Jul 29, 2016

Japan's jobless rate hit 21-year low of 3.1% in June

Japan’s unemployment rate fell to 3.1 percent in June, the lowest level in nearly 21 years, government data showed Friday, highlighting companies’ willingness to hire more people in a tight labor market. The improvement in three months came as separate data showed the country’s ...

Jul 22, 2016

French parliament adopts contentious labor reforms

The French parliament on Thursday definitively adopted a set of contentious labor reforms that sparked months of violent protests over a perceived threat to cherished workers’ rights. Prime Minister Manuel Valls used a constitutional tool to force the legislation through parliament three times to ...

Nestle pledges internships, job training for 300,000 African youths

Jun 22, 2016

Nestle pledges internships, job training for 300,000 African youths

Swiss company Nestle will offer on-the-job training for 300,000 African youths to offset high unemployment that poses “severe economic and social challenges” for the continent, the company announced Tuesday. “We’re going to create more than 3,000 internships and apprenticeships in African countries by the ...