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  • September 30, 2016

    Plans for a separate London work permit revealed by London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan

    In a move aiming to prevent the potential mass departure of highly skilled foreign workers when Britain eventually leaves the EU, City Hall confirmed this week that it is working with government on a separate work permit system for the capital.
     
    In a move aiming to prevent the potential mass departure of highly skilled foreign workers when Britain eventually leaves the EU, City Hall confirmed this week that it is working with government on a separate work permit system for the capital.
     
  • September 28, 2016

    Entrepreneurship starting to recover, says OECD

    Entrepreneurial activity is finally beginning to recover from the financial crisis, according to a new report from the OECD.

    Entrepreneurial activity is finally beginning to recover from the financial crisis, according to a new report from the OECD.

  • September 26, 2016

    Have millennials turned their backs on graduate jobs?

    Recent figures from the Association of Graduate Recruiters have revealed a sharp reduction in the number of graduate jobs available for the first time in four years. Whilst it is concerning that there has been a steep decline in a short time, many graduates are now looking for an alternative to the traditional world of work.

    Recent figures from the Association of Graduate Recruiters have revealed a sharp reduction in the number of graduate jobs available for the first time in four years. Whilst it is concerning that there has been a steep decline in a short time, many graduates are now looking for an alternative to the traditional world of work.

  • September 23, 2016

    Subtle increases in BMI can reduce women’s employment chances

    Even slight weight gain can hurt a job seeker’s employment chances—especially a woman’s—reveals a new article in the journal Plos One this month.

     

    Even slight weight gain can hurt a job seeker’s employment chances—especially a woman’s—reveals a new article in the journal Plos One this month.

     

  • September 21, 2016

    Barack Obama announces measures to respond to refugee crisis

    A US-led coalition of more than 30 countries have agreed to double refugee resettlement places and expand aid at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants. The refugee crisis has seen 65 million people displaced around the world.

    A US-led coalition of more than 30 countries have agreed to double refugee resettlement places and expand aid at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants. The refugee crisis has seen 65 million people displaced around the world.

  • September 20, 2016

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

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

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

  • September 19, 2016

    Americans are having fewer babies

    The US fertility rate is nearly half of what is was at the peak of the baby boom in the 1950s. Federal data shows that the first quarter of 2016 brought 59.8 babies for every 1,000 women, ages 15 to 44, the lowest point on record.

    The US fertility rate is nearly half of what is was at the peak of the baby boom in the 1950s. Federal data shows that the first quarter of 2016 brought 59.8 babies for every 1,000 women, ages 15 to 44, the lowest point on record.

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