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Mapping Stereotypes: Immigrant Jobs in the US

Immigrants in the US are widely held to be employed in low-wage jobs such as gardening or housekeeping. A map created by Business Insider, showing the most common jobs held by immigrants across the United States, reinforces many stereotypes. However, a closer look reveals some surprising results.

The map largely offers an image of immigrants’ jobs corresponding to people’s prejudices, with immigrants holding down low-paying jobs in sectors such as agriculture on the West Coast and housekeeping and construction across much of the South.  » Read more about: Mapping Stereotypes: Immigrant Jobs in the US  »

The Rise of the Machines: The Disruptive Potential of Cognitive Computing

As cinematic representations of intelligent machines over the past decades have shown, the fascination with and the fear of artificial intelligence always inevitably mix. People enjoy the thrill of watching humans knocked off-balance by AI in Ex Machina, robots trying to take over the world in I Robot, or seeing an entire team of Marvel superheroes fighting Ultron in the latest Avengers movie. But also in real life, intelligent machines are rivalling with humans and many are afraid of automation and digitalization stealing away people’s jobs.  » Read more about: The Rise of the Machines: The Disruptive Potential of Cognitive Computing  »

JANZZ.technology Releases a New and Improved Version of its Ontology

Every day, JANZZ.technology’s dedicated team of IT supporters and engineers work on improving the quality and extent of the ontology JANZZon!. Over the past couple of weeks, the focus was on growing the ontology’s reach by implementing even more languages and national occupation classifications.
Improvements on the ontology:

Implementation of O*Net completed
The Singaporean classifications SSEC 2015 and SSOC 2015 90% completed
Several thousands of skills added to the ontology in Arabic
Many occupations added to the Dutch classifications BO&C and SBC.  » Read more about: JANZZ.technology Releases a New and Improved Version of its Ontology  »

Old News, Current Problem: Over-Qualified Graduates in the UK

The lack of graduate jobs in the UK and the subsequent un- and underemployment of university leavers have been decried for years. New research now reports that over-qualification has reached saturation point, with woeful impacts on the UK economy.

According to a report commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), more than half the UK’s graduates are wasting their degrees in jobs that do not require a university qualification and are thereby driving lower skilled workers out of their jobs.  » Read more about: Old News, Current Problem: Over-Qualified Graduates in the UK  »

Survival of the Fittest: Badly Educated Men Struggling to Keep Up

Badly educated men in rich countries are a species hit hard by the changing demands of the labor market. They have enjoyed unwarranted advantages in the labor market simply because of their sex for decades and centuries but now their fortune is changing.
The Economist emphasized in an article how men cluster both at the top and the bottom of US society. While 95% of Fortune 500 CEOs, 98% of Forbes’ self-made billionaires are male and 93% of world’s government heads are male,  » Read more about: Survival of the Fittest: Badly Educated Men Struggling to Keep Up  »