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Petroleum authority unveils oil and gas talents register

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans seeking employment in the nascent oil and gas sector can now apply online to the National Oil and gas Talents Register unveiled by Petroleum Authority of Uganda(PAU), Executive Director, Earnest Rubondo on Friday. The register according to Dr Rubondo is aimed at registering all …

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Canada desperately looking to fill 430,000 vacant jobs

Montreal, Canada | AFP |  A business group warned on Tuesday that a labor shortage in Canada is deepening, with more than 430,000 jobs at small and medium-sized firms remaining unfilled for at least four months. The job vacancy rate has risen to 3.3 percent, from 2.9 percent a year …

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NSSF unveils new payment plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After consulting a good number of its members, the National Social Security Fund has put in place a benefits payment plan that will allow qualifying members to retain part of their savings with the Fund at the point of exit so as to avoid misappropriation …

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Nigeria’s new minimum wage: too much to ask?

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | On the campaign trail for re-election in February, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari may have spoken too soon when he backed an initiative to hike his country’s minimum wage by a whopping two thirds. Buhari, who had been advised on the wage by a negotiating committee …

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Facebook jobs service spreading to more countries

New York, United States | AFP | Facebook on Wednesday announced that its year-old job-hunting service is expanding to dozens more countries, aiming to connect members with local work. Facebook vice president Alex Himel described the move into more than 40 countries as a “new stage of the diversification of the …

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Global unemployment down but working poverty rampant: UN

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The global unemployment rate is expected to tick down in 2018, the United Nations said Monday, while warning that far too many workers still live in desperate poverty. The International Labour Organization forecast a worldwide unemployment rate of 5.5 percent this year, a marginal improvement on …

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