As the farm labor shortage grows worse, some farmers are turning to automated harvesting machines and other robotic technology to carry out the tasks of pruning, seeding and weeding. Robotic harvesting vehicles are currently being piloted in Florida and California to pick strawberries and repla...
Anyone following developments in the American workplace over recent years has likely noted the growing level of concern about a "robopocalypse." And estimated 50 percent of today’s jobs could be automated by 2055, according to a recent report from McKinsey Global Institute. But you don't have t...
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...
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...
Are we entering a new golden era for American workers? For a couple of years now, workers’ median earnings have been consistently rising at a rate not seen in years. This may seem unexpected following decades of wage stagnation, when the good jobs of an earlier industrial and manufacturing e...
[caption id="attachment_7819" align="alignright" width="400"] The decline of the summer job.[/caption] Summer is finally drawing to a close, and on average, American teenagers who wanted jobs found it a little easier to land one than teens in recent years. The unemployment rate dropped to 4.3%...
Up until recently, most teenagers had summer jobs. But things are different now. In fact, the number of teens who land summer jobs has fallen for decades, and just reached its lowest point ever. NPR host Kelly McEvers interviewed Ben Steverman, who has been covering the trend for Bloomberg. A summar...
What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? In the award-winning book Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future   Martin Ford argues that as technology continues to advance and machines increasingly tend themselves, fewer humans will be ...
In his recent book, The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality, Justin Gest reminds readers that it wasn't so long ago that the white working class occupied the middle ground of American and British politics and society. But in recent years, members of t...