Whether your job is on Wall Street or in a warehouse, at a construction site or behind a cash register, Friday's jobs report offered some fabulous news. A combination of robust job creation and a steadily-growing work force underscored the economy’s strength. Meanwhile, modest wage growth calme...
"If you wanted to predict the future based on school achievement alone, our world would be a matriarchy.” Famed Psychologist Susan Pinker wrote that line almost a decade ago in her book The Sexual Paradox: Extreme Men, Gifted Women, and the Real Gender Gap, but she could easily make the same cl...
Insecurity? Flexibility? Uncertainty? Freedom? These are some buzzwords you hear when contract workers describe their jobs. These impermanent positions have now become a mainstay of America's working life. NPR has run an investigative series on the gig economy and recently interviewed dozens of cont...
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...
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....
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...
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...