‘Dual-circulation’ to create jobs across sectors

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More job opportunities are inevitable in the wake of China’s new “dual-circulation” development pattern. For, the said pattern underlines that internal economic circulation will be the mainstay of economic growth from now on even as the domestic and external markets will complement each other.

When we talk of job opportunities, we pay more attention to the number of jobs than other related aspects. But, that won’t be enough as everyone’s knowledge and abilities are different, a fact that creates demand for jobs relevant to such knowledge and skills.

Chinese people’s yearning for a better life encompasses a desire for fulfillment through relevant jobs that can harness their talent, make full use of their knowledge and skills, and actualize their full potential.

With the development of the economy and education, the level of illiteracy among the working Chinese population has dropped to record lows, which is

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350,000 US education jobs slashed in September

K-12 schools and colleges across the United States have issued yet another round of mass layoffs stemming from the economic fallout of the pandemic, with at least 350,000 education jobs slashed in September alone. According to the latest jobs report from the Department of Labor, employment in local government education fell by 231,000 and state government education by 49,000, while employment in private education decreased by 69,000.

The September layoffs come four months after an unprecedented 1.4 million layoffs to education workers throughout the country as a result of the pandemic. As was the case in April and May, the layoffs have affected in most part classified employees such as bus drivers, food service workers, campus assistants, paraeducators and other school employees. These school staff have been added to the growing mass of tens of millions facing evictions, hunger and destitution.

These mass layoffs take place as deadly school reopenings

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Young people ‘need higher PUP rate, jobs support package’

The Government must restore young people to the higher pandemic unemployment payment (PUP) rate or deliver a “massive” jobs support package for them in the budget, the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has said.

The measures are needed to address the 36.5 per cent youth unemployment rate, it said.

Almost a third of young people under 25 are now on the lowest rate of the PUP (€203) compared to a fifth of recipients over 25, according to analysis undertaken by the NYCI of data provided by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

Overall, almost six out of 10 young people under 25 are on the two lower rates of €203 and €250. Almost two-thirds of older workers are on the highest rate of €300.

James Doorley, deputy director of the NYCI, said it is calling on the Government to either “restore all those who lost their job

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New study shows COVID-19 is taking extreme toll on DREAMers’ jobs, anxiety

In her pursuit of higher education, Ewaoluwa Ogundana is facing new challenges.

“Knowing the number of barriers that I faced, and my parents have faced in the past almost 17 years now, simply just being able to live in this country means a lot to me and my family to obtain a degree,” she said.

Born in Nigeria, Ogundana’s family moved to the United States when she was 4 years old. Now a senior political science student at Trinity Washington University, Ogundana is considered a DREAMer, someone that was brought to America unlawfully as a child but is allowed to work and study here without fear of being deported. Those fears, however, are becoming more of a reality.

Although the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the DACA program earlier this year, there’s still uncertainty about permanent protections and pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services continues to

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GeekWire Summit Preview: A glimpse of the future of tech, health, education, jobs and more

Our signature technology conference, the GeekWire Summit, kicks off next week. Now in its ninth year, this annual event is known for offering a glimpse of the future through the eyes of leaders in technology, science and business, and in these challenging and uncertain times, this annual tradition has never been more important.

You may have seen the news that Bill Gates has joined the lineup for an hour-long interview on Oct. 15. But the Microsoft co-founder and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair is just one element of a larger lineup. In this post and special episode of the GeekWire Podcast, my colleague John Cook and I offer a sneak preview of what’s in store.

The GeekWire Summit will be held virtually over three weeks, from Oct. 13 to 29, with sessions taking place twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from late morning to early afternoon. The full content

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The Tech Dilemma: unfilled jobs, few workers, lack of confidence in STEM education

As companies grow and become more valuable, they’re able to hire and invest in new products and technologies. But they need skilled workers to grow.

This is the Tech Dilemma: Too many jobs, not enough workers. Not exactly what you’d expect with the country walking a pandemic tightrope with over 8.4% unemployment (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics).

For instance, many of the FAANGs, or five of the most prominent American tech companies – Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Alphabet (formerly known as Google) – are collectively adding employees to handle the influx of demand attributed to eCommerce.

Amazon recently announced that they are ramping up investments in corporate and tech jobs, looking to hire 33,000 new employees with annual compensation packages at $150,000, according to CNN Business. And Netflix founder and co-chief executive officer Reed Hastings said the company has been and will keep hiring through the uncertainty of

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Over 93,500 data science jobs vacant in India: Study

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Over 93,500 data science jobs vacant in India: Study

A study on jobs and hiring trends in analytics and data science domains conducted by Great Learning, one of India’s leading EdTech companies for professional and higher education reveals that over 93,500 data science jobs were vacant in India at the end of August 2020. The study provides a comprehensive view of the data science job landscape in 2020, including the impact that Covid 19 has had on the vacancies in the sector.

Demand despite Covid-19 fury

Despite Covid 19, the enthusiasm and optimism around the analytics function in India continues to remain high with India contributing 9.8% of the total global analytics job openings in August 2020 compared to 7.2 per cent in January this year. While the sector did witness a slight decrease in vacancies (from 109,000 vacancies in February to 82,500 vacancies in August 2020), the demand has

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Skills Connect to retrain people who have lost jobs

A new initiative is being launched today aimed at retraining individuals who have lost their jobs as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Details of the Skills Connect programme are to be announced by the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris. 

It is hoped the initiative will assist up to 2,000 people by the end of the year and will be aimed in particular at people in the hospitality, retail and tourism trade who are unemployed. 

The Irish Hotels’ Federation estimates that 100,000 people have lost their jobs across the industry already, but it is hoped that some of the job losses will be temporary. 

The Federation says tens of thousands more jobs are at risk as Level 3 restrictions come into effect across the country today for the next three weeks. 

The Skills Connect programme will give participants the chance to reskill and

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Rejuvenating Greece’s labour market to generate more and higher-quality jobs | en

Greece’s labour market entered the COVID-19 shock following several years of sustained
employment growth and with wages picking up. Unemployment remained high and employment
rates were low, especially among women, the young and older workers. The shock led
to a sharp fall in labour force activity and has stalled new hiring. The improved
social protection and temporary support measures have helped to support households’
incomes and protect jobs during the COVID-19 crisis. However, high tax and social
security contribution rates, together with little in-work support for the low-paid,
continue abetting high structural informality. This heightens insecurity – by excluding
many workers from activation policies or social and employment protection – and weakens
productivity. Boosting the capacity of employment services and activation policies
would support the recovery from the COVID-19 shock, in addition to durably improving
employment prospects especially of long-term unemployed. Giving workplaces further
flexibility to adapt collective agreements to

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Millions of Americans in non-essential jobs feeling pain of coronavirus: report

WASHINGTON — This spring, Magdalena Valiente was expecting her best year as a Florida-based concert promoter. Now, she wonders if the career she built over three decades is over.

Back in March, Valiente had been planning five tours for Latin Grammy winners Fonseca and Andrés Cepeda and more than 20 for Miami Latin pop band Bacilos. Earning well into six figures during good years, Valiente was hoping to help her youngest son, a high school junior, pay his way through college.


But with live events canceled, things have turned bleak. She is relying on unemployment benefits and Medicaid and has applied for food stamps. She has lost hope that the crisis will end soon.

This photo provided by Sofia Valiente shows Magdalena Valiente. This

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