Ethical Jobs Blog
News and views about community jobs, environmental jobs and social enterprise in Australia and around the world.
A shut-down in the homelessness sector threatens with federal funding due to run out at the end of June unless the National Partnership on Homelessness (NPAH) is extended - meanwhile, vital services for 80,000 vulnerable Australians are in limbo - but nothing is being done.
The legislation to create the Green Army has revealed that people participating in the program will not be considered employees under certain Commonwealth laws, including the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988, and the Fair Work Act 2009.
The Work for the Dole program could again become a core element of welfare policy for the unemployed in Australia, but there is a considerable body of evidence which shows it is unlikely to help people find jobs.
Did you know that in some parts of Australia, more than one in five young people can’t find a job? That’s the reality that’s been uncovered by an analysis from major charities this week, with a warning that Australia is facing a jobless generation unless Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses youth unemployment in the May budget.
Nobody can dispute that Google is innovative. So when the technology giant turns its considerable data-analysis powers to the issue of recruitment, it’s worth taking some notice. Google hires about 5,000 new staff and receives over 1-million resumes each year, so they’ve been crunching data from tens of thousands of interviews to try to work out who are the best people to hire.
If you’re in Melbourne and interested in establishing a social enterprise or a movement for change then these RMIT Changemaker Workshops could be for you.
Although you’ve probably used Skype with friends or family, doing a job interview on Skype can be a whole different experience. With more people being willing to move for the right job – and more than a third of the EthicalJobs.com.au community say they would consider moving to a regional area or interstate for a job – we thought we’d put together some tips to help you put your best face forward on Skype!
People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. Meet Sophie Potter who found her Online Community Coordinator role with ReachOut.com by Inspire Foundation, after seeing the ad on EthicalJobs.com.au.
Doing an ethical job and knowing that you’re making a difference can be amazingly satisfying – but long working hours can make even the best job a struggle. Australians in full-time jobs work some of the longest hours of any developed country. This guest blog argues that sharing out work more evenly amongst everyone by reducing the hours we each work would be good for all of us.
According to new research the solar energy industry, an employer of almost 13,600 people, could be cut in half with the loss of up to 6,750 green jobs over the next four years if the Abbott Government goes ahead with abolishing the target.