It's clever, but also a troubling sign of Japan's labor priorities. Researchers at the Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Institute have built HRP-5P, a humanoid robot that can do a large number of construction tasks during labor shortages or in the case of serious hazards. The prototyp...
Bloomberg analyst Samuel Estreicher recently argued that guest-worker programs put low-skilled Americans at a disadvantage. As he points out, one of the more confusing facts in the U.S. labor market is why, even with unemployment hovering at 4%, wages and salaries remain flat. Economists have propos...
[caption id="attachment_7827" align="alignright" width="590"] Shortage of construction workers to rebuild Houston could reshape regional labor market.[/caption] Even as much of Houston remains flooded from Tropical Storm Harvey, city officials are worrying that there may be a severe shortage of wor...