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WHAT'S NEXT?: AI will replace 16% of jobs over the next decade. A billion people will enter the job market over the next ten years.

  • [New] Just in the past year, partly due to increased use of technologies facilitating remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, Eberl has seen adoption of Matterport by its adjusters increase fivefold and expects Matterport usage to more than double in the coming year. Matterport
  • [New] While the headline number for job growth came in lower than expected in November, the unemployment rate for U.S. workers overall dipped from 4.6% in October to 4.2% last month. NBC4 Washington
  • [New] Labor will remove import tariffs and the fringe benefits tax from electric cars below the luxury car tax threshold to drive consumer take-up of electric vehicles, and will develop a more comprehensive EV strategy if it wins in 2022. The Guardian
  • [New] In electricity, Labor will significantly upgrade transmission infrastructure to hasten the transition to renewables, invest in solar banks and install 400 community batteries. The Guardian
  • [New] Anthony Albanese will set an emissions reduction target of 43% by 2030 and boost the share of renewables in the national electricity market to 82% if Labor wins the coming federal election. The Guardian
  • [New] Investors are waiting on November U.S. payrolls data, expected to show 573,000 new jobs created and a slight rise from 531,000 gains the prior month. MarketWatch
  • [New] The U.S. economy swings squarely into focus on Friday, with November nonfarm payrolls that are expected to show 573,000 new jobs created, up slightly from 531,000 the prior month. MarketWatch
  • [New] There was evidence that hydrocarbons would be needed to meet energy needs until at least 2060 and prematurely ending operations would place up to 100,000 jobs at risk. The Times
  • [New] The World Health Organization said there are fewer than 100 whole genomic sequences of the new variant available, which could add to the time it takes to study it as well as how well current vaccines work against it. Kashmir Observer
  • [New] With inflation at a 31-year high, the US central bank's promise to keep its benchmark overnight interest rate near zero until the labour market recovers is under threat. The Wire
  • [New] Southern Empire will adhere to COVID-19 directives regarding safe working practices putting worker, community and national safety first and will proceed with exploration and development work programs only if potential COVID-19 risks can be effectively managed. Junior Mining Network
  • [New] The collective pressure exercised by EICC might prompt Chinese suppliers to increase their efforts to address their labor issues. Wiley Online Library
  • [New] Global brands could use their purchasing leverage on noncompliant suppliers with whom they spend the most, or they could concentrate their orders on fewer suppliers to gain more leverage so that they can prompt suppliers to address their contentious labor issues. Wiley Online Library
  • [New] Greener: so that Edinburgh's transition to net zero brings local jobs and high skilled opportunities which people from all backgrounds can access though education and retraining. The City of Edinburgh Council
  • [New] Decommissioning creates a significant opportunity for Scotland to build a supply chain specialising in refurbishment and reuse creating circular skills and jobs. Eventbrite
  • [New] The call for expressions of interest will harness Canadian ingenuity to create good jobs and position Canada and its workers to compete in the economy of the future. Government of Canada
  • [New] Confronting climate change in thoughtful ways offers the potential for significant economic opportunities for businesses, communities and workers in Canada and around the world. Government of Canada
  • [New] The Net Zero Asset Managers initiative tripled its assets under management as 43 new investor signatories commit to working together with clients to achieve 2030 emissions reduction targets and reach net zero by 2050 or sooner. Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change
  • [New] Developing and re-shoring key technologies impacting national security, from semiconductors to electric car batteries, will not only create millions of American jobs, but boost American supply chains and national security. Politico
  • [New] The recent rise in coronavirus cases in the United States and the emergence of omicron pose downside risks to employment and economic activity and increased uncertainty for inflation. The Washington Post
  • [New] The recent increase in Delta variant cases and the emergence of Omicron pose downside risks to employment and economic activity and increased uncertainty for inflation. CBS News
  • [New] To address the broad skilled labour shortage that threatens to impact the transition to the electrification of the transportation system, Canada can incorporate learnings from other countries facing similar issues. Ivey Business Journal

Last updated: 05 December 2021