Precarious work schedules common among younger workers
One wish many workers may have this Labor Day is for more control and predictability of their work schedules. A new report finds that unpredictability is widespread in many workers' schedules—one reason ...
Training schemes help jobless men feel better about themselves
Do the UK government's welfare-to-work training schemes improve the happiness and well-being of its unemployed citizens? Yes, and especially that of jobless men, says Daniel Sage of the University of Stirling in the UK in ...
Smart and socially adept: Individuals who demonstrate both qualities achieve greatest success in workplace
Wanted: Highly skilled individual who is also a team player. In other words, someone who knows his or her stuff and also plays well with others.
Prevalence and persistence of job-education mismatch among immigrants to U.S.
Many highly educated immigrants coming to the U.S. without a job lined up have been unable to find work at their level of education, leading to considerable "brain waste," Purdue University researchers have found.
Study untangles divergent US job-tenure patterns
Have American jobs become less stable? Do workers change employers more frequently than in the past?
Job market mixed for college grads
A steadily improving job market will greet most college graduates this year, although those with a newly minted MBA may find tough sledding, according to Michigan State University's annual Recruiting Trends ...
Hartz IV reform did not reduce unemployment in Germany
The Hartz IV reform of the German labor market has been one of the most controversial reforms in the history of the reunited Federal Republic of Germany. It has been widely seen as the end of the welfare state leading into ...
Citing severe skilled worker shortages, business leaders push for rigorous academic standards and innovative high school
If current education and labor market trends continue, New York will face a deficit of 350,000 workers with mid-level skills to fill current jobs. The need is particularly evident in the five-county Capital Region.
American workers find less incentive to relocate
American workers—long unusually mobile—are increasingly staying put. There are a range of popular explanations for the slowdown in migration between states, including an aging population that is firmly entrenched and ...
Dad's brains mean more to his son's success than his money: study
Sons of fathers with high incomes tend to end up with higher than average incomes themselves, but new research shows that it's not just dad's money that helps a son on his way.
Do good looks get high school students good grades?
Do personal traits predict success in school? If so, which dimension of one's outward appearance can tell the most about academic achievement? The answers to these questions are found in a new study by researchers from the ...