Local government

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Future Skills in Australia – Local government and workforce perspectives

The Local Government Workforce Development Group (LGWDG) comprises representatives from each state and territory Local Government Association and provides advice on workforce matters to the Australian Local Government Association. The LGWDG undertook this study to identify the current and emerging skill needs of Local Government to better position the sector for the future. The way … Continue reading

UK / Local authorities say youth unemployment schemes does work

National schemes to tackle youth unemployment are not working, the group representing English councils has said. The LGA said the current system was over-complicated, with 35 different national schemes across 13 different age boundaries costing £15bn a year. Research by the LGA also found a drop of 8% in the number of young people in … Continue reading

US State and Local Government / Rather than layoffs, a failure to hire characterized the brunt of the total job losses since 2009

Rather than layoffs, a failure to hire characterized the brunt of the total job losses in state and local government since 2009. State- and local-government job losses were not disproportionately due to job losses but rather stemmed from significant non-hiring — letting vacant positions remain vacant. Continue reading

State and Local Government in US / Ease up on layoffs and unfilled positions

The survey finds that the pace of state and local government retirements continues to be high. There are signs that the improving economy has begun to reach state and local governments, as they ease up on layoffs and compensation freezes imposed since the economic downturn of 2008.   Other findings include: Twenty-two percent of retirement-eligible … Continue reading

D.C. area / Local governments restart hiring

As many state and local governments strengthen their once-shaky fiscal footing, there are signs that municipalities in the Washington region have returned to a more normal trajectory for hiring after being constrained during the recession and its immediate aftermath. The government sector added 8,900 jobs in the D.C. area in 2012, according to the Labor … Continue reading

U.S. Public Employees | More Layoffs

Public-sector employees tended to have more job security, which in some ways helps during weak economic climates, as their steady demand for goods and services spread through the economy. The recent trend, conversely, can make things worse. “If public-sector employment had grown since June 2009 by the average amount it grew in the three previous … Continue reading

Layoffs by governments at local level hardly help job recovery and investment in education is falling by the way

Layoffs at the local level, by local administrations, we could say, by local government, are so numerous that we could post them on a separated blog. This hardly helps job recovery. Moreover, investment in education is falling by the way. Krugman thinks it is bad politics and we agree. …If it weren’t for this destructive … Continue reading

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