Jana Kasperkevic



Jana Kasperkevic is a digital reporter for Marketplace, based in the New York City bureau.
Prior to joining Marketplace, Jana was a business reporter at The Guardian where she covered the global economy, income inequality, personal finance and small business. Her work has appeared in Inc. Magazine, Houston Chronicle and The Village Voice, among others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Latest Stories from Jana (193)

Brought to You By

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, brought to you by Macy’s immigrant staff

Nov 25, 2019
Here is how the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade came to be.
A giant Peter Rabbit balloon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Jon Levy/AFP via Getty Images
The Season

Trick or treat! Why is there no new candy to eat?

Oct 23, 2019
Halloween should be the perfect time to launch a new candy.
Bags of the sweet stuff at Economy Candy in New York City.
Jana Kasperkevic for Marketplace

The opioid epidemic is killing Americans at work, and employers are taking notice

Sep 24, 2019
To battle opioid overdoses, experts want businesses to think of naloxone like an EpiPen.
Ken Duckworth, a psychiatrist and medical director for behavioral health at Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts, holds up a nalaxone kit.
Courtesy of Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts

How students are trying to avoid college loans

Aug 28, 2019
Income share agreements, free tuition and college funds.
Attending a lower cost trade school, signing up for an income share agreement, finding schools with free tuition, these are some of the ways students are trying to avoid going into debt.
Robert Perry/Getty Images
Workplace Culture

Can AI make hiring fairer and more efficient?

Aug 14, 2019
AI advocates say it's better for people on both sides.
A visitor holds a hand of an AILA, or Artificial Intelligence Lightweight Android.
Workplace Culture

Advocates of “instant hiring” urge companies to take back their time

Aug 6, 2019
In a tight labor market, timing might be everything.
Workplace Culture

We know about exit interviews. What about “stay” interviews?

Jul 30, 2019
The so-called stay interview is an increasingly popular means of trying to retain staff.
Workplace Culture

Reflecting, rebranding ... but can HR repair its reputation?

Jul 17, 2019
At the annual conference of the Society for Human Resource Management, concerned HR executives reviewed practices and traded ideas.
Delegates mingle at the 2019 SHRM annual conference.
Chris Williams/Zoeica Images
Gun violence in the workplace

What is active shooter insurance, and does my employer need it?

Jun 26, 2019
In the aftermath, insurance will cover medical bills.
Rose Conlon/Marketplace
Gun violence in the workplace

Hundreds of people die in workplace shootings each year. Why are lawsuits so rare?

Jun 26, 2019
Some laws make it hard to hold companies accountable, but some lawyers are willing to take a chance.
Rose Conlon/Marketplace

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