Ethical Jobs Blog

News and views about community jobs, environmental jobs and social enterprise in Australia and around the world.

Green energy job losses feared as Abbott backs renewables cut
Posted on Oct 23, 2014 03:16 PM |

Thousands of green energy jobs have been put at risk by the Abbott Government’s plan – announced on Wednesday – to cut the Renewable Energy Target (RET) by almost 40 percent.

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11 jobs that no longer exist
Posted on Oct 23, 2014 12:17 PM |

While the Abbott government stick by their staunch belief that mining jobs are the way of the future, the facts tell a very different story. So as a reminder to our politicians – and everyone else – just how quickly jobs can disappear when technology changes, we thought we’d take a look at some other now extinct jobs.

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"Removed from reality": the Abbott Government shows it has no idea who’s creating jobs in modern Australia
Posted on Oct 23, 2014 11:44 AM |

The Abbott government has an unwavering belief in the mining sectors ability to create jobs, but the real job creation in Australia is happening elsewhere.

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7 red flags you really shouldn’t miss in your next job interview
Posted on Oct 16, 2014 02:47 PM |

It’s easy to forget in the haze of nerves that a job interview is just as much an opportunity for you to size up the organisation and its people as it is for them to see if you’re right for the job. Beyond the job description and organisation’s website, here are 7 red flags that can tell you pretty quickly if a job might be best left for someone else.

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Job-seekers driven to poverty as Newstart fails to keep pace with wages
Posted on Oct 15, 2014 03:32 PM |

When Greens MP Adam Bandt tried to live on Newstart allowance for just one week in 2013, he called the task “impossible”. Now, an analysis of welfare payments has revealed that the Newstart allowance has dramatically decreased in value over the years, forcing many of the 695,000 jobseekers that rely on it into poverty.

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Jump on your bike on October 15!
Posted on Oct 13, 2014 12:45 PM |

With two out of three Australian’s travelling to their jobs by car every day, we doubt you’re the only one who’s sick of being stuck in traffic – so why not jump on your bike this Wednesday the 15th of October for Ride2Work Day

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Here's how you can help improve mental health in your workplace
Posted on Oct 09, 2014 02:33 PM |

This week is Mental Health Week and with one in five Australians experiencing mental illness each year, workplaces are an important place to talk about mental illness. If you think a colleague might be experiencing mental health, here are some valuable tips from beyondblue that can help you to reach out to them.

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Reprieve for job seekers as Government performs Newstart backflip
Posted on Oct 09, 2014 12:28 PM |

There's some good news for job-seekers on Newstart this week as the Abbott government backflips on one of it's more controversial welfare reform proposals. However, there are still a number of concerning proposals on the table.

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Do you want to be a changemaker?
Posted on Oct 09, 2014 12:02 PM |

Have a great idea for a social enterprise? Want to breathe life into an initiative that could change the world? Then check out the Changemakers Festival happening around Australia from October 17-26.

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What I Wish I Knew Before Graduation About Working For Social Change
Posted on Oct 02, 2014 10:39 AM |

Are you about to graduate from university and embark on a career where your main aim is to make the world a better place? In this guest post, activist Eli Schmitt and Pipp Kessler share what they wish they'd known about working for a better world before graduating.

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