Jobs provide most people with their main source of income, should they not be in a lucky position to earn more in terms of capital revenues. But being employed is also about social inclusion.
Germany has been quite successful in riding out the eurozone's economic weakness after the global financial crisis. It boasts a very robust labor market, with unemployment at record-low levels. Others have had to struggle more. This page collates recent DW content on the topic.
The lack of employment, unable to put food on the table or even that fear of being considered a disappointment in the family – all these are issues young Africans are facing. And instead of finding solutions to these problems, we spend too much time casting blame. So let's attempt to find some solutions! And in doing so, we meet four young Africans with remarkable educational backgrounds.
Despite the discovery of oil and the abundance of gold and other minerals in Ghana, 1.2 million people are unemployed, most of them young people. So instead of waiting around to get formal employment, some young people have opted to start farming catfish for sale as Maxwell Suuk found out on his recent tour of the coastal belt.
Almost 8,000 people working for the German government were given time-limited contracts without a reason, according to a report. Berlin's practices contradict the government's plans to keep those contracts to a minimum.
This week on the show: South Korea's automation craze is taking a toll on employees. Former gang members in El Salvador are struggling to reintegrate into the workforce because their tattoos mark them for life. And how are Haitians in Miami's Little Haiti coping after US President Donald Trump ended their temporary protected status that allowed them to legally live and work in the United States?
It's been about a year since Moon Jae-in took over as president, replacing disgraced former President Park Geun-hye who is serving 24 years in prison. In terms of foreign policy, Moon has already forged a closer relationship with North Korea. At home though, it’s all about jobs for young people who struggle to find employment.
After the devastating earthquake in 2010, many Haitians came to the US. Many settled in Little Haiti, a neighborhood in Miami. They were allowed to live and work under what's called Temporary Protected Status (TPS). But US President Donald Trump ended the program early in his term, effectively kicking them out of the country by July next year. Many Haitians have already left Little Haiti.
Picking up a drink or even an entire meal from a convenience store is part of daily life in South Korea. There's an estimated 40,000 shops all over the country. But not all of them will have staff working behind the counter. Some franchises are rolling out fully automated convenience stores. And that's bad news for employees who depend on minimum wage.