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More social security for the unemployed needed

A weekly round up of articles about work, employment, social security, business and the economy. This week’s round up comes from The Daily Star and The Business Standard. Here is the news for the week ending:

1st July 2021

Transport workers lose income in pandemic

…think tanks urge Government to spend more on social security for the unemployed, questions about the Post Office “Nagad” service continue, and experts reveal that the Government’s stimulus packages is not reaching critical businesses.

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What’s Exceeding Expectations?

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. This week’s round up is drawn from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 20th May 2021.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…National Identity cards and services will no longer be the responsibility of the Election Commission. Money “whitening” schemes will continue until there’s no more undisclosed money to disclose says an official. Meanwhile, some bank accounts have seen incredible growth. And sunflowers could transform the domestic edible oil market.

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Where Are We? Eight Years Later

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. This week’s round up is drawn from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 29th April 2021.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…It is the eight-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy. What is the status of the garment industry and worker safety? Stakeholder give their perspectives.

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People Are Moving. Is the Economy Following?

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. This week’s round up is drawn from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 10th March 2021.

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This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…Bangladeshis are more mobile now than before the pandemic, but meanwhile, borrowers and banks haven’t fully recovered. There’s insight into child marriages, and more about the plight of working women. And days before a major India-Bangladesh meetup, it seems everyone’s talking about what’s on the agenda.

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Vaccinations Underway, but Not Without Challenges

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. This week’s round up is drawn from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 25th February 2021.

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This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…Bangladesh seeks more vaccine doses to fulfill its inoculation goal. Reporting reveals the plight of some migrant workers and efforts to improve their lot. One bank in Bangladesh tops them all. And last year at least 300 small and medium garment factories closed – how many have reopened?

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Doses Delivered and Schools Reopening

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. This week’s round up is drawn from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 28th January 2021.

Schools might open as early as 4 February, although many students will start with in-person classes once in a week. Photo by Ahmed Hasan on Unsplash.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…The first Covid-19 vaccinations were delivered, and schools are making plans to reopen. The government is considering major investments in multiple skills-based education initiatives. There’s the latest data on the expected GDP growth rate and the present poverty rate. And one analysis attempts to answer, “How many garment jobs have been lost?”

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First Doses Arrive in Bangladesh

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. This week’s round up is drawn from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 21st January 2021.

When vaccinations begin, officials have said some 7,000 teams will deliver vaccinations across the country. Photo by Rashed Kabir on Unsplash.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

… changing global markets could affect where migrant workers go to work. Dhaka’s metro system is a work in progress, and now the city could also get a billion-dollar circular railway. School closures extended. And we got a glimpse of how this will all end as Bangladesh was gifted 2 million vaccine doses.

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Workers Wages Were Set To Increase

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. This week’s round up is drawn from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 7th January 2021. Welcome back!

A field of jute in Bangladesh.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…manufacturers and garment workers debated whether legally-mandated wage increases for workers should take effect. State-owned sugar mills seek to avoid the same fate as the recently-closed jute mills. And the World Bank identified the key barriers to adopting cashless payments.

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Is Bangladesh ready?

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. This week’s round up is drawn from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 10th December 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News

…when are Covid-19 vaccinations coming? Why is a strike stopping many routine vaccinations? There are loans to boost micro businesses; a novel incentive program to encourage tax compliance; as well as a insight into why manufacturers are not maximizing production of high-end garments.

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A Change in Direction

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour market, skills training and workforce development. This week’s round up is drawn from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 3rd December 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…river dredging, and a lack of river dredging, is causing different populations different problems. Moreover, some people are still acutely affected by Cylcone Amphan. And, its tax filing time and a revenue-generating amnesty program is in full effect.