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Tech companies are starting to let their employees work from anywhere — as long as they take a lower salary

September 24th, 2020 at 12:02 pm » Comments Off

  Software firm VMware will start cutting pay for employees who leave Silicon Valley, according to a recent Bloomberg report. While employees can work remotely on a permanent basis, they could face an 18% pay cut for moving to a city like Denver, Bloomberg reports. VMware isn’t the only company reconsidering employee pay. Facebook will […]

Working from home : The new ‘industrial’ revolution

September 15th, 2020 at 9:45 am » Comments Off

  Several centuries ago Europe and the USA underwent the industrial revolution, a transformation of our manufacturing processes enabled by the development of new machinery to support repetitive assembly line tasks within large factories. The revolution served to bind workforces to specific locations and rigid working hours, triggering a fundamental societal shift as countries saw […]

What happens if Uber and Lyft flee California? Look at Austin

September 7th, 2020 at 3:02 am » Comments Off

Line of rideshare vehicles driving in protest  The ride-hail services are threatening to stop service in the Golden State to protest a judge’s ruling. They did something similar in Texas in 2016. A California judge has ordered Uber and Lyft to treat drivers as employees; the companies say they’ll leave the state rather than comply. […]

Are robots eating our jobs? Not according to AI

September 4th, 2020 at 11:14 am » Comments Off

Automation has been gradually transforming the workplace for years (think Excel spreadsheets or chatbots). As artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep learning systems that can learn from each other become more prevalent and smarter (think Alexa or IBM Watson), they continue to replace more manual, repetitive job tasks. Consequently, automation and robots are changing […]

The office, as you know it, is dead

August 31st, 2020 at 3:13 pm » Comments Off

 Plexiglass, masks, warning signs: Is this the office of the future?  New York (CNN Business)Bustling skyscrapers and office parks packed with workers could be a relic of the pre-pandemic world. The health crisis has forced millions of Americans to abandon their offices in favor of working from home, for better or worse. Now there are […]

How robotics and automation could create new jobs in the new normal

August 26th, 2020 at 3:00 am » Comments Off

Depending on who you ask, AI and automation will either destroy jobs or create new ones. In reality, a greater push toward automation will probably both kill and create jobs — human workers will become redundant in certain spheres, sure, but many new roles will likely crop up. A report last year from PA Consulting, […]

Research: Professionals say working from home has made them more effective

August 22nd, 2020 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

  In March, everything changed in an instant. And now, for the past six months, we’ve been living in a remarkably different kind of world. Our living rooms became boardrooms; our business lunches became Zoom chats and the supply chain was, for a time, crippled. The global pandemic changed the way we lived and the way […]

6 secrets to getting hired during an economic downturn

August 14th, 2020 at 8:55 am » Comments Off

Challenging economic circumstances should not dash your hopes to landing a job. Stick to these tips to catch a hirer’s eye during widespread uncertainty. Unemployment is at an all-time high and right now, it’s harder to get hired than years and decades past. But all hope is not lost. There are ways to get noticed […]

The workforce is about to change dramatically

August 14th, 2020 at 8:51 am » Comments Off

Three predictions for what the future might look like In march, tens of millions of American workers—mostly in white-collar industries such as tech, finance, and media—were thrust into a sudden, chaotic experiment in working from home. Four months later, the experiment isn’t close to ending. For many, the test run is looking more like the […]

18 companies now hiring remote workers

August 9th, 2020 at 4:57 am » Comments Off

Big brands from a wide swath of industries are looking to fill long-term posts, according to Unemployment remains high as Americans emerge from the pandemic-driven lockdown, but 18 well-known companies that made the switch to telecommuting are currently hiring for long-term remote work, according to This is welcome news: Working remotely is not […]

LinkedIn says these are the world’s 10 most in-demand jobs that don’t need a degree

August 9th, 2020 at 4:54 am » Comments Off

  The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on the global jobs market, according to data compiled by LinkedIn, with the economic crisis forcing businesses to cut jobs and slow hiring in most areas. A report from the United Nations’ International Labour Organization has estimated that the number of working hours lost in the […]

57% of employees second-guessing careers during COVID-19 pandemic

July 11th, 2020 at 12:05 am » Comments Off

Many workers said they are more motivated to be employed at a company that values its staff during unpredictable times, Robert Half found. More than half (57%) of workers said they have experienced a change in their sentiments toward work during the coronavirus pandemic, data from Robert Half found. During such unpredictable times, some 60% […]

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