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Lobbying for Loans

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 and The Financial Express. Here is the news for the week ending 21 May 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…financial uncertainty looms for many sectors, including garments, farmers and migrant workers. Businesses work together to lobby the banks for loans, and the government sends aid money using mobile phones.

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Fish Nets Filled

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labor 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 8 February 2018.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we hear about Bangladesh being among the top five Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to have achieved economic growth in 2017. We also learn about a rise in exports and remittances. Swiss president gave a positive nod about growing economic relations between Bangladesh and Switzerland. And hilsa fishermen and traders enjoy good business and profits.

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Machines Oust Workers

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labor 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 December, 2017.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we hear about an increase in the overseas employment of Bangladeshi workers. Affirmation from inspection agencies and favorable exchange rate make garment exporters optimistic. But jobs are already being lost to machines in garments industries. And school banking receives a hugely positive response.

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Energy Powers Up

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labor 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 December, 2017.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we hear about Bangladesh Apparel Exchange organizing the first ever fashionology summit in the capital. Domestic demand, infrastructure and new energy initiatives drive growth. And Japan looks to Bangladesh for trained workers.

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Work Stream

Women’s Path Forward

Agamir Pothey: Promoting Our Women

Olympic Industries launches “Agamir Pothey”

“Agamir Pothey” or The Path Forward is a development programme for entry level women employees.

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Connections

Life Skills Learned

How to survive and get ahead in today’s workplace

We don’t teach or simply train our people. More than anything we instil confidence in them.

We inspire them to pursue a dream. And we put them in tough situations. So they learn how to keep their cool and get the job done.

They cooperate with their colleagues and communicate effectively with our clients.

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Garment Exports Up

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labor 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 November 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…Donors adjust support to Bangladesh. Export earnings fail expectations while Government battles for trade privileges. Government to set up manpower authority for economic zones and expand youth training programme. Pay packets are squeezed forBangladeshi workers oversees.  And music makers drop a beat while sesame farming opens for business.

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Rice Farmers Compete

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labor 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 July 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…a new variety of rice gives farmers a competitive edge in the export market . We see the benefits and risks for Bangladesh workers in the Middle East. And schools are not preparing young people for jobs.

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Blue Collar Ceiling

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labor 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 14th July 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics reveals data on rural-urban migration while Bangladeshi migrant workers are still among the lowest paid in Middle East. Still no access to the Generalized System of Preferences but US retailers stand by Bangladeshi garment manufacturers. And Sirajganj will graduate 180 textile engineers a year through new institute.

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Issues in the Labour Market

Transitions: Next Steps

Youth face many challenges trying to find work, and attaining a certain level of education or certain skills will only get them so far. Not only do skills training programs need to do a better job teaching youth the best and most up-to-date technical skills, they need to teach youth better soft skills. That was made clear by the last post. However, that only tells half the story. Employers also need to be better recipients and need to adopt better practices to get the most of their new, inexperienced youth employees.

To better understand some of these issues, we asked employers and human resource experts what they thought.