ABS National Statistical Headlines – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Latest Labour Force, Australia statistics: Labour Force: Employment increased by 38,500 persons to 11,810,700 in July 2015 (seasonally adjusted) (released 06 August 2015) Labour Force: Monthly hours worked in all jobs decreased 0.2% in July 2015 (seasonally adjusted) (released 06 August 2015) Labour Force: Unemployment rate increased from 6.1% to 6.3% in July 2015 (seasonally … [Read More] ABS National Statistical Headlines – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australia’s unemployment rate increased to 6.3 per cent in July 2015 – ABS

Extract Australia’s estimated seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2015 was 6.3 per cent, an increase of 0.3 percentage points (based on unrounded estimates) from a revised 6.1 per cent for June 2015. In trend terms, the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.1 per cent, as announced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. … [Read More] Australia’s unemployment rate increased to 6.3 per cent in July 2015 – ABS

Australian Ageing Agenda Latest News – AAA

The age paradox: Older people want to work, but age discrimination stands in their way Ron Di Giorgio in his home in Newcastle, NSW Walk into Ron Di Giorgio’s house in suburban Newcastle and the first thing you’ll notice are the knick-knacks and curios covering every flat surface of the house: the kitchen table, the … [Read More] Australian Ageing Agenda Latest News – AAA

Learning about job search: A ‘nudge’ to tackle long-term unemployment – VOX (EU)

A key question for policymakers is how long-term unemployment can be effectively reduced. This column presents new evidence from a large-scale field experiment in which job seekers were provided with information and encouragement. The results indicate that targeted information provision can be an effective policy tool, in particular in the combat against long-term unemployment. Extract … [Read More] Learning about job search: A ‘nudge’ to tackle long-term unemployment – VOX (EU)

ANZ Media Release: Job Advertisements fall modestly in July

Job advertisements fell 0.4% m/m in July in seasonally adjusted terms after increasing in each of the previous three months. Job ads rose a modest 0.4% m/m in trend terms. Trend growth has been positive for two years but the rate of increase has slowed since late 2014. The number of internet job ads fell … [Read More] ANZ Media Release: Job Advertisements fall modestly in July

Australian July real unemployment 8.7%: Down for fifth consecutive month – Roy Morgan Research

Extract In July 2015 Roy Morgan Unemployment is down 1.5% from a year ago to 8.7%: 12,673,000 Australians are in the workforce (up 306,000 since July 2014) – now 11,576,000 Australians are employed (up a large 474,000 since July 2014 – and a new record high); 7,900,000 Australians are employed full-time (up a large 547,000 … [Read More] Australian July real unemployment 8.7%: Down for fifth consecutive month – Roy Morgan Research

The unmaking of the Australian working class … and their right to resist – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Dennis Glover Lecturer, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Melbourne The smart backpacker chooses his travel reading carefully, preferably a single paperback equivalent in size to War and Peace. That’s how in 1985 I ended up reading E.P. Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class by a pool … [Read More] The unmaking of the Australian working class … and their right to resist – The Conversation

New issue: International Journal Of Sociology And Social Policy – Emerald Insight

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 35, Issue 9/10, September 2015 – A selection of articles with abstracts ‘The totality of caring’: conceptualising childcare arrangements for empirical research / Borbála Kovács — This article formulates a conceptually and empirically grounded new understanding of childcare arrangements for cross-national and longitudinal micro-level empirical research by drawing on theoretical discussions … [Read More] New issue: International Journal Of Sociology And Social Policy – Emerald Insight

When Age Stereotypes are Employment Barriers: a Conceptual Analysis and a Literature Review on Older Workers Stereotypes – Ageing International

ABSTRACT Literature has shown that age stereotypes are contextual barriers for workers’ occupational wellbeing. The current paper provides a conceptual analysis and a systematic review of research literature on age stereotypes toward older workers and it highlights how age stereotypes represent possible employment barriers into the ongoing aging workforce. Using a systematic review methodology, 18 … [Read More] When Age Stereotypes are Employment Barriers: a Conceptual Analysis and a Literature Review on Older Workers Stereotypes – Ageing International

Brotherhood in the News this Week

Banking on batteries / Rusty Woodger – SOURCE: The Riverine Herald 5 August 2015 — As new figures show electricity prices continue to soar across Victoria, battery banks may be the way of the future. Tom Langford of Echuca’s Solar On Electrical certainly thinks so… Mr Langford sees them as the next step after solar panels and believes they will … [Read More] Brotherhood in the News this Week

VET’s crucial role in readying young people for further study and work – The VET Blog

Extract from a Blog Post Since the financial crisis hit in 2008, Australia’s young people have fared better in the employment stakes than young people in most other developed nations. But it’s still not a glowing picture as we discussed in a post back in March – Teenagers, unemployment, and tertiary education. As we noted … [Read More] VET’s crucial role in readying young people for further study and work – The VET Blog

Busting the myth of losing your job – Sydney Morning Herald

Extract from an article by Ross Gittins As everyone knows, the world of work just gets tougher. For a start there’s the ever-growing incidence of “precarious employment” – people in casual jobs, or on short-term contracts, or working for labour-hire companies or temping agencies, or being cast adrift by their employer without benefits as supposedly … [Read More] Busting the myth of losing your job – Sydney Morning Herald

The effects of vocational education on adult skills and wages (Europe) – OECD

Extract from an article by Giorgio Brunello and Lorenzo Rocco Vocational education and training are highly valued by many. The European Ministers for Vocational Education and Training, the European Social Partners and the European Commission have issued in 2010 the Bruges Communiqué, which describes the global vision for VET in Europe 2020. In this vision, vocational … [Read More] The effects of vocational education on adult skills and wages (Europe) – OECD

Qualifications and jobs in Australia’s biggest cities – The VET Blog

Extract from VET Blog post The Australian government has released State of Australian Cities 2014-2015 (140 pages). The report gives us an idea of how our cities are ticking over and what the long term looks like. Let’s note at the outset that it isn’t a report on capital cities alone – Australia’s 20 biggest … [Read More] Qualifications and jobs in Australia’s biggest cities – The VET Blog

Can self employment be a route out of poverty for low-paid workers? – JRF (UK)

Extract from an article by Helen Barnard Self-employment can be an opportunity but, says Helen Barnard, many people are doing it because they can’t find secure jobs. Research from the Social Market Foundation published today shows how self-employment could be made a better option for people on low incomes. One of the most striking trends about … [Read More] Can self employment be a route out of poverty for low-paid workers? – JRF (UK)

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