For white-collar workers, AI threatens new workplace revolution

Jan 20, 2017

For white-collar workers, AI threatens new workplace revolution

If your job involves inputting reams of data for a company, you might want to think about retraining in a more specialized field. Or as a plumber. After industrial robots and international trade put paid to many manufacturing jobs in the West, millions of ...

Manufacturing surge, labor crunch show U.S. economic health, Fed says

Jan 19, 2017

Manufacturing surge, labor crunch show U.S. economic health, Fed says

A pickup in manufacturing, “widespread” reports of labor shortages and improving business investment set the stage for the Federal Reserve’s December rate hike amid signs of steady economic growth across the country, the Fed reported Wednesday in its latest Beige Book compendium of economic ...

GM to announce $1 billion factory investment, new jobs: source

Jan 17, 2017

GM to announce $1 billion factory investment, new jobs: source

General Motors will announce a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or preserve 1,000 jobs, a person briefed on the matter said. The Detroit automaker said it would make the announcement Tuesday morning. The investment is part of the normal process ...

Researcher soars to second most popular job for Japanese boys

Jan 6, 2017

Researcher soars to second most popular job for Japanese boys

Researcher is now the second most popular job among Japanese boys, a nationwide survey of 1,100 elementary school and preschool children said Friday. Soccer player remained the top job for the seventh consecutive year, followed by police officer or detective, according to the annual ...

Sick of work email overload, French fight to protect private life

Jan 5, 2017

Sick of work email overload, French fight to protect private life

Beatrice, a busy 50-year-old manager at an airline in Paris, sounds like she would benefit from France’s new “right to disconnect” law that guarantees all employees freedom from their work smartphone and email. “It often happens that I’m interrupted by urgent problems in my ...