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German army seeks out gamers in hunt for computer-savvy recruits

Cologne - Among countless stands of car manufacturers, software developers and engineering universities at Cologne's video games convention, the sight of fatigue-clad soldiers manning the German military's brightly-lit stall draws in the curious.

Q&A: Insight into the future direction of IT careers Special

Jobs in Information Technology continue to evolve, not least due to digital transformation and with the advent of IoT devices and artificial intelligence. a leading expert assesses the typical IT career is heading.

Are employers prepared as Gen Z grads enter the workforce?

As Generation Z enters the workforce, are employers prepared to give them what they want or need? With low unemployment rates and a strong labor market in the U.S., the balance is with these new workers. A new survey identifies the trends.

New data: Who is interested in changing jobs right now?

A new data review finds that five percent of U.S. software engineers and 10 percent of CMOs are likely to be interested in changing jobs at any time. This means that businesses need to focus on retaining their top talent and attracting new talent.

Five tips for a smooth work re-entry after vacation

Over the summer period many people take a vacation. For the busy business executive, returning to work can be traumatic, especially as the list of tasks to do has mounted up. Rachel Ernst of Reflektive gives some tips.

Toxic employers face jail as South Korea tackles workplace bullying

Seoul - After enduring months of constant harassment at work, South Korean office worker Christine Jung finally confronted her aggressor -- only to be fired and sued for defamation by her employer.

Q&A: State of Independence — changing forms of U.S. employment Special

There are 41.1 million U.S. citizens who work independently. Research from MBO predicts that in the next 5 years, more than half of U.S. adults will be or have been an independent worker. What's driving this change?

'Can't be choosy': Brazil's jobless take any work they can get

Rio De Janeiro - Standing in line outside an employment center in Rio de Janeiro, Thaysa dos Santos says she is ready to accept any job. As one of Brazil's 13 million unemployed, she says she cannot be "choosy.

20 million factory jobs will be lost to robots by 2030

There are different models to assess just how many jobs will lost to robots. The latest makes for stark reading: some 20 million manufacturing jobs could be replaced by robots globally by 2030, based on analysis by Oxford Economics.

Rosemary and thyme against Greece's economic torpor

Diakopto - High on the cliff-tops overlooking the Gulf of Corinth, Areti Zaharopoulou has managed to scrape together a modest living for the past six years growing herbs such as sage, thyme and rosemary.

California cracks down on the gig economy

The U.S. state of California has put in place measures to crack down on the gig economy. This takes the form of rules which will make in more difficult for companies to label its workers as 'independent contractors' instead of employees.

Gender diversity good for businesses and economies: UN

Geneva - Companies that improve gender diversity -- especially at the top -- perform better and rake in higher profits, while countries that increase women employment see better economic growth, the UN said Wednesday.

Q&A: Gen Z has zero tolerance when job searching Special

If a company does not have up-to-date human resources technology then it may be losing out on an entire generation of applicants. A new survey finds 54 percent of Gen Z candidates won’t apply if a company’s recruiting methods are outdated

Facebook's privacy issues spell hiring trouble

Given the scandals that have rocked the company in the past year, would you want to work for Facebook? The answer is seemingly 'no', or at least declining as an option among new graduates and experienced professionals, according to a new survey.

US job growth resumes in March, letting Trump breathe easier

Washington - US job creation came back to life in March, possibly assuaging recession fears and allowing Donald Trump a sigh of relief.

Tariffs cause U.S. solar jobs to fall for second year in a row

In 2018, the U.S. solar industry lost jobs for the second year in a row, according to numbers reported by the nonprofit Solar Foundation on Tuesday.

Cannabis industry boosts demand for jobs

A new survey reveals that the growth in the legalization of cannabis and the corresponding increase in uses is leading to an increase in the range and types of jobs required to support the burgeoning cannabis economy.

More U.S. jobs created, but most pay under $20 an hour

The number of workers taken on by U.S. firms increased at the end of 2018, hitting a ten month high, although many of these jobs were in the lower pay range. Will this trend continue into 2019? Signals are this year will see a more precarious situation.

Robots aren't taking our jobs — just yet

A robot may take your job one day but so far there is little sign of this happening, according to analysis from the World Bank. While predictions about machines taking more jobs associated with humans, the pace is relatively slow.

Op-Ed: Poor employment practices disclosed over the Holidays

There's something darker about the Holidays that is associated with employment issues, normally centered on workers losing their jobs being treated harshly. Two examples are explored here.

Germany relaxes rules to attract non-EU skilled workers

Berlin - Worker-starved Germany decided Wednesday to ease immigration rules to attract foreign job-seekers and replenish its ageing workforce, despite mounting public resistance against new arrivals.

German govt plans to relax rules to attract foreign workers

Berlin - Worker-starved Germany plans to ease immigration rules to attract foreign jobseekers and replenish its fast ageing workforce, despite mounting public resistance against new arrivals.

'No place for a mother': S. Korea battles to raise birth rate

Seoul - When Ashley Park started her marketing job at a Seoul drugmaker she had a near-perfect college record, flawless English, and got on well with her colleagues -- none of which mattered to her employer once she fell pregnant.

Darker side of Black Friday as worker anxiety rises

Black Friday may be the pinnacle of consumerism, with millions of people seeking sought after discounted goods, but for many workers this time of year highlight some of the downsides of precarious forms of employment.

'Working poor' abound in Spain despite economic recovery

Madrid - Spain may be the EU's poster child for economic recovery, but impressive growth rates have failed to make a dent in the number of people struggling to make ends meet despite having jobs, the "working poor".

Jobs for the boys under fire in South Korea

Seoul - In her year-long quest for a job, South Korean college graduate Casey Lee has faced a barrage of personal and contradictory questions."One company asked if I had a boyfriend and when I'd get married," she told AFP.

Food ads stir questions in Nigeria about gender roles

Lagos - Adverts in Nigeria depicting career women gleefully juggling their job with kitchen duties have sparked a heated debate about gender roles in the fast-changing society of West Africa's largest economy.

Q&A: Closing the divide between desk-bound & deskless workers Special

There are endless new communication technologies and collaboration tools out there that cater to helping desk-bound workers perform and stay better-informed - but very little catering to deskless workers. A new platform - theEMPLOYEEapp - can assist.

Brazil unemployment eases to 11.9%

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's unemployment rate fell for the sixth straight month in September, according to government data Tuesday, two days after far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro was elected president on a promise of sweeping change.

Q&A: How Gen-Z are influencing recruitment Special

Recruiters have spent hours and resources attempting to turn millennials into loyal customers and also as employees. Now different tools and techniques will be required to attract Generation Z. Kate Devlin of Rymax Marketing Services explains more.
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