Laid Off Tech Workers Quickly Find New Jobs

Laid Off Tech Workers Quickly Find New Jobs

Most laid off tech workers are finding jobs shortly after beginning their search, a new survey shows, as employers continue to scoop up workers in a tight labor market. About 79% of workers recently hired after a tech-company layoff or termination landed their new job within three months of starting their search, according to a … Read more

Cloncurry childcare centre’s $150k salary package not enough to lure teachers to Queensland outback

Cloncurry childcare centre’s $150k salary package not enough to lure teachers to Queensland outback

It has been named Queensland’s friendliest and tidiest town, but the residents and pristine streets of Cloncurry, in the state’s north-west, have not been enough to entice workers out to the small community.  Key points: Cloncurry is a mineral mining and agricultural hub in Queensland  In three years, the town has not had one application for an … Read more

4-day work week experiment deemed a success, with higher productivity and lower stress levels

4-day work week experiment deemed a success, with higher productivity and lower stress levels

Could a five-day work-week soon become a thing of the past? The results of a six-month experiment with the participation of dozens of companies are now in: A four-day work week may actually be better for business. Workers reported lower levels of stress and fatigue and company revenue was often higher compared to the prior … Read more

Strong labor market isn’t cooperating with the Fed

Strong labor market isn’t cooperating with the Fed

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios There is no denying it: The labor market is fantastic for workers. That continues to benefit America’s workers, but it makes the Federal Reserve’s campaign to bring down inflation that much harder. Why it matters: The longer the labor market fails to cooperate with the Fed’s engineered slowdown, the higher it will … Read more

November jobs report is most important data for inflation this year- and not in a good way

November jobs report is most important data for inflation this year- and not in a good way

The November U.S. jobs report on Friday showed the U.S. economy gained 261,000 jobs last month, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 3.7%. Economists polled by the Wall Street Journal had expected an addition of 200,000 jobs. Wages jumped 0.6% in November, double the expected pace. Below are some initial reactions from economists and … Read more

Jobs Report Keeps Federal Reserve on Track for 0.5-Point Rate Rise

Jobs Report Keeps Federal Reserve on Track for 0.5-Point Rate Rise

Fed officials have warned in recent days that they are likely to lift rates to and hold them at levels high enough to slow economic activity and hiring to bring inflation down from 40-year highs. The employment report showed continued strong hiring and brisk wage growth, which is a source of concern to Fed officials … Read more

Labor gets its workplace changes through parliament in the nick of time | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Labor gets its workplace changes through parliament in the nick of time | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Labor gets its workplace changes through parliament in the nick of time | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) Everything you need to know about Jobseeker and how your payment could increase  7NEWS Labor gets its workplace changes through in the nick of time after late-night Senate sitting  ABC News View Full coverage on Google News

Canada’s tech sector saw employment, pay inequities persist between 2001 and 2016: report

Canada’s tech sector saw employment, pay inequities persist between 2001 and 2016: report

A new report shows women, people of colour and immigrants in Canada’s tech sector saw employment and pay inequities persist – and in some cases, worsen – between 2001 and 2016. The research from the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship at Toronto Metropolitan University shows women were increasingly excluded from tech work throughout that … Read more

Australian Public Service recruitment ‘too Canberra-centric’ as leaders consider allowing staff to live elsewhere

Australian Public Service recruitment ‘too Canberra-centric’ as leaders consider allowing staff to live elsewhere

The federal bureaucracy is over-reliant on Canberra for its workforce and needs to base more staff outside the national capital, a government report says. Key points: Government agency heads say the concentration of skilled and senior jobs in the ACT undermines recruitment The new government is still working out how many staff it employs via labour-hire … Read more

Comptroller – NBC New York

Comptroller – NBC New York

What to Know New York’s labor force, one of the nation’s largest, still remains below the pre-pandemic peak, this according to a report released Tuesday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. DiNapoli’s report, goes on to say that even as the workforce began growing in 2022, New York is still 400,000 workers below the December … Read more