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.
South Africans are six times more likely to be unemployed than other adults worldwide. In a country that has a higher unemployment rate than the USA during the Great Depression of the 1920s, youth unemployment stands at over 60%. Employment incubators are trying to diffuse this ticking time bomb by offering the country’s young people basic workplace skills and connecting them with job opportunitie
The German labor market is booming, employment is at a record high and the economy is experiencing its longest growth period ever. To stay competitive, many German businesses need qualified, skilled workers from abroad. After months of wrangling over migration issues, Germany's coalition government has finally reached a deal. Mike Mühlberger reports from Berlin.
Many German companies are struggling to find workers. One Bavarian brewery has turned to refugees to help fill the gap. They come from several countries, including Gambia, Syria and Iraq. For them, getting a job is about having more independence. And that creates a “win-win,” says the brewery owner.
The German government is set to debate new proposals on immigration that would give priority to skilled migrants. It's not clear whether the criteria would apply to the more than 1 million migrants who have arrived since 2015. But new official figures suggest around 300,000 of them are in some form of employment or training — compared to more than 500,000 unemployed.
An arbitrator has ruled that Colin Kaepernick's collusion case against the National Football League can proceed. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback claims that NFL teams have colluded to deny him employment.