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Little-Known Green Card Program – Who Would Pay $26,000 to Work in a Chicken Plant?

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Little-Known Green Card Program – Who Would Pay $26,000 to Work in a Chicken Plant?

Little-Known Green Card Program Exploited By Big Business – Who Would Pay $26,000 to Work in a Chicken Plant? By Michael Grabell, ProPublica – The first week Yongho Yeom worked on the chicken line at the House of Raeford poultry plant was like nothing he had ever imagined as a computer engineer in South Korea. Supervisors […]

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Confronting Sexual Misconduct – Got a Question About Work in the Wake of #MeToo? You’re Not Alone.

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Confronting Sexual Misconduct – Got a Question About Work in the Wake of #MeToo? You’re Not Alone.

Got a Question About Work in the Wake of #MeToo? You’re Not Alone. By Ariana Tobin – Last month, we published a story about a Red Cross executive accused of sexual misconduct. An internal investigation turned up troubling evidence that prompted the charity to push him out … but then a Red Cross executive gave him a […]

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When Trump met corporate leaders

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When Trump met corporate leaders

On his first work day the president signalled how he may approach dealing with corporate giants.

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Epic Fail! The Internet is not driving economic development, job creation

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Epic Fail! The Internet is not driving economic development, job creation

By Nicolas Friederici, Researcher, Digital Economies, University of Oxford — With almost half the world’s population now online, attempts to spread the Internet continue unabated. Underlying this agenda is a rationale that the spread of the Internet leads directly to economic growth and development.  The likes of Facebook and Google offer data services for “free”, while satellites, […]

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Timekeeping Software Helps Companies Cheat Their Workers

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Timekeeping Software Helps Companies Cheat Their Workers

By Elizabeth C. Tippett, Assistant Professor, School of Law, University of Oregon — There are a lot of ways employers can manipulate your time using timekeeping software, some of which are legal and others highly questionable. If you work on an hourly basis, you may not have given much thought to what happens to your […]

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South Africa’s Small-Scale Commercial Fishing Business Tries To Turn The Tide

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South Africa’s Small-Scale Commercial Fishing Business Tries To Turn The Tide

This is the third and final part of a series exploring how climate change and overfishing are driving a crisis in our seas that is already hitting poor, small-scale fishing communities the hardest. LAMBERTS BAY, South Africa, 21 September 2016 By Obi Anyadike, IRIN Editor-at-Large and Africa Editor — The sea seethes and bubbles when […]

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International Labour Organization At Work

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International Labour Organization At Work

This video introduces the work of the International Labour Organization. The ILO is the only tripartite United Nations agency. It brings together government, employer and worker representatives from 187 Member States to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes to promote decent work for all women and men. Source: International Labour Organisation Newsfeed

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Homer Simpson’s 100+ Jobs From CEO To Mini-Golf Assistant: An Analysis

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Homer Simpson’s 100+ Jobs From CEO To Mini-Golf Assistant: An Analysis

By Zachary Crockett — In an early episode of The Simpsons, Homer Simpson walks with Marge through downtown Springfield. “Careful now,” he admonishes his wife. “These are dangerous streets for us upper-lower-middle-class types.” This is Homer’s first admission to being “middle-class” — but for the rest of us, this always seemed obvious. Homer has all the trappings […]

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Long-Term Unemployment At All-time High

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Long-Term Unemployment At All-time High

By Nick Buffie, Center for Economic and Policy Research — Earlier this morning (02/09/16), the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the August jobs report. The new numbers were mostly positive, with employers reporting net job growth of 151,000 for the month. However, one disturbing aspect of the report should be the relatively high rate of long-term […]

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