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Jobs and paid-for schooling can keep Tanzanian girls from early marriages

Women living in the poorest parts of any city need policies that create employment opportunities and offer girls an alternative choice to marriage.

Job hunt: Middle aged and older – get cold shoulder

The chances of being considered for a job seem to drop significantly when applicants are in their 40s, even if they otherwise have identical qualifications as younger persons, according to a Swedish study.

Taking on the challenge of getting refugees into the job market in Sweden

OPINION: Asylum seekers in Sweden are struggling to access the Swedish labour market. Researchers explain why, and what can be done to help them.

Job prospects rise with right contacts

A 19-year-old is less likely to find a job if their friends and contacts are largely unemployed, according to a Swedish study.

Punctuality more important than grades for apprenticeships

Getting to work on time. An interested and cheerful manner. These matter more to employers than an apprentice’s school grades.

Sleep your way to success

Maybe hard work is overrated. Having had sufficient sleep has been found crucial regarding how good a person looks as a potential employee or leader.

Harder for children of immigrants to find employment

Although they have grown up in Norway and are well educated, young people with parents from Pakistan and India are less likely than their Norwegian peers to have a paid job.

Too many feel muzzled at work

“The body of laws are so fuzzy that most employees simply don’t dare speak out for fear of losing their jobs,” says Jan Fridthjof Bern, a professor of law at the University of Bergen.

Workaholism – the addiction of this century

A recent study from shows that 8.3 percent of the Norwegian work force is addicted to work to the point where it becomes a health issue.

Are nurses really angels in white?

Having a strong desire to help others is not a prerequisite for job involvement in nursing, study shows.

Danish Viking fortresses were designed to fend off other Vikings

After four years, the excavation of the famous Viking fortress, Borgring, is coming to a close and archaeologists can now describe the fortress in a broader perspective: An anti-Viking defence that allowed the Danish King to forge a new, mobile army.