WASHINGTON, July 8: Hiring in the United States slowed in June, the Labor Department said Friday, with fewer new jobs created than many had expected, a signal that the economy is showing signs of cooling.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: South Korea has expressed its interest to provide jobs to an additional 40,000 Nepali workers in 2023.

Tech Giants in Trouble?

December 5, 2022 09:49 am

There is a speculation that in the next 6 to 12 years around 50 percent of jobs could be laid off in tech companies.

KATHMANDU, March 8: The government on Monday urged the South Korean authorities to allow the Nepali workers who have already been selected for different jobs in South Korea and are waiting to fly to the country to join their jobs there.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: The South Korean government is resuming job placement for eligible Nepali workers that has been suspended for the past 20 months.

August 18: Armed Taliban members knocked on doors in cities across Afghanistan on Wednesday, witnesses said, telling fearful residents to return to their jobs a day after the militants announced they wanted to revive the country's battered economy.

Travelling Careers From Here to There

December 27, 2019 11:08 am

It’s a saddening truth that most of our tempest, travel-loving hearts often have to be silenced. Whether it’s family responsibilities or demanding jobs that don’t give out vacations, we can’t have everything we want. Or can we? Here’s a way you can get the best of both worlds. Chase after jobs where travel is a mandatory. This way, you’ll be visiting all the places you want to go and be earning at the same time. Contrary to popular belief, there are more than one or two of those professions available within your grasp.

BEIJING, June 27: Some 44 Nepali women have been tricked into underpaid overwork within the secured perimeters of a garment factory in northeastern China.

GULMI, June 2: Dhurkot Rural Municipality of Gulmi has started providing employment opportunities to the locals under the Prime Minister Employment Program (PMEP).

KATHMANDU, May 21: With technological advances changing the nature of many jobs and leading to the need for new skills, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for expediting human-centered agenda for the future of work.

How to get good jobs

April 23, 2019 01:00 am

It is essential to be aware of the highly demanded soft skills in the market and work toward gaining or honing those skills

SURKHET, Feb 24: Five years ago, Shambhu Prasad Chaurasiya, the then District Forest Officer (DFO) of Surkhet reached Nalkhola Community Forest to meet Rautes, the last nomadic tribe of Nepal. When he urged the leader of the community Mahin Bahadur Shahi to start agriculture, take up jobs and send their children to school, Shahi said to him, "You become a Raute like us, we will become commoners like you."

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The government has launched its ambitious Prime Minister Employment Program, vowing to guarantee minimum employment of 100 days a year to all citizens. And for those who could not be provided the minimum employment, the government has promised a subsistence allowance. Based on the current minimum wage fixed by the government, this allowance will be around Rs 24,000 per year.

NEW DELHI, Feb 1: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is expected to try and shore up its political support with big ticket farm giveaways and tax cuts for the middle class in its final federal budget on Friday, months before elections.

LONDON, Jan 28: British businesses implored politicians on Monday to stop quarrelling over Brexit and agree an orderly exit from the European Union, as some big firms set up emergency situations rooms to cope with the possible tumult of a no-deal divorce.

10 most in-demand skills of 2019

January 27, 2019 19:00 pm

Are you looking for a fresh start in 2019? Maybe you’d like to get fit? Learn a new skill? Or change career?

World’s coolest jobs

January 11, 2019 09:52 am

There are thousands of memes about Monday being the worst day of the week (for us Nepalis, it’s Sunday), because the weekend is over and most of us have to go to work, back to our not-so-satisfying, boring jobs. But what if on Monday you were scheduled to watch a movie, eat at a restaurant, or maybe just sleep?

The new year is a time when many of us ponder a career change, but with automation and declining industries threatening many roles, how can you be sure you’re considering future-proof jobs?

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has arrested three people on the charge of duping 45 innocent people of Rs 4,511,000 by promising them jobs in Russia.

IRELAND, Aug 31: Low-skilled migrants risk falling into slavery in post- Brexit Britain, where a dearth of European workers will tempt abusive bosses into a race to the bottom, experts have said.

KHOTANG, Aug 29: Tinjure Employment Services Pvt Ltd and Empower Overseas Pvt Ltd have agreed to provide new jobs to 38 Nepali workers who were kicked out of their jobs in Saudi Arabia. Thirteen of these workers are from Khotang district.

The government of Nepal has barred its workers from coming to Malaysia with immediate effect.

"Inflation, the fall in activity and the fiscal adjustment brought about by the agreement with the IMF will deepen this trend in the labor market," said one analyst.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Nearly 300 government staffers appointed to various sectors by the then Deuba-led government have lost their jobs.

KATHMANDU, June 4: Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada claimed that the budget is in favor of all-round development of the country. Khatiwada expressed his belief that the budget will help lead the country toward socialism through prosperity.

KATHMANDU, Jun 3: Finance Minister Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada claimed that the budget is in favor of all-round developments of the country which will help lead the country toward socialism through prosperity

KATHMANDU, May 30: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, has said the tourism sector has the potentiality of offering jobs to some 200,000 people in a year.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada tabled a budget of Rs 1.31 trillion in parliament Tuesday. This first full-fledged federal budget has emphasized job creation, allotted a third of the total budget for the provinces and local units.

Sagar Ghimire of Republica caught up with Sameer Khatiwada, an economist at the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department to understand how Nepal can prepare itself for what lies ahead in terms of technological revolution. Excerpts:

KATHMANDU, May 22: No Nepali youths will be flying abroad for employment by 2023 and the average earnings of Nepalis will have doubled by that year, according to the government’s policy and programs for next fiscal year announced on Monday.

GENEVA, May 14: Promoting a greener economy could create 30 million jobs over the next decade, largely offsetting employment losses linked to the shift, the UN said Monday, although farming would be especially hard-hit.

KATHMANDU, April 29: At least 3,000 returnee migrants from South Korea are likely to go again to South Korea for jobs.

Government jobs and wanderlust

April 27, 2018 07:56 am

What is it about a government job that explains its enduring appeal? Job security? Check. Perks from the get go? Check. Minimum exertion at work? Check. Inflated sense of self-importance? Check. Prospects for underhand inducements? Check. All of these may undoubtedly figure as strong motivating factors for the hordes who sit for the Lok Sewa exams every year, but one important element that is missing, and often overlooked, are the travel perks.

KATHMANDU, April 17: The World Bank has said that Nepal must create 240,000 jobs a year to maintain its employment rate.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Local governance units across the country are hiring information technology (IT) officers of late, creating a wave of job opportunities in this sector which had long been seeing low manpower demand.

JAJARKOT, Oct 24: Locals of Jajarkot have been demanding jobs with leaders of various political parties contesting the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections scheduled for November 26 in return for their votes.

DHANKUTA, Oct 24: A total of 46,302 people have submitted their applications for temporary police in Province 1 alone, for the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections. According to the Eastern Regional Police Office (ERPO), the number of applicants is nearly three times more than the required number of temporary police.

PARBAT, Aug 7: Nar Bahadur Paija of Baskharka, Parbat district, spent his five precious years in Malaysia and Qatar as a laborer. Unable to make enough money, he returned to the country and started orange farming. Now, he is earning more than Rs 700,000 every year. He has around 200 orange trees in his field.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Education Minister Dhaniram Poudel has said that the grants doled out from the government would go to the beneficiaries earlier if the local levels were given rights for the job.

GORKHA, April 27: Poultry farmers in Gorkha district have proven that Nepalis can earn over twice the income working in our own country than those who go abroad for employment opportunities, especially in the Gulf and the Middle East countries.

KATHMANDU, April 25: As the date of local level elections fast approaching, Nepali Congress (NC) has come up with an ambitious plan to provide employment to over 300,000 people every year.

KALIKOT/ SINDHUPALCHOWK, April 10: Many teachers across the country have shown a keen interest to file their candidacies for various posts in the upcoming local level elections slated for May 14.

Whether you crave the freedom to manage yourself or feel drained by nonstop social stimulation, finding a career that lets you work independently can boost your job satisfaction. Try one of these self-sufficient jobs to forge your own path without a boss constantly looking over your shoulder.

Big-name authors and their weird jobs

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Dec 21: A tiny young woman crouches just outside the airport, crying softly into her thin shawl. It's cold, but her sleeping toddler is warm in her arms.

Decent jobs for all

December 13, 2016 00:25 am

We need economic growth that is sustainable and job-rich, rather than just statistically impressive

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE), Nov 25: As many as 14 Nepali migrant workers have been stranded in the UAE after the company they signed contract with failed to provide them jobs.

FRANKFURT, Germany, Nov 20: Volkswagen announced plans Friday to cut 30,000 jobs in a wide-ranging restructuring of its namesake brand as it tries to recover from a scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Police have arrested two men on the charge of swindling seven people with promises of European jobs.

SRINAGAR, Oct 9: When massive anti-India protests erupted in Indian-control Kashmir three months ago after the killing of a charismatic militant leader, Aqib Mir was among tens of thousands of Kashmiris who defied curfew and clashed with government forces.