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2 days ago
Shopify is to cut almost 1,000 jobs after overestimating the need for workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
23 Jul
Nigerian artist Blessing Ibie transforms abandoned tyres into impressive sculptures, creating job opportunities for young people in his community. He pays the kids to collect tyres off the streets and at the same time they clean up the environment.
22 Jul
Nigerian artist Blessing Ibie transforms abandoned tires into impressive sculptures, creating job opportunities for young people in his community. He pays the kids to collect tires off the streets and at the same time they clean up the environment.
12 May
Nearly 5 million jobs lost since start of invasion, labour markets disrupted in neighbouring countries. An estimated 4.8 million jobs have been lost in Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion, according to a report from the International Labour Organisation.
12 Mar
The Taliban held their first economic conference, claiming wins in some sectors of the economy. But women remain concerned about their jobs and their safety.
12 Jan
The rate of price rises across the 38 members of the OECD hit 5.8 percent in November, the highest since 1996. In the United States, the head of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, has warned that high inflation poses a "severe threat" to the jobs market, ahead of the release of the latest figures there on Wednesday. FRANCE 24's Business Editor Stephen Carroll examine the factors driving the spike in inflation, and how long it might last.
5 Jan
A record-breaking 4.5 million American workers quit their jobs in November 2021 as the trend coined "The Great Resignation" drags on. Economists say it signals a sign of confidence in the labour market, but could also reflect ongoing fears about the pandemic. Also in the show: Toyota dethrones General Motors as America's best-selling carmaker for the first time in 90 years, and Blackberry users bid farewell to the iconic phones.
21 Dec 2021
Around the world, people have had to change how they work because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of those changes look set to become permanent. What could all this mean for European employers, employees and work-life balance? We take a closer look with two MEPs.
25 Oct 2021
Afghanistan's Taliban government launched a programme to tackle hunger on Sunday, offering thousands of people wheat in exchange for labour.
14 May 2021
More than 20 women in the east of DR Congo say they were coerced into having sex with aid workers sent into their community to help them face an Ebola crisis. We speak to one of the investigators, Robert Flummerfelt. Also in the country, an anti-corruption coalition warns that DR Congo could lose up to $4 billion from murky mining and oil deals with sanctions-hit Israeli businessman Dan Gertler. And a grave dating back thousands of years has been discovered in Kenya, helping shed light on the cultural evolution of man.
3 Apr 2021
The Vatican announced Wednesday it would reduce the salaries of religious at the Holy See to stave off job cuts as the coronavirus continues to hammer the Catholic Church's bottom line.
10 Feb 2021
The brewer Heineken is cutting 8,000 jobs around the world, around 10 percent of its current workforce. The Dutch company reported losses of €204 million for 2020, as Covid-19 restrictions shut down much of the hospitality sector over the past year. Also today, we look at President Joe Biden's efforts to win support from business leaders for his $1.9 trillion economic rescue plan. He hosted several top CEOs for a meeting in the White House on Tuesday, along with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.

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At least 26 people have died with several dozen injured amid separate forest fires raging across drought-hit northern Algeria. Most of the fatalities were near the border with Tunisia.
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Sources suggest Moscow fears a brain drain if too many Jewish citizens leave Russia for Israel. The Justice Ministry seeks the closure of the Russian branch of the Jewish Agency for Israel, and a court will now decide.
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Today, five years later, Patricia is not just the first and longest-standing cryptocurrency company, it has also ensured that hundreds of young people with a wide range of talents stay employed across five countries.
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On August 24, Angolan political parties are looking at the tightest race they have ever run in an election. DW explains who's running, what the issues are and why the contest is so intense this time.
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Coal is seeing a bit of a revival in Germany, with out-of-service power plants being placed back online as gas supplies from Russia fall. But bringing coal-fired plants back online is easier said than done.
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As German cities heat up, the federal government has announced plans to increase the number of public drinking fountains to help ease the impact of the changing climate. The plan also has other environmental benefits.