Employment

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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Postings for cannabis-related jobs ‘growing rapidly’ in Canadian labour market, numbers show

Workers produce medical marijuana at Canopy Growth Corporation’s Tweed facility in Smiths Falls, Ont., on February 12, 2018. The job website Indeed has released new numbers that show cannabis-related searches, while still small, were more than four times higher last month compared to the year before. Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The growth of Canada’s soon-to-be-legal recreational pot industry is starting to create a small buzz among job hunters. The job website Indeed has released new numbers…

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Unemployment figures fall for third time in a row

Cumbria has recorded a hattrick of falls in unemployment. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), there were 5,660 people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit in July – a drop of 55 compared to revised figures for June. It is the third month in a row that unemployment has fallen, reversing five months of consecutive rises. In July, four of Cumbria’s six districts saw falls in the number of claims made. The biggest falls was recorded in Barrow…

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Employers must advertise job vacancies on JobsMalaysia portal

KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Resource Ministry has made it compulsory for employers to advertise job vacancies in their companies on the JobsMalaysia portal to give priority to the hiring of local workers, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Its Deputy Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar said according to records from the Labour Department (JTK), the approval rate for job applications submitted by foreigners stood at only between 25% and 30%. “It shows that the ministry has given the highest priority to…

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Employers must advertise job vacancies on JobsMalaysia portal

KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Resource Ministry has made it compulsory for employers to advertise job vacancies in their companies on the JobsMalaysia portal to give priority to the hiring of local workers, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Its Deputy Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar said according to records from the Labour Department (JTK), the approval rate for job applications submitted by foreigners stood at only between 25% and 30%. “It shows that the ministry has given the highest priority to…

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Weed’s want ads longer, marijuana job searches up as industry grows: study

OTTAWA – The growth of Canada’s soon-to-be-legal recreational pot industry is starting to create a small buzz among job hunters. The job website Indeed has released new numbers that show cannabis-related searches, while still small, were more than four times higher last month compared to the year before. The data say weed-related searches increased to 26 out of every 10,000 searches, up from six. Employers, the data found, have also been looking for more help within the expanding cannabis industry…

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Counting On: Jinger and husband Jeremy Vuolo welcome first baby after her 18-hour labor and epidural

The birth of Jinger Vuolo’s first child aired on Monday’s double episode of Counting On. Jinger (née Duggar) celebrated the arrival of a baby girl with her husband Jeremy Vuolo, a 30-year-old former pro soccer player, who is now a pastor. The 24-year-old reality star was induced, ‘just because my sisters have had such huge babies,’ explained the 19 Kids and Counting alum. New addition: Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo welcomed their first child on Monday’s episode of Counting On Jeremy…

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Bengaluru civic body toys with cooperative idea for its link workers

After a failed attempt to introduce cooperative societies for pourakarmikas, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is now going ahead with the concept for link workers attached to the solid waste management (SWM) wing. The relatively tiny number of link workers is being seen as an advantage to introduce the system. As many as 360 link workers — who visit houses, apartments, schools and colleges to create awareness about waste segregation — have not been paid salaries under the existing…

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[OPINION] NutriAsia skirts the law to oppress workers, hide its greed

NutriAsia, Inc maintains that the strikers are not their contractual employees but are regular and permanent employees of their contractors. Nothing can be farther from the truth. Published 10:29 AM, August 14, 2018 Updated 10:30 AM, August 14, 2018 Last week, the picketline at the NutriAsia, Inc factory in Marilao, Bulacan was violently dispersed and plant operations have resumed. But the labor dispute remains. The union is still officially on strike, demanding that the company regularize some 900 contractual workers,…

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Seattle plane crash: First picture of Horizon Air ground agent who downed stolen jet :: Kenya

Richard Russell is presumed dead after the crash in Seattle in Washington state, US This is the first picture of “suicidal” Horizon Air employee Richard Russell who died after crashing a stolen plane on an island outside Seattle. The 29-year-old ground service agent was seen doing loops and other air stunts in the 76-seat aircraft after staging an unauthorised take-off. ALSO READ: 20 dead in Swiss Alps plane crash In distressing audio recordings from inside the cockpit, he can be…

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More than 1,000 government workers displaced by fire, flooding in Edmonton

An Epcor worker inspects the area where the street flooded after a water main break near the corner of 109 Street and Jasper Avenue on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 in Edmonton. Greg Southam / Postmedia, file More than 1,200 government workers are waiting to return to their offices after two buildings were damaged by a fire and flooding just days apart. Around 460 employees left their offices at 99 Avenue and 108 Street after a fire damaged government servers on…

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Nearly 450 Loto-Québec employees to begin three-day strike Friday

Nearly 450 Loto-Québec employees will kick off a three-day strike Friday after the members of the Syndicat de professionnelles et professionnels du gouvernement du Québec (SPGQ) voted 99.4 per cent in favour of a strike mandate. The employees, who work in the information technology, communications, sales, marketing, finance, supply, real estate and legal sectors, are striking to denounce their employer’s current offer as collective agreement negotiations are underway. The union is particularly concerned about job security, said SPGQ president Richard Perron. Loto-Québec, meanwhile, says…

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‘The Vast Majority of Tipped Workers in America Suffer from Three Times the Poverty Rate of the Rest of the US Workforce’

Janine Jackson interviewed Saru Jayaraman about tipped worker rights for the August 10 episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link Janine Jackson: Saru Jayaraman is the co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She’s author of the books Behind the Kitchen Door and Forked: A New Standard for American Dining. When we spoke with her in 2015, we asked what…

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