Sony to close two-thirds of US stores
(AP)—Sony Corp. says it is closing about two-thirds of its U.S. Sony Stores is part of a wide-ranging company restructuring it announced earlier this month.
Offshoring and outsourcing a mixed bag for American jobs, wages
A new study by UC Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers finds that the practices of outsourcing and offshoring jobs appear to have both positive and negative effects on American ...
Is job insecurity becoming the norm for young people?
In recent years, job insecurity among young people has risen to unsettling proportions. Last year, The Economist reported that as many as 290 million 15-24 year olds were not participating in the labour market—"nearly as lar ...
Perception of job insecurity results in lower use of workplace programs
(Phys.org) —With the hangover from the Great Recession still lingering, the specter of job loss continues to loom for most workers.
Longer commutes disadvantage African-American workers
African-Americans spend more time than any other group getting to work and in some cases spend about 15 minutes more a day than whites commuting, according to research by Virginia Parks, associate professor at the University ...
Palestinian women make strides in high-tech
Growing up in a traditional society, Abeer Abu Ghaith was often told a woman's future is in her husband's kitchen. Quietly, the 29-year-old proved everyone wrong.
Dressing down: Can this actually boost your social status?
From wearing a suit to a wedding to donning a tie for a job interview, American society has established unspoken rules for dress codes and proper etiquette. But there's always that one guy who wears the bright socks or the ...
Gaming the classroom: Teaching style motivates, engages
Writing a blog comparing Socrates to Steve Jobs.
Why do young people fail to thrive?
Around the world, more and more young people are failing to find stable jobs and live independently. A new study from IIASA population researchers explains why.
Study untangles divergent US job-tenure patterns
Have American jobs become less stable? Do workers change employers more frequently than in the past?
Tricks of the trade: Study suggests how freelancers can land more jobs
According to Elance.com, the online workplace lists more than three million registered freelancers worldwide, and each month it posts 100,000+ freelance jobs ranging from computer programming and web design to finance and ...
Capitol chemistry: How Congress will alter the science landscape in 2014
The Congressional agenda for 2014 includes science issues with far-reaching implications for an array of issues including public health, job growth, pharmaceutical research and energy, according to an article in Chemical & ...
When the job search becomes a blame game
Searching for a job is tough—and the nature of the hiring process in the United States makes matters far tougher, and more emotionally fraught for workers, than it needs to be.
Geeks the stars as Apple 'Mac' turns 30
Geeks who brought the Macintosh computer to life became Silicon Valley rock stars on Saturday, with people asking for autographs or photos while celebrating the Apple desktop machine's 30th birthday. ...