One in five Australians who are out of work are teenagers as youth bear burden of worsening national unemployment: New report – Brotherhood

Teenagers are in the eye of the nation’s jobless crisis with the unemployment rate for 15 to 19 year olds hitting 20 per cent – a level not seen since the mid-1990s. One in five unemployed Australians is a teenager, confirms a new analysis published today by national welfare agency the Brotherhood of St Laurence. … [Read More] One in five Australians who are out of work are teenagers as youth bear burden of worsening national unemployment: New report – Brotherhood

Event: Leaders, teachers, learners, leavers: Women in the Australian VET market – WAVE National Conference 2015

Melbourne, Wednesday 8 April 2015, 12 noon – 5.30 pm SOURCE: “WAVE National Conference 2015: Leaders, teachers, learners, leavers: Women in the Australian VET market.” WAVE website viewed 2 March 2015 Link to website BroCAP is produced by the two librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia. If you find our service … [Read More] Event: Leaders, teachers, learners, leavers: Women in the Australian VET market – WAVE National Conference 2015

Jack (and Jill?) of All Trades – A Canadian Case Study of Equity in Apprenticeship Supports – Social Policy & Administration

ABSTRACT In the past decade, Canadian federal and provincial governments have designed programmes to facilitate entry into trades in an attempt to stimulate economic growth. As part of these efforts, increasing attention is focusing on programmes to encourage women to enter skilled trades, while paying little attention to those trades traditionally dominated by females. In … [Read More] Jack (and Jill?) of All Trades – A Canadian Case Study of Equity in Apprenticeship Supports – Social Policy & Administration

GFC ‘still impacting on youth unemployment’ – The Australian

Extract from an article by Rick Morton YOUNG people in their late teens make up one-fifth of the unemployed population in Australia while new data suggests the profile of young people without jobs is changing dramatically. The proportion of unemployed young people with higher than Year 12 education attainment continues to increase, suggesting solutions to … [Read More] GFC ‘still impacting on youth unemployment’ – The Australian

Our jobs crisis: One in five teens can’t find work – Mercury

Extract ONE in five 15 to 19 year olds are now unemployed in Australia – a level not seen since the mid 1990s. The shocking revelation comes in a new analysis published on Monday by national welfare agency the Brotherhood of St Laurence. Older youth are also struggling. If you are aged 15 to 24 … [Read More] Our jobs crisis: One in five teens can’t find work – Mercury

Youth Unemployment Monitor – Brotherhood of St Laurence

Welcome to the My Chance, Our Future Campaign – and the first Youth Unemployment Monitor for 2015. This publication is part of our effort to highlight data, stories and solutions for youth unemployment in Australia. This month, Senator Ricky Muir provides a raw personal insight into his experience of being unemployed. We thank him for … [Read More] Youth Unemployment Monitor – Brotherhood of St Laurence

Take it from me: We can’t afford to crush young people’s employment hopes – The Age

Extract from an article by Ricky Muir My resume does not read like most politicians’. I left school at 15 and moved out of home soon after. This is the first time I’ve revealed these details in public, and my hope is that my story will highlight how crushing it is to be young and … [Read More] Take it from me: We can’t afford to crush young people’s employment hopes – The Age

Senator Muir reveals his ”soul destroying” experience of unemployment – The Age

Extract from an article  by Ben Schneiders Victorian Senator Ricky Muir has spoken candidly of his own “soul destroying” experience of long term joblessness and insecure work and attacked  government policies that treat the unemployed as if they are “lazy” and “slack.” In a powerful article he has written for The Age, and in a rare … [Read More] Senator Muir reveals his ”soul destroying” experience of unemployment – The Age

New report argues growth in older workers’ wages may have held down wages during the recovery – IF (UK)

Extract David Kingman explains a recent report from professional services firm Ernst & Young which argues that the growing number of older workers has contributed to low wages during the economic recovery The growing number of older workers who are choosing to postpone their retirements by remaining in the labour market for longer may be … [Read More] New report argues growth in older workers’ wages may have held down wages during the recovery – IF (UK)

A remedy for inequality – ILO

Building and bolstering labour market institutions is crucial for reducing inequality because market forces alone will not do the job. Extract from an article by Janine Berg, Senior Economist at the International Labour Organization Apparently, the first step in solving a problem is admitting that one exists. If so, it is welcome that inequality trends are … [Read More] A remedy for inequality – ILO

Family Characteristics and Transitions, Australia, 2012-13 – ABS

Extract FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS The Family Characteristics topic provides data about families, including couples living in de facto and registered marriages, step and blended families, one parent families and visiting arrangements of children with parents who live elsewhere. It provides information about the composition of households and families, and the characteristics of people within them, to … [Read More] Family Characteristics and Transitions, Australia, 2012-13 – ABS

Old and young hit hard as the number of long-term unemployed Australians soars since global financial crisis – The Age

Extract from an article by Ben Schneiders The number of Australians out of work for long periods has risen dramatically since the global financial crisis, with retrenched older workers and young people yet to find work particularly vulnerable to long-term unemployment. An analysis of Bureau of Statistics data by Fairfax Media shows that the number of … [Read More] Old and young hit hard as the number of long-term unemployed Australians soars since global financial crisis – The Age

The quiet shame of the long-term unemployed – The Age

Extract from an article by Ben Schneiders Long-term unemployment (being out of work for more than a year) attracts little media or political attention but it alarms informed observers in the welfare sector. Since the global financial crisis struck in mid 2008 the number of long-term unemployed has risen by more than 150 per cent to … [Read More] The quiet shame of the long-term unemployed – The Age

Entrepreneurs cleaning up with new careers thanks to Stepping Stones program – Leader (West)

Extract from an article by Alesha Capone PHOEBE Chen has made a clean sweep with her new career thanks to a program helping refugees and migrants become entrepreneurs. Ms Chen, 44, arrived in Melbourne from China two years ago. An electrical engineer, she came to live with her Australian husband but was unable to find a … [Read More] Entrepreneurs cleaning up with new careers thanks to Stepping Stones program – Leader (West)

The Employment Effects of Terminating Disability Benefits – MIAESR

ABSTRACT Few people on the disability pension return to the labour force, making it hard to assess their likely employment in the absence of benefits. I examine the employment of individuals in the United States who lost their pension after the removal of drug and alcohol addictions as qualifying conditions. SOURCE: Moore,  Timothy J. “The Employment … [Read More] The Employment Effects of Terminating Disability Benefits – MIAESR

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