Does Working From Home Work?

September 17, 2021

As the pandemic progressed, more and more workers shifted to working remotely. At the height of lockdown, more than 70% of the US workforce was toiling from home. It began to look as if remote working arrangements would become the new normal. Headlines proclaimed that COVID-19 would result in the...

Make Way for Generation Z in the Workplace

January 27, 2019

Members of Generation Z are entering the workforce, and they are different than those who came before them. As a group, they are “sober, industrious and driven by money,” reports The Wall Street Journal, but also “socially awkward and timid about taking the reins.” They are risk-averse...

“So, What Do You Do?” Rethinking Small Talk

November 01, 2015

Tess Vigeland, former host of public radio’s Marketplace and self-identified “quitter-in-chief,” challenges us to think beyond the typical small-talk questions about what we do for work. For more than ten years, Tess Vigeland was a host of public radio’s Marketplace. Though she had a job...

When It’s Time to Quit Your Job

October 18, 2014

Pundits believe a rising “quit rate” will herald a more robust job market; but leaving voluntarily is about more than economics. Among several closely watched bellwethers of the incipient economic recovery, one indicator in recent months has quickened the pulse of pundits. The “quit...

Iman Bibars: Youth Employment in North Africa (Part 1/2)

With the second youngest population in the world, what confronts youth in North Africa’s job market? The dire economic situation in North Africa moved into the spotlight when Mohammed Bouazizi, a young Tunisian fruit vendor, set himself alight on December 17, 2010, sparking revolts that shook...

Youth in Africa: Pursuing Talents Informed by Market Dynamics

August 06, 2014

It is time for graduates and the youth to take the lead in ensuring they have the skills needed for today’s economy. In many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, it takes a family fortune to send a child to school. So many parents cut firewood, sell drinking water and perform other labor-intensive...

Rehabilitating Young Offenders: Youth Employment in Kenya

July 30, 2014

The lack of access to gainful employment is a cause of frustration and disappointment for many young people in Kenya. Vickie Wambura Wamonje is the founder of Nafisika Trust, a prison rehabilitation program that seeks to reduce recidivism rates among prison inmates in Kenya. She was elected an...

Reports to Results: Dealing With Youth Unemployment in Africa

June 27, 2014

How should Africa deal with millions of young people entering the job market each year? With more than 290 million people between the ages of 10-24, Africa is the youngest continent in the world. Youths constitute about 60% of Africa’s entire population, yet their participation in the formal...

Youth Employment in Africa: Whose Job Is It?

June 27, 2014

With 61% of its population under 24, Africa’s greatest challenge is finding jobs for its youth. Background Approximately 1 billion people live in the world’s second-largest continent. Only Asia has more people but Africa now has the fastest growing population. If current trends continue, the...

Webinar and Twitter Chat: Youth Employment in Africa

June 25, 2014

Join us on June 25 for a webinar in partnership with Ashoka to mark the launch of a new 360° on youth employment in Africa. Around the world, communities with the brightest futures create innovative opportunities for youth to build sustainable livelihoods, pursue meaningful careers, and shape...

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