One in five American jobs is now held by a worker under contract. Within a decade, contractors and freelancers could make up half of the American workforce. Workers across all industries and at all professional levels will be affected by the movement toward independent work — one without the const...
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...
A recent survey shows that 94 percent of U.S. workers — across all industries — are confident that their jobs will NOT be replaced by automation. This optimism was one of the most surprising findings in the new NPR/Marist poll. Typical among the responses was the assured mood of  Chris Beat...
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...
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...
The Labor Department is considering an end to Obama-era regulations that restricted the scenarios in which employers could compel workers to share tips. In a proposed rule released earlier this month, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division calls for abolishing the 2011 regulation that prohibited re...
Americans place one thing above all others when assessing whether an employer is a good corporate citizen: how they treat their workers. That sentiment emerged from a November survey of 10,000 Americans by Just Capital, a nonprofit group founded by billionaire Paul Tudor Jones II that also...
The most popular explanation for the steep rise in inequality over the last four decades is developments in technology. As the story goes, technology increased demand for sophisticated skills while diminishing the need for manual labor. This explanation has the advantage over competing views -- l...
A Seattle woman reported that her identity has been stolen over a dozen times in the wake of the massive Equifax security breach earlier this year. Last week, Katie Van Fleet told KOMO-TV that she decided to speak out as a warning to others. “I want to share my story and make people aware that...