Monthly Archives: April 2016

International Week of Young Workers

      Brussels, April 14th, 2016   Orientation Paper International Week of Young Workers (IWYW) and May Day 2016 24th-30th April 2016 and 1st May 2016     As regards the State, the interests of all, whether high or … Continue reading

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Young Australians in Tech Industry Reach ‘Crisis’ Levels

The number of young Australians involved in the tech industry has dramatically fallen and is “an absolute crisis”, according to a leading technology entrepreneur. Key points: Entrepreneur says number of students studying technology has dropped by up to 60 per … Continue reading

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Communities Essential For Young Job-Seekers

The world of work has become an increasingly difficult environment for young people. Youth unemployment in Australia is persistently higher than for other age groups. In response, our governments have delivered one-size-fits-all policies that focus on national targets encouraging education … Continue reading

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Young Job-seekers Lacking ‘Enterprise Skills’

A large analysis of jobs data shows young Australians are not developing the enterprise skills employers are looking for. Key Points: 4.2 million job ads analysed Demand for digital skills up 212 per cent Critical thinking skills demand up 150 … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Tells Young People: Happiness Can’t Be Downloaded Like An App

Thousands of teenagers visited the Vatican for the Jubilee for teenagers Pope Francis has told teenagers happiness can’t be downloaded like a mobile phone app. Francis used the reference to connect to faithful aged 13-16 who converged on Rome for … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2016: Trees For Earth

Earth Day 2016 — Trees for the Earth. Let’s get planting. Over the next five years, as Earth Day moves closer to its 50th anniversary, we’re calling on you to help us achieve one of our most ambitious goals yet … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Tells Migrants “Forgive Our Indifference”

On behalf of modern society, Pope Francis begged the forgiveness of migrants and refugees Tuesday, asking them to forgive our “closed-mindedness and indifference” and insisting that each migrant has “the face of God.” “Too often you have not been welcomed,” … Continue reading

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Want To Earn More Money? Switch Your Job More Often

Want to earn more money? Switch your job more often to boost your pay, experts say 00:01, 18 APR 2016 BY BEN GLAZE A think tank says frequent job moves could help young people increase their pay packets more quickly … Continue reading

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Young People Missing Out On Jobs To Older Workers, Migrants: Study

Governments need to put youth at the forefront of policy making, write Lisa Denny and Brendan Churchill. Source: The Conversation 13 APR 2016 – 11:11 AM  UPDATED 13 APR 2016 – 11:15 AM Lisa Denny, University of Tasmania and Brendan Churchill, University of Tasmania Young people … Continue reading

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Improving Democracy For Workers

The Conversation has asked 20 academics to examine the big ideas facing Australia for the 2016 federal election and beyond. The 20-piece series will examine, among others, the state of democracy, health, education, environment, equality, freedom of speech, federation and … Continue reading

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