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Job services lacking for young people with autism

Photo: Young woman with a laptop [27/07/2015] As autism becomes more prevalent, the need grows for services that help young people with autism to find and keep jobs, indicates new research led by Michigan State University education scholars.Job services lacking for young people with autism - Read more

Increasing regulation of care service makes sector less attractive

Photo: Elderly woman and caregiver [29/06/2015] Over 1.5 million people currently work in the care sector in the UK. However, health and social care sector have experienced challenges in recent years as a result of austerity measures in the public sector which has had implications for the pay and pensions of those working in the sector. With growing demands and fewer resources, the issue of workforce planning has become increasingly critical.Increasing regulation of care service makes sector less attractive - Read more

Older workers remain unemployed nearly 6 weeks longer

Photo: Elderly man working [17/06/2015] Results from a new study led by the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Psychology and University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management show that, compared to younger job seekers, older adults receive fewer job offers, search for weeks longer and are ultimately less likely to find re-employment after losing a job. The study is published by the journal Psychological Bulletin.Older workers remain unemployed nearly 6 weeks longer - Read more

Insomnia leads to decreased empathy in health care workers

Photo: Woman sitting in bed, getting no sleep [10/06/2015] A new study suggests that insomnia decreases empathy in health care workers and may lead to adverse clinical outcomes and medical errors. Results show that subjects with an Insomnia Severity Index ISI of greater than 8, scored significantly higher across all four subscales of empathy.Insomnia leads to decreased empathy in health care workers - Read more

One in 3 young adults with autism disconnected from work and school

Graphic with numbers [05/05/2015] Autism does not end when children reach adulthood – yet most public awareness, public policy and research about autism focus on the needs of children. Families, service providers, community leaders and policymakers still know too little about the experiences and outcomes of young people on the autism spectrum as they enter their adult lives.One in 3 young adults with autism disconnected from work and school - Read more

May 2015: Working life

Entering the primary labor market often also depends on the basic willingness of the employer to hire people with disabilities. Prejudices and fears of contact make the job hunting even more difficult. What kind of focal points for example companies have to get informed about possibilities, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month May: Working life.May 2015: Working life - Read more

"Persons with severe disabilities, who start their own business, need high-quality flexible models"

One-size-fits-all solutions generally don’t work on a typical workday for persons with several disabilities. The often very diverse limitations also require a highly flexible work environment. Since most employers are not able to or don’t want to offer this type of setting, most persons with severe disabilities are often forced to become self-employed."Persons with severe disabilities, who start their own business, need high-quality flexible models" - Read more

Inclusive employment still needs help

The primary labor market is not as easily accessible for persons with disabilities as it should be. And yet these potential employees are often well educated. Often however, lack of knowledge, experience and resulting insecurities are still barriers for companies. Still another barrier is the lack of compatibility between rehabilitation structures and company requirements. Education is essential.Inclusive employment still needs help - Read more

Networking for more inclusion on the primary labor market

Recently, the special interest group Selbstbestimmt Leben in Deutschland was looking for ambassadors for inclusion – and Christian Habl is one of them. He wants to show that inclusion is possible and how it can be implemented. With his nationwide network to promote integrated employment of persons with disabilities, he also actively contributes by implementing the UN Convention.Networking for more inclusion on the primary labor market - Read more

Raising retirement age would widen benefit disparities for disadvantaged

Photo: Elderly man working [13/04/2015] The age to receive full Social Security benefits should be closer to 70, according to a report published in the journal Daedalus. Raising retirement age would widen benefit disparities for disadvantaged - Read more

 
 

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