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  • January 21, 2021

    Australia’s unemployment rate has dropped to 6.6%

    30,000 more Australians have found work during the Covid-19 pandemic, causing the unemployment rate to drop to just over six percent.
    30,000 more Australians have found work during the Covid-19 pandemic, causing the unemployment rate to drop to just over six percent.
  • January 19, 2021

    Germany to require big companies have at least one woman on their boards

    The German cabinet has approved a new law that will require all large, publicly listed companies in the country to have at least one woman on their executive boards.
    The German cabinet has approved a new law that will require all large, publicly listed companies in the country to have at least one woman on their executive boards.
  • Friday news roundup January 15, 2021

    A UK supermarket chain raised its minimum wage to £10 an hour and German firms are testing wearable tech to enforce social distancing. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
    A UK supermarket chain raised its minimum wage to £10 an hour and German firms are testing wearable tech to enforce social distancing. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
  • January 14, 2021

    Businesses need to work on improving age diversity, CEO says

    A multi-generational workforce will be vital for companies as they recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
    A multi-generational workforce will be vital for companies as they recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • January 13, 2021

    Google’s new union seeks to influence social and economic issues

    In the first week of January, a group of workers at Google’s parent company formed the Alphabet Workers Union.
    In the first week of January, a group of workers at Google’s parent company formed the Alphabet Workers Union.
  • January 12, 2021

    Half the pollution in the western US is caused by wildfires

    In recent years wildfire smoke has accounted for up to 50% of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the western US.
    In recent years wildfire smoke has accounted for up to 50% of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the western US.
  • Friday news roundup January 8, 2021

    Covid-19 could reverse Italy's brain drain and electric car sales outstrip those powered by other means in Norway. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
    Covid-19 could reverse Italy's brain drain and electric car sales outstrip those powered by other means in Norway. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
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