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.
Women are still underrepresented at the top in global employment, a situation that has changed very little in the last 30 years. That's according to a new report published by the UN's International Labour Organization. The report says while a future in which women no longer lag men is within reach, it will take a quantum leap to get there.
Youth employment continues to be a major challenge not only on the African continent but globally. One young Ghanaian Tom-Chris Emewulu has taken up that challenge to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers through his organization Stars From All Nations. This is what he told DW.
Digital entrepreneurship has opened up employment avenues for young people on the African continent. A great number of social media influencers are now earning revenue from their content thanks to the internet. One of them is 30-year-old Zimbabwean Luckie Aaroni. Luckie is the founder of BustopTV, an online channel.
Singapore is the second-fastest ageing country in the world. The city-state is growing more dependent on older residents as birth rates continue to fall and more restrictions are placed on foreign labor. In 2018, the employment rate for Singaporean residents older than 65 reached 27 percent. But seniors have different reasons for going back to work.