Extract from an article by Katherine Fleming
Just off bustling Oxford Street in Leederville and set behind glass sliding doors lies the place that changed the lives of Rikeisha Voss, Bronwyn Hille and Emily King.
Inside is Foyer Oxford, a multimillion-dollar youth accommodation service, the biggest in Australia.
Next week, nine months after it opened, . . . → Read More: Foyer opens path to security – The West Australian
Australia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by less than 0.1 percentage points to 6.3 per cent in November 2014, as announced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. The seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 64.7 per cent in November 2014. The ABS reported the number of . . . → Read More: Labour Force, Australia, Nov 2014 – Australian Bureau of Statistics
Extract from an article by Michael Janda
Unemployment has risen to 6.3 per cent, despite almost 43,000 jobs being added in November.
The Bureau of Statistics estimates for November show 40,800 part-time jobs and 1,800 full-time jobs were added to the economy last month, seasonally adjusted.
. . . → Read More: Unemployment rises despite jump in job creation: ABS – ABC News
Extract from an article by Laura Soderlind and Susannah Woodward
Laura Soderlind and Susannah Woodward reflect on what the world of work could look like in the future.
The world of work is changing. Spending 30 years in the same job, with the same company in a nine-to-five culture that ends . . . → Read More: To be more than a cog in a machine: millennials and the future of work – The Age
This article explores individuals’ experience of unemployment by studying five historical autobiographical stories. A source of life-stories from the competition ‘Write your life’ in 1989 was read through in search of stories about unemployment. Four of the stories were of struggling for work inclusion, while one story was added as a contrast to the . . . → Read More: Four tragedies and a happy ending – autobiographical interpretations of unemployment -Journal of Youth Studies
We evaluate the effect of the Apprenticeship Bonus, an employment subsidy programme, on early apprenticeship dropout. Eligibility for the programme is restricted to school leavers who have actively looked for an apprenticeship to start immediately after leaving school, but were unsuccessful in finding one. Our analysis is based on rich survey data that were . . . → Read More: Do employment subsidies reduce early apprenticeship dropout? Journal of Vocational Education & Training
This study explores the possibility that the 2008 economic recession affected the availability of flexible work arrangements by comparing two surveys of organizations in the USA, one conducted prior to the recession and the other after its onset. Adaptation and institutional perspectives are contrasted, revealing different expectations for the effects of economic tumult on . . . → Read More: Do options for job flexibility diminish in times of economic uncertainty? Work, Employment & Society
Attitudes research has repeatedly demonstrated that the vast majority of unemployed people want a job and that their employment commitment is generally at least as strong as employed people’s. However, until now it has not asked if they are more likely than employed people to prefer unemployment to an unattractive job. While this oversight . . . → Read More: Unemployment and attitudes to work: asking the ‘right’ question – Work, Employment & Society
Extract from an article by Melanie Davern and Lucy Gunn
Social isolation and loneliness are becoming common in our large cities. Our cities are sprawling, housing is becoming more unaffordable, people are travelling further and longer in their cars and household size is shrinking.
These factors all affect our physical and . . . → Read More: Lonely over Christmas: a snapshot of social isolation in the suburbs – The Conversation
This article explores the current employment status of people who live in public housing in Australian cities, and asks how this has changed over the past 30 years? The data sources for this article are the 1981, 1996 and 2011 ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) Census of Population and Housing. It summarises the contextual . . . → Read More: Employment of Public Housing Residents in Australian Cities – Urban Policy & Research
Many countries are adopting market-based training systems to address industry skills needs. This paper examines the marketisation of Australia’s training system and the implications for training provision and outcomes in the Transport and Logistics industry. Drawing on qualitative interviews from industry employers and training providers, we examine the social structuring of the training market . . . → Read More: Meeting skills needs in a market-based training system – Journal of Vocational Education & Training
Author: Jess Walsh
Temporary protection visas create anxiety and uncertainty
There is a long term and largely unrecognised collateral damage implicit in the introduction of temporary protection visas with work rights which the Federal Government has just made real.
For their recipients, temporary protection visas offer a life of deep anxiety and uncertainty about . . . → Read More: Temporary protection visas make workers vulnerable to exploitation – The Age
Do employment subsidies reduce early apprenticeship dropout? Volume 66, Issue 4, December 2014, pages 433-46110.1080/13636820.2014.948905 Jan Fries
Characteristics of hands-on simulations with added value for innovative secondary and higher vocational education Volume 66, Issue 4, December 2014, pages 462-49010.1080/13636820.2014.917696 Anne Khaled
Meeting skills needs in a market-based training system: a study of employer perceptions and . . . → Read More: Latest Issue of Journal of Vocational Education & Training – Table of Contents
Extract from an article by Danielle Wood and John Daley
Having enjoyed continuously increasing prosperity since the Second World War, Australians have come to expect that each generation will live a better life than the last. But this steady progress may be at risk. As shown in Grattan Institute’s latest report The wealth . . . → Read More: Young Australians set to pay for government policy mistakes – The Conversation