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Top Canadian companies hold virtual autism job fair

This week some of Canada’s top employers are coming together virtually for the national Spectrum Works Job Fair to help people with autism find meaningful work.

As air travel picks up, United says it is hiring pilots

New York - United Airlines announced Thursday it will immediately start hiring pilots, beginning with a group of 300, to be ready to meet growing demand for air travel.

In one French city, healing hardship on the front line for the jobless

Marseille - They see the struggle behind the statistics -- every day, staff at a job centre in the southern French city of Marseille try to heal the financial distress that has been compounded by the pandemic.When the doors open at 8:30 a.m.

Press, health and education remain in state control under Cuba reforms

Havana - Cuba's weekend announcement that it would authorize private enterprise in most sectors of its economy excludes 124 areas, such as the press, health and education, the labor ministry said Wednesday.

Chip shortage puts the brakes on automakers

Paris - A shortage of silicon chips is forcing automakers to cut back on production across the globe and may encourage efforts to cut reliance on Asian suppliers.

Cuba authorizes private activity in majority of sectors

Havana - Cuba announced Saturday that private activity will be authorized in most sectors, a major reform in the communist country where the state and its companies dominate economic activity.

Canadian workers say the right tech aids productivity

After months of closures due to the coronavirus outbreak, provinces across Canada are slowly allowing office spaces and other workplaces to reopen. However, many employees have concerns about the rapid spread of COVID-19 in these enclosed spaces.

Uber and Lyft drivers challenge California 'gig worker' ballot

San Francisco - Drivers for ride-share and meal delivery apps filed a lawsuit Tuesday to nullify a referendum passed by California voters that lets such "gig workers" be treated as contractors.

Small and mid-sized U.S. cities work on revitalization projects

The coronavirus pandemic has cut through the U.S. economy with devastating impact. However, some cities are embarking on planning in order to revitalize their local economies.

LatAm unemployment passes 10% due to pandemic: ILO

- Unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean will end the year over 10 percent after 30 million jobs were lost during the coronavirus pandemic, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said on Thursday.

How effective is Boris Johnson's 10-point plan for Net Zero? Special

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has outlined his Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution for 250,000 jobs. Is this enough to appease his many criticcs over the limited number of environmental schemes that his government has proposed?

Chain reaction: virus darkens future of Albania's chromium miners

Bulqiz - With mountains of chromite piling sky high on the docks of the port behind him in the Albanian city of Durres, logistics manager Henri Kurti explains the hold up.

U.S. employment rates show the extent of the red - blue divide

How well is the U.S. economy faring during the time of COVID-19? Such a question is of particular importance during election season. A series of reports demonstrate the variations in economic and social data.

Signs of an employment bounce in key U.S. states

There are some signs that the U.S. economy is beginning a recovery, albeit a fragile one. This is signalled in terms of jobs growth, although the employment pattern is not evenly distributed as new data reveals.

Op-Ed: How to make work safe? Developing a COVID-19 risk assessment

Many workplaces are putting into place COVID-19 risk assessments to help to bring employees back to work. What needs to be included is ways to make the workplace safe and rules for employees to follow, based on sound scientific advice.

China's young jobseekers struggle despite economic recovery

Cheng - Biology student Ma Jingjing wandered the hall of a job fair in central China among other young Chinese hoping to find work in an economy crushed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Jobless and desperate: the post-lockdown reality for many

Paris - Many workers' lives have been abruptly upended by the coronavirus pandemic, as job losses in tourism, air travel, food and drink or other industries hit those both on fixed contracts and in the informal sector.

Op-Ed: How the U.S. is fighting wage garnishment during COVID-19

More than one-in-four U.S. citizens with a credit report have at least one debt in collection, according to a CFPB report. This number is expected to rise as people continue to get laid off and experience other types of income losses.

Trump to extend US work visa freeze to year-end: White House

Washington - US President Donald Trump will prolong a ban on US employment permits to year-end and broaden it to include H-1B visas used widely in the tech industry, the White House said Monday.

Trump declares America back after good jobs report

Washington - President Donald Trump declared the US economy in "rocket" mode Friday after data showed a surprising recovery in the coronavirus-ravaged jobs market -- lifting his own sinking reelection chances in the process.

Post-COVID-19 security predictions: Where are we heading? Special

What will the future of work look like? One thing appears certain is that the future of work has changed, particularly with remote working and security. A number of experts provide their thoughts to Digital Journal. This is the first in a series.

What is the future work, in the post-COVID world?

Coping with the coronavirus on a day-to-day basis, both from the health and economic perspective, is a preoccupation for most people. But what will the post-coronavirus world look like? How will businesses seek to organize their practices?

Help wanted: Jobless China workers await relief

Shanghai - Life is never easy for China's nearly 300 million migrant workers, but with the coronavirus zapping jobs at a historic clip, unemployed factory labourer Wei Guikun is at his wits' end.

COVID-19 employment related lawsuits have begun

It was perhaps inevitable that COVID-19 would start to spill over into employee relations and employment law. Legal trends suggest that employer-related litigation in relation to the viral pandemic is starting to rise.

Rising unemployment from virus fight threatens China's poverty targets

Bejing - Although China is claiming success in its battle against the coronavirus, millions have lost their jobs in the economic fallout, throwing into jeopardy an ambitious target to eradicate poverty this year.

Coronavirus: Helping the unemployed transition to digital jobs

The coronavirus pandemic that sent shock-waves through the economy, resulting in rising unemployment. The employment market is also undergoing restructuring.

'What will I live on?': Crisis-hit Europeans seek state aid

Berlin - Thousands of self-employed people across Europe have found themselves without work from one day to the next as governments ordered shops shut, events cancelled and gatherings banned to stem contagion of the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus fallout revives talk of 'universal basic income'

Stockton - The scoffed-at idea of paying everyone a basic income as machines take people's jobs is getting a fresh look as a possible remedy for economies cratered by the coronavirus pandemic.

How U.S. workforce is responding to technology skills gap

There is a cyber-skills gap in many developed economies. A recent study has highlighted the lack of appropriate skills, like coding, in the U.S. However, the poll also reveals that the workforce acknowledges this, indicating a provision gap to be filled.

Digital lifeline for refugees in Bulgaria -- and beyond

Sofia - Single mother-of-two Sara Faizi from Afghanistan faced a dead end when she arrived in Bulgaria in 2018: the former bank branch operations manager needed a job but neither spoke the local language nor had any contacts.
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