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Japan is pushing teleworking via miniature robots

To make it easier for people to work while caring for children...

The Japan Times

A leading UK think tank has proposed giving every worker $14k to cope with automation

The Royal Society of Arts envisages people using the money for training...

Huffington Post

Saudi Arabia opened up some jobs to women – and was deluged with applications

The government advertised 140 posts in its passport control office, and 107,000...

CNN

US colleges are telling poor students to imagine themselves as upper class in later life

It’s hoped that positive visualisation of their futures will help them overcome...

Pacific Standard

China has overtaken the US as the most prolific publisher of scientific research

As developing countries pump money into tech, China took the number one...

Nature

The USA is using real-time LinkedIn data to send job training dollars to sectors in need

Since the 1980s, retraining schemes have often failed because they’ve prepared people...

The Atlantic

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Germany has given everyone the right to know how much their colleagues are paid

To tackle the gap between what women and men are paid, employees...

Quartz

Quebec, Canada will give 84,000 people basic income

The $2.3billion scheme will support people with physical or intellectual disabilities that...

CBC

Apple has agreed to pay more than $15billion to the European Union

The tech giant is accused of evading taxes by funnelling money to...

Quartz

The US has half a million job vacancies in construction and manufacturing

The way to fill them may be with apprenticeships, which in Germany...

The Atlantic

Many top tech start-ups got their start from the public sector, including Elon Musk’s

Across his companies, Musk has received nearly $5billion in tax breaks and...

Governing

Italy is training an army of fake news hunters

Students in 8,000 high schools across the country will learn to spot...

The New York Times