DAVOS — Youth unemployment is at staggering levels in the European Union. Every fourth young person between the ages of 15 and 24 is unemployed, amounting to around 5.5 million young adults without a job. In Spain, recent employment data indicate that the number has risen to 60 percent, a new record.
The figures serve as a stark reminder of the fundamental problems within some of Europe’s southern economies.
Once again, on Tuesday, I had the pleasure of being on Capital Account, live television with Lauren Lyster.
We discussed IMF downgrades, unemployment, conspiracy theories, and economic outliers. We also discussed my proposal in regards to the proper way to measure the unemployment rate.
I come in at about the 3:40 mark, but the first few minutes of Lauren are entertaining as usual.
Rome (AFP) - Some one million Italians took to the streets of Rome Saturday for a demonstration organised by Italy's largest trade union to protest Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans to overhaul the labour market.
Well, probably not. But at least one person has lost her job - albeit not an actual full-time, paying job - in a fracas over Freakonomics and other books.
A few years back, a school-board member in suburban Chicago named Leslie Pinney wanted to pull nine books from the high school's approved reading list.
A restaurateur violated a male applicant’s human rights when he posted a job ad seeking “female only” servers, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal ruled despite hearing evidence the man might not have wanted the job in the first place.
Adjudicator Jennifer Scott found Adnan Cenanovic failed to prove he lost out on the job because of his gender, and she also laid out “several reasons to doubt the sincerity” of the job application. But she nevertheless found he was a victim of discrimination, just because of the ad itself.
I was done. Frustrated and fed up, disgruntled and exhausted, I knew that I had to get out of my firm. I didn’t know exactly where I would go, but I knew that my career needed a massive overhaul. At this point in time, a few of my friends had already made the leap out of Big Law.
Imagine an industry had, through its own recklessness, caused over 10,000 deaths in the UK. Or imagine that a government minister had, by his own stupidity, caused hundreds of deaths. There would surely be demands for severe punishment.
But in a sense, this is just what has happened, with pitifully little outcry. This is because, in utilitarian terms, the misery caused by mass unemployment is equivalent to very many deaths.
40 under 40 Insider Network is one of several online communities where the most thoughtful and influential people in business under 40 answer timely career and leadership questions. This week, we ask: What are 3 must-have skills to land your first job? The following is an answer by Kevin Chou, CEO and co-founder of Kabam.
Wanted: “A man or woman of action” to be Montreal mayor. Must demonstrate a strong commitment to stopping the city’s political spiral, as demonstrated by ongoing testimony at the Charbonneau Commission into corruption. Through a fake help-wanted ad on the job-posting site Workopolis, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is inviting applicants to seek the job, which will in fact be filled by Montrealers in municipal elections in November.