Labour laws in 104 countries reserve some jobs for men only

EVEN as rich countries seek to rid workplaces of subtle gender bias, in many developing ones discrimination remains overt. According to the World Bank, women are barred from certain jobs in 104 countries (see map). “Gender equality in labour law is associated with more women working and earning more relative to men,” says Sarah Iqbal […]

Lawmakers are trying to curb contracts that make it harder to change jobs

IN 2011 Kathleen started work at an insurance-and-benefits consultancy in Boston. A couple of years later the firm gave her an ultimatum: sign a “non-compete” agreement within 30 days or wave goodbye. She signed, which meant that, if she left, she would be barred for three years from working for a rival or any firm […]

Steve Jobs’ secret for eliciting questions, overheard at a San Francisco cafe

Sean Gallup/Getty Images Last month, I was enjoying the remarkably good crab cake and poached eggs at Just for You Café in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, when I overheard a mentoring session taking place at the next table. I recognized the mentor as the famous, fifty-something ex-CEO of a household-brand Internet company; the mentee, I […]

A hidden gauge of the jobs market is approaching historic lows — and it reveals the most underrated story of the US economy

David McNew/Getty The April jobs report showed that the unemployment rate fell to a new 17-year low of 3.9%.  A less obvious metric — the gap between this rate and the underemployment rate that includes discouraged workers — has also been shrinking since the financial crisis.  It backs up claims by several companies that skilled workers are […]

Here comes the jobs report …

REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn Happy jobs day! At 8:30 a.m. ET, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the jobs report for April. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: Wall Street’s biggest bull explains why trade war fears are way overblown See Also: A hidden gauge of the jobs market is approaching historic […]

Knuckle Sandwich Demo Explores Odd Jobs, Minigame-Based Combat, General Nonsense

Knuckle Sandwich, the super-serious RPG of holding down a crummy job while dealing with disappearances around town, now has a new demo out that will let players experience its minigame-based RPG combat and goofy sense of humor for themselves. Ever landed an attack in an RPG by petting dogs, dancing, guiding hands through a maze, […]

Toyota to add 400 jobs in Mississippi for next-gen Corolla

DETROIT — Toyota will invest $ 170 million in a plant in Mississippi to build the next generation of its Corolla sedan, the Japanese automaker said on Thursday. The investment will create 400 jobs over the next 12 months at Toyota’s Blue Springs, Mississippi, plant. Toyota said the investment will include replacing the current production […]

Jaguar Land Rover to cut output and jobs due to Brexit, diesel slump

LONDON — Britain’s biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover will cut around 1,000 jobs and production at two of its English factories due to a fall in sales caused by uncertainty around Brexit and confusion over diesel policy, a source told Reuters. Output will be cut at its central English Solihull and Castle Bromwich plants, affecting […]