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 ...

Jun 18, 2016

California surpasses France as world's sixth-largest economy

California is now the sixth-largest economy in the world, surpassing France, thanks to a robust state economy and a strong U.S. dollar. California was the world’s eighth-largest economy in 2014, Irena Asmundson, chief economist of the California Department of Finance, said in a phone ...

'Yukatsu' program to let civil servants leave early for second summer

Jun 5, 2016

'Yukatsu' program to let civil servants leave early for second summer

The central government will again encourage employees this summer to go home early under a morning-oriented work program. Like last year, the yukatsu (evening activity) program will last for two months starting in July, according to guidelines distributed to government agencies and their branches. ...

Jun 2, 2016

French nuclear plants, trains on strike over labor bill

Workers are on strike at most French nuclear plants and the national rail service to protest the proposed abolition of some labor protections. Members of the CGT union at 16 of France’s 19 nuclear plants, which provide the majority of the country’s electricity, voted ...

Record 97% of university graduates land jobs

May 20, 2016

Record 97% of university graduates land jobs

A record-high 97.3 percent of university graduates in Japan were employed as of the beginning of the fiscal year on April 1, according to government data released Friday, reflecting companies’ increasing appetite for recruitment. The employment rate of job-seeking university graduates rose 0.6 percentage ...