Mature-age trainees help plug nationwide skills shortage, but ageism still rife

Mature-age trainees help plug nationwide skills shortage, but ageism still rife

It seems right around the country and across industries, the cries are the same – there’s not enough workers. Key points: The jobs boom has encouraged older Australians to retrain The pandemic also caused people to reassess their careers But mature-age workers are still facing ageism With the country’s unemployment rate hovering at historic lows, the booming jobs market is … Read more

AI Ethics And The Looming Debacle When That New York City Law Requiring Audits For AI Biases Kicks Into Gear

AI Ethics And The Looming Debacle When That New York City Law Requiring Audits For AI Biases Kicks Into Gear

Worries about a new law in NYC that is well-intended to catch AI biases but will have lots of … [+] inadvertent adverse consequences due to loopholes and other complications. getty Sometimes the best of intentions is lamentably dashed by a severe lack of attention to detail. A prime example of this sage wisdom is … Read more

Norco stands down 170 workers at flood-damaged ice cream factory in South Lismore

Norco stands down 170 workers at flood-damaged ice cream factory in South Lismore

One hundred and seventy staff at a Lismore ice-cream factory are without work today and don’t know if they will receive redundancy payments, after the company failed to find enough money to keep them on. Key points: Norco has stood down 170 staff at its ice cream factory in South Lismore today It wants another … Read more

A further 27% drop in the S&P 500 could be coming if inflation hawks are right, Goldman Sachs team warns

A further 27% drop in the S&P 500 could be coming if inflation hawks are right, Goldman Sachs team warns

Not exactly TGIF this Friday. What the sellside is slowly realizing is not just that the Fed is going to be aggressive in September after the latest shocking inflation figure, but that the central bank will have to keep rates higher, and for longer. The British pound GBPUSD, -0.39%, in some respects a proxy for … Read more

Program for people with a disability shows what can happen when employment barriers are broken down

Program for people with a disability shows what can happen when employment barriers are broken down

Ashley Harris has been very keen to enter the workforce but has faced many barriers along the way. Key points: People with a disability have a high rate of unemployment A program in Adelaide has put people with a disability into aged care traineeships They say it has given them new-found independence “I can find … Read more

How did Britain change during the Queen's reign? – Sky News

How did Britain change during the Queen's reign? – Sky News

How did Britain change during the Queen’s reign?  Sky News Queen Elizabeth II’s most notable achievements …The Leader podcast  Evening Standard What was Queen Elizabeth II’s role in WWII? | Opinion  Deseret News View Full Coverage on Google News

Millions who withdrew superannuation early spent longer unemployed, paid less: study

Millions who withdrew superannuation early spent longer unemployed, paid less: study

Millions of Australians who withdrew their superannuation during the pandemic were on average unemployed for longer and eventually paid less, a landmark study has found. Key points: Australians who accessed their super early were disadvantaged, earning lower wages Those who used the scheme also stayed out of work for around eight weeks longer Australian National … Read more

Australia can unlock the potential of refugees to fill skills shortages, advocates say

Australia can unlock the potential of refugees to fill skills shortages, advocates say

Fraidon came to Australia from Afghanistan a year ago and after a difficult start finding a job, he’s now working as a software engineer. The 21-year-old, who only wanted to give his first name to protect his family still overseas, studied computer science in Afghanistan and now lives in Sydney. He said one of the … Read more

Japanese man Shoji Morimoto makes a living ‘doing nothing’

Japanese man Shoji Morimoto makes a living ‘doing nothing’

A resourceful Japanese man has found his dream job — getting paid for “doing nothing.” Shoji Morimoto, a former publishing company worker, rents himself out to simply be there for lonely folks — once even paid just to wave goodbye to one destitute traveler. Morimoto, 38, said he charges clients about $71 for just being … Read more