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surviving unemployment

For any of you out there who are on the same unemployment boat as me, this is for you.

I feel like there are a couple of components in getting through this dreaded phase and the most important I’ve come to realize are the following: 601 more words


Youth Survey

Are you under 30? Looking for work? Help find solutions to the Youth unemployment rate in the Durham Region. Take the survey “Durham Under 30” 70 more words

Labour Market

I'm in transition, career wise

When I graduated I relocated my whole life and belongings to London in search of greener pastures. I had this bizarre belief that everything I had ever dreamed of lay in the city, I mean I had lived in a small town my whole life and I thought everything exciting happened outside of the fields and farms that surrounded my home. 2,354 more words


Today's News & Commentary -- October 24, 2016

The Department of Labor defended a new regulation requiring businesses to disclose recent labor law violations when bidding on federal contracts, urging a Texas Court not to grant a preliminary injunction against the rule, … 261 more words

On Labor

How the Gig Economy Profits off Desperation

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While the gig economy promises to free workers from the traditional, drab 9-to-5 work environment, the reality is quite different. Many contractors employed in gig economy–type jobs lack health care and retirement benefits, are at the mercy of their employers’ scheduling needs, and — despite being promised so much freedom — find themselves little more than glorified service workers.

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Improving national employment figures

It is good to see that the Government’s economic policies are improving the employment rate across the country.

Figures show that the employment rate in the UK remains at a record high of 31.8 million, which represents 74.5% of the working-age population. 123 more words