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Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid spurs no influx

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican governors: Cut off a $300-a-week federal supplement for unemployed Americans. Many people, they argue...

Taiwan graduates face tough start to working lives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's fresh graduates are facing lower wages and the longest wait between graduation and employment in nine years, according to the results of a survey released Fri...

France offers motorists cash assistance to help pay for fuel

PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on Thursday that millions of lower- and medium-income motorists would each be given 100 euros ($116) in one-off financial assistance to help th...

Companies scraping for staff ahead of the holidays

NEW YORK (AP) — All employers want for Christmas is some holiday help. But they might not get their wish. Companies that typically hire thousands of seasonal workers are heading into...

French activists pose as employers to expose racism

PARIS (AP) — French anti-racism activists who telephoned temporary employment agencies posing as a construction firm that wanted to hire only “European” workers say that more than one-third of the fir...

Puzzle overhanging job market: When will more people return?

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. government issues the September jobs report on Friday, the spotlight will fall not only on how many people were hired last month. A second question will command attenti...

States at disadvantage in race to recruit cybersecurity pros

CHICAGO (AP) — Austin Moody wanted to apply his cybersecurity skills in his home state of Michigan, teaming up with investigators for the State Police to analyze evidence and track down criminals. ...

85% of university students want part-time jobs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A job bank said 23.5% of Taiwanese university students lost their part-time jobs during the pandemic, while 85% of students intend to work part-time after the new school t...

Amazon eyes 125K more hires, $18+ per hour average salary

Amazon wants to hire 125,000 delivery and warehouse workers and said Tuesday that it is paying new hires an average of $18 an hour in a tight job market as more people shop online. C...

Employers in Taiwan cannot ask job seekers to provide proof of COVID vaccination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Employers in Taiwan are prohibited from requiring interviewees to present a certificate indicating they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the labor autho...

Industrial & Manufacturing Employment Up 60% in Q2 2021 from Q1: Michael Page Singapore

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 5 August 2021 - Global recruitment specialists Michael Page Singapore witnessed the number of jobs rise in Q2 2021 compared to Q1 led by an increase in Industrial & ...

Syria accuses Israel of carrying out strike, 2nd in a week

DAMASCUS (AP) — Syria accused Israel Thursday of carrying out an airstrike in a central province, the second time in as many days, saying the aerial attack caused material damage. A...

Taiwanese companies average 17 interviews to fill positions: job bank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Job hunters have to beat 16 candidates on average to get an offer amid the pandemic, according to an online job bank on Sunday (July 4), per Radio Taiwan International. ...

7 jobs thriving despite COVID-19: Job bank

PINGTUNG (Taiwan News) — The 104 Job Bank on Tuesday (June 29) revealed the jobs that are most in demand in Taiwan during the latest COVID-19 outbreak. Technical manual writer and translator ...

11 Taiwanese social entrepreneurs awarded for helping others during COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's domestic COVID-19 cases have increased at an alarming rate since mid-May and hurt commerce, so a fund for 11 social entrepreneurs that create job opportunitie...