Personal connections such as friends and family account for almost half of job placements across Italy, data from the national statistics agency revealed on Wednesday. A total of 47.3 percent of jobs in Italy are gained through these "informal channels", Istat said, with that figure rising to 50.6 percent in the south, where unemployment levels are highest. The majority of the remaining jobs (52.7 percent) were found through traditional means including adverts and employment agencies. But the vast majority of Italians appealed to help from their personal networks during the job-hunt, with 87.5 percent saying they had done so. These findings were published in Istat's Annual Report on the State of the Nation, which this year focussed on the theme of networks including friendships, social media, and families. The trend does appear to be reversing though, with young Italians -- among whom the unemployment rate is highest -- more likely to find work entirely through their own … [Read more...] about Almost half of jobs in Italy found through friends and family
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As one of the biggest contributors to the World Health Organisation (WHO), holding its annual assembly in Geneva this week, the UK has a pivotal role in setting the global health agenda. The WHO’s work has never been more important to address serious and evolving international health threats. It is only a matter of time before there is another global influenza pandemic to match the devastating outbreak of 1918, and, as recent outbreaks of Ebola and Zika have shown, new and deadly diseases can emerge at any time. As a UN organisation to which almost every country belongs, strengthening national health systems and coordinating defences against transnational disease should be the WHO’s priority. Read more: Private sector startups can propel our NHS to a digital revolution Alas, superficial involvement in a ballooning number of health areas has made it a directionless, ineffective, and inward-looking player in an increasingly crowded global health scene. The WHO’s … [Read more...] about The directionless and ineffective World Health Organisation is in urgent need of reform
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44 0 1. acipollo (Posts: 34; Member since: 20 Apr 2009) Really, who these days want a 2.8 inch screen? posted on 12 Nov 2009, 19:23 0 24. testman22 (Posts: 339; Member since: 03 Nov 2009) These rumors are ridiculous. I could see them finding an iphone that had "verizon" written on it with a sharpie and assuming it is a new prototype. posted on 12 Nov 2009, 23:15 0 27. sully23 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Nov 2009) Okay really if this is what brings the allegiance of Iphone users to Verizon whatever, to be honest the droid that they launched has been only beginning of something that really will put the iphone on the back burner because of what that phone has to offer. Not saying the Iphone is finished but it is really going to have it's hands full if it wants to continue its dominance. I really don't see them launching something that will limit the current Iphone unless they start to streamline the current models going forward I really … [Read more...] about Comments for : Apple iPhone to get Verizon launch in Q3 of 2010?
The Federal Trade Commission has extended the claim filing deadline for its $586 million settlement with Western Union. Consumers who’ve previously lost money to a scammer that took payment through Western Union now have until May 31st to file a claim and recoup those funds. The settlement covers a wide range of potential victims; anyone who got scammed between January 1st, 2004 and January 19th, 2017 is eligible to submit a claim. You’re not necessarily guaranteed to get all of your stolen cash back, however as the FTC says “the amount you get will depend on how much you lost and the number of people who submit valid claims.” The process of going through those claims might take up to an entire year, so don’t expect repayment anytime soon. A social security must also be provided, as the Justice Department will check to see that you don’t owe the feds any money. If you do, it’ll come out of your refund amount. If you got duped multiple times … [Read more...] about FTC gives internet scam victims more time to get money back from Western Union