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16th June 2017 / Politics / Employment and Social Affairs

U.S. Chamber’s Donohue Applauds Workforce Development Executive Order

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue issued the following statement today on President Trump’s executive order related to workforce development:
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29th May 2017 / Politics / Employment and Social Affairs

Working for Health: Five year action plan for health employment & inclusive economic growth adopted

The World Health Assembly today adopted a joint ILO OECD WHO five-year action plan aimed at working with countries and key stakeholders to make progress towards expanding and transforming the health and social workforce. 
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19th April 2017 / Politics / Employment and Social Affairs

President Trump orders review of U.S. visa program for bringing high-skilled foreign workers into the country | U.S. Chamber of Commerce statement

The Trump Administration has issued a new Executive Order on government procurement and H1-8 visas, which will place stricter conditions on qualifications for foreign workers and review the effectiveness of "Buy American" provisions in public procurement.
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27th November 2015 / Politics / Employment and Social Affairs

Politics: Employment Commissioner: 2016 European Semester to focus on divergence, unemployment, ageing

In terms of living conditions, our Member States have been drifting apart instead of moving closer together...economic growth and social fairness must go hand-in-hand...We want to prioritise investment without forgetting human capital and related social investment, said EU Commissioner for Employm...
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6th August 2015 / Politics / Employment and Social Affairs

HN interview with Commissioner Jourová:some EU member states lose 5% of GDP per year due to low employment of women

Originally, the European Commission planned to have equal participation of women and men in the EU’’s labor market by 2020. Nowadays, 2081 seems to be a more likely date. Some EU member states lose 5% of GDP due to low participation of women in the economy, says European Commissioner for Justice, ...
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic