Jobs

The End of Work as We Know It

January 18, 2017
Plant workers on an assembly line at Spain's Mondragon Group, an international model for worker-owned cooperatives (Credit: RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GABRIEL RUBIO        (Photo credit should read RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Three charts that explain what’s happening with jobs and automation. Will we soon have to figure out what to do with all our leisure time, as the likes of utopians (and John Maynard Keynes) have long predicted? Some labor economists …

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In Emerging Economies, Is There a Role for the Informal Sector?

January 16, 2017
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Increasing the formal sector can boost growth, but some experts say countries should also focus on improving conditions in the informal sector, given its staying power. Street vendors are a vital part of city life in economies around the world. …

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Making Job Training Programs Work Better for Laid-Off Workers

March 16, 2016
MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Two former steelworkers from SSI UK complete paperwork as they attend a job fair held at Middlesbrough Football Club on November 21, 2015 in Middlesbrough, England. The decision last month to end production at the region's only iron and steel maker resulted in almost 2,000 redundancies at the Redcar plant and hundreds of contractors were laid off. The SSI task force was set up by Redcar and Cleveland Council to support the workers who lost their jobs and their families. They have so far secured more than £42 million from the government to deliver on-going support and this is the second job fair held in the area for former workers from the site. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

As speculation grows about massive job loss due to trends in trade and technology, today’s training programs offer real lessons for a better future. Speculation on large-scale job loss due to economic shifts from trade to technology looms over a …

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7 Must-Reads On Jobs and Opportunity in America Today

February 5, 2016
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Numbers on and analysis of the trends transforming employment in the US The resonance that themes of economic dislocation has found in the long run up to the US presidential election shouldn’t be surprising: Last year, a New York Times/CBS …

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The New Geography of American Jobs

April 26, 2016
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Digging into the latest US jobs report reveals the need to close the gap between economic opportunity and affordable housing for low-income earners.  While the March US jobs report showed the number of employed at the highest level ever, the …

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Avoiding a Jobless Future

February 19, 2016
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To tackle employment in a future of growing automation, don’t think science fiction—start with Scandinavian business strategy, say two authors of The Future of Jobs report. With its prediction of a net loss of 5 million jobs by 2020, The Future …

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Worker-Owned Businesses: A New Avenue for Inclusive Growth in the US

February 3, 2016
Plant workers on an assembly line at Spain's Mondragon Group, an international model for worker-owned cooperatives (Credit: RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GABRIEL RUBIO        (Photo credit should read RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

With massive job loss predicted to be on the way due to technology advances, and barriers to entrepreneurship among women and minorities, what’s a solution for new progress towards inclusive growth? Worker-owned businesses, say experts on two panels held last …

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Help Entrepreneurs Save the World

August 10, 2015
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Go to www.EntrepreneursUnite.com and sign By Elizabeth Gore, Entrepreneur in Residence, Dell Inc When you think of the word “entrepreneur” who pops into your mind?  Richard Branson?  Michael Dell? I’m guessing it’s not Sarah Collins from South Africa.  Sarah is building …

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