Ballet dancer could reskill with job in cyber security, suggests UK government ad | Oliver Dowden

The culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, has condemned a “crass” advertising campaign which suggested a ballet dancer could “reboot” their career by moving into cyber security.

The advert, part of the government’s Cyber First campaign, featured a young dancer tying up her ballet pumps alongside the caption: “Fatima’s next job could be in cyber (she just doesn’t know it yet).”

It adds the slogan: “Rethink. Reskill. Reboot.”

The poster, one of a series which featured people from a variety of other professions, was heavily criticised on social media, prompting the intervention from Dowden.

The government has been approached for more information about when the campaign launched.

Among the critics was the singer Darren Hayes, who posted on Twitter: “Stick with your dreams, don’t listen to this shit campaign written by people who, when not working, turn to the arts – music, tv, film, theatre, dance, photography, etc etc for joy. Making

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UK government extends its job support program

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street after attending a Cabinet meeting on 14 February, 2020.

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LONDON — The U.K. government has expanded its jobs support program as the country gears up for tighter coronavirus restrictions set to be announced next week.

Finance Minister Rishi Sunak said Friday that firms whose premises have to shut over the winter period as part of local or national restrictions will receive grants to pay the wages of staff who cannot work.

The British government will pay two thirds of employees’ salaries to protect their jobs over winter. Cash grants to businesses in England which are required to close will increase to up to £3,000 ($3,893) per month.

The new program will come into effect on Nov. 1 and will last for six months. The BBC reported that the expansion could cost hundreds of millions of pounds per month.

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Australia to Run Record Budget Deficit as Government Cuts Tax, Boosts Job Support | Investing News

By Sam Holmes and Colin Packham

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia pledged billions in tax cuts and measures to boost jobs on Tuesday to help pull the economy out of its historic COVID-19 slump in a budget that tips the country into its deepest deficit on record.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative government has unleashed A$300 billion in emergency stimulus to prop up growth this year, having seen the coronavirus derail a previous promise to return the budget to surplus.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Tuesday announced A$17.8 billion in personal tax cuts and A$5.2 billion in new programmes to boost employment in a recovery plan aimed at creating one million new jobs over the next four years.

Those measures are forecast to push the budget deficit out to a record A$213.7 billion, or 11% of gross domestic product, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.

“There is no economic recovery

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Why thousands of labor activists protest Indonesia Job Creation Law

Bandung and Jakarta, Indonesia

Thousands of Indonesian students and workers protested on Wednesday against a new law they say will cripple labor rights and harm the environment, with some clashing with police. 

The new Job Creation Law, which was approved Monday, is expected to bring radical changes to Indonesia’s labor system and natural resources management. It amended 79 previous laws, including the Labor Law, the Spatial Planning Law, and Environmental Management Law.

It is intended to improve bureaucratic efficiency and cut red tape as part of efforts by President Joko Widodo’s administration to attract more investment in the vast archipelago nation, home to more than 270 million people. Supporters of the law say it will increase employment at a time when a recession looms and when Indonesia is competitively falling behind other Southeast Asian countries.

Seven parties in the House of Representatives approved the legislation while two others rejected it,

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‘Danger sign’: State, local government job losses grow as Congress stalls on relief

The new data undercut a Republican argument that state and local governments have gotten enough help from Washington, with some citing an uptick in revenue for many states this summer that outpaced initial projections. But the job losses suggest that economic relief that Congress approved in the CARES Act in late March gave a temporary boost to local economies that’s now drying up.

Not all Republicans have rejected more state aid outright. In an interview, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) cited three Republican cosponsors — Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi and Susan Collins of Maine — for his bill to provide $500 billion in flexible grants to help state and local governments.

“One of the lessons we should take from the Great Recession was that massive layoffs and tax increases at the state and local level acted as an anchor and weighed down our economic recovery for

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UK government to support job training to tackle COVID-19 unemployment

UK chancellor Rishi Sunak said last week unemployment 'is already rising and will continue to rise.' Photo: PA
UK chancellor Rishi Sunak said last week unemployment ‘is already rising and will continue to rise.’ Photo: PA

The UK government will launch new training options in an effort to boost productivity and tackle unemployment to help the country recover from the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

The support will include funding to allow adults without qualifications to take certain educational courses for free, as well as flexible loans allowing people to space out their studies and transfer credits between institutions.

The government hopes that people learning new skills will help tackle the unemployment rate, which stands at 4.1%, according to the Office for National Statistics. Unemployment levels are expected to increase as the government’s job retention furlough scheme comes to an end in October, to be replaced by a scaled-back job support programme.

Last week, the UK chancellor Rishi Sunak admitted unemployment will continue to rise, even as he

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Without Government Assistance, The Airlines Will Launch Massive Job Cuts On Oct. 1

If nothing soon changes, October will be a brutal month for airline employees. The airline industry was hit hard by the effects of Covid-19. The federal government warned people not to take unnecessary flights and prohibited travel to and from certain countries. Passengers were afraid to fly and canceled their trips and vacations over concerns that they’d catch the disease.  Business professionals that were accustomed to taking flights to meet with clients played it safe by holding Zoom calls instead.

As flight travel came to a grinding halt, the revenues and profits for the major airlines plummeted. There was little other choice for the airlines than reducing headcount, as there wasn’t a demand for flying. Two major companies in the industry, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, told their respective employees that there will be massive layoffs in October. Concerns and fear over

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Advantages of Having a Government Job As a Career

The younger generation has the least amount of interest in government jobs, but it is safe to say that there is still a very large crowd out there that is deeply aspiring for a government job. There might be quite a few disadvantages when it comes to a government job but there are many advantages on the contrary that make these jobs all the more attractive in the long run.

Get your pay/salary on time

It doesn’t matter whether the country you are in is going through depression or recession. You will get your salary on the due date without any delay and this is followed each and every month. It is one of the important things to consider.

You are pensionable until death

You can avail your pension until you die. This means that there is a complete and a full proof insurance your entire life. This is not … Read More

Law of Attraction – Step by Step to Attracting Job Promotion

The Law of Attraction can be used for a number of things apart from the obvious money, which everyone wants to attract more of. If you’re working for a company and there is a job promotion, you can apply the law of attraction to attract that job promotion for yourself. Here are the steps.

1. Do Whatever Is Necessary To Get The Promotion

As soon as you know about the possible promotion, start to concentrate on doing whatever is necessary to make yourself stand out from others. Take your job even more seriously and try to make a perfect job of it. If possible, try to over-deliver on the outcome with whatever you’re doing.

When you’re doing some particular work in the company, say to yourself that your superior or the main boss, will be very pleased when they see the end-result. This is self affirmation and one technique that … Read More

It’s Not the Government’s Job To Make Everyone Equal

Somehow, here in America we have developed the wrong definition of equality.

The true definition of equality means that we all should have an equal opportunity to live up to our highest potential in regard to our desires and abilities.

That doesn’t mean that we all will be equal in stature, financial standing, social standing, etc.

It only means we should be given the equal opportunity to achieve the level of success we desire or are capable of achieving.

We are all born into different life situations with different life paths, for some living a life of simplicity instead of becoming a social or political achiever is all they desire. For them to strive for a successful career in politics or business would be unnatural and against everything they were born to do.

Many think it is governments job to make all things equal and to elevate those who haven’t … Read More