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PM’s task force recommends scrapping 5-yearly job survey

Move comes amid criticism about the lack of adequate jobs The Prime Minister-appointed task force has recommended that traditional Employment-Unemployment Surveys carried out by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) every five years be scrapped. The panel has instead suggested a new periodic labour force survey to provide estimates of labour force, employment, unemployment, nature of employment and industry. To ... Read More »

‘Bad’ foreign firms drive US job revival

German carmaker BMW invested $8 billion in a 1.2-mn sq ft assembly plant in the US. (Photo: Reuters) Years before Donald Trump began promising to bring back good manufacturing jobs by getting tough with US trade partners, such jobs have already been on the rise, largely thanks to foreign companies now cast as villains in Trump’s narrative. Reuters analysis of federal jobs data shows ... Read More »

The costs of failing on the job creation front

The potential Indian labour force will continue to rise in the coming decades. Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint Former Chinese president Hu Jintao had famously confided to his US counterpart George W. Bush that the one issue that kept him awake at night was creating enough new jobs to maintain social stability. It is a concern that has—or at least should have—resonated with ... Read More »

Facing A Job Interview? Just Be Yourself, Suggests A Study

People are often encouraged to only present the best aspects of themselves at interview London: Applying for a new job? Just relax and be yourself during the interview, as a study has found that authenticity is key to securing an employment offer. Researchers, including those from University College London (UCL) in the UK, found that high-quality candidates who strive to ... Read More »

With 6 Million Job Openings, Will Critics Still Blame Immigrants For ‘Taking Jobs’ From Americans?

A ‘Now Hiring’ sign in front of a Staples store in New York City. U.S. unemployment has hit its lowest level since 2001 at 4.3 percent for May. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) At a recent media event touting the need for apprentice programs, Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka pointed to the latest news from the U.S. Department of ... Read More »

India has job vacancies for 50,000 data analytics professionals: Study

Jobs in data analytics are up for grabs. According to a study by online analytics training institute Edvancer, close to 50,000 job vacancies related to analytics are currently available in India. This is expected to rise to 80,000-100,000 in 2018. The study, Analytics & Data Science India Jobs Study 2017, was carried out over a period of six months by Analytics ... Read More »

IT layoffs: Amid fears of job losses, FITE takes up the fight

Infosys Technologies employees move through the headquarters during a break in Bangalore. Fears abound that thousands of techies are likely to lose their job, as automation and stricter job permits hit the Indian IT sector.(AP) For weeks now, news about IT layoffs is making headlines, while industry body Nasscom is trying to allay fears with data and figures to suggest ... Read More »

Are you too old to get a job?

An employee stocks items in the paint department at Renco Ace Hardware in Bloomsberg, Pennsylvania. Ace Hardware is part of AARP’s employer pledge program. This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. When New York City employment attorney Lori B. Rassas wrote “The Perpetual Paycheck: 5 Secrets to Getting a Job” in 2015, I interviewed her for Next Avenue. Now, ... Read More »

Lost your job? Here is what you should do to put your money matters in order

Pink-slip is the talk of the town if you are employed in the information technology sector. While changing technology and policies of Donald Trump marred the sentiment in IT sector, the demonetization exercise carried out last year has hit many domestic businesses, which have fired many of their employees. Here are a few money tips that will ensure peace of ... Read More »

3 Compelling Reasons Why It’s Not A Good Idea To Quit Your Day Job

If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve already thought long and hard about it. You know what I’m talking about. You’ve been thinking about the big day. The day when you can finally quit your day job and enter into the world of full-time entrepreneurship. If you are about to quit your day job to work full time on your business, you may want ... Read More »