News Migrant Workers in China Face Competition from Robots
http://www.technologyreview.com, Christina Larson
China's giant electronics supplier Foxconn eyes replacing workers with industrial robots.
News SCRANTON RUNS OUT OF MONEY, Cuts All City Salaries To Minimum Wage
businessinsider.com, Mike "Mish" Shedloc
Scranton, Pennsylvania's, the state's sixth-most-populous city (population of 76,089 in 2010 census), is down to its last $5,000 and has no way to pay salaries.
News Best Buy cutting 600 Geek Squad jobs, 1,800 store workers as part of turnaround attempt
http://www.washingtonpost.com, By Associated Press
Electronics retailer Best Buy Co. is laying off 600 staffers in its Geek Squad technical support division and 1,800 other store workers as it seeks to restructure operations and improve results, the company said Friday.
News JUNE JOBS REPORT MISSES EXPECTATIONS, UNEMPLOYMENT 8.2%
http://www.businessinsider.com, Eric Platt
U.S. payrolls expanded by 80,000 net jobs in June keeping the unemployment rate flat at 8.2 percent, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows.
News U.S. hiring stuck in low gear in June
http://www.reuters.com, By Jason Lange
U.S. employers hired at a dismal pace in June, raising pressure on the Federal Reserve to do more to boost the economy and further imperiling President Barack Obama's chances of reelection in November.
News Poll: Employers insuring fewer employees
The percentage of U.S. adults ages 26-64 with health insurance dropped from 56.7 percent in 2011 to 55.9 percent in June, a survey indicates.
News Creativity: The Secret Behind the Secret
How do you identify creative talent in a few quick rounds of interviews? The short answertalk to a skateboarder. The long answer well, its long and it starts with a Swarthmore University psychologist named Solomon Asch.
News This company knows EVERYTHING about you
Your personal privacy is always a top concern, however, with the digital age comes new threats to your personal information as is it more accessible than ever.
News IBM Faces the Perils of "Bring Your Own Device"
technologyreview.com, By Brian Bergstein
After letting its employees use their own phones and tablets for work, the company confronted a flood of insecure apps from the open Web.
News "I Always Knew Somebody Would Get Killed Inside That Place"
http://www.motherjones.com, By Jim Morris
A deadly explosion at a steel plant reveals a workplace safety system where inspections are rushed and penalties are weak or nonexistent.
News Is Mobile Computing Good For Productivity?
http://www.technologyreview.com, By Jessica Leber
Yes, of course, but things got out of hand. A quarter of executives admit to having slept with a smart phone.
News Get Organized: One Email Address
http://www.pcmag.com, Jill Duffy
During the month of May, the Get Organized series is featuring special content for graduates. In this installment, learn why recent grads need to choose one email address, and tips for what it should be.
News China: Two hundred Foxconn workers threaten suicide
http://wsws.org, By Ben McGrath
Two months after the release of a report by the US-based Fair Labor Association (FLA) into working conditions at Foxconn plants in China, 200 company employees threatened suicide at its Wuhan facility.
News 29 Creative Ways to Say 'I Quit'
Most people who hate their job have most likely spent some time thinking of how they would quit if they could.
News Hotdesking, the latest office trend to annoy employees
http://www.globalpost.com, Suzanne Munshower
Non-territorial office space appeals to managers, but employees aren't so sure. There's also no place to keep that "World's Greatest Dad" mug.
News Foxconn Workers Threaten Suicide
Workers at a Chinese factory owned by the electronics manufacturer Foxconn threatened to leap from the roof of a building in Wuhan in a protest over wages and working conditions.
News Confidants: Secret Service agents contend misbehavior on trips not unprecedented
washingtonpost, By Carol D. Leonnig and David Naka
Some Secret Service employees accused of misconduct in the Colombian prostitution scandal are privately contending that their conduct didnt warrant dismissal because senior managers tolerated similar behavior during official trips.
News This Is How You Get Fired Before Your First Day On The Job
http://www.businessinsider.com, Vivian Giang
When Khristopher Brooks received a job offer with the Wilmington News Journal, he was so ecstatic that he announced it on his personal Tumblr blog.
News RECRUITER: 'I'll Make 250k This Year, While You're Unemployed LOL'
http://www.businessinsider.com, Emma Carmichael
A man we'll call Robert has a profile on the employment website Monster.com, and earlier today he received a message from a recruiter about a job in "beautiful Northwest Arkansas."
News NYT Revolt Wages On: Reporter attacks publisher in corporate email
The New York Times is often quick to break big news in the world of journalism, but a recent mishap involving one of their own writers is expected to be spared coverage by the legendary newspaper.
News What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume
http://www.businessinsider.com, Vivian Giang
Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior.
News Olbermann vs. Current
http://www.commondreams.org, by Abby Zimet
The ugly tale goes on. If you haven't heard: Current TV fired Keith Olbermann last week for disloyalty and breach of contract.
News OLBERMANN ATTACKS: Al Gore's Network Is A Penny-Pinching, Incompetent Clown Show
http://www.businessinsider.com, Henry Blodget
Keith Olbermann's team has wasted no time getting their version of his latest network departure into the public realm.
News Labor group finds poor working conditions at Apple supplier Foxconn
http://www.computerworld.com, By Agam Shah
Fair Labor Association investigation reveals compensation issues and health and safety risks in a widespread survey
News Small Business Owners and Labor in America: The Backbone of the Nation
http://www.globalresearch.ca, by William Cox
Small business owners and working people constitute the core of the American electorate. They share the same origins and have far more in common than the major political parties would have them believe.
News Goldman Executive Resigns Via Public Letter
In a frank opinion column for The New York Times, Greg Smith, a Goldman Sachs executive, explained on Wednesday why he was resigning from the firm.
News Broken Promises: Pensions All Over America Are Being Savagely Cut Or Are Vanishing Completely
How would you feel if you worked for a state or local government for 20 or 30 years only to have your pension slashed dramatically or taken away entirely?
Headlines: Broken Promises: Pensions All Over America Are Being Savagely Cut Or Are Vanishing Completely -- Goldman Executive Resigns Via Public Letter -- Small Business Owners and Labor in America: The Backbone of the Nation -- Illinois acts to help job hunters maintain privacy on Facebook -- Labor group finds poor working conditions at Apple supplier Foxconn -- OLBERMANN ATTACKS: Al Gore's Network Is A Penny-Pinching, Incompetent Clown Show -- Olbermann vs. Current -- Sony to Eliminate 10,000 Jobs -- What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume -- NYT Revolt Wages On: Reporter attacks publisher in corporate email -- RECRUITER: 'I'll Make 250k This Year, While You're Unemployed LOL' -- This Is How You Get Fired Before Your First Day On The Job -- Confidants: Secret Service agents contend misbehavior on trips not unprecedented -- 30% of Workers Get Far Too Little Sleep -- Foxconn Workers Threaten Suicide -- Hotdesking, the latest office trend to annoy employees -- 29 Creative Ways to Say 'I Quit' -- China: Two hundred Foxconn workers threaten suicide -- Get Organized: One Email Address -- Is Mobile Computing Good For Productivity? -- "I Always Knew Somebody Would Get Killed Inside That Place" -- IBM Faces the Perils of "Bring Your Own Device" -- This company knows EVERYTHING about you -- Creativity: The Secret Behind the Secret -- Poll: Employers insuring fewer employees -- U.S. hiring stuck in low gear in June -- JUNE JOBS REPORT MISSES EXPECTATIONS, UNEMPLOYMENT 8.2% -- Best Buy cutting 600 Geek Squad jobs, 1,800 store workers as part of turnaround attempt -- SCRANTON RUNS OUT OF MONEY, Cuts All City Salaries To Minimum Wage -- Migrant Workers in China Face Competition from Robots --