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Pandemic Put Skills Top of Mind in a Job-Seeker’s Market — LinkedIn Exec | Global Stage| GZERO Media

COVID upended the job market & focused employers on skills

COVID had few silver linings. But perhaps one of them is that it upended the labor market in ways that, for once, favored workers over employers.

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Hard Numbers: Piling on Beijing, 7th time’s the charm for Boris, massacre in Myanmar, US unemployment claims drop

5: Five countries — Australia, Canada, the UK, New Zealand and Lithuania — have so far joined the US in refusing to send government officials to the Beijing Winter Olympics in February over China’s human rights abuses. China’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday said these states would “pay the price” for the diplomatic boycott.

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Ari Winkleman

The Graphic Truth: Can we work only 4 days a week?

This fall Spain plans to launch what will be the world's first national pilot program for a four-day workweek. The idea has gained popularity in recent years to encourage productivity, boost workers' mental health, and fight climate change (less commuting means less pollution). The pandemic, particularly with its stresses on mental well-being, has added urgency to the proposal. That's why other countries — especially those with strong labor protections and short workdays — are paying close attention to the experiment, under which the Spanish government will subsidize part of a company's cost to transition its employees to a four-day workweek. Here's a look at how long workers are generally on the job in other OECD countries (without accounting for paid leave in any of them).

'Hell Joseon': Coronavirus dashes young Korean's dream of working in US

November 29, 2020 5:00 AM

SEOUL - Living in New York and about to complete her post-graduate studies in political science earlier this year, Ms Lee Hyun-a was ready to find a job in the big apple and start the new chapter of her life there.

South Korean youth trapped in unemployment hell made worse by Covid-19, changes in recruitment

November 29, 2020 5:00 AM

Landing a job, not to mention a dream job, is nowadays a mean feat for young people in South Korea.

'Employment ice age': Japanese woman finds work in semiconductor firm after cabin crew dreams grounded

November 29, 2020 5:00 AM

TOKYO - Ms Kana Amaya's childhood dream was to see the world while working as a cabin attendant.

Japanese youth doing what it takes to avoid a Covid-19 'employment ice age'

November 29, 2020 5:00 AM

TOKYO - After applying to nearly 50 firms in Japan and overseas, Ms Ayaka Nakamura finally got a job offer as an associate at a Tokyo research firm.

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