, rethink the prevailing attitude towards taxes and … [Read More] We can’t go on pretending that poverty is solved by getting a job (UK) – British Politics & Policy at LSE

Youth Social Exclusion in Australian Communities: A new index – Social Indicators Research

ABSTRACT Social exclusion is a multi-dimensional measure of disadvantage that spans a number of aspects of an individual’s life that impact upon their current and future wellbeing. For young people at an important life stage transitioning from childhood to adulthood, contributing factors to social exclusion and the consequences of social exclusion will vary. Using specialised … [Read More] Youth Social Exclusion in Australian Communities: A new index – Social Indicators Research

Exploding myths about the gig economy – VOX: CEPR’s Policy Portal

Extract from an article by Jacques Bughin and Jan Mischke The ‘gig economy’ refers to the independent workforce, including those drawing income from new digital platforms such as Uber and Airbnb. This column uses a survey of 8,000 respondents in the US, the UK, Germany, Sweden, France, and Spain to explode some myths about this relatively … [Read More] Exploding myths about the gig economy – VOX: CEPR’s Policy Portal

What if jobs are not the solution but the problem (US) – Aeon

Extract from an article by James Livingston Work means everything to us Americans. For centuries – since, say, 1650 – we’ve believed that it builds character (punctuality, initiative, honesty, self-discipline, and so forth). We’ve also believed that the market in labour, where we go to find work, has been relatively efficient in allocating opportunities and incomes. … [Read More] What if jobs are not the solution but the problem (US) – Aeon

Labour Market Information Portal Update – Department of Employment

The Labour Market Research and Analysis Branch of the Department of Employment has updated its Labour Market Information Portal (LMIP) with the following: October 2016 Labour Force Survey data: http://lmip.gov.au/default.aspx?LMIP/LFR_SAFOUR These data can be downloaded (in .xls format) from the Downloadable Data channel: http://lmip.gov.au/default.aspx?LMIP/DownloadableData/LabourForceRegionLFR SOURCE: “Labour Market Information Portal Update”, Labour Market Research and Analysis Branch … [Read More] Labour Market Information Portal Update – Department of Employment

Infrastructure Victoria Draft 30 Year Strategy – YACVic responds

SUMMARY YACVic welcomes proposals by Infrastructure Victoria to substantially increase Victoria’s supply of affordable housing and public transport. In our response, we highlight the importance of a strong, shared understanding of housing affordability, and specific measures to address youth homelessness and transport affordability for young people. We also respond to Infrastructure Victoria’s proposals to operate … [Read More] Infrastructure Victoria Draft 30 Year Strategy – YACVic responds

Why a Citizen’s Basic Income experiment is vital (Scotland) – NESTA

Extract from a blog post by Peter McColl One of the most exciting developments of the last year has been the creation of a Citizen’s Basic Income Network (CBIN) in Scotland. Bringing together a wide range of people who have an interest, and who have done work on citizen’s income, the group has been working … [Read More] Why a Citizen’s Basic Income experiment is vital (Scotland) – NESTA

Scotland could trial giving each citizen a universal basic income – The Independent

Extract from an article by Lucy Pasha-Robinson Development of radical scheme, which would see welfare benefits including child and tax credits replaced with universal flat-rate payment, due to be tested in Fife  Scotland could roll out a universal basic income pilot after a trial won huge backing from anti-poverty campaigners. Development of the scheme, due to … [Read More] Scotland could trial giving each citizen a universal basic income – The Independent

Why the changing nature of work means we need a Universal Basic Income – Medium

Extract from an article by Frances Coppola We have a crisis of work. The secure, well-paid jobs of the past?—many of them in manufacturing—are disappearing. What is replacing them is insecurity and uncertainty. Low-paid, part-time, temporary and seasonal work. The “feast or famine” of self-employment. The so-called “sharing economy”, where people rent out their possessions … [Read More] Why the changing nature of work means we need a Universal Basic Income – Medium

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