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A construction site in Nashville's Gulch neighborhood. This particular project would not fall under Nashville's proposed local hire amendment — a measure that, if passed, would require government-paid construction projects to hire more local workers.

Finding local labor for public projects

Aug 4, 2015
Should contractors who bid on public projects be forced to hire more local workers?
Posted In: Nashville, amendment, contractors, labor
Instacart, an online company that delivers groceries to shoppers, wants to categorize its employees as part-timers.

Reversing a trend, Instacart checks out part-timers

Jun 22, 2015
The company is reclassifying some of its independent contractors.
Posted In: sharing economy, Instacart, contractors
President Obama

What it takes to get a soldier's boots on the ground

Feb 11, 2015
A military-led operation against ISIS would require significant civilian support.
Posted In: President Obama, ISIL, defense, contractors

The growth of government contractors in surveillance

Jun 11, 2013
The use of government contractors involved in surveillance work has grown tremendously since 9/11. How big is this business?
Posted In: contractors, surveillance, nsa, PRISM

Snowden NSA leak raises questions about intelligence contractors

Jun 10, 2013
Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old private intelligence contractor has revealed himself as the NSA leaker. How did he get access and what does it say about our intelligence apparatus?
Posted In: government, nsa, surveillance, contractors

Inside the National Craft Championship

May 13, 2013
A competition for the construction industry.
Posted In: construction, contractors, Jobs

Workers protest pay, conditions at Walmart warehouses

Nov 26, 2012
Critics say a system of contracting out warehouse operation and hiring allows discounters to avoid responsibility for workers.
Posted In: Walmart, Retail, low-wage work, union, permatemp, contractors