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US – Low teacher pay is a problem finds the Center for American Progress

Low teacher pay is not news. Over the years, all sorts of observers have argued that skimpy teacher salaries keep highly qualified individuals out of the profession. One recent study found that a major difference between the education system in the United States and those in other nations with high-performing students is that the United … Continue reading

The Talent War – 63% of CEO said availability of skills was a serious concern (PWC)

Megatrends are redrawing the skills map for global businesses; the supply of talent is shifting at a time when demand is increasing. This is exacerbating a familiar worry for CEOs; 63% said availability of skills was a serious concern, an increase of 5% on 2013. With half of CEOs planning to hire more people over … Continue reading

European Union – Access to middle-skilled work for newly arrived migrants

Over the past 15 years, migration in Europe has changed considerably. The economic boom in the early and mid-2000s and expanded mobility owing to European Union enlargement helped create new populations of migrants from both within and beyond the European Union. These recent migrants are more educated than earlier arrivals and many are highly skilled. Against the backdrop of the … Continue reading

Canada – Shifts to onshoring and no shortage of workers in Canada reports KPMG

For the past eight years, manufacturers in Canada have been fighting an uphill battle. From the downturn of the US economy and the rising Canadian dollar, to skilled labour challenges and off-shoring trends – manufacturing here has faced tough headwinds. Today, times are finally moving in a direction that helps rather than hinders manufacturers, according … Continue reading

2007-08 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients In US – 7 percent were unemployed and 8 percent were out of the labor force

The report Baccalaureate and Beyond:A First Look at the Employment Experiences and Lives of College Graduates, 4 Years On published by the National Center for Education Statistics,  the Institute of Education Sciences and the U.S. Department of Education presents initial findings about the employment outcomes of bachelor’s degree recipients approximately 4 years after they completed their … Continue reading

Participation in US – About half of the decline is due to the aging of the population says a White House Report

Since the final quarter of 2007, the labor force participation rate has fallen from 65.9 percent to 62.8 percent in the second quarter of 2014, a decline of 3.1 percentage points. In this report, the Council of Economic Advisers estimates that this 3.1 percentage point decline can be attributed to three main sources: About half … Continue reading

US – Why Is Veteran Unemployment So High?

According to official statistics, the unemployment rate of young military veterans ages 18-24 reached 29 percent in 2011. Five facts about veteran unemployment: The unemployment rate of veterans ages 18–65 is higher than the unemployment rate of similarly situated non-veterans. In the CPS, the difference between veteran and non-veteran youth (ages 18–24) unem- ployment increased … Continue reading

US – 74 percent of STEM grads are not employed in STEM occupations finds Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that 74 percent of those who have a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering and math — commonly referred to as STEM — are not employed in STEM occupations. In addition, men continue to be overrepresented in STEM, especially in computer and engineering occupations. About 86 percent of engineers … Continue reading

Canada – Average minimum wage to average hourly earnings increased from 41% in 2005 to 46% in 2013

In 2013, the average minimum wage in Canada amounted to $10.14 per hour. The 1975 minimum wage translated into 2013 dollars (that is, the real minimum wage) was almost identical at $10.13. In this release, the real minimum wage for Canada is a weighted average of the provincial minimum wages, expressed in 2013 constant dollars to account for inflation. Although the real minimum … Continue reading

UK – Employees aged 21 in 1995 earned 40% more after adjusting for inflation by the age of 39 than those aged 21 in 1975 did up to the age of 39

The report UK Wages Over the Past Four Decades – 2014 by ONS looks at changes in earnings in the UK over the past forty years. It makes use of distributional and cohort analysis to assess the impact of the recession on real earnings as well as looking at the impact of the introduction of the national … Continue reading

The Global Workforce Crisis: crippling labor shortages and chronic labor surpluses – The Boston Consulting Group

Demographic risk is one of the most insidious of all megatrends threatening the global economy, but its impact throughout the world is neither simultaneous nor uniform. For our research [The Boston Consulting Group], we performed simulations on 25 major economies to quantify the extent of labor shortages and surpluses for 2020 and 2030. Overall, by … Continue reading

US – Of 4 million job openings posted online, 2 million are for college graduates New Georgetown report finds

More than 80 percent of job openings for workers with a bachelor’s degree or better are posted online, compared to less than 50 percent of job openings for workers with less education*, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. The report analyzes the demand for college talent … Continue reading

The “graying” of the planet – The case of 30 of the world’s capitals

What do urban people care about most?What do talented professionals in their most productive working years care about most? What are the qualities that cities need in order to continue building prosperity? What about the increasing proportion of older citizens as we live longer or slow our rate of natural population growth? Does a rising … Continue reading

Foreign-Owned Establishments in US Metro Areas – They employ some 5.6 million

Foreign-owned U.S. affiliates directly employ some 5.6 million workers spread across every sector of the economy. The number and share of U.S. workers employed in FOEs increased steadily through the 1990s before peaking in 2000 and then stagnating. The nation’s largest metro areas contain nearly three-quarters of all jobs in FOEs. Fully 74 percent of … Continue reading

UK – An additional 8.7 million want to work flexibly right now

Flexible working is now an everyday part of life in Britain. 8 million people work part time (30 hours a week or less) and around 4 million usually work from home. For the first time, Timewise can reveal that an additional 8.7 million UK-based full time workers want to work flexibly right now (whether part … Continue reading

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