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US adds 250,000 jobs in October, along with fat pay bump

The US economic engine delivered another jolt of good news as Republicans battle to maintain control of Congress in next week's midterm elections, churning out jobs and giving workers a fat pay bump, government data showed Friday. The economy brushed past Hurricane Michael, adding 250,000 net new positions in October and handily overshooting forecasts, while salaries rose at the fastest pace in nearly a decade, the Labor Department said. The unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent, a 48-year low, as more workers…

PM directs to evolve strategy for utilization of job opportunities in Gulf countries

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that well-being of the overseas Pakistanis, especially those employed as workmen and labourer is top priority of the government. Presiding over a briefing of the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources Development Division in Islamabad, he said labourers working abroad are the precious asset of the country. The prime minister directed to evolve a strategy for maximum utilization of job opportunities in the Gulf countries, including Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia…

Pak-Qatar Ministers’ meeting: Qatar offers 100,000 jobs to Pakistani workers

NEW YORK: Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani made an overture to Pakistan by offering employment opportunities to 100,000 Pakistani workers. The positive gesture of Qatar's Foreign Minister came on the side lines of 73rd session of the UN General Assembly where Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a bilateral meeting with his counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani. During the meeting, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi welcomed the increase in the bilateral trade by 53%.…

People with these JOBS are most likely to get divorced, study reveals

Picking the ‘right’ career may not always bring you success on all fronts –attractive salaries as well as emotional satisfaction with less stress is the actual combo that you want. But this doesn’t happen with all. There are jobs, keep the perks and incentives aside, that could make you financially sound but might break you maritally. According to the research published by the Business Insider, gaming managers, such as casino managers, have the highest divorce rates in the United States, at 52.9%. Unsurprisingly,…

Sindh govt announces 15-year relaxation in age limit for jobs

KARACHI: Sindh Government on Friday approved age relaxation up to 15 years for government jobs in the province. The notification in this regard has also been issued by chief secretary Sindh. According to the notification, the government of Sindh allowed relaxation upto maximum of fifteen years in the upper age limit to all the applicants applying for the vacancies Sindh government departments. The relaxation will be applicable from July 1, 2018 to June 1, 2020. The notification reads: “In continuation of this…

Sheikh Rasheed promises ‘jobs on merit’ in railways

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said Pakistan Railways (PR) has vowed that 10,000 essential job posts would be filled on merit soon. Talking to Media here on Friday, he said PR has the potential to generate maximum revenue which could contribute huge amounts to alleviate national debts. He said that two new Express trains would be launched next week from Islamabad and Lahore on September 14, 15 respectively. He said PR would soon begin train service reaching Rawalpindi to Lahore in three…

PM’s 10m jobs initiative aligned with global studies: UNDP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiative to generate 10 million jobs over a five years period stands aligned with the findings of renowned world institutions to cope with the core issue of unemployment for ensuring a promising future for the youth of the country. The incumbent government had announced ambitious initiative to create 10 million jobs i.e. 2 million jobs every year while the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its recent report had estimated requirements of some 1.3 million jobs every…

Efforts underway for creating 10 mn jobs, says Arif Alvi

ISLAMABAD: Presidential candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday said efforts were underway for creating ten million jobs and construction of five million houses for the citizens of the country. "Removing the deprivation sense of neglected provinces is among top priorities of Prime Minister Imran Khan," he said while addressing a news conference in Peshawar. He said the PTI had worked hard in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during its previous tenure and hoped the new chief minister would carry…

PTI’s MNA-elect promises 4,000 jobs to his voters

PESHAWAR: Soon after emerging victorious in the general elections, the MNA-elect from Dera Ismail Khan belonging to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Mohammad Yaqoob Sheikh, announced to provide jobs to 4,000 people at first. Yaqoob Sheikh of the PTI defeated JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman by nearly 1400 votes. Sheikh acquired 5511 votes while Fazl received 4076 votes in NA-39 (Dera Ismail Khan-II). He said he would be giving jobs to people in his private complex of industries to overcome unemployment in the…

Burger on wheels: Saudis try once ‘lowly’ jobs as economy bites

RIYADH: Dishing out burgers and fries slathered with melted cheese, "One Way Burger" is like any other trendy food truck in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. But it offers something rare -- the cook behind the sizzling hot grill is a Saudi. In the once tax-free petro-state, which long offered its citizens cradle-to-grave welfare, blue-collar occupations such as cooking, cleaning and working at gas stations have largely been the preserve of foreign workers, who far outnumber Saudis. But Saudis are increasingly taking on such "low…