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Welcome to the WFH Friday economy: It"s a time for hair masks, spas, day drinking, and no-camera meetings

Workers are hitting the spa and the gym on the last workday of the week: "The world is my oyster after 2:00 PM on a Friday." Credit: Hector Roquet .....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytMay 24th, 2024

In Garland, manufacturers with high-tech operations invest in expansions and hire skilled workers

From components that power the International Space Station to some of the world’s most well-known food staples, the products being produced in the heart of Texas are having an impact on a global scale. That’s because Garland is one of the la.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 15th, 2024

South Korea Still Dominates The World With The Highest Density Of Robot Workers

South Korea Still Dominates The World With The Highest Density Of Robot W.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytMay 14th, 2024

Careers site Indeed to lay off 1,000 workers

In a memo to employees, Indeed CEO Chris Hyams took responsibility for "how we got here," but also cited a global slowdown in hiring. Indeed draws more than 250 million people from around the world each month.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytMay 13th, 2024

An escalating cold war between US and China would be a blow to global growth, IMF official says

The IMF predicts that the global economy could incur costs equivalent to as much as 7% of the world's GDP in the worst-case scenar.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytMay 8th, 2024

Disney World theme parks are becoming remote working hotspots

Writers, techies, and social media workers are just some of.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytMay 5th, 2024

Escobar: The Brave New Cancel Culture World

Escobar: The Brave New Cancel Culture World Authored by Pepe Esc.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytMay 5th, 2021

Every Company is a Tech Company Now. The Disruption is Just Beginning

In March 2020, as businesses across the world sent non-essential workers home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a 2.6 million-sq.-ft. General Motors plant in Kokomo, Ind., sat idle. At the same time, ventilators—the breathing machines essenti.....»»

Category: topSource: timeApr 28th, 2021

How Long the Typical Work Week Is Around the World

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the length of the workweek in the United States, with many workers forced to move to part time or otherwise change hours as a result of largely remote........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstApr 27th, 2021

Kevin Smith reveals why he"s auctioning off new film "Killroy Was Here" as an NFT: "It"s a brave new world"

Kevin Smith has announced plans to auction off his film "Killroy Was Here" as an NFT (non-fungible token). He tells USA TODAY, ".....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayApr 16th, 2021

The IMF lifts its global growth forecast with vaccination and stimulus likely to be a shot in the arm

Stimulus and essential workers helped the world avoid a recession that would've been "at least three times worse," the IMF's managing director said. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva speaks at a press conference in Washington D.C.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytMar 30th, 2021

Amazon workers leading a historic push for unionization in Alabama describe midnight "education" meetings, an unexpected mailbox, and streams of anti-union flyers as they go up against one of the world"s most powerful companies

Insider spoke with Amazon workers from Bessemer, Alabama, who have battled anti-union tactics as they try to fo.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytMar 24th, 2021

Outside the Box: 6 top strategies for 50+ job seekers in a COVID world

There are real opportunities for workers and employers.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 19th, 2021

3 ways to network at all-virtual SXSW 2021

SXSW 2021 is a brave new world — an all-digital affair that bears little resemblance to the weeks-long festivals of years past. But there are still multiple ways for attendees to make connections......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 17th, 2021

: 4 in 10 jobless workers are experiencing long-term unemployment — and Asian Americans are hardest hit

During the Great Recession, long-term joblessness took almost two years to climb to this level......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 14th, 2021

Why Even Pristine Sweden Struggles With Green Energy

As a world leader in renewable energy and a major exporter of low-carbon electricity, Sweden is among the green elite. Yet a cold snap provoked a political storm this winter when, in order to keep the lights on, the authorities started up a 52-.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostFeb 19th, 2021

The Wall Street Journal: Best Buy to lay off store workers amid shift to online sales

Best Buy Co. notified workers this week that it was cutting some jobs at its big-box stores, according to people familiar with the situation, as the retailer adapts to a world where more shopping happens online......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 10th, 2021

The UK"s COVID-19 death toll has passed 100,000, one of the worst in the world

A new variant of COVID-19 is partly behind a rise in cases in the UK over the winter, with the UK one of the hardest hit countries.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytJan 26th, 2021

Google workers across the world form global union alliance

See the rest of the story here. provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallJan 25th, 2021

Chinese leader Xi Jinping warns against the consequences of a "new cold war" in first speech since Biden"s inauguration

"We cannot tackle common challenges in a divided world and confrontation will lead us to a .....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytJan 25th, 2021