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What's it like to return to the workforce in this economy?

by Erika Beras Oct 4, 2019
It depends on how long you've been out, what you do and where you live.
A job fair
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For many second-generation Asian-Americans, academic achievement doesn't translate to professional achievement

by Erika Beras Mar 21, 2019
Asian-Americans have the highest percentage of college grads of any minority group. And though they represent just 6 percent of the population, they account for 20 percent of Ivy League students. But once they enter the workforce, it’s a different…
Students walk near Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA on April 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Marketplace Tech Blogs

How rural America is turning into a digital desert

by Molly Wood Dec 6, 2018
The geographic digital divide is wider than ever.
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Why employers are feeling more pressure to raise pay

by Mitchell Hartman Sep 7, 2018
New data from the Labor Department show 201,000 new jobs were created in August, which is about average, month-in, month-out, for the past year.  The unemployment rate was unchanged, at 3.9 percent. We’ve been sitting in that low-unemployment ballpark since mid-spring.…

Wages are rising at a steady clip for construction workers

by Amy Scott Sep 7, 2018
And still builders are facing a shortage of skilled and unskilled workers.
A construction laborer works on the site of a new residential building in the Hudson Yards development in 2016 in New York City.
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The Trump administration leans on companies to do a better job of training workers

by Erika Beras Jul 19, 2018
Today, surrounded by executives from some of the country’s best-known companies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating the National Council for the American Worker, aimed at developing a stronger workforce. The strategy is heavy on pledges, committees and…
I've always wondered...

Do people even work 9-to-5 anymore?

by Jana Kasperkevic May 28, 2018
Or is it just a phrase we use?
People arrive on a commuter train to Grand Central Terminal on December 12, 2017 in New York City.
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An immigrant's role in the American economy

by Mitchell Hartman Apr 6, 2018
This week, President Donald Trump announced he wanted to send National Guard troops to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border. This announcement was made in the midst of a national conversation regarding immigration, legal and otherwise, which includes a push to change…

Trump’s infrastructure plan raises hopes and questions

by Renata Sago Feb 14, 2018
The Trump administration’s new infrastructure plan promises a boost in workforce training programs — specifically, 1 million apprentices in two years. But some critics say there aren’t enough specifics in the proposals. Click the audio player above to hear the…
Robot-Proof Jobs

The threat of robots may be a distraction from other economic issues

by David Brancaccio Jul 28, 2017
Economist Heidi Shierholz makes her case.
Should we really be that threatened by robots?
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