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Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal dellivering a speech in assembly during the budget session

Punjab govt’s big employment plan — retirement age cut to 58 to free up posts for youth

The Punjab government, which will face its next electoral test in early 2022, has been receiving criticism over failing to fulfill its promise on employment.
Business people

Why resumes are a terrible way to hire people

A century of data shows that candidate with the highest number of degrees & work experiences — even in the 'right' industry — isn’t always the 'right' one.
Dubai

Dubai’s jobs are vanishing at the fastest pace in a decade

Across the U.A.E., as a whole, business conditions fell into contraction last month for the first time ever.
Jobless youth play cricket at Paraspura village on the border of Moradabad and Rampur districts in Uttar Pradesh | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Young, educated, jobless: These men in UP villages have nothing to do but play cricket

Sharp slowdown in India’s growth is not limited to its cities. ThePrint travels to towns, villages to find shocking stories of economic crisis and hardship.
A vocational training centre | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Data analyst & digital detox consultants — Jobs that will dominate the next decade

Brexit, climate change, an economic slowdown and technology are among the factors that could have the greatest impact on jobs in the 2020s

After complaints from employees, Tejas Express crew get salary hike and weekly-off  

Brandavan Food Products, a private vendor IRCTC has hired to handle hospitality services aboard Tejas Express, has not reinstated 20 employees it had dismissed.
A vocational training centre | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

For 2 years from 2014, Indian graduates became more employable. Then their growth stagnated

India Skills Report 2020 says the employability of Indian graduates across sectors is projected to dip marginally in the next fiscal.
File image of crew members on the Lucknow-New Delhi Tejas Express, India's first privately-operated train | Photo: PTI

18-hr shifts, ‘harassment’, late pay, pink slips — Tejas Express staff’s long list of woes

Tejas Express, hailed as India’s ‘first private train’, made its maiden run from Delhi to Lucknow after a big-ticket launch on 4 October.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar during nomination filing procession of the party candidate from Mumbra Jintendra Awhad for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections. | PTI

Congress-NCP manifesto promises jobs for Maharashtra residents, preservation of Marathi

Manifesto addresses farmers’ concerns and promises environment conservation. It also talks of protecting Mumbai’s salt lands and stopping coastal pollution.
Automation and impact on jobs

Automation & AI won’t make low-skilled jobs disappear

Companies must ensure that employees don’t get stuck in low-skilled jobs, but are instead able to grow in knowledge and skills.

On Camera

Arnab Goswami | YouTube screengrab

Tablighi Jamaat brought out Republic, Zee and Times Now’s fangs that Covid-19 had withdrawn

The unity of TV channels against coronavirus was too good to be true. The Tablighi Jamaat gave most of them the chance to show their true colours.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

Defence

A file photo of NCC parade at by SD cadets at IIT Bombay. | Photo: Commons

Modi govt to rope in NCC cadets aged 18 and above to help in fight against coronavirus

The NCC will mobilise its senior division volunteer cadets to be employed in small cohesive groups of 8-20 to assist the civil infrastructure.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.