Posts Tagged ‘Unemployment’

Life, but not as we know it Comments 0

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
life covid-19

I spent the early months of the coronavirus pandemic feeling desperately claustrophobic. Quarantined in a one-bedroom apartment in New York, I would sometimes imagine my fire escape was a creaky porch in the woods somewhere as I sat outside in the early evenings, listening to my neighbours’ cheer and bang pots for the essential workers Read more

Loneliness: Lockdown hits young people hardest Comments 0

Monday, August 3rd, 2020
youth loneliness

The incidence of prolonged loneliness for youth increased significantly during the lockdown. For youth aged 15-24 years (General Social Survey) or aged 18-24 years (other surveys), the incidence of prolonged loneliness increased from 5.8% of youth before lockdown to about 20.8% during the lockdown. It fell slightly to 17.0% post-lockdown. These are the findings of Read more

Punitive move divides the needy Comments 0

Thursday, May 28th, 2020
needy

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is calling on the Government to not further divide the needy. The call comes in response to the Government’s Income Relief Payment making full-time workers who lost their job because of the economic impact of COVID-19 eligible for tax-free weekly payments of almost $500 a week for a period Read more

Homeless need permanent homes, builders need work Comments 0

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Community housing providers are calling on the Government to support both the homeless and the construction sector with permanent housing for the thousands of homeless. Bernie Smith, chief executive of Monte Cecilia Housing Trust, says the Government had spent massive amounts on getting people into emergency housing or motels before the Covid-19 crisis. Read more Read more

Helping poor and jobless is not socialism Comments 0

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Helping poor and jobless people is one of the ways the Catholic Church is planning to help resolve the post-pandemic fallout, Vatican official Father Augusto Zampini says. Helping these people is not a form of socialism, it’s Church teaching. Zampini says the Church’s advocacy for the poor has resulted in some people accusing it of Read more

At morning Mass, Pope offers prayers for unemployed Comments 0

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

As countries continue to reel from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis offered prayers for the men and women who have been unable to work. “In these days, many people have lost their jobs, were not rehired or work off the books. Let us pray for these brothers and sisters of ours Read more

Young and old struggle to support their families Comments 0

Thursday, April 6th, 2017
struggle

A lot of Samoan people are saying it is getting hard to earn enough to support their families. 21-year old Fereti Maiava wants to plan his future and that of his young family properly. He told Village Voice that family and church obligations are a big problem. “When it comes to family faalavelave, church and Read more

Migrants causing unemployment – Salvation Army say yes PM says no Comments 0

Friday, October 21st, 2016
unemloyment

The Salvation Army says there is persistent unemployment in the  15- to 24-year-old age group and this is related to immigration. It says as a country we need to have a rational and open debate around the role of immigration in New Zealand’s future. In a report, What Next, released this week;the Salvation Army suggests Read more

Muslims most likely to be unemployed Comments 0

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Not all religions and their followers are equal in New Zealand, a Herald investigation into the state of faith has found. A University of Waikato Islamic studies review on patterns and disparity of New Zealand Muslims found Muslims to be more educated and qualified than Christians. However, Muslims are three times more likely to be Read more

Maori and Pacific income inequality continues Comments 0

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Income inequality continues to dominate among New Zealand’s Maori and Pacific populations, new research shows. Waikato University demographer Dr Tahu Kukutai says that New Zealand is still wasting its “demographic dividend” of young Maori and Pacific people reaching working age, as investments in health and education fail to flow through into highly paid jobs. Dr Kukutai’s Read more