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  • February 27, 2017

    Japan encourages workers to leave early once a month

    The Japanese government is encouraging firms to allow workers to clock off at 3pm on the last Friday of each month, in a bid to tackle overwork and boost the economy.
    The Japanese government is encouraging firms to allow workers to clock off at 3pm on the last Friday of each month, in a bid to tackle overwork and boost the economy.
  • February 22, 2017

    Tech giant accused of hiring bias in favor of Indian workers

    Last month the US Department of Labor sued software giant Oracle for wage violations and hiring bias, alleging that the company displayed “hiring discrimination against qualified White, Hispanic, and African-American applicants in favor of Asian applicants, particularly Asian Indians.”
    Last month the US Department of Labor sued software giant Oracle for wage violations and hiring bias, alleging that the company displayed “hiring discrimination against qualified White, Hispanic, and African-American applicants in favor of Asian applicants, particularly Asian Indians.”
  • February 17, 2017

    A legal route to work for African migrants could prevent many Mediterranean deaths

    Europe needs to open up legal routes for African migrants to work on the continent in order to reduce the number of those losing their lives in perilous Mediterranean crossings, according to the IOM's Europe director.
    Europe needs to open up legal routes for African migrants to work on the continent in order to reduce the number of those losing their lives in perilous Mediterranean crossings, according to the IOM's Europe director.
  • February 15, 2017

    Could flexible working help close the gender gap?

    The main reason for the gender gaps at work is employers’ expectation that people spend long hours at their desks, research has shown.
    The main reason for the gender gaps at work is employers’ expectation that people spend long hours at their desks, research has shown.
  • February 13, 2017

    Pensioners in UK now better off than working households, says report

    Retired households in the UK now have more disposable income than those of working age, according to a new report from the Resolution Foundation think tank.
    Retired households in the UK now have more disposable income than those of working age, according to a new report from the Resolution Foundation think tank.
  • February 10, 2017

    India's chief economic adviser backs plans for a universal basic income scheme

    In its simplest form, a universal basic income (UBI) pays every citizen a no-strings wage. Arvind Subramanian, India’s chief economic adviser, believes that, in a country in which one in five people live below the poverty line, it is “an idea whose time has come…Perhaps not for immediate implementation, but at least for serious discussion.”
    In its simplest form, a universal basic income (UBI) pays every citizen a no-strings wage. Arvind Subramanian, India’s chief economic adviser, believes that, in a country in which one in five people live below the poverty line, it is “an idea whose time has come…Perhaps not for immediate implementation, but at least for serious discussion.”
  • February 08, 2017

    Could green energy be a major player in the jobs market?

    President Trump is fossil-fuel friendly but renewable energy provides five times more jobs than coal mines in rural communities.
    President Trump is fossil-fuel friendly but renewable energy provides five times more jobs than coal mines in rural communities.
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