Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Shortage of programmers and engineers will push up wages - DutchNews.nl

Shortage of programmers and engineers will push up wages - DutchNews.nl: "Smart industry is up and coming and it’s not just ICT companies who are looking for programmers, it’s pretty much everyone else as well. 38% of programmers are approached with a job offer more than once a week. Some have taken their LinkedIn account off line because of it. Engineers and technical staff account for 32%. System developers come in third. In fourth place we find… economists, although I have a suspicion that we are talking econometricians rather than your run-of- the-mill macro-economists.

These are the shortages which will be pushing up the average wage, regardless of those employed in other sectors who may or may not want to work an extra couple of hours."

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

EUROPA – Work and retirement in the EU

This is Europe's website from which we can find many information.

EUROPA – Work and retirement in the EU

Aging Europe needs the migrants it doesn't want | Reuters

Aging Europe needs the migrants it doesn't want | Reuters: " Europe is aging faster than any other region of the world. It badly needs immigrants. But many Europeans don't want them.

The "old continent" may be able to offset the impact of a graying workforce until around 2020 by bringing more women and elderly people into work, encouraging mobility within Europe and making better use of existing migrants, EU and OECD experts say.

But in the medium to long term, the European Union will need to attract significant numbers of skilled workers from beyond its borders - and overcome growing public opposition highlighted by the rise of populist anti-immigration parties."

Monday, December 1, 2014

BBC News - David Cameron urges EU support for migration plans

BBC News - David Cameron urges EU support for migration plans: "Britain's prime minister said lower EU migration would be a priority in future negotiations over the UK's membership and he would "rule nothing out" if he did not get the changes he wanted.

Under his plans, migrants would have to wait four years for certain benefits.

Brussels said the ideas were "part of the debate" to be "calmly considered".

Mr Cameron said he was confident he could change the basis of EU migration into the UK and therefore campaign for the UK to stay in the EU in a future referendum planned for 2017.

But he warned that if the UK's demands fell on "deaf ears" he would "rule nothing out" - the strongest hint to date he could countenance the UK leaving the EU."

Friday, November 28, 2014

Who's been going to Britain? Immigration explained - Telegraph

Who's been coming to Britain? Immigration explained - Telegraph: "David Cameron intends to woo back disaffected UK Independence Party voters before the general election campaign but cracking down on in work benefits for European migrants.
His speech is against a background of the Government spectacularly failing to meet its own target of getting net migration down to the tens of thousands. Currently standing at 260,000 it is now higher than it was when the Conservatives came to power in 2010."

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Europe's cycling economy has created 650,000 jobs | theguardian.com

Europe's cycling economy has created 650,000 jobs | Environment | theguardian.com: "Europe’s cycling industry now employs more people than mining and quarrying and almost twice as many as the steel industry, according to the first comprehensive study of the jobs created by the sector.

Some 655,000 people work in the cycling economy – which includes bicycle production, tourism, retail, infrastructure and services – compared to 615,000 people in mining and quarrying, and just 350,000 workers directly employed in the steel sector.

The study, which the Guardian has seen, finds that cycling has a higher employment intensity than any other transport sub-sector.
Growth in the cycling economy should thus have a higher job creation potential than in the automotive industry for example, which employs three times less people per million euros of turnover.
Surprisingly, the lion’s share of jobs in the new free-wheeling economy are in bicycle tourism – including accommodation and restaurants – which employs 524,000 people, compared to 80,000 in retail, the next highest sub-sector.

New innovations such as e-bikes, as well as road safety campaigns, and infrastructure projects could boost the cycling economy further according to the ECF, which wants 10% of Europe’s transport budget to be set aside for cycling."