Posts Tagged ‘Employment’

Obama, Romney offer opposite views on the July jobs report

Friday’s jobs report did not just offer a mixed picture of the U.S. economic recovery — more jobs were added with higher jobless rate — but also an opportunity for President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney to give opposite views of the latest monthly employment figures. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved […]

Helping refugee women to fend for themselves

For the past 12 years Fatma Soleman has been teaching hundreds of refugee women in Cairo how to create handicrafts and successfully sell them. Egypt is a signatory to the Geneva Convention for Refugees, but it bans them from seeking lawful employment, posing a survival challenging for the refugees. Article © AHN – All Rights […]

Pakistan textile industry relocating to Bangladesh

Pakistan’s export-oriented textile industry is relocating to Bangladesh for a slice of preferential trade agreements with the United States and European Union. More than 40 percent of the textile industry and around 200,000 power looms have been shifted to Bangladesh in the last five years, causing employment problems. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved […]

Fewer EI recipients but more claims

Fewer people were on employment insurance in October over the previous month, continuing a multi-year downward trend, but more people submitted benefit claims, Statistics Canada says. View full post on Canada Business Stories

Number of jobless under-25s likely to reach 1m

In England alone, the number of young people not in employment, education or training – so-called ‘Neets’- stands at 979,000 View full post on UK Business Stories

US service sector picks up speed

Service and construction industries in the US grow faster than expected in September, with employment stable, a survey says. View full post on Business Stories

Ottawa Removes Freeze On Employment Insurance Premiums

AHN News Staff Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (AHN) – The federal government of Canada will announce on Thursday that it will lift the freeze on Employment Insurance premiums. The freeze was part of the economic stimulus package offered by Ottawa to battle the recession. The lifting of the freeze was originally scheduled Jan. 1, 2010, but […]