Spanish society witnesses deep transformations in the social and labour sphere, what it is creating difficulties in wide parts of population. Changes in the production model along with political reforms from the government in order to get out of the economic crisis are deregulating the labour market and eroding social rights. Within this framework . . . → Read More: The precariat. Certainty in question. The Spanish case – Thesis
Labour Force figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics yesterday indicate that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained steady at 6.2 per cent in October.
The figures show that seasonally adjusted employment rose by 24,100 in October but the unemployment rate remained steady.
Employment is now around 116,900 higher than September 2013 when the . . . → Read More: Latest Labour Force results highlight the need for Government’s Economic Action Strategy to be implemented – Minister’s Media Centre
While the number of jobs dropped steeply, particularly for men, in the Great Recession, slow job growth has characterized the recovery. In the first two years of the recovery, men saw faster job growth than women. By the third year of recovery, in terms of share of jobs lost that were regained, women’s . . . → Read More: Women and Men in the Recovery: Where the Jobs Are; Women Recover Jobs Lost in Recession in Year Five – IWPR
Article by Rachael Sharman
A research centre in the UK recently found that lavishing praise on students, particularly low-attaining students, may be counter-productive. By providing a no-fail, no-consequences environment in which the top priority is to make everybody feel good about themselves, we are doing little more than setting young people up to . . . → Read More: A ‘no-consequences’ education produces unemployable graduates – The Conversation
Job advertisements edged up a further 0.2% in October, the fifth consecutive monthly rise in seasonally adjusted terms. Job ads have now trended higher for 12 months and are up 7.5% over this period. Consistent with other labour market indicators, the steady improvement in job ads suggest the labour market is turning around. The . . . → Read More: Job advertising strengthens a little further in October – ANZ
NCVER has released four infographics that provide an overview of publicly-funded training based on NCVER’s main data collections:
Students and courses – including key findings from Young people in education and training Apprentices & trainees VET finance VET outcomes – drawing key findings from Student outcomes and Employers’ use and views of the VET system . . . → Read More: Snapshot of vocational education and training in Australia: infographics
Extract from an article by Natasha Bita
THE Employment Department has accused baby boomers of “retiring’’ on the dole, as the number of over-50s on Newstart jumped 9 per cent in a year.
Unemployment is rising five times faster for Australians in their 50s than for those in their 20s, the latest social-security data reveals, . . . → Read More: Baby boomers blasted for ‘retiring’ on dole money – The Australian