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Caroline Wanjiku, A Female Ex-Diasporan Shoe Shiner With a Master’s Degree From Italy – [VIDEO]

This is the story of Caroline Wanjiku, a Kenyan lady who has ventured into the shoe-shining business in Nairobi. Ms Wanjiku is one of the few women shoe shiners in Kenya, a business that for so long had been dominated by men. The 33 year old lady holds a Master’s Degree in Social Communications from […]

Medina Mercedez lugs her possessions into the abandoned office space she now calls home, joining the growing ranks of Italy’s poor forced to live in squats amid social misery despite a tentative economic recovery. Mercedez came to Italy from Ecuador 20 years ago but lost her job as a private nurse last year even as a […]

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More and more Spaniards are seeking free food in the form of soup kitchens as the soaring costs of everyday life are set to bring a cruel Christmas. After dropping off her children at school in Barcelona, Esmerelda Ingles eats out for breakfast, not at one of the Spanish Mediterranean city’s swanky cafes but at […]

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It is likely that most expats living in France will find themselves without a job at some point or another. Well don’t panic, The Local has put together a list of tips that will help you to know what to do when you find yourself “sans emploi”. It can be a tough task trying to […]

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Jobseekers are being made to complete bogus psychometric tests by the Department for Work and Pensions – and told that in some cases they risk losing their benefits if they do not complete the meaningless online questionnaire. The test called My Strengths, devised by Downing Street’s behavioural insights or “nudge” unit, has been exposed by bloggers as a sham with results having no […]

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