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Women Spur Growth

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. This week we focus on news from The Daily Star for the week ending 15th October 2015.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

Progress is made on factory safety upgrades. Garments businesses assess competition from Vietnam. World Bank President applauds Bangladeshi women. And labour migration remains challenging.

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What the papers say … taking a break

We won’t be writing our weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development this week. The next round up will be for the week ending 29th October.

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Quay Asia Website

It’s taken slightly more time than we anticipated. But as you can see our Web site is up and running.

In the end we decided to develop the site in house. It gave us an opportunity to get in touch with some of the latest thinking in social media. And that’s been useful for those of us that didn’t grow up with smart phones, tablets and social media apps.

So for some words of thanks.

We appreciate Morten Rand-Hendriksen and his video lessons on Web site design at Lynda.com.

Thanks also to Bigstock for many of the images we’ve used on the site.

And of course thanks to the WordPress Project.

We’ll be adding more material and features to keep things current. And of course we’d like to interact with you through the site.

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Rice Farmers Profit

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. Here is the news for the week ending 8th October 2015.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we look at the economics of rice farming. Public universities address sexual harassment on campus.

The increasing cost of labour has been offset by mechanisation and higher yields

Global financial institutions issue their forecasts for growth while local commentators worry about global trade agreements. And we look at insurance to protect the livelihoods of the poor.

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Advantage through People

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. Here is the news for the week ending 1st October 2015.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…the Centre for Policy Dialogue examines Bangladesh’s performance on the Global Competitiveness Index. World Bank Vice President is upbeat about the benefits of connectivity. Sweden supports workplace relations in garments businesses. And foreign companies invest in power and water saving technologies.

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Skills for Export

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. Here is the news for the week ending 24th September 2015.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…The Asian Development Bank is upbeat about Bangladesh’s economic growth. A delegation from the Office of the Unite States Trade Representative visits Dhaka and Chittagong. And the Government’s role in the development and export of skilled people is discussed.

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Hard Times in Handicrafts

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. Read below or download the news for the week ending 3rd September.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…jobs are being lost in traditional handicrafts but created in established and new manufacturing sectors. We get to the bottom of the controversies around Bangladesh, the garments industry and the General System of Preferences. But migrant labour continues to be a complicated issue with often surprising stories.

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Women in the Workplace

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. Read below or download the news for the week ending 27th August.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

… the ups and downs of migrant workers and their remittances are reported. The UK Minster of State for International Development visits Bangladesh. And we run through some of the issues for women in the work place including the conditions of domestic workers.

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Leather in Second Place

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. Read below or download the news for the week ending 20th August.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

… discussions around Bangladesh’s suspension from the Generalised System of Preference continued. The apparel and leather sectors featured as usual. But uniquely skilled workers in other industries also made the news: tea pickers and saree weavers. And Qatar announced labour reforms that will benefit migrant workers from South Asia.

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The Cost of Compliance

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. Read below or download the news for the week ending 13th August.