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David Benson-Pope interview
by the Jobs Letter Editors In this special issue, The Jobs Letter talks to the Minister of Employment David Benson-Pope about where the Ministry of Social Development is headed.


The International Campaign To End World Poverty
by the Jobs Letter Editors In this special issue, The Jobs Letter looks at how these countries became impoverished, what conditions they are being required to meet in order to qualify for relief, the effect trade barriers and Western agricultural subsidies have on poor countries, and the coming G8 summit, the Alternative8 summit and what people are saying about it all.


Human Rights in New Zealand
by the Jobs Letter Editors In this special feature, The Jobs Letter gives an essential summary of `The Right to Work' section of the Human Rights Commission Report. We look at where New Zealand does well and where we could do better in terms of Human Rights.

Social Report 2004
by the Jobs Letter Editors The Ministry of Social Development has released its annual Social Report that assesses the overall well-being of New Zealanders and analyses how well this is distributed across age, ethnic and gender groups. It also compares New Zealand social progress with other OECD nations.

TLA Trends
by the Jobs Letter Editors The numbers of young unemployed on the register at Work and Income has fallen by 50% in the last three years, according to figures released by the Ministry of Social Development. The figures have fallen to just under 20,000 young people (aged 16-24 years) in June 2004 compared to just under 40,000 in March 2001. In this issue, The Jobs Letter publishes an overview of these statistics, broken down by local authority area.

Jobs Jolt
by the Jobs Letter Editors The "Jobs Jolt" plan was put forward by the Department of Work and Income last August. The plan includes a list of "low employment opportunity localities" to which beneficiaries will not be able to move and still collect the unemployment benefit. This proposal has initiated some debate between several Mayors who are concerned about having their rural areas branded with a "no-go, no-hope" label, at a time when local government agencies — as well as the Ministry of Economic Development — are trying to spark interest in developments in the regions.


Samuel Parnell Takes Back His Time
by the Jobs Letter Editors “Taking Back Time” was once one of the central issues of the international labour movement, as workers struggled to find time with their families, and also time to educate themselves and be active in recreations and civic life. New Zealand was the first country in the world to introduce the eight-hour working day, thanks in part to a shortage of skilled labour in the new colony and to the stand taken by carpenter Samuel Parnell in Wellington in 1840.

What are the OECD Employment and Labour Ministers Doing?
by the OECD Outlook Employment and Labour Ministers of OECD nations have met to share ideas on how to boost efforts to create more and better jobs. In this special feature we look at the approaches to job creation taken by France, Canada, Finland, Japan, Mexico, the UK and New Zealand.

People, Work and Sustainable Development
by Vivian Hutchinson A Jobs Letter essential summary of the government's Population and Sustainable Development Report 2003. An attempt to keep long-term thinking in mind as new government policies are being developed.

Australian Report on The Future of Work
by Vivian Hutchinson A Jobs Letter essential summary of a major report which has been released by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) which shows that, after two decades of labour market reform, most Australians are working longer hours, don't get paid for their overtime, and suffer stress at work.

Katherine Rich Interview
by Dave Owens The National Party Welfare Spokeswoman Katherine Rich talks to The Jobs Letter associate editor Dave Owens following the release of her Welfare Dependency discussion document.

Welfare Reform
by John Tamihere "The Reform Of Welfare And The Rebuilding Of Community" by Hon. John Tamihere, speech prepared for the Knowledge Wave forum, Auckland 21 February 2003

GATS: Global Trade in Services -- The Local Implications
by The Jobs Letter Editors Local government leaders throughout New Zealand are becoming increasingly concerned about an international trade and investment agreement being negotiated by central government that will affect their powers and control of local resources.

The Alexandria Declaration
from the 2002 Youth Employment Summit


Skill Shortages
Peter Conway and Steve Maharey CTU economist Peter Conway and Employment Minister Steve Maharey give their views on the current skill shortages.

Community Employment Organisations — What are they up to?
Community Employment Group Details from Community Employment Group and Press Statement from Employment Minister Steve Maharey, 12 November 2002.

The Employment Catalyst Fund Annual Report 2002
by the Jobs Research Trust

Employment Projects from : Te Araroa Far North -- Taranaki Youthworks -- Launchpad -- 4 Trades Dunedin -- Innovative Waste Kaikoura -- Buller Youth Works -- Kaipara Harbour -- Go Westland -- Waimakariri Youth -- Te Araroa Whangarei -- Otara Work Co-op -- Theatre Marae Porirua

Steve Maharey Interview
by Vivian Hutchinson Employment and Social Services Minister Steve Maharey talks about his second term in office.

Work/Life Balance
by The Jobs Letter Editors

Andrew Little, National Secretary of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union, observes that “work/life balance” policies have become very fashionable in Human Resources circles in recent years. He asks: Is it just another HR fad? Or are there any solutions emerging that are actually addressing the problem?

In A Land Of Plenty
by The Jobs Letter Editors

A reviewof Alistair Barry's new film “In a Land of Plenty”. Barry, the director of the acclaimed “Someone Else’s Country—the story of the New Right revolution in New Zealand”, has provided an excellent overview of the story of unemployment on New Zealand from 1984 to 1999.

Election 2002 Special
by The Jobs Letter Editors

In this election month special, we ask the main political parties for their views on employment and poverty issues in New Zealand

Jane Kelsey
by Vivian Hutchinson

A look at the recent book of essays from leading NZ academic Professor Jane Kelsey.

Ray Smith Interview
by Vivian Hutchinson

The Work an Income National Commissioner talks about what social development means to Winz, and how his Department will be working closer with the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs.

Blood, Sweat and Tears
by The Jobs Letter Editors

Richard Donkin’s book explains how work has radically changed.

Government Employment Strategy - the Feedback
by Bob Simcock, Sue Bradford, Muriel Newman and Dr Jan Higgins

Feedback on the Government's 2002 progress Report on its six employment goals.

Steve Maharey on Full Employment
by Steve Maharey

The Minister of Employment writes on the government's strategy for full employment, and young people in today's labour market.

Michael Young - Social Entrepreneur
by The Jobs Letter Editors

Michael Young, one of Britain’s foremost social entrepreneurs, leaves behind a legacy of institutions and charities —including the Consumers Association and the Open University.

Employers and the Youth Employment Challenge
by The Jobs Letter Editors

The NZ Business Council for Sustainability launches its Youth Employment Project.

Enterprise Facilitation
by The Jobs Letter Editors

A look at the work of Ernesto Sirolli and his Enterprise Facilitator strategy for local economic development.


Juan Somavia:On Decent Work
by The Jobs Letter Editors

A Jobs Letter essential summary of his remarks at The Global Employment Forum.

Robert Reich: The Global Economy is Teetering
by The Jobs Letter Editors

A Jobs Letter essential summary of his remarks as keynote speaker at The Global Employment Forum.

The Global Employment Forum
by The Jobs Letter Editors

The ILO three day forum bringing together more than 700 world politicians and corporate and labour leaders

Sharing The Work
by Jan Francis

Jan Francis reviews Anders Hayden's book in which he discusses Work Time,Comsumption and Ecology.

The Rankin Case
by The Jobs Letter Editors

A Jobs Letter essential summary of the Employment Court hearing into Christine Rankin's grievance case against the Government.

Social Entrepreneurs
by The Jobs Letter Editors

Innovators who pioneer new solutions to social problems — and in doing so change the patterns of society

Innovations That Will Transform Welfare
by The Jobs Letter Editors

A review of Charles Leadbeater's book The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur

Community Activism With Professional Skills
by The Jobs Letter Editors

A review of Stephen Thake and Simon Zadek's book Practical People Noble Causes —how to support community based social entrepreneurs

Budget 2001
by The Jobs Letter Editors

A summary of the Budget 2001 initiatives

Workforce 2010
by Vivian Hutchinson

The editor ofThe Jobs Letter comments on the Workforce 2010 report, saying that it has been a missed opportunity in putting the issues of "the future of work" into a national public conversation.

David Whyte
by The Jobs Letter Editors

An essential summary of Whyte's new book Crossing The Unknown Sea in which he talks of redefining work and identity

What The Mayors Are Doing
by The Jobs Letter Editors

Current activities, projects and leadership on employment issues by Mayors participating in the Taskforce for Jobs

East Timor
by Dave Owens

Jobs Research Trust Trustee

NZ Job Search Websites
by Karl Gorringe

The Jobs Letter has asked Karl, a 25 year old Task Force Green worker to check out the top ten NZ job search websites and give his verdict

The Future of Success
by The Jobs Letter Editors

Robert Reich updates his views on the new economy

The End of Work - Five Years Later
by The Jobs Letter Editors

A new release of Jeremy Rifkin's controversial book


Twelve Key Industries
by Simon Collins Sustainable Community Economic Development

Full Employment in Five Years
by Warren Snow

Key areas of job growth

Community Employment Group
by The Jobs Letter Editors

Interview with new manager, Charlie Moore

The Digital Divide
by The Jobs Letter Editors

Poverty and Wealth in an Information Age

Mayors, Maori and Employment

From the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs special meeting with leaders of the former Maori Economic and Employment Commissions.

Towards An Employment Strategy
by Professor Ian Shirley

Extracts from the report on the uncompleted national employment strategy being developed last year by Professor Ian Shirley, Peter Harris, Ganesh Nana, Dennis Rose and Kel Sanderson

Benefit Reform
by Steve Maharey

Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey outlines his vision for social assistance, and his plans for benefit reforms.

After Hunn
by The Jobs Letter Editors

The Government's response to the Ministerial Inquiry into the Department of Work and Income (Winz).

Paul Hawken in Christchurch
by Vivian Hutchinson

A report on US author Paul Hawken's meeting with the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs at the Redesigning Resources Conference held in Christchurch.

The Jobs Budget
by The Jobs Letter Editors

Our full overview of the year 2000 Budget of the Labour / Alliance coalition government.

The Webeducation of Knowledge Workers
by Peter Drucker

Peter Drucker is one of America's leading corporate management gurus. Writing in Forbes Magazine, Drucker says that online continuing education is creating a new and distinct educational realm and will be the future of education.

The Hunn Report
by The Jobs Letter Editors

A Jobs Letter essential summary of the issues raised by the Ministerial Inquiry into The Department of Work and Income

After the Dot.Com Stock Crash
by The Jobs Letter Editors

Writers from The Guardian, The times, Strategy and Business and The New York Observer comment on the technology stocks crash

Jim Anderton — towards an Era of Partnership
by The Jobs Letter Editors

A Jobs Letter essential summary of Jim Anderton's recent speeches on his programme for economic development and jobs

Maiden Speeches
by The Jobs Letter Editors

Edited highlights from the maiden speeches of new MPs John Tamihere, Sue Bradford and Parekura Horomia.

Tax Waste Not Work
by Paul Krugman

A look at a new book by M. Jeff Hamond and others with a foreward by Paul Krugman. Tax Waste Not Work is about how changing what we tax can lead to a stronger economy and a cleaner environment.

by Warren Snow

Warren Snow , co-founder of Zero Waste NZ, talks about the real costs of "hiding all our waste" in landfills

Natural Capitalism
by Paul Hawken and Amory and Hunter Lovins

A Jobs Letter essential summary of the new book by Paul Hawken and Amory and Hunter Lovins — Natural Capitalism. The authors present a manifesto that asks us to transform our fundamental notions about how business is done in this new century. The book shows how industry can redesign itself on biological models that result in zero waste and recommends investment in sustaining and expanding our environmental capital.


Steve Maharey Interview
by Vivian Hutchinson The new Minister of Social Services and Employment talks with The Jobs Letter Editor Vivian Hutchinson.

The Economic Horror
by Viviane Forrester

The Jobs Letter profiles French Author Viviane Forrester and gives an essential summary of her views on the future of work. Her 1996 book L'Horreur Economique (The Economic Horror) has now been published in an english edition. The book is already a huge best seller in France, Germany, Italy, Japan and South America and reviewers predict that it is set to become the biggest economic best seller since Das Kapital

Time As Currency And Healer
by David Boyle

British Author David Boyle argues that volunteer schemes and alternative currencies can bring social cohesion to the poor. He believes that time-dollars schemes could soon be playing a signigficant role in national and local community development programmes.

Lester Thurow on Skills and Careers
by Lester Thurow

An essential summary of Lester Thurow's new book Building Wealth. Thurow describes how the new economy is dismantling the old foundations of personal, business and national success. For the individual, this has meant that the old career ladders are disappearing. And just what they are being replaced still very unclear.

Hazel Henderson In NZ
Interview with Vivian Hutchinson

Hazel Henderson is an original and leading thinker on the new information economy, and is a lecturer and advocate for sustainable human development and socially responsible business and investment. She was interviewed by The Jobs Letter while in NZ to speak to the inaugural conference of Business For Social Responsibility and also at the Reclaining Apec conference.

APEC And Jobs
by Robert Reid

Robert Reid of the Apec Monitoring Grouplooks at how the APEC agenda effects workers and jobs.

WINZ — Select Committee Concerns
by The Jobs Letter Editors

The Parliamentary Social Sevices Select Committee reports on the 1999/2000 WINZ estimates and lists a number of "serious concerns" about the running of the Department

Jobs — The No 1 Election Issue
by The Jobs Letter Editors

An Interview with Alliance Leader Jim Anderton in which he outlines how he would make a difference on Jobs

Insecurity And The Corrosion Of Character
by Richard Sennett

A Job Letter essential summary of Sennett's new book — The Corrosion Of Character. In it he discusses the personal consequences of work in the new economy.

Maori And Work-For-The-Dole
by The Jobs Letter Editors

The Maori Employment and Training Comission takes a critical look at the work-for-the-dole scheme

Birch Budget 1999"
by The Jobs Letter Editors

Bill Birch's final budget

Local Employment Coordination — Good Practice
by Jan Francis and Vicki Wilde

LEC National Manager Jan Francis and researcher Vicki Wilde report on what LEC's have achieved so far

It is the Local that Learns
-- some thoughts on community governance
by vivian Hutchinson

from a speech by vivian Hutchinson to the Christchurch Forum on Community Governance, June 1999

Co-operation, Collaboration and Coordination
by vivian Hutchinson

Vivian Hutchinson writes on the challenges of working together on unemployment and poverty. He argues that these issues are calling out for leadership that has very different skills — the skills that can build collaborative action, and skills that can work across sectors and vested interests to achieve a common good.

Local Employment Coordination
by vivian Hutchinson and Jan Francis

What can a Regional Commissioner do about employment? Former National LEC manager Jan Francis and The Jobs Letter editor vivian Hutchinson some proposals for action on jobs.

Australian Jobless "Outcomes"
by Ross Gittens, Sydney Morning Herald

Some unlooked-for effects of the "outcomes"-driven system introduced in Australia by the Howard administration to replace the Commonwealth Employment Service.

More Work for the Higher Paid
by The Jobs Letters Editors

Statistics NZ Survey confirms that highly paid NZ'rs are working longer hours just like their overseas counterparts.

Guess Who Pays For Workfare?
by Robert M. Solow

A Jobs Letter essential summary of an article by Robert Solow, Institute Professor Emeritus of Economics at MIT. In the article, from his new book Work and Welfare, Solow concludes that forcing welfare beneficiaries onto the labour market will only make a bad situation worse.

The Big Shift -- Working Harder Isn't Working
by Bruce O'Hara

A Jobs Letter essential summary of this canadian author's call for a "big shift" in the way we orgnise work. Bruce Ohara believes that when a country adopts a shorter working week, and a two-shift workplace, it will find itself with huge competitive advantages -- in lower overheads for businesses, a more productive workforce, a more robust domestic market and lower taxes.

A Rifkin Reader
by Jeremy Rifkin

Our special edition on Jeremy Rifkin, President of The Foundation on Economic Trends, Washington, USA. The Jobs Letter editors present an essential summary of Rifkin's ideas, and review his book The End of Work -- discussing the impact of new technology, why jobs will disappear, the impact on consumer purchasing power, solutions such as the shorter working week, and issues of economic justice.


ILO on Training
by The Jobs Letter Editors The International Labour Office World Employment Report -- a look at different approaches to training around the world.

WINZ Commissioners
by The Jobs Letter Editors

WINZ appoints its regional commissioners. Who got the jobs and where have they come from.

Jobs From the Land
by The Jobs Letter Editors

Mapping microclimates in Southland NZ to search out new opportunities for economic development and real jobs. (and pics of the editors brothers!)

The Hikoi of Hope
by The Jobs Letter Editors

Edited highlights of backgrounders prepared by the Anglican Social Justice Commissioners to focus the issues at the heart of the Hikoi -- Poverty, Jobs, Health, Housing and Education.

Monetary Policy and Employment
by David Steele and John Lepper

Edited highlights from their paper, prepared for The Alliance, "Towards a New Monetary Policy". What to do about the gap between the number of jobs and the increasing labour force

Rich and Poor in NZ
by Professor Srikanta Chatterjee and Nripesh Podder

The Jobs Letter presents edited highlights from research which looks at the distribution of household income over a period in NZ when the economy was subjected to a controversial reform process

The Community Wage Debate
by Peter McCardle and The Auckland Unemployed Workers' Rights Centre

Views on the Community Wage from the Minister of Employment and Unemployed Workers Rights Activists

The Unfolding Economic Crisis
by Peter Harris

A Jobs Letter essential summary of recent commentaries by Peter Harris, Economist to The Council of Trade Unions, on the effect of the crisis on workers and employment

Budget 98
by The Jobs Letter Editors

Following the money -- a look at the main decisions in Treasurer Winston Peters' second Budget

The Community Wage -- No Work No Wage
by The Jobs Letter Editors

The NZ Government decision to scrap the dole and replace it with community work and training …. perhaps the most far-reaching reforms effecting the unemployed in NZ for a generation.

Just The Job -- Getting Long-Term Unemployed Back to Work
by The Jobs Letter Editors

Details of two European countries are experimenting with an innovative scheme aimed at getting long-term unemployed back in the public eye and back to work

Universal Basic Income
by Sally Lerner

Highlights from her keynote address to the Universal Basic Income Network Annual Conference.

The Current Account Deficit
by the Jobs Letter Editors

The current account deficit has clearly replaced inflation as NZ's major economic problem. And it will be the main influence on any potential for job creation in the near future.

Budgeting for Benefits
by The Jobs Letter Editors

How much? How many? How much do beneficiaries live on?

Why Not A Universal Wage?
by Simon Collins

The editor of Wellington's City Voice looks at swopping Benefits for a Universal Wage

G8 Jobs Conferences
by the Jobs Letter Editors

Backgrounding the proposals behind the G8 Summit which is focussing this year on jobs. Including the agreed principles behind the G8 "job action plans".

The Social Responsibility Debate
by Bill Bradford, Bonnie Robinson, Jonathon Boston and Jenny Shipley

Social Responsibility - Whose Agenda? The Jobsletter presents four different views.

The 35 Hour Work Week
by the Jobs Letter Editors

A survey of different experiments with a shorter working week in France, Canada and The United States and comments from American economist Paul Krugman


Prison Labour
by the Jobs Letter Editors The debate over the NZ government's intentions for inmate employment.

Poverty or Dependency?
by Major Campbell Roberts

The major question in the relationship and community is whether we define social problems as caused by dependency, or caused by poverty.

Coalition Government Employment Policies
The Employment Implementation Steering Group report

An essential summary of recent public submissions about the government's proposed new employment strategies.

The MAI Threat to Sovereignty
by Aziz Choudry

Aziz Choudry, Corso National Offcier and spokesperson for the fair trade coalition Gatt Watchdog, beleives the Multilateral Agreement on Investment amounts to one of the greatest corporate "steals" of all time.

Peter McCardle's Employment Strategy
edited by the Jobs Letter Editors

NZ Employment Minister Peter McCardle outlines his integrated employment strategies.

Natural Capitalism
by Paul Hawken

Paul Hawken believes we can create new jobs, restore our environment, and promote social stability through a new approach to business, one he calls `natural' capitalism. A summary of Hawken's ideas by the editors of the Jobs Letter.

Eco-Tax Reform
by the Jobs Letter Editors

Eco-Tax Reform is the name given to proposals to shift the burden of taxation away from economic "goods" such as employment including employer contributions to social security and health care towards environmental and social "bads", such as energy and resource extraction, transport, waste and pollution.

The Word is Workfare
by the Jobs Letter Editors

A look at how British and American government authorities are facing their own developments in workfare schemes.

Beyond Poverty and Dependency
by the Jobs Letter Editors

Our summary of several papers presented to the Beyond Poverty and the Beyond Dependence conferences in Auckland, March 1997, featuring Bettina Cass, Mike O'Brien, John Tomlinson, and Garth Nowland-Foreman.

Careers Information on the Internet
by the Jobs Letter Editors

Four internet sites you should look at if you are interested in careers or job-hunting.

The Future of Career
by Tony Watts

A 'careerquake' is shaking the foundations of what we mean by 'career', according to Tony Watts, Director of the National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling, in Cambridge, UK.

Microcredit -- from Grameen to Washington
by the Jobs Letter Editors

An overview of the Feb 1997 Washington Summit dedicated to expanding the programme that lends money to poor people so that they can start small businesses and improve their lives.

Ensuring Basic Economic Security
by Sally Lerner

Futurework co-ordinator Sally Lerner calls for a serious look at new mechanisms to allocate work and distribute income.

World Trade, Jobs and the Environment
by Kevin Watkins

Kevin Watkins of OXFAM argues that behind the 'dense fog' of trade jargon, the environment, our rights as consumers, employment standards and the livelihoods of the world's poorest people are under attack.

A Conspiracy of Silence on Global Economy
by Jonathon Eyal

Jonathon Eyal of The Guardian reports from the first summit of the World Trade Organisation .


The ILO Jobs Report
by the Jobs Letter Editors Our edited summary of the 1996-97 ILO report on world employment trends.

Governments, Community Organisations and Civil Society
by Garth Nowland-Foreman

The full paper which looks at the challenges facing voluntary organisations in New Zealand in the 1990s. Also ... the essential summary by the Jobs Letter Editors.

by Arthur Cordell

The 2010 Annual Report Of The International Commission On Wealth And Well-Being.

Hatched, Thatched and Dispatched
by Jane Kelsey

Tough Kiwi economic and social policies have borne bitter fruit, says Auckland Law Professor Jane Kelsey. And electoral reform now threatens stalemate.

A Persistent Poverty Trap
by Simon Collins

Wellington's City Voice editor examines party policies for Election '96 and how they will affect the incomes of the unemployed and other beneficiaries,

Winners and Losers
by Susan St John

A paper to the National Foodbank Conference 1996

Sixty Years of Citizen Keynes
by the Jobs Letter Editors

Our essential summary of tributes to the work of John Maynard Keynes and his forgotten revolution.

James K. Galbraith and Global Keynesianism
by the Jobs Letter Editors

Our essential summary of James K. Galbraith's recent articles calling for an approach to global Keynesianism.

Unemployment: The Economic Myths
by Frank Stilwell

Our essential summary of Frank Stilwell's paper to the 3rd Australian Conference on Unemployment, August 1996.

Unemployment, Education and Training in the Late 1990s
by Judith Bessant

Our essential summary of Judith Bessant's paper to the 3rd Australian Conference on Unemployment, August 1996.

Training and Jobs
by the Economist

Our summary of the Economist article on Training and Jobs, and just what does and doesn't work. .

Group of Seven Jobs Summit
a Jobs Letter Essentail Summary

The group of seven of the world's richest industrial countries -- the US, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and the UK, meet to talk about jobs and employment growth.

Recycling and Jobs
interview by Dave Owens

Long time environmental activist Warren Snow, now with the Tindall Foundation, talks about his vision of community, employment and the environment.


The 30/30/40 Labour Market
by Will Hutton New Guardian columnist, Will Hutton, presents a challenging analysis of labour market trends

The Reinvention of Work
by the Jobs Letter editors

An essential summary of Matthew Fox's book. Fox, a radical priest and theologian, presents a new vision of livelihood in our time.

Unemployment is a Mental Health Issue
by the Jobs Letter editors

An essential summary of the 1994 CS Myers Lecture given by the psychologist David Fryer of Stirling University in Scotland.... His studies show that up to 40% of unemployed people suffered psychological distress.

A Warning Bell
by the Jobs Letter editors

An essential summary of the speech given by the Robert Reich, US Secretary of Labour in the Clinton Administration, in which he presents a controversial picture of American working life.

Labour Market Report
by the Jobs Letter editors

A summary of the Statistics NZ report showing the changes in our labour market including more older workers and longer hours.

Overworked and Unemployed
by the Jobs Letter editors

Media Watch on the paradoxical trend that alongsided fewer jobs for the unemployed, workers now working longer hours than before.

Poverty Summit
by the Jobs Letter editors

An report from the World Summit for Social Development, convened by the United Nations, Copenhagen, Denmark, March 1995

Media Watch on Trends in Work and Livelihood

Fortune article on recent work and ideas from Charles Handy, management philosopher and futurist, Newsweek piece on the dangers and benefits of downsizing and Economist article on political panicking about job losses

Jobs From Possums
by the Jobs Letter editors

How can we turn our 70-million strong possum pest into a job-creation strategy?


Employment Task Force
by the Jobs Letter editors The Prime Ministerial Task Force on Employment reports back. We present and essential summary of the report and its provocative programme of action

Task Force Youth Report
by the Jobs Letter editors

> An essential summary of the 1994 Employment Task Force Special Report on education, training and employment policies for young people


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