Vacant Hotels and Unemployed Teens: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

An empty hotel that's symbolic of Vegas's bust. A parking app that's about to turn San Francisco into one big $20/hour parking lot. And why it's really, really important that you spend your formative years working at a Dairy Queen. Let's look at What's Ruining Our Cities. » 5/09/14 1:40pm 5/09/14 1:40pm

There May Not Actually Be A Shortage Of STEM Workers At All

It's pretty common knowledge that the U.S. isn't producing enough mathematicians, scientists and engineers to support demand in "STEM" fields. And reports come and go that other countries are facing similar shortages. But like all things that are definitely true, it's actually pretty complicated to prove that the… » 9/01/13 11:44am 9/01/13 11:44am

The 7 Companies Microsoft Won't Let Its Ex-Windows Chief Work For

Late last year, Microsoft booted out booted out its head of Windows, Steve Sinofsky. Now, a few more details have come out about his departure—including who Microsoft have banned him from working for. » 7/31/13 3:39am 7/31/13 3:39am

Google to Axe 10 Percent More of Motorola's Staff

Ever since Google acquired Motorola Mobility it's been making cuts—but sadly it's still having to lay people off. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is getting rid of a further 10 percent of Moto's staff. » 3/08/13 3:34am 3/08/13 3:34am

Silicon Valley Job Growth Now Matches the Dot-Com Boom

While the rest of the US struggles out of the mire of recession, Silicon Valley is skipping towards a rosy sunset and cashing its generous pay checks. More so than ever, in fact—because a report suggests job growth in the Valley now matches the dot-com boom era. Uh, yay? » 2/07/13 5:20am 2/07/13 5:20am

How a Robot Will Steal Your Job

On a visit to Standard Motor Products' fuel-injector assembly line in South Carolina, Atlantic writer Adam Davidson asked why a worker there, Maddie, was welding caps onto the injectors herself. Why not use a machine? That's how a lot of the factory's other tasks were performed. Maddie's supervisor, Tony, had a… » 11/15/12 12:00pm 11/15/12 12:00pm

PSA: Accidentally Emailing a Nic Cage Picture Won't Help Your Job Search

Online job boards and application hosting platforms have made seeking employment as easy and painless as such a thing can be. No longer is it necessary to pound the pavement, a fat pile of resumes tucked under one sweaty, unemployed arm. Now, submitting your resume for review can be done from the comfort of your own… » 7/09/12 8:00pm 7/09/12 8:00pm

Salary Envy Can Actually Make You Happier

It's extremely common to look around at your peers who earn more than you do and bemoan your lack of personal income. But, according to a new study, that could be a good thing; a little salary envy could in fact make you a happier person. » 4/03/12 1:00pm 4/03/12 1:00pm

To Ace an Interview, Forget Being Liked: You Just Need to Love Yourself

While self-confidence is definitely a route to job interview success, it's often suggested that outright arrogance and narcissism is a real turn-off for employers. But a new study suggests that's not the case: interview performance doesn't depend on how much the interviewer likes you in the slightest, but just how… » 4/03/12 7:04am 4/03/12 7:04am

House of Representatives Shoots Down Facebook Snooping Amendment

This week, Facebook user protection legislation passed through the US House of Representatives. It was planned to prevent employers demanding Facebook sign-in details from their workers—but it got shot down in flames. » 3/29/12 4:14am 3/29/12 4:14am

Senators Ask Feds to Investigate Facebook Employment Snooping Problem

Last week Facebook responded to recent reports of employers asking prospective employees for their passwords. Now, US senators Chuck Schumer and Richard Blumenthal have both requested Attorney General Eric Holder investigates the problem. » 3/26/12 3:46am 3/26/12 3:46am

10 LinkedIn Charts That Show How Apple's Hiring Practices Set It Apart

We pulled a bunch of detailed information about Apple's employees from LinkedIn - which is all available on the site. It turns out Apple employs way more general and administrative people than research and development engineers, according to the LinkedIn data. It also hires way faster than most other tech companies in… » 3/25/12 12:01pm 3/25/12 12:01pm

Prospective Employees Are Now Being Asked for Facebook Login Details

It's no surprise that employers check out the Facebook profiles of prospective employees—after all, you can learn a lot from what people choose to broadcast. But reports are amassing of employers asking recruits for their login details—and that's a step too far. » 3/20/12 7:42am 3/20/12 7:42am

Despite Obama's Hangout Hope, U.S. Semiconductor Jobs Are Still Going…

Earlier today, President Barack Obama took part in a Google+ Hangout. You might think this was a cheap campaign stunt. (And it kind of was!) But a serious technology employment question came up, and the President flubbed it. » 1/30/12 8:23pm 1/30/12 8:23pm

Downed Server Trashes 70,000 Federal Job Applications

With unemployment at 9.1%, many are turning to (and relying on) the government to help them out with jobs. This is great! Except when the federal jobs server goes down, erasing the hopes of 70,000 people. Oops. » 8/18/11 12:20pm 8/18/11 12:20pm

Unemployed Japanese Workers Flock to Radiation-Contaminated Fukushima

Japanese workers are so desperate for work that many are traveling to devastated areas of the country to find employment in the risky field of radiation cleanup. » 6/08/11 9:43pm 6/08/11 9:43pm

HeadPhone Gets Your Plugged-In Zombie Coworkers' Attention

The fact that HeadPhone exists is both sad and brilliant. Sad, because it's actually a problem that it can be really hard to get someone's attention at work because of perma-headphones. Brilliant, because Headphone pretty much fixes this problem. » 5/23/11 2:13pm 5/23/11 2:13pm

Why Working From Home Is Both Awesome And Horrible

Many dream about a job which will allow them to work from home. After all, there's something appealing about the idea of not needing to put on pants to clock in. Unfortunately though, such a gig isn't without problems. » 8/25/10 11:20pm 8/25/10 11:20pm

Is It Time To Add Your Boss To This Sexual Harassment Registry?

Whether he was a perverted old man, a cruel taskmaster, or just plain annoying, we've all had a bad boss at some point. There's a new website though—complete with a sexual harassment registry—that lets you vent about him. » 7/22/10 2:25am 7/22/10 2:25am

The Smartest Way To Find a New Job On Google

Alec Brownstein wanted a job in advertising, so he made pages that showed up as the first result when several big New York creative directors Googled themselves. He got interviews with nearly all of them. Yeah, it's pretty brilliant. » 5/13/10 4:00pm 5/13/10 4:00pm