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  • Employment in industrial sector down

    According to the latest Labour Force Survey by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), employment in the industrial sector for the current fiscal added a mere 300,000 people over the last seven years (an average of 42,857 jobs per year).

  • Hiring people with disabilities

    According to the World Health Organisation (2011), persons with disabilities make up 15 percent of the population. Developing countries lose up to seven percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) due to the exclusion of persons with disabilities from the labour market. When persons with disabilities have access to skills training, they can significantly meet the rising demand of skilled labour, which provides considerable economic advantages.

  • PM stresses taking measures to end beggary

    Terming beggary a mean job, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directs the Social Welfare Ministry to take steps for the rehabilitation of those living in the streets and put an end to this malaise across the country.

  • Women on the move

    Bangladesh hasn't ratified the Domestic Workers Act itself, making it difficult for the government to require the same of destination countries.

  • Fanatics won't be a barrier to girls' education: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says fundamentalism or fanaticism would not be a barrier to girls' education in Bangladesh as the people are conscious about which is good for them and which is not.

  • From 'good-enough' jobs to 'decent' jobs

    Though there are many views on 'inclusive growth', the key consensus is that inclusive growth is a growth process which reduces poverty, inequality and social exclusion and promotes 'decent' jobs and economic and social cohesion.

  • Income inequality in Bangladesh

    Why inequality still matters

    In order to reduce inequality in Bangladesh, much more needs to be done to improve access to employment, health and education for the bottom half of the population.