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CBC Radio-Canada : 400 more layoffs by March 2015

Faced with the loss of its NHL broadcasts and shrinking funding from the federal government, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. will cut another 400 jobs by March of next year, according to several reports.CBC President Hubert Lacroix reportedly told members of the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) of the cuts, part of an ongoing campaign to reduce … Continue reading

Jobless Claims in US – Lowest level for 4-week moving averag average since May 6, 2000

In the week ending October 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 283,000, an increase of 17,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 2,000 from 264,000 to 266,000. The 4-week moving average was 281,000, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week’s revised average. … Continue reading

Skills Gap in UK – Asking for help still stigmatized

There is still a stigma around asking for help to develop skills in the workplace, according to National Consortium of Colleges and Providers (NCCP) chairman Harvey Young.Young is spearheading the campaign For Business, For Life in an attempt to secure £50 million worth of training from the EU’s European Social fund. The UK government has … Continue reading

UK – Two thirds of parents do not feel the education system prepares their children for work

Two thirds of parents do not feel the education system prepares their children for work, according to a new survey. A poll of more than 3,500 adults by vocational body City & Guilds, published today, also finds 64 per cent do not believe children are being provided with what employers want, such as communication and … Continue reading

Australia – Labor market remained subdued but had stabilized somewhat this year says RBA

Australia’s central bank said the labor market remained subdued but had stabilized somewhat this year, adding it had based its assessment on a range of data given the volatility in the official labor force survey.In minutes of its Oct 7 policy meeting, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) also reiterated that the most prudent course … Continue reading

Spain – Graduating in law and so what…

Alberto Gracia earned the first law degree in his family six years ago. Since then, he’s worked briefly as a lawyer and mostly as a video-store clerk, flower-seller or ticket-puncher. Now he’s found a career he thinks will stick: hospital orderly. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  Lawyer’s Only Job Hope … Continue reading

Women and Motherhood in UK – Half of childless women would consider not starting a family for their career

Half of childless women are so concerned about the risk children pose to their career progression that they would consider not starting a family, according to research by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). The survey of 2,000 women from a range of business sectors, half with children and half without, suggests two-thirds (67%) are … Continue reading

Spain – Unemployment lowest since 2011

Spain’s unemployment rate fell to the lowest since the end of 2011 in the third quarter as its economy turned into one of the fastest-growing in the euro region. Joblessness fell to 23.7 percent in the three months through September from 24.5 percent in the previous quarter, Spain’s national statistics institute INE said in Madrid … Continue reading

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

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