Tag: unemployment

Unemployment spiked to 21% in Q1 of 2020: Labour Ministry

The stringent lockdown, that was in effect across the nation last year when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the nation with its first wave in...

Employment growth forecast for 2021 insufficient to help jobless, new jobseekers

While the employment scenario in 2021 and 2022 will witness a rebound, it will not be enough to close the gap in employment brought...

Unemployment rises to 10.72% from 9.81% in a week’s time

Unemployment rate in rural India has been steadily rising. The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) had reported the unemployment rate as being 7.21...

Unemployment in Australia drops to one-year low

Data reveals that unemployment in Australia has dropped to a one-year low, and the number of people in jobs has exceeded pre-pandemic levels. This...

Australian job market shows resilience, employment rises yet again

The Australian job market is continuing steadily on the path of recovery, reporting a fourth month of increase in employment in January. Rate of...

122 mn Indians, 17 mn women lost jobs in 2020

A total of 122 million people in India lost their jobs in 2020. Out of these, at least 17 million were women, who lost...

Australia, Spain, Britain to focus on ways to create jobs

The pandemic has led to an economic slump in countries across the globe. Governments worldwide are thinking of ways to tackle rising unemployment and...

White-collar professionals worst impacted, 6 mn rendered jobless

Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy has revealed that about six million white-collar professionals have been rendered jobless in India due to the pandemic. Last year,...

Unemployment rates spike; 21 million salaried jobs lost in April-Aug

From April to August, the economy lost about 21 million salaried employees. As per the reports of the previous month, the recovery process had...

Marginal increase of 8.59% in unemployment rate after dramatic fall: CMIE

Although the month of June had been recording a rapid fall in the unemployment rate, it recently witnessed a marginal increase in the same...

11 BEST workers terminated for absence from work during pandemic 

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has terminated 11 of its employees for not showing up for work during the months of April...

Migrant workers to get jobs through Madhya Pradesh’s Rozgar Setu portal  

Around 79 migrant workers have already received employment on the very first day of inauguration of the Rozgar Setu portal. This job portal has...

Unemployment will rise to 35%, 135 million jobs may be lost:...

The Indian economy will find it difficult to recover from the slump following the pandemic and the lockdown. Unemployment is set to rise from...

Two lakh will be jobless in tourism sector in eastern India...

With all bookings for the summer being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at least two lakh people associated with the tourism sector in...

Unemployment rate increases by 15 percentage points after lockdown: CMIE

For the first time, the labour participation rate (LPR) in India has fallen below the 42 per cent mark, resting at 41.90 per cent...

7 lakh jobs lost to pandemic in the US, in March...

In the month of March, about seven lakh jobs were lost in the US, owing to the coronavirus outbreak. As per the US Labour...

Niti Aayog chief warns of job loss, calls for direct benefit...

India is facing one of its darkest hours and is caught between the need to contain Covid-19 and stop businesses from closing down. Amitabh Kant,...

Unemployment benefits for organised-sector workers

The Central Government plans to provide unemployment benefits to a section of workers in the organised sector, who may lose their jobs due to...

COVID-19 pandemic may cost 25 million jobs worldwide

According to a report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), almost 25 million jobs may be lost, globally, owing to the coronavirus pandemic. However,...

PMKVY-2.0 completes around 75 per cent of its skill development goal...

Under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 2.0 (PMKVY 2.0), which was launched in October 2016, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship had...

Aspiring forest guards stage protest in Uttarakhand

Hundreds of young unemployed candidates, aspiring for positions as forest guards in Uttarakhand, held a sit-in on 25 February, in front of the state...

Indian women excluded from white-collar clerical and retail sales jobs

As per a World Bank report, moderately educated women are less likely to get a job than less- educated women As per the ‘Analysing Female...

1000s of engineers, graduates seek jobs as sanitary workers

With the Coimbatore Municipal Corporation offering an initial monthly salary of Rs 15,700 to sanitary workers, there has been a deluge of applications from...

More qualified but less confident about job

According to a recent survey, those with high educational qualifications are more worried about jobs and employment than those who are less qualified. Though...

Mining sector faces unemployment

It is reported that 329 mining leases will become invalid by end of March, 2020. As a result, about 2,64,000 workers will be left...

51.8 % of activities in Indian organisations can be automated

A recent report focussing on automation and employability titled ‘Changing Business and Opportunities for Employer and Business Organisations’ released by the International Labour Organisation...

Unemployment rate rises, engineers are jobless

Not only has India’s unemployment rate risen (from 5.9 per cent in February last year, to 7.2 per cent in February this year), it...

How personalised learning can transform capability development in 2021

According to the World Economic Forum, there is a fierce urgency for reskilling in the world, as over one billion jobs have been transformed...

Dilemmas and decision making – How coaching can help leaders at...

Leaders, especially, talented and competent ones, are critical for organisations. They perform well under pressure and willingly step up when required to shoulder a...

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Pernod Ricard ties up with NRAI to vaccinate over 20K restaurant staff

Pernod Ricard India is doing its bit to contribute towards the Indian government’s efforts to vaccinate the population. The alcohol-beverage multinational is not only...

64% educational institutions find online exams cost-effective

Given how the world has shifted online over the last year and a half, it does not come as a surprise that online exams...

LinkedIn staff not expected to return to office

As LinkedIn starts to reopen its offices across the globe, depending on the local COVID situation at each location, it is offering immense flexibility...

Dilemmas and decision making – How coaching can help leaders at the crossroads

Leaders, especially, talented and competent ones, are critical for organisations. They perform well under pressure and willingly step up when required to shoulder a...

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“If CEO is the father of an organisation, CHRO is the mother,” Pankaj Lochan

Q. You have been shuttling between HR and manufacturing roles. Was it a well-thought out strategy or did you just go with the flow...

Binding multi-faceted employees with Titan Values

Titan has different sets of employees for different functions and verticals, ranging from the shopfloor to the retail stores. How do you bring in...

The right people policy for startups – Madan Nagaldinne

You happen to have worked mostly with large organisations. How different is it working for a startup now? When you have worked for big...