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  • Friday news roundup February 15, 2019

    School children in England are protesting about climate change and almost 300 million new working-age people will need employment across Africa by 2030. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
    School children in England are protesting about climate change and almost 300 million new working-age people will need employment across Africa by 2030. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
  • February 14, 2019

    Mental health issues affecting farmers in Northern Ireland

    Eighty-one per cent of young farmers in the country believe that mental health issues are the biggest problem they face.
    Eighty-one per cent of young farmers in the country believe that mental health issues are the biggest problem they face.
  • February 12, 2019

    First results of Finland’s universal basic income experiment revealed

    Distributing a universal income to the unemployed improves their well-being, but may not have any significant impact on their job prospects.
    Distributing a universal income to the unemployed improves their well-being, but may not have any significant impact on their job prospects.
  • February 11, 2019

    The role of GCSEs and the future of work

    According to Robert Halfon, chairman of the Education Select Committee, GCSEs should be scrapped and A-levels should be replaced by a mix of academic and vocational subjects.
    According to Robert Halfon, chairman of the Education Select Committee, GCSEs should be scrapped and A-levels should be replaced by a mix of academic and vocational subjects.
  • Friday news roundup February 8, 2019

    Life expectancy growth in Scotland has stalled and the sister of the king of Thailand has announced she is standing for election. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
    Life expectancy growth in Scotland has stalled and the sister of the king of Thailand has announced she is standing for election. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
  • February 07, 2019

    US Attorney General proposes tighter legislation against workplace immigration discrimination

    The Attorney General argues that legislation in its current form is not doing enough to protect immigrant employees from being exploited, particularly in the construction, service, and agriculture industries.
    The Attorney General argues that legislation in its current form is not doing enough to protect immigrant employees from being exploited, particularly in the construction, service, and agriculture industries.
  • February 05, 2019

    Youth unemployment—a hot topic in the upcoming Nigerian elections

    Since President Muhammadu Buhari took office in 2015, the unemployment rate has risen from 8.2% to 23.1%.
    Since President Muhammadu Buhari took office in 2015, the unemployment rate has risen from 8.2% to 23.1%.
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