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Fast-Food Chains in India Cultivate Untapped Workforce: Women

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 22:40:14 EST

American fast-food chains have become an unlikely source of female employment and empowerment in India, a country where traditionally most women are kept from working outside the home.



Uber's Drive Into India Relies on Raw Recruits

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 22:52:01 EST

Uber is making a big push in India, but finding drivers is a challenge in a country where knowing how to operate a car and a smartphone is a rare talent.



Navy Restores Traditional Job Titles for Sailors

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 23:00:17 EST

The U.S. Navy said it once again will let enlisted sailors use traditional job rating titles, an about-face by top leaders who wanted to scrap a system as old as the Navy itself but who faced pushback from sailors world-wide.



Female Doctors' Hospital Patients May Have An Edge

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 19:01:03 EST

Hospital patients treated by female physicians had a small survival edge over those with male doctors, a new study of more than 58,000 physicians found.



The Hidden Hurt of Life on the Police Beat

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:57:29 EST

National soul-searching over officer shootings has obscured a routine reality for cops—the threat of violence is often just behind a door, and for some of them the trauma can leave lasting personal damage.



Kroger Seeks to Cut Costs With Voluntary Retirement Plan

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:52:41 EST

Kroger is offering early retirement to 2,000 corporate employees, in an effort to cut costs amid stiff competition from more stores and online merchants stocking food.



Automation Can Actually Lead to More Jobs

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 07:10:01 EST

A long trail of empirical evidence shows that increased productivity brought about by automation and invention leads to more wealth, cheaper goods and more jobs, writes Christopher Mims.



Huawei's Culture Drives Growth, Demands Sacrifice

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:47:43 EST

Founder Ren Zhengfei’s intense style looms large at world’s No. 3 smartphone maker, where employees are rewarded for things like forgoing vacations and overtime.



Majority of Delta Pilots Approve New Labor Contract

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:53:23 EST

Pilots at Delta Air Lines ratified a new four-year labor contract that contains big raises and retains the aviators’ lucrative profit-sharing formula, reversing widespread rejection of an earlier proposed pact in 2015.



Out of Office: Workers Try a Year on the Road

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:20:09 EST

The Remote Year program that plucks employees from their work environment and sends them on a round-the-world trip, as they work remotely for jobs based thousands of miles away.



CEO Shadows Workers to Learn 'Nitty-Gritty' Details

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:35:04 EST

Joshua Reeves, CEO of Gusto, has begun shadowing employees to learn nitty-gritty details of all the work that goes on at the company. He learns about the job, helps with some tasks, and brainstorms new approaches.



How Amazon Gets Its Holiday Hires Up to Speed in Two Days

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:14:22 EST

To prepare for the flood of holiday orders just under way, Amazon.com has been using technology ranging from touch screens to robots to shrink the time it takes to train new hires at its warehouses to as little as two days.



Cravath Doesn't Change Bonuses

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:27:39 EST

Elite law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP told its junior lawyers Monday that year-end bonuses will be the same as last year’s, a sign that law firms continue to tread somewhat carefully in the postrecession world.



Five Myths About Landing a Good Job Later in Life

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:32:29 EST

The conventional wisdom says it’s impossible. The facts say otherwise.



Local Governments Arrive on Schedule to Help Part-Time Workers

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:48:02 EST

Laws requiring employers to give workers more predictable and remunerative schedules are sprouting across the nation, drawing the ire of some employers as local governments wade into the debate over inequality.



Retail Workers Clock In for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 20:13:18 EST

The J.C. Penney store at the Mall at Bay Plaza in the Bronx usually closes at 9 p.m. but will be open for more than 24 hours, until 10 p.m. Friday, to ring in the holiday season.



Small-Business Lament: Too Few Mexicans in U.S.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:56:33 EST

As the U.S. labor market tightens and the population of undocumented immigrants shrinks, employers in industries such as hospitality, construction and agriculture are scrambling to fill jobs they say Americans don’t want.



Tech Giants Are Poaching Universities' AI Talent

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:02:07 EST

Google, Baidu, Facebook and others pursuing artificial intelligence are draining universities of top computer scientists who might otherwise be cultivating the next generation of AI researchers, say experts.



GE Appliance Workers Reject Contract Offer From Chinese Owner

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 23:32:06 EST

Workers at the former appliance division of General Electric rejected a new contract this week, spurning an attempt by its new Chinese owners to cut costs at a massive factory complex in Louisville, Ky.



Who's Working in the 'Gig Economy'?

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:00:03 EST

In the “gig economy,” workers run the gamut from independent contractors to moonlighters.



Federal Judge Issues Nationwide Injunction Putting Overtime-Pay Regulation on Hold

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:27:11 EST

A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking a sweeping regulation set to qualify millions more Americans for overtime pay Dec. 1, delivering a blow to one of President Barack Obama’s signature workplace rules.



Legal Marijuana Becomes Headache for Employee Drug Testing

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:08:46 EST

A raft of new state marijuana legalization laws presents employers with hazy challenges when it comes to workplace drug testing.



How to Cope When Your Sponsor Leaves the Company

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:23:49 EST

A good sponsor can turbocharge her protégés’ careers by staking her professional reputation on helping them succeed. But what happens when that sponsor leaves the company?



Crisis Consultant Writes Novels to Recharge

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:00:17 EST

Crisis consultant Eric Dezenhall copes with his high-pressure job in an unusual way: He writes novels during his spare time.



Court Halts Overtime Rule, Leaving Employers in Limbo

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:30:32 EST

U.S. employers have spent months adjusting employee schedules, job duties and pay ahead of a new overtime rule set to take effect next week. But an order from a federal judge on Tuesday puts the fate of the rule into question.