#Employment

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The COVID-19 pandemic had exposed children to even more vulnerabilities and exploitation, owing to shutdowns and curfews. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

  • The World Day Against Child Labour falls on June 12
  • Children below the age of 14 cannot be employed in hazardous occupations
  • A child below the age of 18 cannot be employed to work in a mine

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Child labour is defined as work that deprives children of their childhood and can harm them and interfere with their schooling. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • World Day Against Child Labour is observed every year on June 12
  • Child labour has seen a rise due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Labour Organisation said
  • Various activities and events will be carried out by the ILO throughout the week

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The outgoing class XII students of South Point school, wait for their turn to get the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, at their school premises, in Kolkata, Sunday, June 6, 2021. (PTI Photo)

  • Such travellers can also take their second dose of vaccine after 28 days, the Centre said
  • The mention of vaccine-type as 'Covishield' is sufficient and "no other qualifying entries required"

When the wage code takes effect, the manner in which employees' basic salary and provident fund are computed will alter dramatically. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • The Centre might soon implement new labour codes in the next few months
  • It will increase companies' provident fund liabilities, reduce employees' take-home pay
  •  44 central labour rules will be rationalised by these four labour codes

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The government on Thursday has taken a decision to extend the validity period of the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET). (Photo Credit: Representational/Unsplash)

  • The validity period of Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) certificate has been increased
  • This will be a positive step in increasing employment opportunities, said Union Education Minister
  • Here's all you need to know about the eligibility test (TET) – for appointment as a teacher in schools

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A postgraduate student said he has been unable to find work amid the pandemic and has been forced to take up odd jobs. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@VikashSanchi)

  • "I am a sociology postgraduate from Ambedkar University Delhi. I can work as a driver also," Vikash said
  • He also shared his resume on Twitter
  • After his appeal, many people reached out to Vikash to help him

.London, UK
Amazon will add 75,000 jobs in US and Canada. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • The expansion, equivalent to 1/5th of its UK workforce, will take its total staff in country to more than 55,000
  • The announcement came a day after Amazon revealed plans to add 75,000 jobs in the US and Canada
  • "We're creating thousands of good jobs across the UK from a diverse range of roles...," Amazon said

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
The number of the employed population took a giant dip from 398.14 million in March to 390.79 million in April (Source: Instagram/ @mojorojo)

  • Rohan Joshi is using his Instagram page as space for recruiters to post job vacancies in a bid to help people find jobs in the pandemic 
  • The second wave has stomped on the Indian job market, erasing over seven million jobs 
  • After the massive positive response on the first post, Joshi uploaded two more similar posts on Friday and Saturday 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
President Joe Biden's efforts to revive an economy blighted by the COVID-19 pandemic receives a surprise setback. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The US added 266,000 jobs in April, a quarter of the number expected
  • Data shows that the unemployment rate has been pushed up to 6.1%
  • The data defied economists' expectations for a gain of one million jobs

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Unemployment increased to 7.97% from 6.5% in March as the lockdowns battered an already slowing economy. (Photo credit: AFP/File)

  • Unemployment increased to 7.97% from 6.5% in March
  • More than seven million jobs were lost last month
  • Going by projections, the job market is unlikely to look up any time soon