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Last-mile training and the future of work in an expanding gig economy

Ryan Craig Contributor Ryan Craig is managing director of University Ventures. More posts by this contributor Existential education error: Failing to train students on software Facebook is going back to college The future of work is so uncertain that perhaps the only possible job security exists for the person who can credibly claim to be ...

After criticism over moderator treatment, Facebook raises wages and boosts support for contractors

Facebook has been repeatedly (and rightly) hammered for its treatment of the content moderators who ensure the site doesn’t end up becoming a river of images, videos and articles embodying the worst of humanity. Those workers, and the hundreds (if not thousands) of other contractors Facebook employs to cook food, provide security and provide transportation ...

Jeff Bezos challenges Amazon competitors to meet or exceed its new minimum wage

04.11.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

After intense public pressure, Amazon raised its minimum wage. Now it’s challenging other companies to do the same. On Tuesday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and the most interesting tidbit may have been a s... ...

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos challenges rival retailers to raise their minimum wages, too

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos challenged rival retailers to increase their minimum wages to $16 per hour, in his annual letter to shareholders released on Thursday. Amazon in November had raised its own minimum wage to $15 per hour, in response to the ongoing criticism around pay disparity and poor working conditions. Bezos suggested other retailers ...

Economists reverse claims that $15 Seattle minimum wage hurt workers, admit it was largely beneficial

Earlier this year, a group of business school researchers from the University of Washington and NYU, as well as Amazon, published an influential paper claiming that the rising Seattle minimum wage had decreased take-home pay for workers by 6% due to cuts to work hours -- the paper was trumpeted by right-wing ideologues as examples ...

Minimum Wage Effects On The Economy

10.02.2009 · Posted in Finance Articles

When the minimum wage is increased in America, it is a time where many rejoice. Everyone thinks of all of the men and women who are working for a small hourly wage. What joy they must be feeling and the pride, the pride that comes with only a job well done for a decent wage. ...

Summer positions happen to be scarce for youth

09.19.2009 · Posted in Business News Article

With unemployment at the high it is currently at, hovering over 9%, it looks like every one of those teens who have just finished the school year are having a fairly difficult time finding jobs. ...