Amazon Go, the automated convenience store that recently opened to the public in Seattle, lets shoppers stroll in, grab whatever they want, and zoom back out, all without having to deal with a checkout line or a human worker at the cash register. The self-checkout store is, of course, just the late...
A new NPR/Marist poll finds that 1 in 5 jobs in the U.S. is held by a worker under contract. Within a single decade, freelancers and contractors could make up half of the workforce. Working as a freelancer can come with some flexibility, but it also means you don't have the safety net of benefi...
Worker at Amazon fulfillment center. Work isn't what it used to be, and millennials are paying the price. No marker is a better indicator of the changing world millennials are inheriting than statistics about the American dream ― the belief that children will be better off than their parents...
By now, you've probably heard that Seattle and surrounding areas did NOT make the final 20 candidates to host the second headquarters for Amazon. And many residents are breathing a sigh of relief. On Thursday, Amazon released the short list of cities that are still being considered host the onl...
In a world full of anxiety about the loss of jobs to automation, Sweden has positioned itself to embrace the new technology without threatening its workers. Sweden’s famous social welfare system makes this a place where few people are fretting about automation — or much else, for that matter....
Wonder if your current job will still be around in 2030? LinkedIn’s Carolyn Fairchild analyzed a study by The McKinsey Global Institute to offer a glimpse into the crystal ball of careers. Teachers will still be in high demand, As Fairchild argues, “doing jobs that require human interaction...
If you rely on tips at your job, you'll probably be interested in the results of a recent study on the most generous tippers. Results show that the  ideal customer is a Republican man from a northeastern state who’s using his credit card to pay. That’s a pretty specific profile, of course, b...
According to Business Insider, Amazon is slowing its hiring in Seattle as it plans to open a new headquarters in a yet-to-be-determined city. Here are some highlights of the article: Amazon has been in a hiring frenzy for years but it has slowed down hiring at its Seattle headquarters, accordi...
Many of the voters who put Donald Trump in office in November 2016 hoped his "outsider" status would boost job prospects and revive faltering industries. Now that we are one year into his presidency, how do American workers feel about the future of their jobs and industries? BBC Capital commissio...
No degree? No experience? No problem! Many are still surprised to hear that US companies are struggling to find workers in an increasingly tight labor market – and as a result, many are making offers to candidates (white- and blue-collar workers alike) who lack skills or experience consider...