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....Others have faced a grilling about their personal lives, particularly women of child-bearing age. Francine is a high-flying solicitor now but when she first entered the job market and applied for a medical secretary role, she was asked if she was going to get pregnant and leave. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Kashkari, who has been tipped as a potential successor to the current chair, Janet Yellen, has consistently warned against raising rates, fearing that it might harm the recovery. “We are still coming up short on our inflation target, and the job market continues to strengthen, suggesting that slack remains,” Kashkari wrote after objecting to a rate rise earlier this year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The over-50s are more likely than other age groups to still be unemployed 12 months later. Mr Lowe added: “Not only is the job market slanted in favour of younger generations, they also have a lot more time to recover financially than older people. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Pensions WARNING: Pots under pressure as older worker redundancy rate hits record high image
....The over-50s are more likely than other age groups to still be unemployed 12 months later. Mr Lowe added: “Not only is the job market slanted in favour of younger generations, they also have a lot more time to recover financially than older people. ...
Fed raises interest rates again in further sign of confidence in US economy image
....Kashkari, who has been tipped as a potential successor to the current chair, Janet Yellen, has consistently warned against raising rates, fearing that it might harm the recovery. “We are still coming up short on our inflation target, and the job market continues to strengthen, suggesting that slack remains,” Kashkari wrote after objecting to a rate rise earlier this year. ...
Just the job? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 11:25:58 PM
....Others have faced a grilling about their personal lives, particularly women of child-bearing age. Francine is a high-flying solicitor now but when she first entered the job market and applied for a medical secretary role, she was asked if she was going to get pregnant and leave. ...
‘I would be cautious about CV writing services’ – our work expert responds image
....If you’re successful in putting together an effective CV, you’ll soon be faced with the prospect of an interview or two. And having been out of the job market for the past seven years, you may well find that prospect a daunting one. ...
'It was like the tap turned off on job applications': SMEs post Brexit vote image
.... He reveals a couple of staff members have been told to “go home” by members of the public when their accents have been heard. He points out that difficulty recruiting in the UK will simply create opportunities in other job markets. ...
Rise of the intern minority harms job hopes for the majority image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 07:11:58 PM
.... As far as I understand, the majority of internships aimed at university students are unpaid or expenses-paid. Understandably, the job market is so full of graduates taking entry-level jobs and paid internships that they’ve had to create a new level below that which I don’t think businesses can afford to pay for. ...
'Out of control' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:02:11 AM
....9m), and has expanded its services to include military veterans and indigenous Australians. Suzanne Colbert, the founder of the Australian Network on Disability, says that Enabled has "freshened up" the Australian job market's otherwise "stale" attitude towards hiring people with disabilities. ...
US raises benchmark interest rate by 0.25% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 06:29:37 PM
UK economy will grow more strongly than expected, says BCC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:01:15 AM
.... Manpower’s overall net employment outlook, covering the private and public sectors, dropped to +5% from +7% three months ago, showing there were still slightly more employers who planned to hire staff than cut them. Mark Cahill, ManpowerGroup UK managing director, said: “The impending trigger of article 50 is clearly affecting confidence in the job market. ...
Hammond gets budget boost as OECD upgrades UK growth forecast image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 10:00:39 AM
....The OECD did not single out Hammond, but used its interim economic outlook on Tuesday to urge all governments to make the most of any fiscal wriggle room they have to support economic growth and to tackle inequality. It called on policymakers to use a mix of state spending and underlying reforms in areas such as job markets. ...
When will Britons get a pay rise? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 03:05:50 PM
.... As agency workers they believed they had more control over their lives and put up with less bullying from their employer. This search for a better work life balance is not new, but now seems to have profound effects on the job market. ...
US economy adds 227,000 jobs in January – the best figures since September image
.... And the unemployment rate, at 4. 8%, is in line with the Federal Reserve’s estimate for a normal job market. ...
Obama's legacy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 12:03:44 AM
.... For many economists that represents "full employment". But the chart doesn't tell us WHY the job market bottomed out and started its long expansion. ...
Awkward! The blog to ease that horrible office conversation no one wants to have image
....”. Much has changed in the job market since 2007 – the unemployment rate went up, then down. ...
With Trump and Uber, the driverless future could turn into a nightmare | John Harris image
....In the UK, at the last count, there were 297,600 taxi or private-hire-vehicle driver licences in England alone, and 600,000 people are registered drivers of heavy goods vehicles. The traditional logic of the job market has made sitting behind a wheel a fall-back option – if all else fails, you can always drive a cab. ...
US economy adds 178,000 new jobs making Fed rate hike likely image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 06:55:25 PM
....“I think the working-class and middle-class Americans who voted for the president-elect are expecting not only for their jobs to stay here but for their wages to go up, and we know what the policy solutions are,” Lu told the Guardian. “The tighter job market is pushing up wages as businesses compete for workers, but the process is gradual,” he said. ...
The UK rise in Neets: those not in education, employment or training image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 11:33:18 AM
....Labour market expert John Philpott noted the figures followed news last week of a slowdown in employment growth. “These latest figures for Neets provide a worrying sign that the recent slowdown in the overall pace of UK employment growth is hitting the youth job market relatively hard,” said Philpott, director of the consultancy the Jobs Economist. ...
'Just about managing' families to be £2,500 a year worse off by 2020 – study image
....”. The term “Jams” is used to refer to a loose group of about 6 million low-income working families, defined by the Resolution Foundation thinktank as having a net income of between £12,000 and £34,000 a year, although in practice many in this group switch regularly between employment and unemployment in an insecure job market. ...
Janet Yellen: US Fed could raise interest rates 'soon' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 02:48:31 PM
....The chair of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, has indicated that it could raise interest rates "relatively soon". She said the job market had made further improvements this year and that inflation, while still below the Fed's 2% target, had started to pick up. ...
Federal Reserve hints at interest rate hike in December image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 02:22:57 PM
.... Yellen said she favoured gradually increasing rates. Yellen said the job market had “stepped up” and inflation, while still below the Fed’s 2% target, was picking up. ...
'Things are changing' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of October 2016 11:09:26 PM
.... Women need more support systems," says Mrs Kidwai. Nearly 10 million people are entering India's job market every year and nearly half of those are women. ...
UK job market 'weak around Brexit vote' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of September 2016 09:19:53 AM
. Recruitment giant Hays has said the UK job market weakened "significantly" around the time of the EU referendum, but it is too early to judge the long-term impact of the vote. ...
UK house prices edge up in August, Nationwide says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of August 2016 07:18:40 AM
....”. He said the outlook for the housing market depended to a large extent on what happens in the job market along with confidence among potential buyers. ...
The ‘graduate job’ gravy train is shuddering to a halt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 06:00:23 AM
.... Others suggest our existing advanced technologies are becoming mature, and may cease to devour graduates in the way they once did. If the graduate job market does falter, there are two responses. ...

Angela Merkel to 'urge chiefs of big companies to hire refugees'
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 02:25:07 PM
....The chancellor has invited executives from companies like Siemens and Volkswagen to a meeting in Berlin to discuss how to speed up migrants’ integration into German society by getting as many as possible into work quickly, Bild newspaper reported. Large German firms have been criticised for bringing only a handful of refugees into the country’s buoyant job market, with one recent report saying that just 50 had been hired by the 30 largest companies listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange. ...
US jobs growth beats forecasts in July image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of August 2016 01:28:43 PM
.... . Chris Williamson, chief economist at IHS Markit, said: "The steady job market improvement and keeps alive the possibility of the Fed hiking rates again this year, but worries about sluggish economic growth and deteriorating productivity, as well as uncertainty created by the presidential election, suggests that any tightening of policy will be delayed until December. ...
Millennials 'set to earn less than Generation X' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 17th of July 2016 11:07:18 PM
....The Resolution Foundation also warned that a post-Brexit recession could cut millennials' earnings even further. Its research found that some of the pay squeeze was due to under-35s entering the job market as the recession hit, but it also concluded that generational pay progress had ground to a halt even before the financial crisis struck in 2007/8. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of July 2016 05:59:08 AM
....For some time now I have been thinking of a career change. I’m in my late 20s and when I entered the job market the public sector was not really recruiting, and didn’t seem a viable option. ...
Would my work benefit the society more if I switch from private to public sector? image
....For some time now I have been thinking of a career change. I’m in my late 20s and when I entered the job market the public sector was not really recruiting, and didn’t seem like a viable option. ...
A basic income could be the best way to tackle inequality image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of June 2016 12:47:06 PM
....”. But to argue that an income independent of the job market is bound to be demoralising is as morally obtuse as it is historically inaccurate. ...
Uncertain economy may prompt Fed to delay rate hike, Janet Yellen suggests image
....Hikes to US interest rates might be on hold again thanks to “considerable uncertainty about the economic outlook” Janet Yellen suggested in a speech on Monday. Speaking at the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, days after a surprisingly poor report on the state of the US job market, the Federal Reserve chair said gradual increases to the interest rates were “likely to be appropriate”. ...
UK business confidence dips as EU referendum approaches, survey finds image
....Adzuna also noted “concerns about the impact of April’s new national living wage and the upcoming EU referendum could be responsible for this reduction in new roles”. Its co-founder Doug Monro said: “Graduate vacancies are falling and new joiners are facing one of the toughest job markets in recent times. ...
Miracle in Athens as Greek tourism numbers keep growing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of May 2016 03:00:07 PM
.... In 2010, at the start of the country’s debt crisis – which has seen it struggle to avert default and remain in the euro – revenues from tourism were €10bn, or 15% of GDP. The Greek Tourism Confederation, Sete, is predicting another bumper season for an industry that has long been the single biggest contributor to the economy and job market. ...
Whatever happens in this referendum, England’s disquiet is set to get a whole lot worse | John Harris image
....When it comes to the EU, immigration, needless to say, is usually in the forefront of their thoughts. Sometimes because they apparently don’t like the idea per se, but more often than not because they feel that it is placing impossible strains on housing and public services, and inflaming the injustices of low-end job markets. ...
UK job numbers boosted by women delaying retirement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of May 2016 12:34:19 PM
. Britain’s employment rate reached a record high and wages ticked up in March, dashing government claims that the job market was being seriously damaged by the threat of a leave vote in the EU referendum. ...
America's top CEOs pocket 355 times more than average workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of May 2016 04:01:22 PM
....70 an hour before being laid off. At 59 years old, Smith said he is not sure he can reinvent himself in today’s job market and has daily bouts of depression. ...
US economy adds just 160,000 jobs in April – further sign of a slowdown image
....Friday’s disappointing report will be read as evidence of slowing following the weakness in GDP, “lessening the case for Fed tightening”, according to O’Sullivan. Before the jobs report was released, the St Louis Federal Reserve president, James Bullard, appeared bullish about the US job market. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of April 2016 05:59:29 AM
....• Explore what alternatives are available. Either your applications lead to interviews and then to offers, or you aren’t as valuable in the job market as you think you are. ...
Brexit is a risk to UK growth, says Carney image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of April 2016 06:44:51 PM
....”. He added that a question mark over the freedom of workers to travel between the UK and the rest of Europe would create uncertainty in the job market, while different arrangements governing foreign trade and capital flows could hit “the rate of technology adoption”. ...
Poetry or property punts: what's driving China's love affair with Cambridge? image
....Cambridge’s academic reputation is instilled into virtually all Chinese children at a young age. While domestic universities such as Peking and Tsinghua are respected, those who can afford it are increasingly opting to put their money into sending their children abroad for schooling, with the hope of gaining them an edge in a hyper-competitive job market when they return home. ...
Gas prices are down but that isn't fuelling Americans' optimism image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of March 2016 11:00:09 AM
.... But how long will that last? Morgan Stanley’s strategists have just published a report arguing that there is nothing to suggest that it will, and arguing that the risk of a global recession is rising. Then there’s the job market. ...
US Federal Reserve holds interest rates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 06:30:43 PM
....The Fed said its target of 2% inflation could be reached over the medium term, however, due to the effect of falling oil prices. Inflation and the job market have been the two key factors in the Fed's decision to raise rates. ...
Young people are right to be angry about their financial insecurity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 01:56:30 PM
.... The same applies to making retirement security possible, given the vagaries of the stock market and the near-zero-interest world we have entered. Most importantly, the young will not find a smooth path into the job market unless the economy is performing much better. ...
Fed announces interest rates will remain unchanged after talk of hike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 06:00:12 AM
.... In the months since, the Fed has adjusted its outlook, signaling fewer interest rate hikes in 2016 as it continues to monitor the situation abroad, including volatile oil prices and uncertainty in China. Related: Fed: strong US job market may justify multiple interest rate increases this year. ...
Can Nigeria breathe new life into its factories? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 14th of March 2016 12:53:26 AM
....". Nigeria desperately needs to create jobs - almost two million young people enter the job market every year. ...
Brazil's women reluctantly return to domestic work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of March 2016 12:09:24 AM
....A few years ago, when Brazil's economy was flourishing and the country needed workers to fill all the new jobs, women began leaving domestic service to work in industry and shops. In 2011, Brazil's Finance Minister hailed domestic workers as a "sub-utilised" labour reserve - an army of women who could gain skills and enter the job market filling better roles, with higher wages. ...
China to cut 1.8m jobs in coal and steel sectors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 08:14:59 AM
....5-7% in 2016. “The economy faces relatively big downward pressures and some firms face difficulties in production and operation, which would lead to insufficient employment,” Yin said, adding that increasing graduates this year would also add pressure in the job market. ...
Fed: strong US job market may justify multiple interest rate increases this year image
. Ongoing strength in the US job market could give the Federal Reserve justification for multiple interest rate increases this year, Richmond Fed president Jeffrey Lacker said on Wednesday. ...
Strong housing market boosts Home Depot image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 07:29:08 PM
.... . Low interest rates, combined with growth in the job market and wage increases, have bolstered the US housing market, but fears of slowing global growth could dampen confidence this year. ...
I want to leave my English-teaching job in Spain. Is a master's worth the money? image
....Apart from my general interest in marketing and communications, I’ve been out of the industry for nearly two years. I want to re-enter the job market, however my question is whether a master’s would be worth the ink on my CV. ...
Unemployment in surprise jump to 6% but RBA likely to keep rates on hold image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 01:48:00 AM
....8% but it instead rose to its highest level since September although the trend rate was seen as still being downwards. Craig James, chief economist at CommSec, said: “The outlook for the job market remains positive, with lead indicators like vacancies and job ads still rising. ...
What are zero-hours contracts? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Dawn Foster image
.... The average hours worked on zero-hours contracts are 25 per week, with 40% of workers wanting more hours than they are given. Women are more likely to be on such contracts, as are people under 25, and over 65: already some of the most marginalised people in the job market. ...
UK's digital industries growing 32pc faster than wider economy image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of February 2016 05:00:38 AM
.... The sector accounts for 1. 56m jobs across the UK, with this workforce growing by more than 10pc over the three-year period - three times faster than the wider UK job market. ...
Average gas price in US drops below $2 a gallon for the first time since 2004 image
....“If these numbers prove to be accurate, and with the market already awash in oil, it is very hard to see how oil prices can rise significantly in the short term,” the IEA said. Fueled by low prices and an improving job market, consumption of gasoline in the US rose by 2. ...
Barack Obama hails economic successes as unemployment rate drops below 5% image
....”. One of the signs that voters still lack confidence in the US job market is the labor participation rate, which in 2015 reached its lowest point in 38 years. ...
Economists to Cameron: refugee crisis response 'morally unacceptable' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 12:01:12 AM
.... The costs set against the longer-term benefits would be minimal”. Analysis published last month by the International Monetary Fund found that the influx of refugees into Europe could deliver a long-term economic boost to the EU if they are well integrated into the job market. ...
US GDP slows sharply in fourth quarter on weak consumer spending image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 29th of January 2016 01:51:48 PM
....5% in 2015. Growth at that level is above the economy’s potential right now, which many analysts put at around 2%, reflecting a slower pace of people entering the job market and slower productivity growth. ...
Apple – losing out on talent and in need of a killer new device image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 07:42:48 PM
. When developer James Knight was on the job market recently, he considered applying to several of the big tech companies and immediately crossed Apple off his list. ...
The Episodic Career: finding happiness in a tough economy – and despite yourself image
. On the frontlines of economic upheaval, author Farai Chideya tackles the conversation of a generation head on, and asks the big question: how can all of us establish a life of relative financial security at a time of broadening inequality and dwindling job market prospects?. ...
. The latest fall in oil prices allows the Bank of England "the luxury of a bit more time" before deciding if the job market is tight enough to require an interest rate rise, BoE policymaker Kristin Forbes said in a speech on Monday. ...
Want to do good at work? Here's where to find a job in the sustainability market image
....By comparison, when US President Barack Obama referenced “the single biggest investment in clean energy in our history” in his 2016 State of the Union address, he was referring to a comparatively tiny $90bn investment part of the 2009 Recovery and Reinvestment Act. But while America’s prior efforts can’t compare to the scale of COP21, they do hint at its impact on the sustainability job market. ...
IMF says refugee influx could provide EU economic boost image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 10:00:23 AM
. The recent influx of refugees into Europe is likely to raise economic growth slightly in the short term – mainly in Austria, Germany and Sweden – and could deliver a bigger long-term economic boost to the EU if refugees are well integrated into the job market, according to the International Monetary Fund. ...
Women to lose out in technology revolution as robotics threatens jobs, warns WEF image
.... It said: “The burden of job losses seems to fall equally on women (48%) and men (52%). However, given that men represent a larger share of the overall job market than women, this even spread translates into a widening of the employment gender gap, with women losing five jobs for every job gained compared with men losing three jobs for every job gained. ...
Europe on the brink of financial MELTDOWN as Germany faces economic ruin image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of January 2016 03:26:00 PM
....Domestic consumption has also powered the country's growth over the past year but consumer confidence has been falling since June last year, which indicates that consumption is set to fall too, Mr Lundgreen added. Mr Lundgreen added: "The latest consumer confidence survey revealed that uncertainty about the job market is the biggest concern of respondents, a development that comes as a surprise. ...
Economy is resilient but Americans still need a raise, says US labor secretary image
.... In order for the lowest-earning Americans to feel the impact, that rate of growth would have to be between 3% and 4%. The Obama administration and the Federal Reserve both expect the job market to continue to strengthen. ...
How much inequality is too much? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 8th of January 2016 01:28:00 AM
.... . "You don't necessarily see that in today's economy because that's a cumulative process, but it's very possible that we'll see that in economies 20 years from now when these children come into the job market. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of December 2015 06:59:09 AM
.... Most people feel they are underpaid, and often they are quite right. Unfortunately the job market is a seller’s market. ...
Youth unemployment in Africa: projects to help a 'scarred generation' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of December 2015 04:04:16 PM
....8. The youth unemployment statistics in sub-Saharan Africa vary hugely between counties but, with roughly 10 to 20 million young people entering the job market every year, the risk is unemployment levels will soar. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of November 2015 06:59:03 AM
.... Good luck! Disillutionist. • If you were just out of your PhD I would give you the advice I give all my PhD students: the academic job market is hideous and getting worse. ...
Interest rate hikes likely in December, Federal Reserve minutes reveal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of November 2015 08:06:36 PM
.... “December 16 is a very, very live date for action, and frankly, given the stellar 271,000 jobs report since the October meeting, we would be astounded if they don’t raise rates finally,” he said. The minutes of the October meeting showed that Fed officials think the the job market would improve further and that inflation would begin to move toward their 2% target. ...
US inflation rise increases likelihood of Federal Reserve interest rate hike image
....7% a year ago. The strong job market has traditionally justified higher Fed rates, except that the level of inflation associated with a stable economy has yet to materialize. ...
Teesside steels itself for bleak midwinter as each week sees more jobs vanish image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of November 2015 04:00:01 PM
....On Thursday, the situation worsened with the shock announcement that 220 employees and 140 contractors at the UK’s only potash mine, down the coast at Boulby, are set to lose their jobs. Sue Jeffrey, leader of Redcar and Cleveland borough council, said the area’s job market was going into meltdown. ...
Britons in the workplace: The figures that lay bare the life of an average British employee image
.... . Fittingly they will also make their way out of two bouts of unemployment before getting back on their feet in the job market. ...
Hiding my name won’t create equality in the job market | Jorden Berkeley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of October 2015 08:40:58 PM
....Instead, the prime minster should be trying to change the attitudes of employers and admissions officers, so that when they view a CV that bears an ethnic-minority name they are interested in the different perspective and experience that this applicant may bring to the role. Let us create a society, Mr Cameron, where we celebrate difference and diversity rather than attempting to standardise it and imposing an ideal of boring sameness as a way of achieving success in the job market. ...

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