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Preparing for Jobs in the Digital Workplace

[Sponsored Article] “In the next decade, there will be great disruption in the world of employment,” Flato says. “Universities and business must plan for these changes now, or there will be serious implications relating to their viability.”  That conclusion is based on research interviews he has conducted with more than 200 leading figures, including top executives, professors, and even a few ministers of labor. The feedback from the higher education community came from experts in 25… Source link

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HSBC to add 1,000 jobs at tech development centres in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xian as it looks to grow in China

HSBC Holdings plans to add more than 1,000 jobs this year at its technology development centres in China, as the Asia-focused lender seeks to bolster its presence in the world’s second largest economy.Europe’s biggest bank by assets will boost headcount at its technology centres in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xian by 14 per cent from a current 7,000-strong workforce, said HSBC chief information officer Darryl West.In recent years the London-based bank has spent US$3 billion annually on its group… Source link

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China turns attention to jobs as trade war casts shadow over economy, with Li Keqiang demanding jobs for graduates, ex-military and more

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has vowed to mobilise all resources to create jobs and stabilise the employment market as the China-US trade war threatens to drag on the economy.Chairing a national conference on employment in Beijing on Monday, Li demanded that cadres at all levels make job creation their top priority.The premier said priority should be given to fresh graduates, demobilised military personnel and migrant workers, all of whom faced challenges in the job market.“Supporting employment… Source link

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7 unusual part-time jobs Singaporeans can do instead of tuition, Singapore News

Sometimes, it seems like Singaporeans are all doing the same few boring jobs in banking, finance, insurance and the civil service. As for students working part-time, everyone’s either giving tuition or serving tables in F&B. It’s clear we don’t have anyone who’s secretly a superhero after hours (unless you count VR Man), and we don’t really have anyone who’s going to be the next Mark Zuckerberg either-the richest people in Singapore are mostly real estate magnates. If you’re looking for a part-time or side job to boost your income but…

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China recognises 13 new tech jobs including AI developers, e-sports players and drone pilots

China’s government has recognised over two dozen new jobs as official professions, signalling the country’s intent to develop talent in a wide range of tech sectors from artificial intelligence (AI) to the Internet of Things to e-sports.The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security on Wednesday published a list of 13 new job titles that include professional gamers, drone pilots, robotics operators and software engineers in areas like AI, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and cloud… Source link

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Li Keqiang says it’s time for Chinese government to ‘turn the blade inward’ to boost jobs growth

China has pledged to create more than 11 million new jobs this year – equivalent to the population of Belgium and more than that of Hong Kong – as it tries to ensure social stability amid an economic slowdown and rising tensions with foreign countries.Wrapping up the annual legislative sessions on Friday, Premier Li Keqiang said Beijing was aware of the downward pressure from the economy, with GDP growth slowing to 6.6 per cent last year – its weakest pace since 1990.But he ruled out any… Source link

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Parliament: To protect local jobs, Government has to cut foreign worker quota, says Chee Hong Tat, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Jobs for Singaporeans will be lost and socio-political problems could flare up if the country does not control the number of foreign workers, said Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Chee Hong Tat. Mr Chee told Parliament on Tuesday (Feb 26) that such problems have occurred in other countries, which is why the Government reduced the foreign worker quotas for the service sector despite its impact on some companies. His response came after several MPs questioned the decision to lower the Dependency Ratio Ceiling, a quota…

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Tianjin’s foreign investment and jobs drop amid trade war and industrial shift to new sectors

This series explores the employment challenges faced by different segments of the Chinese economy; this fourth instalment examines the challenges faced by foreign firms. For residents of the city of Tianjin in northeastern China, the closure of Samsung’s huge smartphone factory in December symbolised the end of an era for the South Korean electronics giant, which was once the most popular brand in China. The closure points to the challenges faced by foreign firms in China’s fast-evolving business environment up against well-subsidised domestic competition and the problems this presents for…

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US tech supremacy and millions of jobs at stake if China gains 5G lead, congressional hearing told

The United States stands to lose millions of jobs and its competitiveness if it does not check the ambitions of China to gain leadership in 5G mobile technology, a congressional hearing was told this week. China has a coordinated state-led strategy for developing its science and technology that is not matched by the US federal government, Michael Wessel, the commissioner for the US-China Economic & Security Review Commission, said on Wednesday. The measures employed by China involve both legal and illegal means, ranging from state subsidies to procurement protectionism to…

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US-China trade war to slash almost one million jobs from the US economy, new research predicts

Almost one million American jobs are at risk due to the effects of the current trade war with China and further disputes between the United States and other countries, according to a new study. Research from Washington-based consultancy Trade Partnership Worldwide, paid for by the pro-free trade lobby group Tariffs Hurt the Heartlands, ominously predicts that more than two million American jobs could be on the line should US President Donald Trump push ahead with his threat of a 25 per cent tariff on all Chinese exports. Currently, US$250 billion…

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