Employment

RSE scheme better for business and New Zealand workers

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 2:08 pmPress Release: MBIE 16 AUGUST 2018 The tenth annual survey of RSE employers is another win for the New Zealand horticulture and viticulture industries – and New Zealanders. The latest employers’ survey found that nearly nine in 10 employers had employed more New Zealanders – in addition to RSE workers. On average each of those employers has been able to hire five additional permanent workers, and 20 seasonal workers as a result of their participation…

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Labor MPs try different tack on euthanasia

Two federal Labor MPs with opposite views on euthanasia are moving to overturn restrictions on the ACT and Northern Territory legalising assisted dying, after the Senate voted against it. Andrew Leigh from the ACT and Luke Gosling from the Northern Territory are co-sponsoring a bill to restore the right of territories to legislate on euthanasia. Dr Leigh supports euthanasia while Mr Gosling opposes it. “But both of us – and all our ALP territory colleagues – believe it’s about territory…

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Air France-KLM unions bristle as Air Canada exec tipped for CEO job

PARIS (Reuters) – French pilot unions hit out at the possible appointment of Air Canada’s <AC.TO> chief operating officer Benjamin Smith as Air France-KLM’s <AIRF.PA> new boss, after several newspapers reported that he was poised to be named to the job on Thursday. The appointment would fill a management void after a tumultuous stand-off with unions at French carrier Air France. Former CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac quit in May when staff rejected his offer of a pay deal aimed at ending…

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Killingly works to restock municipal job roster – News – The Bulletin

KILLINGLY – Killingly officials are hoping to fill several key municipal vacancies during the next few months, including police and finance openings. During his last meeting with the Town Council on Tuesday, Town Manager Sean Hendricks said the town has advertisements out soliciting applicants for a new finance director, two police officers and highway supervisor. Hendricks said conditional employment offers have been relayed to a retiring state police trooper and a retiring municipal police officer. “It’s just down to the…

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Toppenish school workers to get 18.5 percent raise

TOPPENISH — After weeks of sometimes contentious contract negotiations, Toppenish School District employees accepted the latest offer from administrators for a pay increase for the upcoming school year. Teachers and other staff members will receive an average of an 18.5 percent pay increase, said Scott McLaughlin, a member of the employee union’s bargaining team. This is up from the district’s initial offer of an average 8 percent increase, he said. “Everybody felt pretty good about what was on the table,……

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Catholic School Counselor May Lose Job Over Her Same-Sex Marriage « CBS Baltimore

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (CBS Local) – An Indiana catholic school guidance counselor may lose her job of 15 years after officials learned she was married to another woman. Shelly Fitzgerald has been placed on paid administrative leave from Roncalli High School after school administrators were tipped off that the long-time Indianapolis counselor was in a same-sex relationship. According to Fitzgerald, posting on social media, the catholic school gave her the option to resign, end her marriage, or stay on leave for the rest of the…

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House seeks to punish more acts of job discrimination vs women

‘The role of legislation in this case is to rip away the protective veil of sexual discrimination,’ says Labor and employment committee chair Randolph Ting, who sponsors the bill on second reading Published 5:47 PM, August 15, 2018 Updated 5:51 PM, August 15, 2018 GENDER EQUALITY. Lawmakers want to expand the discriminatory acts against women in the workplace that would be subject to penalties. Photo by AFP MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers approved on second reading a bill that would penalize…

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Turkey May Jobless Rate Falls

Turkey’s unemployment rate for May eased from the same month last year, figures from Turkstat revealed Wednesday. The jobless rate dropped to 9.9 percent from 10.4 percent a year ago. The number of unemployed was 3.13 million in May, which is less than the 3.22 million last year. The youth unemployment rate, which applies to the 15-24 age group, fell to 17.8 percent from 19.8 percent in the same month last year. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.6…

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Malaysia suspends recruitment of BD workers only through 10 agents – Miscellaneous

Suspending current system of recruiting Bangladeshi workers through only 10 authorised agents, the Malaysian government has taken a decision to open the competition of sending workers for all recruiting agents.With the decision of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s government, all of around 1,400 Bangladeshi recruiting agents will avail the chance of sending workers to the country openly following its rules and regulations, a Malaysian newspaper – thestar.com.my – reports.It reports that after chairing a meeting on foreign workers in…

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Job fair planned this week to help Harley Davidson workers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Laid-off Harley-Davidson workers will have a special chance to find a job this week. Last week, 170 workers lost their job. This came months after Harley-Davidson announced its Northland plant would shut down by mid-2019. Up to 800 workers at the plant could be affected by next year. Kansas City’s Full Employment Council is coordinating a hiring fair Friday, Aug. 17 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the KCI Expo Center, 11730 N. Ambassador Drive.…

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Owner of Indianapolis-based Safe Journey charged with hurting resident

Crystal Hill, Indianapolis Star Published 10:39 p.m. ET Aug. 14, 2018 CLOSE Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana allows Indianapolis residents to share anonymous tips with law enforcement. Here are a few things Crime Stoppers wants you to know before you call. Wochit The owner of Indianapolis-based Safe Journey, a group home for adults with disabilities, has been charged with criminal confinement and battery in connection with the beating of a resident.(Photo: Star archives. ) The owner of an Indianapolis group…

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Cannabis industry hopefuls line up for job opportunities

Job seekers from in and around Calgary lined up to hand in their resumes Tuesday for an opportunity to work in the cannabis industry, as new retail company 420 Premium Market held a job fair at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park. Jeff Mooij, president of 420 Premium Market, says his company is looking for approximately 420 new employees to be trained and ready when they open their doors Oct. 17, when recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada. “This is the…

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Labour Dept: Malaysia recorded 3.4pc unemployment rate in Q1 | Malaysia

Mohd Jeffrey said the current economic and political stability had contributed to the low unemployment rate in Malaysia. — Reuters pic KANGAR, Aug 15 — Malaysia has recorded 3.4 per cent of unemployment rate in the first quarter of 2018 and this put the country as a full employment nation, said Labour Department of Peninsular Malaysia (JTKSM) director-general Datuk Mohd Jeffrey Joakim. He said this was based on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) definition that any country recorded unemployment below…

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World Bank launches $17m employment drive for Gaza – Middle East Monitor

The World Bank has announced a new project to provide Gaza‘s unemployed youth with short-term income support, the Palestinian Information Centre has said. About 4,400 targeted youth, half of them women, will be hired by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to deliver services in severely needed fields such as health, education and support to the disabled and elderly. As part of the $17 million grant, the new project will also finance skills training and internet-based job support to an additional 750 youth.…

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Fact check: Have wages grown in five years under the Coalition only as much as they did in one year under Labor? – Fact Check

Posted August 15, 2018 06:00:06 Photo: Former treasurer Wayne Swan says that real private sector wages have grown by just 1 per cent under the Abbott and Turnbull governments, which he says equates to only one year of growth under the previous Labor government. (ABC News: Luke Stephenson) The claim The Turnbull Government has been predicting for some time that rising employment will put pressure on the jobs market, helping ultimately to bolster pay packets and combat cost of living…

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Unemployment drops to lowest level for 40 years

Unemployment has reached a 40-year low, according to new figures. The rate fell by 65,000 in the latest quarter to 1.36 million, the lowest figure since winter 1974-75, giving a jobless rate of 4%. Job vacancies increased by 20,000 to a record high of 829,000, while average earnings increased by 2.4% in the year to June, down from 2.5% the previous month. The number of people in work continued to increase – up by 42,000 to 32.39 million, although the…

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