Employment

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Disadvantaged graduates earn half as much as privileged peers in first job
Survey shows students from poorer backgrounds apply for fewer roles and lack connections to find top jobs

Rachel Hall

12, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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The young taxi bikers killed in Freetown’s fuel blast died trying to scrape a living | Jonah Lipton and James B Palmer
Riders trying to get fuel from a leaking tanker were among 100 killed when it exploded. It’s part of a bigger story of the struggle for survival in Sierra Leone, a country exploited by rich nations

Jonah Lipton and James B Palmer

10, Nov, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Nollywood moment: African film industries ‘could create 20m jobs’
UN study finds streaming services have increased demand for film productions from across the continent, but warns piracy and underinvestment hampering growth

Emmanuel Akinwotu, west Africa correspondent

20, Oct, 2021 @4:35 PM

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It was Tory governments that created the low-wage economy – not immigration | Felicity Lawrence
Conservatives’ talk of a brave new world of high wages and high skills purposefully ignores how this current crisis came about, says Guardian special correspondent Felicity Lawrence

Felicity Lawrence

14, Oct, 2021 @3:30 PM

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Manila’s newly homeless tell of survival in lockdown – photo essay
As Covid hit, thousands of Filipinos were left trapped in the capital without work. Many ended up on the street and are still waiting to rebuild their lives

Alecs Ongcal

08, Oct, 2021 @5:30 AM

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‘Renting the Taj Mahal’: the fight to save Darjeeling’s toy train
India’s tiny train has puffed up the Himalayas since 1881 but now the world heritage site is under threat

Amitava Banerjee in Darjeeling

03, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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‘Living in a cave is no life’: Pakistani villagers trapped by Taliban and poverty
Seven years after fleeing army clashes with militants, 100 families eking out an existence on a hillside near the Afghan border are unable to return home

Oliver Marsden

29, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘My future is overseas’: Tunisians look to Europe as Covid hits tourism
As the pandemic deals a death blow to an already struggling sector, former workers see little hope for recovery

Simon Speakman Cordall in Hammamet, Tunisia

28, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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‘Pay me my worth’: restaurant workers demand livable wages as industry continues to falter
Low wages and poor working conditions – as well as unruly customers – combine to keep the food service labor shortage going

Michael Sainato

21, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Amazon offers to pay college fees of 750,000 frontline US workers
Company is latest big US firm to offer education-focused perks to workers after Walmart, Target and Kroger

Mark Sweney

10, Sep, 2021 @8:58 AM

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‘I feel more secure’: how a holistic approach helps India’s beggars build a better life
In Rajasthan a project developing self-esteem and skills is getting people off the streets and into work

Amrit Dhillon

09, Sep, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Spanish hotel booking app to show working conditions of staff
Spanish chambermaids’ union to launch platform in response to outsourcing and low pay rates

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

01, Sep, 2021 @4:00 AM

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