Review: ‘American Factory’ manufactures insight into U.S.-Chinese collaboration

Review: ‘American Factory’ manufactures insight into U.S.-Chinese collaboration

A scene from the documentary “American Factory.” “American Factory” doesn’t sound glamorous, and it’s theoretically possible to portray its narrative as a simplistic tale of put-upon workers going toe to toe with grasping capitalists. But it’s not.

As directed by the veteran team of Steven Bognar and Julia Reiche rt, what we have instead is a complicated, multifaceted story that deals with very different cultures in combination and collision, a story that both understands global economic issues and has the sensitivity to involve us intimately in the daily lives of the people involved.

Bognar and Reichart, with three Oscar-nominated films between […]

Government aware of cost pressures from changes to retirement, re-employment age and CPF contribution rate hike: Chan Chun Sing

Government aware of cost pressures from changes to retirement, re-employment age and CPF contribution rate hike: Chan Chun Sing

Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing visited local seafood distributor Hai Sia Seafood on Tuesday (Aug 20) (Photo: Brandon Tanoto) SINGAPORE: The Singapore government is aware of the cost pressures businesses will face as a result of the upcoming increase in retirement and re-employment ages , as well as higher Central Provident Fund (CPF) contribution rates for older workers, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Tuesday (Aug 20).

Mr Chan said the Government will work closely with the Singapore National Employers Federation and unions to help businesses adjust to the changes. Advertisement The Government will also […]

Focus on quality of jobs being created – here’s how

Focus on quality of jobs being created – here’s how

The push to agriculture allied sectors will be beneficial to absorb the labour moving out of the agricultural sector in the rural areas. One of the major challenges for the government in the new term would be to create suitable jobs. According to the latest PLFS (Periodic Labour Force Survey), the unemployment rate in the country is at a 45-year high, at 6.1%. Although a lot of debate has gone into the level of unemployment in the overall economy, there is no denying the fact that there is an urgent need to create more jobs to truly benefit from […]

SEEK boss warns mid-level jobs will disappear

Middle-ranking jobs are the ones disappearing, he said.

"My theory, and I hope I’m wrong, is that once there is a downturn there will be a justification to automate roles rather than re-hire people," Mr Bassat said.

Mr Bassat said he was particularly worried about the kinds of "unoriginal businesses" which dominate the Australian economy, singling out the big banks which are all laying off staff.National Australia Bank has committed to a $1 billion cost-cutting drive, aiming to reduce headcount by 2000 a year for three years, whereas Commonwealth Bank is expected to shed about 4000 roles from asset sales alone, […]

Here’s why Orlando is one of the best cities to find a job

Here's why Orlando is one of the best cities to find a job

Copyright 2019 CNN Nurses consistently rank among the most trusted professions. ORLANDO, Fla. – Finding work depends largely on location and if you’re looking to find work in the City Beautiful, you’re in luck.

A 2019 WalletHub study ranks Orlando the third best city for jobs, after comparing 180 cities in the U.S.

More News Headlines The financial planning website ranked cities based on job market value and socio-economic factors. Job market value involved a number of factors, including employment growth, monthly average starting salary, overall job opportunities and other similar factors. The study also takes into account socio-economic details […]

Tech Jobs Are Evolving — Are We Keeping Up?

Tech Jobs Are Evolving -- Are We Keeping Up?

Technology by nature advances quickly. As a transportation industry analyst observed : If a Ford Mustang had evolved as quickly as the pace of computer innovation over the last 35 years, it would now get a reliable 3,666,652 miles per gallon and cost less than $5,000 to acquire. The exponential progression of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and advanced analytics means that technologies of the future are now part of our everyday lives . This means we use them at work — and at home — every time we search on Google, use Uber, get on a […]

The challenge: creating a better future of work

The challenge: creating a better future of work

The future of work — how can we shape it? Many fear that artificial intelligence and robots will take over factory floors, warehouses and even white-collar offices, laying waste to millions of low-skill jobs, herding workers into never-ending “upskilling” courses or gig jobs with no benefits.

But these negative effects of automation are not inevitable. Even low-paid, dull and demanding jobs can become good jobs when we put the right set of policies and rules in place. The failure to ensure that everyone in California benefits from its unprecedented wealth calls for a new agenda to improve jobs and promote […]

The robots are coming…to create jobs and opportunities

The robots are coming...to create jobs and opportunities

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It may be an unsettling thought for many business owners to imagine that in a few years’ time, their workforce could look completely different, with a host of, as yet, unidentified new skills required to run operations – many of which their current workforce will not possess.The proposition that a significant proportion of the jobs available right now will no longer be required in ten or twenty years is not unique to any one industry.Indeed, such is the time we’re living in that there are even handy online tools which, with the click of a button, can […]

Jostled by robots and new job-seekers, auto workers have to accept their insecure fate

Jostled by robots and new job-seekers, auto workers have to accept their insecure fate

BRAKES ON JOBS: With production slowing across the auto industry, temporary workers are the first to go It’s mid-afternoon in Gurgaon. Lines of uniformed men are streaming into the Maruti plant, from nearby Mullahera village where they live, several to a cramped room. The colour of their uniform marks their status — permanent, casual, temporary (hired for six months at a time), and apprentice. While they all do similar work in various parts of the factory, this status makes all the difference to their income, security and prospects.
With production slowing across the auto industry , temporary workers […]

Robots are coming! How work would change in a hyper automated society

Robots are coming! How work would change in a hyper automated society

Although that is true of the computer age, what many do not take into account is that machines, then, could not reason. An Oxford study, in 2017, found that developed countries are set to lose over 45% jobs to automation. Another one set the figure at 50%. The fact that there would be wide-scale unemployment with the onset of the fourth industrial revolution is a forgone conclusion, but what kind of jobs will be lost is the main point of contention.

Some economists highlight that the future may not be so different from the present, and all that may change […]