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· January, 2010

Stories about Labor from January, 2010

Japan: In Choosing a Job (or Company)

With limited work experience, how does one make the decision on which company to work for, straight out of university? The question carries weight when you take in the fact...

China: Avatar ordered to make way for Confucius?

DANWEI blogs about SARFT's response to the rumor that the mega-hit Avatar has been ordered to stop its run early in order to make way for Confucius. Meanwhile, workers in...

China: More Violence Over Salary Dispute

A migrant worker from Hebei was stabbed Jan. 9, resulting in the loss of a kidney, after requesting withheld salary from a subcontractor in Beijing, reports the Yangcheng Evening News.  The incident has been...

South Korea: Woman worker's promotion grief

71% of the South Korea working woman believed that the promotion systems at their companies placed women at a disadvantage. (via James Turnbul's Grand Narratives)

Egypt: I quit my job so I can blog!

Blogger Isis announced that she finally resigned from her job so she can live a better life, with one goal in her mind: a better future.

Bangladesh: How To Get A Job After Graduation

Fahad at Finding Myslef cites an example how get a job in Bangladesh after graduation.

Bolivia: The Life of a Taxi Driver in El Alto

Blogger Wilfredo Jordán takes a closer look at the life of a taxi driver in El Alto, Bolivia. In addition to the long working conditions for little pay, they often...

Lebanon: Worker's Suicide Tragedy ‘Ignored’

Matthew Cassel reports the suicide of Theresa Seda, a Filipino domestic worker in Beirut. Read the chilling details of how such suicides- which have been increasing in numbers- are going...

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