The EU’s youth initiatives: focus on  education and employment – European Parliament

SUMMARY

Currently over 5 million young people (aged 15?24) in the EU?28 are unemployed. This represents more than one in five young Europeans; and more than one in two in Greece and Spain, where youth unemployment rates are particularly high. Although the most promising way of providing opportunities for young people is through restoring growth . . . → Read More: The EU’s youth initiatives: focus on  education and employment – European Parliament

More than a job – creating career opportunities for young people (UK) – The Work Foundation

Article by Jenny North

Our day job at Impetus-PEF is finding, funding and supporting the best organisations getting young people from low income backgrounds to succeed in education and find sustained employment. We know that these outcomes are transformative, if they can be accessed by young people born into poverty.

Many . . . → Read More: More than a job – creating career opportunities for young people (UK) – The Work Foundation

Youth support a circuit breaker – Anglicare

Anglicare Australia’s 2014 State of the Family report, officially launched at Anglicare Sydney, Sadleir, today by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Crosgrove, clearly demonstrates the value of social service support for disadvantaged young people, and the need to extend that support beyond the age of 18.

Being . . . → Read More: Youth support a circuit breaker – Anglicare

The impact of dementia on employment – DTSC

Hindmarsh, Vic. Thursday 6 November, 2014 9.30am — 11.30am Education Development Centre, Milner Street Hindmarsh No cost

This presentation will discuss the findings of a study that explored the experiences of a small group of people who developed dementia while still employed. Despite the many challenges, a number of these younger . . . → Read More: The impact of dementia on employment – DTSC

Whichever way you cut it, the federal budget hurts the poorest hardest – The Guardian

Extract from an article by Greg Jericho

The study by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling found that in this financial year, 99.8% of households are worse off after the budget

A study released last week confirms that the May budget will hit the poorest households hardest and is particularly harsh towards families. . . . → Read More: Whichever way you cut it, the federal budget hurts the poorest hardest – The Guardian

Secure jobs needed to help tackle poverty: Australian Unions – ACTU

Australia needs to get serious about tackling insecure work if we are to address rising poverty and inequality, Australian Unions said today. ACTU President Ged Kearney said that 40% of the Australian workforce is employed in insecure work and 25% of all employees have pay that varies from one pay period to the next. “More . . . → Read More: Secure jobs needed to help tackle poverty: Australian Unions – ACTU

Infographic: Finding a policy fix for youth unemployment – The Conversation

The Conversation has brought together data from a variety of sources on youth unemployment over past decades

SOURCE: Charis Palmer and Emil Jeyaratnam

Link to website

BroCAP is produced by the two librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia. If you find our service useful and would like to contribute to ‘Working . . . → Read More: Infographic: Finding a policy fix for youth unemployment – The Conversation

Overview of comments on Creating Parity, Employment Review Taskforce – National Welfare Rights Network

Creating Parity contains a number of proposals that that have the potential to improve opportunities and independence for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

The National Welfare Rights Network (NWRN) welcomes the positive focus on early childhood intervention, targeted support and integrated education services. Focussing on infants aged 0-3 will give our youngest . . . → Read More: Overview of comments on Creating Parity, Employment Review Taskforce – National Welfare Rights Network

What Tony Abbott talks about when he talks about ‘welfare’ – Australian Review of Public Affairs

Extract from an article by Gabrielle Meagher and David P. Wilkins

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s talk on social policy topics has included such easy-to-recall phrases such as ‘lifters, not leaners’, ‘workers, not shirkers’, and ‘earning or learning’. These phrases are not just slogans; like all politicians’ public talk, they express a take on the world. . . . → Read More: What Tony Abbott talks about when he talks about ‘welfare’ – Australian Review of Public Affairs

Long-term unemployment in Australia doubles since the global financial crisis – The Age

Extract from an article by Ben Schneiders

Long-term unemployment is a growing problem for Australia with about 500,000 people receiving Newstart Allowance for more than a year, a figure that has almost doubled since the global financial crisis. Data from the Department of Social Services for August shows that since the end of 2012 the . . . → Read More: Long-term unemployment in Australia doubles since the global financial crisis – The Age

2.5 million people living in poverty in Australia: new report – ACOSS

The Australian Council of Social Service has today released a new report revealing that poverty is growing in Australia with an estimated 2.5 million people or 13.9% of all people living below the internationally accepted poverty line.

The report provides the most up to date picture of poverty in the nation . . . → Read More: 2.5 million people living in poverty in Australia: new report – ACOSS

Young people can’t live on fresh air and sunshine – John Falzon in Eureka Street

In the same town were two men, one rich, the other poor. The rich man had flocks and herds in great abundance; the poor man had nothing but a ewe lamb, only a single little one which he had bought. He fostered it and it grew up with him and his children, eating his bread, . . . → Read More: Young people can’t live on fresh air and sunshine – John Falzon in Eureka Street

A “simple” path to formal employment – International Labour Organization

In Brazil, formal employment has risen by almost 14 per cent in a decade…SUPERSIMPLES is part of the reason. The forthcoming American Regional Meeting of the ILO will consider employment and social protection policies as boosters of productivity and formal employment.

BRASILIA (ILO News) – Wilker Barbosa is the owner of Eventhus Buffett, a small . . . → Read More: A “simple” path to formal employment – International Labour Organization

Hockey plays the ABS blame game, while unemployment hovers – The Conversation

Article by Phil Lewis

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has come under attack for the perceived lack of reliability of its labour force statistics, particularly the unemployment rate.

The unemployment rate is one of the most keenly observed and anticipated economic indicators. The government is keen to jump on any . . . → Read More: Hockey plays the ABS blame game, while unemployment hovers – The Conversation

Unemployment Remains High Despite ABS Data Review – Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Media Release

Statement by Kate Carnell, ACCI CEO

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Australia’s largest and most representative business organisation, remains concerned at the continued high rate of unemployment despite the acknowledged need for a review of ABS labour force estimates due to recent volatility in seasonally adjusted figures. The . . . → Read More: Unemployment Remains High Despite ABS Data Review – Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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