The largest professional recruitment fair aimed directly at military conscripts finishing their service period may help with Finland's unemployment troubles, says Hämeenlinna deputy city manager Juha Isosuo. Hundreds of conscripts end their training every three months, most of whom are in need of some kind of work or other calling after their mandated stint (of either 165, 255 or 347 days)."Many conscripts don't know what to do with their futures," says gunner Joona Karvonen, who is also in charge of helping other trainees with education and employment-related questions. Twenty-five different businesses – in construction, metalwork, ICT and other fields – gathered at the recruitment event, organised by the Armoured Brigade of the Defence Forces and the Häme region Chamber of Commerce."Win-win" Deputy mayor Isosuo calls the jobseeking fair a "win-win situation" for both the Defence Forces and society at large, as hitching fresh-faced young adults to jobs right out … [Read more...] about Conscripts meet employers at Finland’s biggest post-service job fair
Opinion » This day, that yearPosted at: Jun 14, 2018, 12:13 AM; last updated: Jun 14, 2018, 12:13 AM (IST)LAHORE, FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 1918.Also in this sectionCharacteristically Absurd.WHILE the Daily Chroncile is responsible for the statement that it is probable that both Home Rule and Irish conscription will be side-tracked, Mr. Bonar Law stated in the House of Commons that it was an incorrect inference from Lord French's proclamation that the Government had abandoned the idea of conscription. As regards Home Rule, however, Mr. Bonar Law stated that he could not say when the Bill would be introduced. As conscription is not to be thought of until the Home Rule Bill has been passed, the Chronicle's statement does not seem to be so very wide off the mark after all. In the meantime the movement against conscription is as active as ever. Characteristically Absurd. The views expressed in the Comments section are of the individuals writing the post. The Tribune does not … [Read more...] about Home Rule and Conscription.
Colombia is considering a bill to renew conscription to military and social service for both men and women, the Defense Ministry has announced. Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon said that President Juan Manuel Santos has asked his ministry to analyze the initiative to enforce young school graduates to choose between military or social service in public institutions. MORE: Colombia’s Opposition Suing Defense Minister Over Illegal Army Recruitment This discussion was brought up in the Second Committee of the House where the topic of illegal “raids” was also discussed. Pinzon said that this rule should not be only for the poor and should be a universal service. The defense minister said that military and community service for all Colombians including men and women could be established. Colombia currently has obligatory conscription for men although there are means to avoid the service. Pinzon explained the scope of this proposal: “That … [Read more...] about Colombia looking to introduce conscription for both men and women
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order on conscription of citizens of Azerbaijan into the active military service and transfer of the servicemen from active military service to reserve units on July 1-30, 2018. Under the order, the Azerbaijani citizens born in 2000, who are 18 years of age on the day of conscription, as well as those born in 1983-1999 and are under the age of 35 and citizens of Azerbaijan Republic, who have no rights of deferral of services in the republic’s armed forces and other military formations are to be conscripted into active military service on July 1-30, 2018. The servicemen who served a term of service envisaged by Law “On Military Service” of the Republic of Azerbaijan are to be discharged on July 1-30, 2018. News.Az … [Read more...] about News.Az — Your Window to the RegionAzerbaijani president signs order on conscription
300,000-strong army was nearly halved by deaths, injuries and defections during war Damascus: Syria’s army has issued orders to return home for men conscripted for compulsory service in 2010, the year before war broke out, fighters and local media said Saturday. The decision ends the drawn-out deployment of thousands of Syrians who enlisted for the mandatory 18 months of military service in 2010, but who ended up serving for eight years because of the war. Al Watan, a Syrian daily close to the government, reported that the army had “issued a decision to demobilise the officers and reservists of Recruitment Class 102 as of June 1, 2018”. The decision comes in the wake of a string of military gains around the capital Damascus and in the central province of Homs. Mohammad, 27, has been serving for eight consecutive years after enlisting in 2010, but will finally go home next month. “I feel like I just won a huge battle,” said Mohammad, who hails from … [Read more...] about Syrian army allows pre-2011 conscripts to return home