Supporting Blacks and Minorities’ Career Growth Could Boost UK Economy By £24B Annually

Offering blacks and minority ethnic (BME) people equal opportunities for career progression could infuse £24B into the British economy, a government-backed review revealed on Tuesday.

As first reported by The Guardian, the review found that the employment rate for minorities sat at 62.8% compared with 75.6% for their white counterparts. Findings also showed that while 14% of working adults hailed from a BME background,

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Jobs for NSW Eyes Chinese And Asian Markets To Create Local Jobs

Government-backed and private-sector led initiative Jobs for NSW, which aims to bolster economic growth and promote job inclusion in New South Wales, is keen on potentially targeting the Chinese and Asian markets to create 150,000 jobs for locals in the next four years.

In a forum titled Born Global: NSW Gazelles tackling the Asian opportunity, Jobs for NSW particularly encouraged gazelles,

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Double Whammy: US Congress Passes Bills To Curb Awarding Jobs To Foreigners On Same Day

The United States Congress on Friday passed a bill that would disqualify companies that outsource their call center operations from availing federal grants and loans from the government.

A report on The Asian Age revealed that the bill, titled the US Call Center and Consumer Protection Act, was passed by Democrat Gene Green and Republican David McKinley.

The bill is similar to an earlier bill that closely regulates call centers and enforces them to disclose their locations to customers.

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British Lawmakers To Debate Discriminatory Workplace Dress Codes

Members of the British Parliament will be convening on Monday to debate over prohibiting companies from imposing sexist dress codes, such as wearing high heels, on female workers.

As reported by, the debate was in response to a petition filed by a British woman, who called on the government to criminalize unjust workplace dress codes. Last year, her employer sent her home, without pay, for not wearing high heels to work.

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Landing A Job Is Harder In Canada If You Have An Asian-Sounding Name

If you think your merits matter in today’s highly globalized world regardless of your ethnic background, think again. If you have an Asian-sounding name, it is possible that you may not make the cut when applying for a job;  employers may prefer candidates with Anglo-sounding name over you.

As reported by NPR, a joint study by the Ryerson University and the University of Toronto found that job seekers in the country with Asian names were 28 percent “less likely” to receive a callback for their applications.

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