Young Cubans re-evaluate futures

Dec 21, 2014

Young Cubans re-evaluate futures

Daniela Martinez long figured that someday she would leave the struggles of daily life in Cuba and join her uncle in the United States, but after the events of the last few days, the 18-year-old medical student thinks exile may not be her only ...

Dec 17, 2014

Government to beef up jobs program for ex-convicts

The Abe administration will boost a program that encourages companies to hire former convicts, raising the number of such firms to 1,500 from the current level of around 500 by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The target, aimed at rehabilitating criminals and reducing the number ...

Dec 8, 2014

For U.S. unemployed, job market hits a turning point

Look past the booming November job gain of 321,000 reported Friday — the best figure in three years in the strongest year for U.S. hiring since 1999. The job market has reached a new milestone on its road to full health: For the first ...

321,000 hired in U.S. last month

Dec 6, 2014

321,000 hired in U.S. last month

by Christopher S. Rugaber

A resurgence in U.S. hiring accelerated in November and put 2014 on track to be the healthiest year for job growth since 1999. The gain of a robust 321,000 jobs — the most in nearly three years — put further distance between a strengthening ...

Book-buying Obama shows support for local business

Nov 30, 2014

Book-buying Obama shows support for local business

President Barack Obama tried to draw attention to independently owned businesses on the Saturday after the Thanksgiving holiday, a day that is increasingly being marketed as one for deal-hungry consumers to remember to patronize small businesses while doing their holiday shopping. He bought several ...

EU 'stagnation trap' vexes French, German economists

Nov 28, 2014

EU 'stagnation trap' vexes French, German economists

Warning that Europe risks a “stagnation trap,” leading French and German economists have proposed reforms and investments to revive growth in the eurozone’s two biggest economies, but Berlin swiftly dismissed a key proposal to boost its public investment. Henrik Enderlein, of Germany’s Hertie School ...

Nov 23, 2014

Foreign workers in demand amid tourism surge

by Junji Yamaguchi

Demand for foreign workers has been strong in Japan over the past few years as the number of foreign tourists rises and an increasing number of domestic companies aim to expand their business abroad. Since its establishment in 2004, Globalpower Inc., a Tokyo-based staffing ...

Nov 23, 2014

Government plans subsidies to create 60,000 jobs in rural areas

The government is considering a new subsidy program aimed at creating 60,000 jobs in rural areas, according to sources. Under the initiative, the government would provide subsidies to companies hiring people who moved from urban agglomerations to rural districts. The government would shoulder half ...