Government targets millions for job training programs

Apr 29, 2014
Opportunities lie ahead for people suffering the effects of the Great Recession.

Analyzing the health of the office

Mar 28, 2014
By 2000, about two-thirds of U.S. workers spent their days in open-plan offices

Survival of the fittest millennial

Mar 25, 2014
How are millennials handling student debt and the difficulty of securing employment?

Working the holiday... by choice

Dec 23, 2013
There are a lot of Americans working during the holidays. Not all of them do it because they have to.

Going to work on Thanksgiving -- not everyone is bummed about it

Nov 28, 2013
While you're eating turkey and enjoying time with family and friends, let's take a moment to acknowledge those who are working on this day.

Many Americans still think moms shouldn't work

Mar 14, 2013
Working moms want to work more -- at least in part because they need to in this economy. At the same time, the number of Americans who think moms shouldn’t work full-time (or at all) is still surprisingly high. The…

Is the 15-hour work week closer than we think?

Oct 19, 2012
John Quiggin takes a look at why the 15-hour work week predicted by economist John Maynard Keynes hasn't come to pass -- yet.

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Where did the American work ethic come from?

Jul 27, 2012
Until the Protestant Reformation, work was considered a four-letter word, then everything changed. Historian Roger Hill discusses how work became a source of American pride.

In Germany, holidays are 'uber alles'

Jul 6, 2012
German's seem to be the responsible, hard working sibling in the European Union, but they know when to relax.

Midwest catches up to South in cost of doing business

May 21, 2012
When businesses are not moving operations overseas, the trend for decades within the U.S. has been shifting operations from the Midwest to the lower-cost South. But the Wall Street Journal has teased out some data showing when you look at…