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Amazon's massive retraining investment includes nursing and aircraft mechanic degrees

by Meghan McCarty Carino Jul 11, 2019
The company will prepare 100,000 workers for advances in automation — and for new ventures it's exploring.
Men work at a distribution station in the 855,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island, New York, in February.
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Construction backlog has builders upbeat, but workers are hard to find

by Adrian Ma Feb 11, 2019
According to a recent survey, 78 percent of construction contractors are having a hard time finding workers to fill open positions.
According to a recent survey, 78 percent of construction contractors are having a hard time finding workers to fill open positions.
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Divided Decade

How employee training has suffered in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis

by David Brancaccio, Daniel Shin, and Redmond Carolipio Sep 26, 2018
Why the concept of developing workers' skills is still recovering from the Great Recession.
Traffic passes the Lehman Brothers building September 15, 2008 in New York City. Lehman Brothers filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in U.S. Bankruptcy Court after attempts to rescue the storied financial firm failed.
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"SNL's" Claire from HR nails workplace harassment, but she won’t be part of your training

by Jana Kasperkevic Nov 13, 2017
About 48 percent of women have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.
Cecily Strong as Claire from HR. 
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Actuality, by Marketplace and Quartz

Grin and Bear It

by , and Nov 12, 2015
Quartz and Marketplace explore fake happiness in the workplace.
Learning Curve

MOOCs 2.0, the corporate edition

by Molly Wood Mar 2, 2015
Massive open online courses are gaining popularity in job training.

Why 'Apple University' teaches new hires Picasso

by Kai Ryssdal Aug 11, 2014
The New York Times' Brian Chen on the tech giant's employee training program.

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The state of job training around the world: What job training?

by Chris Farrell Jul 18, 2013
Five years after the Great Recession, industrialized countries are still down about 16 million jobs. And many of those without work are in need of a skills upgrade.

Federal job retraining programs are running out of money

by Kai Ryssdal Apr 9, 2012
The economy's doing better, but unemployment is still at over 8 percent. Lots of jobless workers have turned to federally-funded retraining programs, but as New York Times reporter Motoko Rich reports, funding is running dry.
News In Brief

A slice of pizza with a side of flattery

by Kai Ryssdal Oct 13, 2010
This final note today. We saw an article about this, a pizza chain in England this morning. Apparently, it's hired a trained classical actor to...