News from IZA World of Labor

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News from IZA World of Labor

  • January 31, 2016

    IZA World of Labor in the Media - Review of January 2016

    A summary of all IZA World of Labor articles mentioned in the media in January 2016.

    A summary of all IZA World of Labor articles mentioned in the media in January 2016.

  • Skill-shortage vacancies are a growing challenge for UK employers

    The modest growth achieved by the UK economy over the past four years has been met by an unprecedented shortage of skills, leaving thousands of vacancies unfilled, reports the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

    The modest growth achieved by the UK economy over the past four years has been met by an unprecedented shortage of skills, leaving thousands of vacancies unfilled, reports the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

  • India to increase maternity leave entitlement

    The Indian government has announced plans to extend statutory paid maternity leave from 12 to 26 weeks.

    The Indian government has announced plans to extend statutory paid maternity leave from 12 to 26 weeks.

  • January 22, 2016

    Five million jobs will be lost to machines by 2020, warns WEF

    A “fourth industrial revolution” will transform labor markets over the next five years, leading to a net loss of just over five million jobs in 15 major developed and emerging economies, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF).

    A “fourth industrial revolution” will transform labor markets over the next five years, leading to a net loss of just over five million jobs in 15 major developed and emerging economies, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF).

  • January 20, 2016

    Smartphone manufacturers are ignoring child labor, says Amnesty

    Major electronics brands including Apple, Samsung, and Sony are ignoring child labor practices in their supply chains, according to a new report from Amnesty International.

    Major electronics brands including Apple, Samsung, and Sony are ignoring child labor practices in their supply chains, according to a new report from Amnesty International.

  • January 19, 2016

    Daniel Hamermesh to become the new Editor-in-Chief of IZA World of Labor

    The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) has appointed Daniel S. Hamermesh as the new Editor-in-Chief of IZA World of Labor, with effect from March 1.

    The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) has appointed Daniel S. Hamermesh as the new Editor-in-Chief of IZA World of Labor, with effect from March 1.

  • January 18, 2016

    UK to fund English-language tuition for migrant spouses

    UK prime minister David Cameron has announced plans to encourage migrants to learn English, which he hopes will address segregation affecting Muslim women.

    UK prime minister David Cameron has announced plans to encourage migrants to learn English, which he hopes will address segregation affecting Muslim women.

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