Kevin Andrews challenged on facts behind social security ‘blowout’ – The Australian

Extract from an article by Patricia Karvelas

DISABILITY Support Pension numbers have grown only 1 per cent in the year since the Abbott government said welfare was unsustainable, ­according to a key welfare advocacy group.

At the start of this year, Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews warned that the social security system was “unsustainable”, meaning . . . → Read More: Kevin Andrews challenged on facts behind social security ‘blowout’ – The Australian

Government bows to Labor’s jobseeker amendments – The Australian

Extract from an article by Patricia Karvelas

THE Abbott government has agreed to Labor Party amendments to its tough new regime for punishing unemployed people who don’t attend job-provider appointments, in order to get it through the Senate.

The ALP amendments include varying the “penalty period” from the date of non-attendance by the . . . → Read More: Government bows to Labor’s jobseeker amendments – The Australian

More jobs, better jobs: baseline study – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The More jobs, better jobs partnership between JRF, Leeds City Council and Leeds City Region looks at how poverty can be reduced through jobs and economic growth.

This research records a number of indicators so the progress of the partnership can be measured.

The study:

Brings together existing data on trends across key economic, . . . → Read More: More jobs, better jobs: baseline study – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Improved Bargaining Processes A Win For Employment – ACCI

Media Release

Statement by Kate Carnell AO, CEOACCI welcomes the latest workplace relations Bill introduced into the House of Representatives today that will improve the bargaining process for workplace agreements.The Bill proposes sensible and warranted reforms, including the requirement for there to have been genuine discussions before industrial action can occur and a prohibition on . . . → Read More: Improved Bargaining Processes A Win For Employment – ACCI

Voting for a Victoria without poverty: Employment – VCOSS

Extract

With the unemployment rate rising in Victoria, jobs and skills development have been prominent in the 2014 state election campaign. Both the Coalition and the ALP have released plans to create employment. The Coalition released their Jobs Plan, while the Labor Party released Back to Work.

During the election campaign, VCOSS also released Tackling . . . → Read More: Voting for a Victoria without poverty: Employment – VCOSS

Locus of Control and the Labor Market – Melbourne Institute Working Paper

ABSTRACT

This paper reviews the role of locus of control in the labor market. I begin with a discussion of the conceptual origins of locus of control, including its relationship to related concepts such as self-efficacy, motivation, and self-control. The relationship between locus of control and labor market success is then summarized. In doing so, . . . → Read More: Locus of Control and the Labor Market – Melbourne Institute Working Paper

Promoting youth employment through activation strategies – International Labour Organization

FOREWORD – Extract

Across the globe, young women and men are making an important contribution as productive workers, entrepreneurs, consumers, citizens, members of society and agents of change. All too often, the full potential of young people is not realized because they have no access to productive and decent jobs. Although they are an asset, . . . → Read More: Promoting youth employment through activation strategies – International Labour Organization

Employer leadership in skills and employment is vital to long term prosperity and growth – UK Commission for Employment and Skills

Media Release – Extract

A report looking into the UK skills system puts forward 5 recommendations for action, with employers leading the way.

Urgent action must be taken to improve skill levels and how they are developed in order to boost productivity, wages and social mobility, according to a report from the UK . . . → Read More: Employer leadership in skills and employment is vital to long term prosperity and growth – UK Commission for Employment and Skills

Anxiety hits women most about job loss in the family –

Media Release

Females are more anxious than men when someone in their family loses a job, found a University of Melbourne report that used interviews from 13,000 Australians.

Using data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, the report found that when a man loses his job, his partner’s mental health . . . → Read More: Anxiety hits women most about job loss in the family –

Rush to run job-search schemes – The Australian

Extract from an article by Patricia Karvelas

MORE than 180 organisations and 1300 individual bidders have applied for more than 250 tenders for the new $5.1?billion federal job-search scheme.

The tender invited bids for five different services: employment providers (currently known as Jobs Services Australia); work-for-the-dole co-ordinators; the new enterprise incentive scheme; harvest labour . . . → Read More: Rush to run job-search schemes – The Australian

The Moderating Impact of Types of Caregiving on Job Demands, Resources, and Their Relation to Work-to-Family Conflict and Enrichment – Journal of Family Issues 

ABSTRACT This research aims to examine for whom combining work and family/caregiving may be most harmful. Employed parents, elder caregivers, and the sandwiched generation were compared with their coworkers without such responsibilities. Based on the job demands–resources model, we assumed that high job demands/low job resources would relate to work-to-family conflict (WFC) and low . . . → Read More: The Moderating Impact of Types of Caregiving on Job Demands, Resources, and Their Relation to Work-to-Family Conflict and Enrichment – Journal of Family Issues 

Workplace gender gap is still too wide – Canberra Times

Extract from an article by Michael Gordon

Tony Abbott is set to seize on the most comprehensive study of gender inequality in the workplace to press the case for his signature paid parental leave scheme.

The ground-breaking study shows that women comprise just a quarter of management positions despite making up . . . → Read More: Workplace gender gap is still too wide – Canberra Times

Victoria votes: where will the growth and jobs of the future be? The Conversation

Extract from an article by Janine Dixon

Victorians will soon go to the polls to decide who will be responsible for the management of the state for the next four years. Voters are confronted with many issues on which they must pass judgement, with roads, railways and ports all prominent in the debate. . . . → Read More: Victoria votes: where will the growth and jobs of the future be? The Conversation

Election focus on jobs as Victoria’s unemployment hits 13-year high – The Age

Extract from an article by Shane Green

Adem Atmaca considers what it would be like to be in a marginal seat in the middle of an election campaign, and settles upon the simple and evocative. “Heaven,” he says, with a hint of longing.

Atmaca is the newly-installed mayor of Hume in Melbourne’s north-west, which includes . . . → Read More: Election focus on jobs as Victoria’s unemployment hits 13-year high – The Age

Jobs for people is about more than just numbers – The Age

Extract from an article by Shane Green

In an election campaign of big promises and political hoopla, the human dimension can often get overlooked. Talk of jobs and jobs creation has been near the top of the daily agenda, the result of Victoria’s unemployment climbing to 6.8 per cent, the highest level since 2001.

Labor . . . → Read More: Jobs for people is about more than just numbers – The Age

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