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America built on freedom, democracy—and the backs of skilled trades workers

Pundits and politicians often make comments about the concepts that define America, such as freedom or democracy, but maybe more attention should be given to More...

South African girls get head start in technology [analysis]

A national skills programme is changing the lives of young South African women and is proving that no job is too tough for girls. Through More...

Public sector ‘crowding out’ private job growth, hampering employment opportunities in Canada

OTTAWA – It may seem counterintuitive in an era of government fiscal restraint, but growth in Canada’s public sector is still outpacing private hiring. That More...

Sharing economy allows ’employers’ such as Uber to avoid obligations to workers

The sharing economy – where users share access to services – has turned traditional industries such as taxi services and travel accommodation on their heads. More...

Hillary Clinton lauds apprenticeships as solution to youth unemployment

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wants to invest in the future of America’s youth by turning back to an old idea. At a South Carolina technical More...

Employee or contractor? Online businesses like Uber need a new category

American workers are quickly shifting toward more independent, self-directed work. It’s increasingly easy to find work and develop a flexible lifestyle outside of the bounds More...

Rutgers study: Millions of Americans with part-time jobs want full-time work, can’t find it

Roughly a quarter of the more than 26 million people working part-time in the United States want a full-time job but can’t find one, a More...

Looking for decent work? There are investors here to help

If you’ve looked for work recently, you may well have asked yourself: Where are all the good jobs? In an increasingly precarious economy, that’s the More...

The Global Future of Work–The Future Labor Force

NEW YORK, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Impending Demographic Shifts are Shaping 2025’s Labor Outlook The Global Future of Work—The Future Labor Force investigates emerging More...

Canadian employers expect ‘mild’ hiring in coming months, survey says

OTTAWA – Job creation in Canada blew past forecasts in May, but many of the companies doing the hiring remain only mildly optimistic about the More...

Ontario leads huge Canadian job gain in May

Ontario led an eye-popping surge in the number of new jobs created in Canada in May as a lower dollar boosts hiring on the factory More...

A tipping point? Canada creates 59,000 new positions as jobs shift back to Central Canada

OTTAWA – Could this be the tipping point for Canada’s economy, or at least the labour market? We’ll have to wait and see. Certainly after More...