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