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US – The total number of positions in Communication advertised by institutions of higher education has more than doubled from 2009 to 2013

The National Communication Association (NCA) performs an annual analysis of college and university searches to fill academic positions in Communication. We collect job postings from three different outlets: the NCA Career Center, CRTNET, and Spectra. CRTNET is a disciplinary listserv where employers may post position announcements. Spectra is the NCA magazine. If a job was … Continue reading

US – A good time to find a quality job says 31% in Gallup’s survey

About three in 10 Americans say now is a good time to find a quality job, essentially unchanged from September. The percentage of U.S. adults who say it is a good time to find a job remains at one of the highest levels measured since the 2008 financial crisis. Although the 31% of Americans with … Continue reading

Women In India – Education has not translated to equivalent gains in employment

Female enrolment in colleges leapt from 10 per cent of total admissions at the time of independence to 41 per cent in 2010.  However, this has not translated to equivalent gains in women’s employment. Indeed, in the past few decades, the percentage of urban and educated working women has been stagnant or even fallen. Overall, … Continue reading

The Ageing Europe – Worker mobility key to tackle EU demographic and skills challenges reports says

To address the effects of population ageing, the EU will need to close the gender gap and increase the participation of young and older workers in the labour market, but mobility and migration also have a key role to play. This is the main finding of the joint Commission-OECD report on Matching Economic Migration with … Continue reading

10 myths about migration in Europe

Writers from the Guardian, Le Monde, El País, Süddeutsche Zeitung and La Stampa address some common claims about migration and assess whether they are true in their country. ‘They are taking our jobs’ ‘They deplete welfare budgets’ ‘They don’t integrate’ ‘They come here illegally’ ‘Where there are immigrants you’ll find crime’ ‘They dilute our values’ … Continue reading

A Career in Finance – For school leavers ?

What advice would you give to a school leaver interested in a career in finance who is unsure of whether or not to go to university? There are a lot of routes into a career in finance and a degree is just one of them. It’s certainly no longer the only option. Many of the … Continue reading

Grads in Canada – The expectation gap

Too many young people flounder around the margins of their chosen field, bouncing from unpaid internship to short term contract to coffee shop job. Youth unemployment continues to hover stubbornly around 13 per cent, only 2 per cent lower than its peak during the recession and double the national average. And the unemployment rate doesn’t … Continue reading

Swedbank – To reduce staff by 600-800 employees

Swedbank, the first large Nordic bank to report third-quarter earnings, aims to cut costs to 16 billion Swedish crowns (2.23 billion US dollar) by 2016 from a projected 17.6 billion in 2014. That includes reducing staff by 600-800 employees in Sweden, around 5 percent of total staff. “The door for new recruits will essentially be … Continue reading

UK – Royal Mail Hiring 19,000 Seasonal Workers for Christmas

UK postal giant Royal Mail plans to hire around 19,000 seasonal workers to help sort its Christmas mailbag. The employer, which was privatised in late 2013, said temporary positions across a variety of shifts will be available between mid-November and early January 2015 and that the peak of the additional temporary work will be in … Continue reading

US – Amazon announces 80,000 seasonal jobs

Mike Roth, the vice president of North America operations, Amazon.com, said, “So far this year, we have converted more than 10,000 seasonal employees in the US into regular, full-time roles and we’re looking forward to converting thousands more across our growing network of fulfillment and sortation centers after this holiday season.”  “We’re excited to be … Continue reading

Job Report in US – Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 248,000 in September and unemployment down at 5.9 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 248,000 in September, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in professional and business services, retail trade, and health care. Household Survey Data In September, the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 5.9 percent. The number … Continue reading

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015 is out!

Evidence is emerging of a decline in the power of US universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015, despite the California Institute of Technology’s claim on the top spot for the fourth consecutive year. The West Coast institution heads a top 10 for 2014-15 that still consists almost entirely of US-based universities, … Continue reading

ADP Job Report in US – Private sector employment increased by 213,000 jobs from August to September

Private sector employment increased by 213,000 jobs from August to September according to the September ADP National Employment Report®. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The report, … Continue reading

Universities in Denmark – Cutting thousands of positions within faculties that don’t lead to work

Denmark is addressing youth unemployment by revolutionising the university system. It is cuttingthousands of positions within faculties that don’t lead to work, starting from humanities and social science courses, which will be first in line for the chop. There are currently 15,000 Danish students enrolled on courses with poor employment prospects. The government wants to … Continue reading

Europe – Try the improved European Unemployment Insurance scheme simulator

Following on from our previous blog post on this topic, we invite you to try out our improved European Unemployment Insurance (EUI) scheme simulator which now includes a line graph to chart the evolution of the net flows from the scheme and its situation, as well as a heat map of all European countries. Chosen … Continue reading

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