Australian PM Abbott turns his focus on jobs

2014-12-21 11:11

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his cabinet shake-up was for jobs and families as he deals with the fallout of an unpopular belt-tightening budget.

UK permanent hiring slows to 18-month low

2014-12-05 10:50

British firms has hired permanent employees at the slowest rate in 18 months, although starting salaries rose faster due to staff shortages in many sectors.

Ladbrokes on search for CEO successor

2014-12-03 17:41

British bookmaker Ladbrokes says it will replace CEO Richard Glynn as it seeks a new leader to help strengthen its online operations.

Summit highlights the plight of SA domestic workers

2014-11-26 10:25

Many of South Africa’s one million domestic workers are still battling with low pay, long hours, sexual harassment and continuous verbal abuse in their workplaces.

India desert state embarks on jobs reform

2014-11-25 11:33

A poverty-stricken desert state has taken the lead on structural reforms that may help Asia's third economy attract business and employ a fast-growing workforce.

UK real earnings sink to decade-low

2014-11-19 14:15

British workers' real earnings have fallen to levels not seen in more than a decade, but there are also signs of above-inflation wage growth for many employees.

Critical skills list: Foreigners wanted for jobs we can’t do – full details

2014-11-13 11:54

It was with some surprise that many expats learnt that the jobs they are doing elsewhere are on South Africa's critical skills list.

JPMorgan cutting 3 000 more retail banking jobs

2014-11-09 20:30

JPMorgan Chase will cut 3 000 more jobs than previously planned this year in its retail banking businesses, bringing the total to 11 000, says a senior executive.

UK hiring and pay growth slow in October

2014-11-07 10:33

Permanent hirings by British firms via recruitment companies have risen at the slowest pace in nearly a year, growth in starting salaries also weakened.

Total halt huge setback for SA oil plans

2014-11-04 15:02

French energy major Total has halted oil exploration off the South African coast due to mechanical problems with a rig, a move which could cause a 2-year delay.

Eurozone unemployment stuck at 11.5%

2014-10-31 16:40

Unemployment in the eurozone has remained unchanged at 11.5% for a fourth consecutive month in September, according to data released.

22 000 jobs created, data shows

2014-10-30 15:54

A total of 22 000 jobs have been created between the second and third quarters of this year, with the construction industry being the biggest driver of employment.

10 000 CVs for 1 500 jobs at Gauteng mall

2014-10-30 05:20

Orange Farm residents have barricaded roads and burnt tyres demanding jobs at the opening of a new mall in the area, Gauteng police say.

Air Berlin to slash 200 jobs

2014-10-27 19:03

Air Berlin says it is to lay off 200 staff as the problems mount at Germany's number-two airline.

Vets urged to help small farmers

2014-10-21 19:38

Small-scale farmers need veterinary services to contribute to food security and to grow the economy, says Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana.

Warning against fake traffic jobs

2014-10-19 13:21

Job seekers have been warned against a bogus circular advertising traffic posts in Limpopo.

Volvo set to add 1 300 jobs in Sweden

2014-10-16 15:27

China-owned Volvo Cars has said it would add 1 300 jobs at its main plant in Sweden, citing growing demand for its new cars.

Zuma: Oceans could add one million jobs

2014-10-15 17:22

South Africa's oceans if exploited and managed properly could add one million jobs to the economy and R177bn to the gross domestic product, says President Jacob Zuma.

'How I became features editor of a women's magazine'

2014-10-13 11:07

Sarah Koopman is currently the features editor of Marie Claire magazine. Here she tells us more about her career trajectory and the day-to-day of her dream job:

Gordhan: Govt needs competent staff

2014-10-08 20:30

Capable people must occupy key positions in municipalities, says Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Cut debt but spend for jobs - IMF

2014-10-08 19:00

The International Monetary Fund says advanced economies still hold too much debt, but even as they trim it they need to spend more to generate jobs.

StanChart to hire more staff in Africa

2014-10-07 18:30

Standard Chartered plans to hire at least 1 000 more staff in Africa in the next couple of years even as its expansion elsewhere has slowed.

Offoshore jobs flying back to Britain

2014-10-06 18:52

A quarter of medium-sized British firms are thinking about bringing some or all of their overseas operations back home in the next three years, research shows.

Angry Birds maker Rovio to cut jobs

2014-10-02 14:30

Finnish mobile games maker Rovio, owner of the Angry Birds brand, plans to cut up to 130 jobs in Finland.

Japan jobless rate falls

2014-09-30 09:55

Japan's jobless rate has shrunk and the availability of jobs has held steady at the highest in 22 years, reflecting an improvement in the labour market.


Natalie Portman says no for Steve Jobs film

2014-12-10 18:10

Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman has rejected the chance to star in the new Steve Jobs biopic.

US jobs, services data underscore the economy

2014-12-04 10:15

US private companies have added workers at a fairly brisk clip in November and the services sector grew strongly, suggesting a slowing global economy.

Harmony to cut jobs

2014-12-02 14:05

Harmony Gold says it has started a process to cut jobs at its Kusasalethu mine to reduce costs and return the operation to productivity.

Could your job help preserve your ageing brain?

2014-11-25 15:51

Research shows that mentally stimulating work may keep your mind sharp.

Could your job help preserve your ageing brain?

2014-11-21 12:07

Research shows that mentally stimulating work may keep your mind sharp.

Foreigners wanted for jobs we can’t do

2014-11-13 12:09

It was with some surprise that many expats learnt that the jobs they are doing elsewhere are on South Africa's critical skills list.

UK employers expect faster hiring - survey

2014-11-10 10:01

British employers plan to hire staff at the fastest rate in seven years in the fourth quarter of 2014, but employment growth is still unlikely to boost wages.

US jobless rate drops to six-year low

2014-11-09 18:30

US unemployment has fallen in October to a six-year low, while payrolls have expanded by more than 200 000 for the ninth consecutive month.

African Bank not out of the woods yet

2014-11-07 07:00

Sasbo has signed a memorandum with the curator of African Bank to ensure job protection, adding that the bank is stabilising but all is not yet well.

Kganyago: Jobless rate reflects labour market

2014-10-31 18:03

South Africa's high unemployment rate is reflective of a rigid labour market, says South African Reserve Bank governor-designate Lesetja Kganyago.

Japan's jobless rate up to 3.6%

2014-10-31 11:15

Japan's unemployment rate has climbed to 3.6% in September for the first rise in three months, the government says.

Little change in jobless rate

2014-10-30 12:03

South Africa's unemployment rate has been little changed at 25.4% of the labour force in the third quarter of 2014 from 25.5% in the second, data shows.

SA turns to China for business deals

2014-10-28 19:39

Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina has invited Chinese companies to partner with local firms, especially in the manufacturing sector.

Ignore ratings advice, Cosatu tells Nene

2014-10-22 11:54

Cosatu has urged Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene to ignore advice from ratings agencies and rather focus on bringing down the high unemployment.

Great boss? Diamond CEO gifts cars to staff

2014-10-21 13:14

A diamond merchant has rewarded his employees cars, flats and diamond necklaces for meeting targets. The staff bonus totaled he equivalent of R62-million.

Hundreds lose jobs in the media

2014-10-17 19:09

Almost 600 people have been retrenched in the media industry in the past year, according to a Wits Journalism report.

Unions, govt stifle job creation - user

2014-10-16 06:30

A Fin24 user believes that labour unions have never and nor will they ever be the driving force behind ‘new’ job creation.

British unemployment falls to 8-yr low

2014-10-15 14:15

Britain's unemployment rate has fallen to 6% in the third quarter, reaching its lowest level in eight years, official figures have shown.

US unemployment claims decline

2014-10-09 16:57

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits have fallen last week to nearly its lowest level since before the 2007 to 2009 recession.

Too many govt vacancies - PSC

2014-10-08 19:08

The Public Service Commission has urged the government to quickly fill vacancies in departments to enhance service delivery.

Budget divisions overshadow EU jobs talks

2014-10-08 18:30

French President Francois Hollande has defended his push for an easing of European Union budget restrictions, potentially deepening divisions with Germany.

EU leaders to meet over jobs crisis

2014-10-07 17:45

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has persuaded European partners to attend a meeting on jobs in Milan but he may struggle to get them to agree to do much.

US jobless rate falls to six-year low

2014-10-03 16:15

US employers have stepped up hiring in September as the jobless rate fell to a six-year low, which could bolster bets on a Federal Reserve rate hike.

Perfect storm could hit consumers - experts

2014-09-30 16:03

Deeply indebted onsumers are in for hard times with middle and lower income groups expected to suffer the most, warn experts.

Employment rate climbs 2.7%

2014-09-29 15:19

The number of people with jobs has increased by 229 000 from the same period in 2013, according to Statistics South Africa.

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