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Former Marine Scotty Bob Morgan jumps off mountains and out of helicopters in experimental nylon suits that allow daredevils to maneuver in the air; ‘you don’t want to be the error.’
Founder Ren Zhengfei’s intense style looms large at world’s No. 3 smartphone maker, where employees are rewarded for things like forgoing vacations and overtime.
As the U.S. labor market tightens and the population of undocumented immigrants shrinks, employers in industries such as hospitality, construction and agriculture are scrambling to fill jobs they say Americans don’t want.
Pilots at Delta Air Lines ratified a new four-year labor contract that contains big raises and retains the aviators’ lucrative profit-sharing formula, reversing widespread rejection of an earlier proposed pact in 2015.
The Remote Year program that plucks employees from their work environment and sends them on a round-the-world trip, as they work remotely for jobs based thousands of miles away.
Joshua Reeves, CEO of Gusto, has begun shadowing employees to learn nitty-gritty details of all the work that goes on at the company. He learns about the job, helps with some tasks, and brainstorms new approaches.
The conventional wisdom says it’s impossible. The facts say otherwise.
To prepare for the flood of holiday orders just under way, Amazon.com has been using technology ranging from touch screens to robots to shrink the time it takes to train new hires at its warehouses to as little as two days.
Elite law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP told its junior lawyers Monday that year-end bonuses will be the same as last year’s, a sign that law firms continue to tread somewhat carefully in the postrecession world.
Laws requiring employers to give workers more predictable and remunerative schedules are sprouting across the nation, drawing the ire of some employers as local governments wade into the debate over inequality.
Google, Baidu, Facebook and others pursuing artificial intelligence are draining universities of top computer scientists who might otherwise be cultivating the next generation of AI researchers, say experts.
Workers at the former appliance division of General Electric rejected a new contract this week, spurning an attempt by its new Chinese owners to cut costs at a massive factory complex in Louisville, Ky.
The J.C. Penney store at the Mall at Bay Plaza in the Bronx usually closes at 9 p.m. but will be open for more than 24 hours, until 10 p.m. Friday, to ring in the holiday season.
A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking a sweeping regulation set to qualify millions more Americans for overtime pay Dec. 1, delivering a blow to one of President Barack Obama’s signature workplace rules.
In the “gig economy,” workers run the gamut from independent contractors to moonlighters.
U.S. employers have spent months adjusting employee schedules, job duties and pay ahead of a new overtime rule set to take effect next week. But an order from a federal judge on Tuesday puts the fate of the rule into question.
A raft of new state marijuana legalization laws presents employers with hazy challenges when it comes to workplace drug testing.
A good sponsor can turbocharge her protégés’ careers by staking her professional reputation on helping them succeed. But what happens when that sponsor leaves the company?
Crisis consultant Eric Dezenhall copes with his high-pressure job in an unusual way: He writes novels during his spare time.
The financial pros who specialize in assigning a valuation to intangible corporate assets, such as patents and trademarks, don’t have a credential that attests to their experience and training. That’s about to change.