The future is not completely unpredictable. Many of the most powerful economic and political trends in this country can be found inside an Amazon warehouse. And what happens to the workers there will say a lot about our collective future.
The Seattle-based internet book seller Amazon just announced plans to open an enormous fulfillment center in the North Randall, Ohio. This is a big deal for the small community which has suffered greatly since the Randall Park Mall, once the largest in America, shut down due to retail sales moving online. Amazon is…
The current political climate has sparked an unprecedented rise in political activism, both on the left and the right. Which is great! It’s good for democracy for citizens to be engaged in civic activism and publicly working to shape policy. But a lot of these activists are new activists, fresh on the scene, and might…
California senator Kamala Harris is the second black woman ever elected to the Senate, a huge policy wonk, an unabashed proponent of dropping f-bombs, and, as luck would have it, a huge X-Men fan. So when she was asked recently about the future of the American job market, she saw an opportunity to use Logan as a…
While Elon Musk is running around cautioning the world about the real danger of Skynet-style warrior robots, Jack Ma would like you to consider another possible problem: CEOs might lose their overpaid gigs and there will be no golden parachute. Well, let’s be honest, there probably will be a golden parachute...…
Donald Trump loves trucks, I guess. Also, the trucking industry is poised to be decimated by technological change. Here we have an opportunity.
Uber’s brash workplace culture has been front and center in recent weeks, after a former engineer wrote an essay about widespread sexual harassment at the company’s headquarters. For employees looking to jump ship, it hasn’t been easy, The Guardian reports. They’re stuck having to prove they’re not “assholes,” as one…
“CEO” is a term for someone who is paid more money than you because they are able to project a large degree of confidence about their wrong ideas. Don’t take my word for it—it’s science!
Across the federal government, career employees are reckoning with the prospect of working for a Donald Trump administration. Today, people from the CDC, NLRB, DOT, TSA, and other agencies speak very freely about their hopes and fears.
Your boss just pulled you into another surprise meeting. You’ve got a case of the Mondays. And your raise got rejected. Why not leave it all behind and roll the dice on a new career in video games?
Think your job sucks? Think again.
Ever wondered if your choice of job was influenced by what your parents did for a living? Well, researchers at Facebook have taken a look at parent-child profession choices to find out.
The World Economic Forum expects automation and robots will eliminate 5.1 million jobs within the next five years. That’s a scary thought, especially if you have one of these jobs that could theoretically be done more efficiently (and for less cost) with an automated machine.
When it comes to land ownership, someone has to draw the line. You can’t just decide put your picket fence wherever you’d like. It’s the job of land surveyors to define legal property boundaries on large and small scales, both in urban environments and remote wilderness.
It’s being reported that a Bank of England official forecasts that in the next 10 to 20 years, smart robots will steal 80 million jobs from Americans and 15 million jobs from Britons—over half the workforce of each nation. I smell BS.
Republican politicians want to sell your National Forests, Wildernesses and Wildlife Refuges to private interests. And that’s particularly controversial out west, where state economies rely on outdoor recreation for billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs. New data shows this will be a hot issue in key…
“Wow, the tremendous amount of support I have received from the community is truly humbling,” reads the most upvoted comment in the CEO of REI’s Ask Me Anything on Reddit. Except it’s not from him, it’s from an employee complaining about working conditions. And he’s not alone. Update!
Call me naive, but I was filled with consternation and glee when I saw this job ad plastered on a fence around a construction site on the MIT campus. Is this actually a thing that is happening?
Congratulations on your new place of employment! Next up: making a good first impression. You only have one shot, so show up on time, remember everyone’s names, and just be yourself, but not too yourself, if you get what we’re saying. Look, just don’t screw it up. This video should help.
The Toy and Action Figure Museum of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma is looking for a new Executive Director. Start working on your resume for what looks like the best job ever.