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Workers Shuffling Jobs Want a Skills-First Labor Market

[ad_1] In the spring of 2021, the world started opening up again, and we saw an unprecedented amount of movement in the global labor market. It was a moment we…

Does Meta’s Horizon Workrooms Deliver? Customers Say Yes … and No

[ad_1] It’s a rhetorical question, but LeBeau’s statements when we met in Workrooms for an interview several weeks ago suggest he objects to the premise. For one thing, people don’t…

The Work-From-Anywhere War Is Beginning

[ad_1] Who calls the shots on how many days you end up working in the office? It has gradually dawned on bosses that it isn’t them. The real power holders?…

Tired, Filthy, and Overworked: Inside Amazon’s Holiday Rush

[ad_1] Tyler Hamilton has optimized his every waking minute. Between Black Friday and Christmas, five nights a week, he pulls himself out of bed, brushes his teeth, and rushes to…

The Holiday Travel Rush Is Now the Holiday Travel Blob

[ad_1] There was something curious about the US Transportation Security Administration’s data on passenger traffic at airports last month. The Sunday after Thanksgiving was, as usual, very busy, with 2.6…

Robo Truckers and the AI-Fueled Future of Transport

[ad_1] While adaptive cruise control might seem very different from a fully autonomous vehicle—and it is, technologically—the two technologies reside on the same spectrum. And in even the most advanced…

How to Make the Most of In-Person Conferences

[ad_1] “I’ve lost my social skills!” I texted to a friend while en route to my first in-person conference in four years. The workshop itself wasn’t new—I’d been to the same…

Despite Big Layoffs, Tech Workers Are Still in Demand

[ad_1] “You have two diverging paths for tech workers,” says Pollak. “One group is taking a flight-to-safety approach and going to companies and industries that are recession-resistant. And another group…

Big Tech’s Layoffs Will Fuel the Industry’s Future

[ad_1] Hi everyone. Welcome to Plaintext, the newsletter that’s cheaper than a blue check mark—and guaranteed bot-free! The Plain View This was the month when Big Tech got smaller. The…

Would You Sell Your Vacation Days for Cash?

[ad_1] PTO Genius, another startup launched in 2020, nudges employees that its algorithm guesses are at risk for burnout—based on factors like long hours and behavior changes—to take vacation. The…

AI Shouldn’t Compete With Workers—It Should Supercharge Them

[ad_1] Instead of merely saving costs by replacing humans with a bot, Brynjolfsson notes, augmentation increases people’s productivity. Better yet, some of the economic value of that productivity would accrue…

These Remote Tech Workers Secretly Juggle Multiple Jobs

[ad_1] Many tech companies were fully remote before the pandemic, but the burgeoning Reddit community r/Overemployed, a community of 92,300 members that fields advice and tips on how to juggle…

The Unlikely Cure for Burnout? A Second Job

[ad_1] Like Murphy, many overemployed individuals are achieving financial milestones that once seemed out of reach—from buying a home to building up sizable savings. In one Discord conversation, a member…

Slack Reconsiders the ‘Green Dot’ Status Update

[ad_1] Rayl is coy when it comes to describing exactly what this landing page would look like or how it would work. It’s reasonable to think that more details might…

A US Rail Strike Was Averted—but the Crisis Is Far From Over

[ad_1] In the early hours of Thursday morning, major US freight railroad companies reached a tentative agreement with unions, narrowly averting a nationwide rail shutdown less than 24 hours before…

How to Cowork Remotely With Friends—or Strangers

[ad_1] For reasons that we’re all aware of, working remotely from home is now far more common than it used to be. That brings with it plenty of advantages, but…

Tech’s Offshore Hiring Has Gone Into Overdrive

[ad_1] In the Past year, Sebastián, a developer based in Ecuador, has received more LinkedIn messages from recruiters trying to poach him than ever before. One particular message caught his…

15 Best Laptop Stands (2022): Adjustable, Portable, and More

[ad_1] Having the right laptop stand can make life more comfortable. It’s probably time to upgrade from a stack of old books, and it’s definitely time to stop craning your…

Beware the Contract Clause Loading US Workers With Debt

[ad_1] The bite of a TRAP can be particularly painful when a worker has been led to believe that it won’t be used. Scally could not afford to pay her…

Amazon Workers in the UK Walk Out in a Cost-of-Living Rebellion

[ad_1] Discontent started to ripple through Amazon’s largest UK warehouse as soon as details of a bump in hourly pay flashed onto screens around the facility on Wednesday. Rumors at…

What Twitter’s Move to Shutter Offices Signals for Big Tech

[ad_1] Twitter executives can currently travel the world by globe-trotting among the company’s 38 offices, from San Francisco, Sydney, and Seoul to New Delhi, London, and Dublin. But not for…

How Siestas Might Help Europe Survive Deadly Heat Waves

[ad_1] For years, there have been concerns in Spain that this is not the best way to do business. In 2016, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy tried to abolish the long…

Gig Workers Are Losing Their Hard-Won Rights

[ad_1] Not all of Just Eat’s orange-clad couriers were switched to salaried contracts, and the company did continue to use self-employed gig workers hired via outsourcing companies to fulfill some…

Tech Industry Layoffs May Undo Workforce Diversity Gains

[ad_1] Certain departments at tech companies outside engineering, such as business development, customer success, communications, and marketing, also tend to be more heavily stacked with women and historically underrepresented ethnic…