Building Hawaii's future tech workforce; Podcast highlights Hawaii's National Parks; Honolulu overpays its workers, doesn't ask for it back; Conversation with head of public schools Christina Kishimoto
Hawaiʻi has all the ingredients for a thiving clean energy economy – high energy prices and an abundance of renewable energy sources. But persuading local youth to stay in the islands and help build this economy will be one of the state’s biggest challenges. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has more.
State employees in Hawai‘i get more than four weeks of vacation each year, along with 13 paid holidays—14 during an election year. And while taking time off doesn’t seem to be an issue here in the islands for state workers or in the private sector, apparently it is in Japan. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.
On this day after Labor Day, how many hours do you plan on working? If you figure it out on an annual basis, employees in most industrialized countries work about 18,000 hours a year. But in some Asian countries, the totals are much higher.
In the United States, about 2/3 of women between the ages of 15 and 64 are in the workforce. That’s similar to the rates in many other industrialized countries. But one country in Southeast Asia is much lower, and is trying to make some changes. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.