Labor

Silicon Valley thinks of itself as the cutting edge of more than just technology; it considers itself a force for social change. But in an era when the United States has elected and re-elected an African American president, only 1 in 18 leaders of technology firms is black or Latino, says Laura...
photo of sign for Sand Hill Road
Americans frequently debate why wages are growing for the college-educated but declining for those with less education. What is less well-known is that communities and local labor markets are also diverging economically at an accelerating rate. A closer look at the 300-plus metropolitan areas of...
Pablo Fuentes, cofounder of Proven
There are any number of ways for highly paid people to find jobs that will net them even higher paying jobs. LinkedIn, Dice, and Monster are just some of the tech-fueled internet sites that professionals use to move up the career ladder. But what about the gardener or barista who is looking for...
oil rig worker
Can a macho workplace shed its machismo? It happened on an oil rig, that most macho of work environments, say researchers who found that crew members on an offshore platform toned down their bluster and macho as they concentrated on a company program to improve workplace safety. The scholars —...
children rescued from an embroidery factory
Slavery is not a thing of the past –– and if you eat chocolate, have a cell phone, or wear cotton you may well be contributing to it, says Stanford MBA student Katrina Benjamin. 21,000,000 The estimated number of adults and children who are either forced to work without pay or in jobs they don't...
Tony Blair photo
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair traces his deep interest in Africa back to his father teaching in Sierra Leone in the early 1960s, a time when South Korea was just as poor as Sierra Leone. While South Korea took off economically, Sierra Leone was racked by a long civil war. But now, “the...

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