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Moving past gender barriers to negotiate a raise

Mar 28, 2014
Discrimination persists in the workplace and can emerge when women act as their own advocates to seek a raise, experts say.
Posted In: raise, workplace culture, workplace, women

A degree in hand, but a slow start up the career ladder

Mar 28, 2014
College graduates who started careers recently are having a hard time finding a good job.
Posted In: recession, career

The D.I.Y. career

Mar 25, 2014
Freelance workers piece together a living in the temp economy.
Posted In: freelancing

For plumbers, it’s all about the sweet smell of money

Mar 25, 2014
The hours long and the hazards nasty, but fixing pipes can bring six-figure income
Posted In: plumbers, vocational training

Millennials at work: Young and callow, like their parents

Mar 24, 2014
Complaining about the work habits of the young goes back to the ancients.
Posted In: Millenials

Leaving the comfort zone to learn computer code

Mar 24, 2014
A cadre of students determined to master software engineering, even in their 50s.
 
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We are always changing the way we work. But in the last decade improvements in technology and communications, combined with companies’ increased ability and inclination to outsource, have conspired to make radical changes to work in America. Throw the twin wrenches of the 2008 financial crisis and the resulting Great Recession, and the disruption has been dramatic: unemployment and underemployment have soared; worker productivity has reached all-time highs; the gap between rich and poor has widened to a point not seen since the Second World War.

 
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