mandag 21. mars 2011

Sindhuja Rajaraman, a ninth standard student has become the world’s youngest Chief Executive Officer..!!!

Girl aged 14 becomes world’s youngest CEO

March 21, 2011, 9:54 pm

March 21 2011 Chennai: Sindhuja Rajaraman, a ninth standard student has become the world’s youngest Chief Executive Officer.

The 14-year-old girl became the head of Seppan Company, an animation firm, in October 2010. The company was set up by her father.

She was adjudged the fastest 2D and 3D animator by software lobby NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) at the Gaming and Animation Conclave 2010 held in Hyderabad.

"I am just proud to be an animator. The CEO is just a post given in this company," Rajaraman.

"I am learning animation for this CEO post to make myself worthy for the post," she said. "There is no age bar or age limit for animation. Everybody can do animation."

"The scope for animation in India is growing everyday. There is going to be a big boom in India and all industries are into the animation, they need animation and multimedia. I am enjoying work and I am also getting challenging work," she added. (Indian Express)

søndag 6. mars 2011

ILO will mark the centenary of International Women’s Day on 7th March with a panel discussion which will highlight the role of gender equality.!!!

Global unemployment rate for men 6% and 6.5% for women in 2010 —ILO
March 5, 2011, 6:39 pm

GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) will mark the centenary of International Women’s Day on Monday 7 March with a panel discussion which will highlight the role of gender equality in securing a sustainable and equitable recovery.

Focusing on the theme – "Making the crisis recovery work for women!" – a panel of experts will discuss how policy measures in the wake of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression can ensure equal opportunities and treatment for women and men when it comes to jobs and working conditions. The panel will emphasize skills development and training policies, contributing to the UN theme for this Day: "Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women".

The first official International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911 following a decision of the International Conference of Working Women held in Copenhagen the year before. By that time, in countries such as Austria and Germany, the main claim was the right to vote, while in the United States, women demonstrated against poor working conditions that led to a fire in a garment factory, which killed 146 workers, most of them women of immigrant origin.

One hundred years on, despite some progress there is still much to be done to achieve gender equality in the world of work. "The crisis has served to underscore and aggravate pre-existing inequality. Achieving gender equality remains a major challenge. Securing a sustainable and equitable recovery and a fair globalization demand gender-aware responses", said ILO Director-General Juan Somavia.

According to the latest ILO data both women and men continue to feel the impact of the economic crisis, with the global unemployment rate for men standing at 6 per cent in 2010 and 6.5 per cent for women.

Jane Hodges, Director of the ILO Bureau for Gender Equality points to the persistence of a clear segregation of women in sectors generally characterized by low pay, long hours and informal working arrangements. This is reflected in the bigger percentage of women who are trapped in vulnerable employment globally (51.8 per cent) compared to men (48.9 per cent). Women also fall behind men when it comes to access to training and education, especially in the developing world.

The ILO has upheld the principles of equal remuneration for work of equal value and of non discrimination since its founding in 1919. In 2009, the International Labour Conference passed a resolution on Gender Equality at the Heart of Decent Work guiding efforts towards a labour market in which all women and men can participate freely and actively. That same year the ILC adopted the Global Jobs Pact to help mitigate the social impact of the crisis. Amongst other measures, the Pact calls for recovery packages to take into account gender equality concerns.


JOB Fair is being organised by SL-Jobs Net together with USAID-RISEN (Reintegration&Stabilization in the East &North) to address lack of jobs..!!!

Firms urged to employ war zone youth
March 5, 2011, 7:03 pm

A Sri Lankan employment network is encouraging businesses to give jobs to over 15,000 youth in the former northern war zone who are seeking work and help improve ethnic relations in the country. "Access to the job market will renew hope in the community in the resettled area as well as renew the relationship between the North and South through improved shared economic opportunities," Sri Lanka Jobs Net said.

Lack of employment is a key issue in Sri Lanka’s north which is recovering from the effects of a 30-year ethnic war which ended in May 2009 enabling refugees to be resettled and infrastructure to be rebuilt.

Jobs Net said in a statement is it inviting members of the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon to take part in a job fair to be held in Vavuniya, a major town at the entrance to Sri Lanka’s north, on March 12, 2011.

The fair is being organised by Sri Lanka Jobs Net together with USAID-RISEN (Reintegration and Stabilization in the East and North) to address lack of access to employment opportunities for youth in the north.

"This is a window of opportunity for all employers to meet specific employment needs through selective job placement for over 15,500 pre-screened and registered job seekers from the north," the statement said.

Jobs Net said the job fair is part of a short term, comprehensive "accelerated employment service delivery system" developed to meet private sector manpower requirements.

The Jobs Net will coordinate job seekers, employers and vocational training institutions in one place to conduct a jobs fair in Vavuniya.

It invited employers from all over the country to "set up stalls in Vavuniya to hold interviews, provide employment opportunity information, to collect information from potential employees and to extend job offers to unemployed youth."

The fair will provide an opportunity for unemployed youth to identify available jobs in the market, what jobs they are skilled enough for consideration from potential employers and to encourage youth to seek skills training. – (LBO)