Trends and Business News

Vin Scully's Sweet-Voiced Finale

WSJ Careers - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 02:56
Jason Gay talks to legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, as he approaches the end of a career that spanned nearly seven decades.

Women in Elite Jobs Face Stubborn Pay Gap

WSJ Careers - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 13:53
Gender disparities in income are greater in many white-collar U.S. professions than blue-collar, a Wall Street Journal examination found, and don’t lend themselves to legislative remedies.

Helping Bosses Decode Millennials---for $20,000 an Hour

WSJ Careers - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:53
Millennial issues have become a source of income for a host of self-anointed experts who say they can interpret young workers’ whims and aspirations.

EEOC Issues New Rules for Wellness Programs

WSJ Careers - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 10:28
Employers can provide employees big incentives or insurance discounts if they answer questions about their health, according to new rules issued Monday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Mark Morris's Enduring Career

WSJ Careers - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:08
Still influential as he nears 60, the prolific choreographer can look back on a long list of accolades.

Fired Worker Files Complaint After Spy Case Dropped

WSJ Careers - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 09:39
A Chinese-American hydrologist at the heart of a discontinued spy case has filed a discrimination complaint against the Commerce Department after it fired her for many of the same allegations a U.S. attorney decided to drop.

Social Media Posts Now Part of Security Clearance Process

WSJ Careers - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 21:57
The federal government will begin scanning applicants’ social media posts as part of the security clearance process, a reflection of how information on Facebook, Twitter and similar sites is increasingly seen as an important part of someone’s background.

In the Uber Age, a Boom in Background Checks

WSJ Careers - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 09:09
The growth of firms such as Uber and Lyft has been a boon for the background checkers tasked to vet hundreds of thousands of amateur taxi drivers.

An Investment Banker's Worst Nightmare

WSJ Careers - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:19
One day last month, two big companies announced takeovers that had something in common: Neither Comcast nor AbbVie used a banker. They aren’t alone.

Behind the Scenes With 'Hamilton' Set Designer David Korins

WSJ Careers - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 22:21
Ralph Gardner Jr. visits with David Korins, the Tony-nominated set designer for the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton.”

When You're Called to Your Life's Work

WSJ Careers - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 19:40
Some people shift career paths after a revelatory moment or dream; an archaeologist’s photo, a doctor’s encounter with a homeless man.

Uber Agrees to Work With a Drivers Guild in New York City

WSJ Careers - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 19:06
In a conciliatory move, Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to work with the new Independent Drivers Guild in New York City, giving its drivers there a say in issues such as fares and deactivations.

Who Is Ready for Baseball's Robot Umpires?

WSJ Careers - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 19:06
With the proliferation of technology in modern lives, Jason Gay asks where professional sports should draw the line.

An Auto Engineer Returns to Work After 24 Years Raising Children

WSJ Careers - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 13:31
Technology has changed since Wendy MacLennan left to raise her four children; her new job at Ford at first was ‘like being dropped off in a land where you don’t speak the language.’

Forget Mental-Health Days, 'Me Time' Comes to the Office

WSJ Careers - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 13:23
A handful of companies have begun offering workers paid “me time” to devote to themselves, in addition to regular vacation time and personal and sick days.

Videogamers Help With Medical Research

WSJ Careers - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:19
Scientists are recruiting thousands of videogamers to develop a better test for tuberculosis, the latest in a cascade of crowdsourcing research efforts that analyze proteins, test tumors and investigate genetic diseases.

Silicon Valley Female Leaders Launch Tool to Improve Diversity

WSJ Careers - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 07:43
A group of influential women in the tech industry on Tuesday launched a tool to better measure and increase diversity in technology, an area where they say not enough progress has been made.

Air France Enforces 2012 Cost-Cutting Plan for Pilots

WSJ Careers - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 16:07
Air France has decided to enforce a cost-cutting plan for its pilots that was originally announced in 2012 but delayed by opposition from unions. The measures will result in lower pay per hour spent flying.

Retiring After 65 May Help People Live Longer

WSJ Careers - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 17:42
A study found that retiring after age 65 may help people live longer, with further longevity benefits for leaving work between 66 and 72.

Laid-Off Oil Workers Struggle to Pay Loans, Credit Cards

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:17
Rising unemployment in the energy sector is pushing up loan delinquencies and raising the risk of new losses for banks.