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25 States Are Forcing Face Recognition on People Filing for Unemployment

We acclimatize to dangerous tech creep in a series of fuck-it moments until the point at which we realize a foreseeably bad network is so pervasive, we reluctantly adopt it and move on. There was a time when social media, Amazon shopping, and home surveillance seemed optional—until they weren’t. Now in many states,…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Science, Privacy, Identity Management, Articles, Insurance, Unemployment, Welfare, Gizmodo, Internet Privacy, Face Recognition Technology, Blake Hall, Facial recognition system, Idme


Employment bloodbath on the cards

The unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal has deepened the country’s unemployment crisis as the government mulls additional relief funding The post Employment bloodbath on the cards appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Unemployment, South Africa, Job losses, Kwazulu Natal, Gauteng, Moodys, Cyril Ramaphosa, Finch, Top Six, Looting, Stimulus Package, Relief Measures, ZumaUnrest, SA shutdown


Violence sparks new calls for basic income grant

Analysts agree that economic relief for the poor is needed but are split on whether a grant should be permanent and whether it is affordable The post Violence sparks new calls for basic income grant appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Investment, Budget Deficit, Unemployment, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Gdp, National Treasury, Cosatu, Cyril Ramaphosa, Lindiwe Zulu, Department of Social Development, Top Six, Lumka Oliphant, Alexander Forbes, Looting


From pandemic crisis to a better South Africa

The time has come for radical reforms that unleash the potential of all South Africans to create small businesses and jobs, and for the government to fix the education, health and other essential systems The post From pandemic crisis to a better South Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Unemployment, South Africa, Inequality, Sustainable Development Goals, Openaccess, Pandemic, Green New Deal, COVID-19


Unrest’s economic hit is likely temporary, but risk of fiscal strain mounts — Fitch

The ratings agency warned that South Africa’s public finances could be affected if the government reacts to the riots by easing fiscal policy The post Unrest’s economic hit is likely temporary, but risk of fiscal strain mounts — Fitch appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Unemployment, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Credit Rating, ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa, Fitch, Fiscal Policy, Top Six, Looting, Public Sector Wage, Creditworthiness, ZumaUnrest, debt to GDP


Fuel shortages loom as unrest forces SA’s largest refinery to shut

Sapref declares force majeure, shutting down 35% of SA’s fuel supply The post Fuel shortages loom as unrest forces SA’s largest refinery to shut appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Petrol Prices, Unemployment, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Inequality, Cyril Ramaphosa, Engen, Top Six, Service delivery, Looting, Oil refineries, Zondo Commission, COVID-19, KwaZulu-Natal, Subs-only


No livelihood or hope: The warning signs of violence

The rapid spread of violence and disregard for the law has been causally linked to growing economic difficulties The post No livelihood or hope: The warning signs of violence appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Unemployment, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Un, National, Gauteng, SANDF, Top Six, KwaZulu-Natal, StatsSA, CESCR, ZumaUnrest, Ebenezer Durojaye, Isobel Fyre


I own 2 Hamptons hot spots that are busier than ever - but the worker shortage is crushing us

Zach Erdem seated at his Southampton restaurant Blu Mar. Zach Erdem Zach Erdem is the owner of 75 Main and Blu Mar, two eateries in Southampton, New York. Since reopening in June, Erdem says he's struggled to find workers despite increasing the hourly pay. Here's what hiring has been like for him post-pandemic, as told to freelance writer Jenny Powers. See more stories on Insider's business page. This summer has been busier than ever, and while it's wonderful to finally be ...
Tags: Work, Jobs, Summer, Trends, Strategy, Unemployment, Southampton, Retail, Hiring, POS, Hospitality, Hamptons, Nordic, Erdem, Personal Essay, Small Business Owner


It will cost UIF up to R3.5-billion in Ters payments every week the lockdown is extended

Any further extensions of Ters payments will impede the UIF’s ability to pay normal claims for unemployment and parental leave The post It will cost UIF up to R3.5-billion in Ters payments every week the lockdown is extended appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Unemployment, South Africa, Treasury, Cyril Ramaphosa, Statistics South Africa, Top Six, Thulas Nxesi, Unemployment Insurance Fund, COVID-19, National Coronavirus Command Council, Ters, Makhosonke Buthelezi, Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme, Delta variant


More SABS employees face retrenchments despite a staff cut of 109 people

The retrenchments saved the South African Bureau of Standards R68-million but falls short of the R150-million target The post More SABS employees face retrenchments despite a staff cut of 109 people appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Unemployment, South Africa, Top Six, Sabs, ‌ ‌Industry‌ ‌and‌ ‌Competition‌, Department‌ ‌of‌ ‌trade, Labour‌ ‌Relations‌ ‌Act‌, South‌ ‌African‌ ‌Bureau‌ ‌of‌ ‌Standards‌


A third of former hospitality workers won't return to the industry during the labor shortage because they want higher pay, better benefits, and a new work environment

A waiter wears a face mask at a restaurant in New York City on November 10, 2020. Noam Galai/Getty Images A third of former hospitality workers say they won't return to the industry at all, per a survey by Joblist. They want better pay and benefits than the industry can offer, they say. Hospitality pays less than other industries, but the labor shortage is forcing companies to push wages up. See more stories on Insider's business page. Low pay, bad benefits, and a stressful workpla...
Tags: Work, Jobs, News, Washington Post, Restaurants, New York City, US, Employment, Trends, Bank Of America, Bloomberg, Economy, Leisure, Unemployment, Retail, Federal Reserve


One chart shows how the pandemic made it much harder to fill jobs than ever before

Job openings hit a new record high in May, while unemployment is still around 6%. That's weird because historically, openings go up as unemployment goes down. The pandemic has at least temporarily blown that relationship out of the water. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a normal labor market, the number of open positions that businesses are hiring for tends to go up as unemployment goes down, as available workers become more scarce and openings become harder to fill.Like...
Tags: Jobs, Trends, Markets, Economy, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Unemployment, New York Times, Charts, Unemployment Rate, US Chamber of Commerce, Ben Casselman, Andy Kiersz, Labor Shortage, BI Graphics, JOLTS, Bureau of Labor Statistics Meanwhile


Civil society coalition condemns South Africa’s report to the UN on inequality

Critics argue that South Africa’s latest submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is a unilateral and fraught exercise The post Civil society coalition condemns South Africa’s report to the UN on inequality appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Austerity, Unemployment, South Africa, United Nations, Economic recovery, Un, National, Inequality, Statistics South Africa, Top Six, Black Sash, Tito Mboweni, Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa, Dullah Omar Institute, Vaccine Roll-out, CESCR


Maryland to continue paying federal unemployment benefits after judge rules against Governor Hogan

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images Federal unemployment benefits will continue to be paid in Maryland after a judge ruled against Governor Larry Hogan. Maryland was set to end the pandemic unemployment aid Saturday evening, which includes $300 weekly payments. Governor Hogan has indicated that he will immediately appeal the decision. See more stories on Insider's business page. Maryland will continue to pay federal unemployment benefit...
Tags: Politics, News, Maryland, Washington Post, US, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, Baltimore, Larry Hogan, Annapolis, Hogan, Baltimore Sun, Matthew Fox, Larry Hogan Maryland, State Aid


This may be the end of the work-from-home economy

Justin Lewis/Getty Images The June jobs report found fewer than 15% of workers were remote. This is down from the 35% of people who were working from home in May. Although remote work is decreasing, many people still want the option to stay at home. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number of people with jobs might have increased in June, but remote work decreased, suggesting a possible end to what became the norm for working during the pandemic.The June jobs report wen...
Tags: Apple, Work From Home, Politics, Jobs, Labor, Trends, Remote Work, Markets, Economy, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Unemployment, Goldman Sachs, Wages, Jack Dorsey, Indeed, Jed Kolko


Billions pledged to tackle gender inequality at UN forum

Generation Equality Forum in Paris announces plans to radically speed up progress on women’s rightsBillions of pounds will be pledged to support efforts to tackle gender inequality this week at the largest international conference on women’s rights in more than 25 years.The Generation Equality Forum, hosted in Paris by UN Women and the governments of France and Mexico, will launch plans to radically speed up progress over the next five years. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Mexico, France, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Poverty, Unemployment, Paris, United Nations, Global development, Un, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Inequality, Melinda Gates


The US spends at least $225 billion on mental illness each year in a broken system with no clear-cut solutions

Skye Gould/Insider We're just starting to understand the impact of the pandemic on mental health. Crystal Cox/Insider Access to affordable mental healthcare in the US remains deeply unequal across socioeconomic lines. Depression alone annually costs an estimated $211 billion in lost productivity and medical care. Therapists say insurers do not compensate fairly, while new digital care options only cater to users with milder conditions. This article is part of a series cal...
Tags: Washington Post, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Poverty, Chicago, Mental Health, Depression, Unemployment, Healthcare, The Washington Post, Medicaid, Talkspace, SPAC, Aguilera


R350 grant: A ticket into the labour market — report

The Covid-19 social relief of distress grant was terminated at the end of April, but research shows it aided job recovery The post R350 grant: A ticket into the labour market — report appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Unemployment, South Africa, Youth Unemployment, University of Cape Town, Cyril Ramaphosa, Lindiwe Zulu, International Labour Organisation, Statistics South Africa, Top Six, Labour Market, COVID-19, Institute for Economic Justice, Basic Income Grant, Expanded Unemployment, Subs-only


Only about 2 out of 10 people are leaving unemployment for work. It should be at least 3 out of 10, former Obama economists say.

A car drives by a 'now hiring' sign that is posted outside of the soon-to-be-open Marin Ace Hardware store on November 30, 2011 in San Rafael, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Former Obama economists Jason Furman and Wilson Powell III said only 24% of the unemployed are returning to work. One would predict 34% would return, they wrote, resulting in 1 million more unemployed finding jobs per month. They said the shortfall is likely temporary and comes down to unemployment benefits ...
Tags: Politics, Jobs, Labor, Obama, Employment, Barack Obama, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Economy, Unemployment, Wages, Biden, Powell, Justin Sullivan Getty, Council of Economic Advisers


Hospitality workers are returning to their jobs in Northeast states, prompting big unemployment drops - and economists say the region's high vaccine rate is driving it

Waiters wear face masks as they serve people sitting in outside seating at the P.J. Clarke's restaurant at Rockefeller Park in lower Manhattan during the fourth phase of the coronavirus reopening on August 05, 2020 in New York, New York. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images High vaccination rates in the Northeast are contributing to big unemployment drops, economists told the WSJ. All nine Northeastern states added jobs in the leisure and hospitality industries in May. Rhode Island's unemploym...
Tags: New York, Jobs, News, Cdc, Restaurants, US, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, Retail, Manhattan, Clarke


Beware scaling back UK furlough scheme too soon, warns Resolution Foundation

Thinktank warns of ‘dangerous complacency’ with strength of jobs market and pay growth both weaker than thoughtThe strength of the UK jobs market and rates of pay has been overstated, according to new research, just as the government prepares to cut back its wage support scheme for furloughed workers this week.There is a risk of “dangerous complacency”, the Resolution Foundation warned, as people are still working fewer hours than they were before the pandemic and headline pay growth is overstat...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Money, Economics, Society, UK News, Pay, Family finances, Unemployment, Economic policy, Economic recovery, Resolution Foundation, Hospitality Industry, UK job furlough scheme


Covid undoes a decade of progress in small-business ownership

Covid-19 had an immediate effect on informal businesses, which fell from 1.6-million enterprises in the first quarter of 2020 to 1.2-million in the second The post Covid undoes a decade of progress in small-business ownership appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Small Businesses, Taiwan, Unemployment, South Africa, Economic recovery, Treasury, South African Reserve Bank, Top Six, COVID-19, Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies, 2008 Global Financial Crisis, Centre for Credit Market Development, Covid-19 loan guarantee scheme, Gabriel Davel, Small Medium And Micro-sized Enterprises


‘Your body just stops’: long Covid sufferers face new ordeals as sick pay runs out

Nurses, teachers and shopworkers who have lost their health and their jobs talk about their struggle for supportWorking seven days a week as a nurse and a fitness instructor, while bringing up two young daughters, Rebecca Logan led an extremely active life – until she contracted Covid-19 while working in the emergency department of a hospital in Northern Ireland.Over a year after first falling ill, the 40-year-old is still suffering from long Covid. For Logan, that means she can only walk for fi...
Tags: Health, Business, Money, Benefits, Society, UK News, Work & careers, Unemployment, NHS, Employee Benefits, Northern Ireland, Nursing, Rebecca Logan, Coronavirus, COVID, Long Covid


Entrepreneurship will save South Africa’s youth

Complaining about ‘reverse racism’ and BEE serves no one. South Africa’s white youth should focus on entrepreneurship instead The post Entrepreneurship will save South Africa’s youth appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Democracy, Entrepreneurship, Youth, Employment, Unemployment, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Bee, Openaccess, Apartheid, Hector Pieterson, Top Six, Black Economic Empowerment, 16 June 1976, Mbuyisa Makhubu


Hotel workers keep switching jobs for 'minor salary bumps' during the US labor shortage, a hotel owner said. Some don't even show up for their first shift.

Karen Stamand, a housekeeper at Nonantum Resort, cleans a room. Ben McCanna/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images Some workers are getting jobs at hotels but not turning up to first shifts, a NYC hotel owner said. He told Fox Business that some staff had left the company for minor salary bumps, too. The industry is offering perks like free accommodation and fitness machines amid the labor shortage. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hotel workers are quitting their jobs for ...
Tags: Jobs, News, New York City, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, Hotel, Retail, Starbucks, Fox Business, Portland Press Herald, Ben McCanna, Labor Department, US Chamber of Commerce


Issues With Face Recognition Software Used to Verify Unemployment Recipients Is Costing People Benefits

The facial recognition program used by 22 U.S. states to reduce unemployment fraud has been failing to correctly identify recipients, causing dozens of people to be denied benefits or have their applications put on hold, Motherboard reports. Read more...
Tags: Science, Learning, Identity Management, Labor, Articles, ID, Surveillance, Unemployment, Video Surveillance, Blake Hall, Face Id, Facial recognition system, Automatic Identification And Data Capture, Idme


Californians Must Actively Look For Work To Get Unemployment As Of July 11

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Californians will need to actively apply for jobs in order to receive unemployment benefits, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration announced Thursday. Federal law requires people who are out of work to be actively looking for jobs to be eligible for unemployment benefits. But the federal government let states waive that requirement during the pandemic because so many businesses were ordered to close. California’s Employment Development Department has waived its work-...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, Congress, California, Unemployment, Gavin Newsom, Sacramento Calif, U S Department of Labor, Employment Development Department, Newsom, California s Employment Development Department, Michael Bernick, Rita Saenz, California Workforce Association


Tambo, Mandela, Biko and Maxeke all left legacies

The youth of South Africa need to heed these role models to rise up to the challenges that face them The post Tambo, Mandela, Biko and Maxeke all left legacies appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Opinion, Entrepreneurship, Unemployment, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Openaccess, Steve Biko, Chris Hani, Oliver Tambo, Youth Month, Charlotte Maxeke, South Africa (country, Youth Day, Black Management Forum, Black Lobby Groups


The UK unemployment rate fell to an eight-month low in April as pubs and restaurants reopened

The UK economy is gradually reopening from coronavirus lockdowns. Andrew Milligan - PA Images / Getty The UK unemployment rate fell to an eight-month low in April as pubs and restaurants reopened. Pay also picked up sharply, rising 5.6% on average in the three months to April. The Bank of England expects UK unemployment to peak just below 5.5% in 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. The UK unemployment rate fell to an eight-month low of 4.7% in the three months to April, ...
Tags: UK, India, US, Trends, Markets, Bank Of England, Economy, Britain, Unemployment, Global Economy, UK unemployment, Boris Johnson, Ons, Vaccines, UK Economy, Andrew Milligan


Consumers buy cornflakes on credit

As millions join the unemployment ranks, relying on debt to make ends meet becomes more attractive The post Consumers buy cornflakes on credit appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Debt, Unemployment, Credit, Openaccess, National Minimum Wage, Loan Sharks, COVID-19, Basic Income Grant, Retrenchment, Household Food Basket, Rising Costs, R350