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Teaching New York City Children to Read in English, When Their Parents Can't

WSJ Careers - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 18:31
Literacy workshops in New York City public schools are aimed at showing parents how they can help their younger children learn to read.

Uber's Drive Into India Relies on Raw Recruits

WSJ Careers - Mon, 12/26/2016 - 23:52
Uber is making a big push in India, but finding drivers is a challenge in a country where knowing how to operate a car and a smartphone is a rare talent.

Fast-Food Chains in India Cultivate Untapped Workforce: Women

WSJ Careers - Mon, 12/26/2016 - 23:40
American fast-food chains have become an unlikely source of female employment and empowerment in India, a country where traditionally most women are kept from working outside the home.

Navy Restores Traditional Job Titles for Sailors

WSJ Careers - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 00:00
The U.S. Navy said it once again will let enlisted sailors use traditional job rating titles, an about-face by top leaders who wanted to scrap a system as old as the Navy itself but who faced pushback from sailors world-wide.

The Hidden Hurt of Life on the Police Beat

WSJ Careers - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 01:57
National soul-searching over officer shootings has obscured a routine reality for cops—the threat of violence is often just behind a door, and for some of them the trauma can leave lasting personal damage.

Female Doctors' Hospital Patients May Have An Edge

WSJ Careers - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 20:01
Hospital patients treated by female physicians had a small survival edge over those with male doctors, a new study of more than 58,000 physicians found.

Kroger Seeks to Cut Costs With Voluntary Retirement Plan

WSJ Careers - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 18:52
Kroger is offering early retirement to 2,000 corporate employees, in an effort to cut costs amid stiff competition from more stores and online merchants stocking food.

Automation Can Actually Lead to More Jobs

WSJ Careers - Wed, 12/14/2016 - 08:10
A long trail of empirical evidence shows that increased productivity brought about by automation and invention leads to more wealth, cheaper goods and more jobs, writes Christopher Mims.

Wingsuit Test Pilot Has Thrills Galore, No Prospects for Life Insurance

WSJ Careers - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 18:36
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.’ ​

Huawei's Culture Drives Growth, Demands Sacrifice

WSJ Careers - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 09:47
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.

Small-Business Lament: Too Few Mexicans in U.S.

WSJ Careers - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 21:56
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.

Majority of Delta Pilots Approve New Labor Contract

WSJ Careers - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 14:53
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.

Out of Office: Workers Try a Year on the Road

WSJ Careers - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 21:20
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.

CEO Shadows Workers to Learn 'Nitty-Gritty' Details

WSJ Careers - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 13:35
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.

Five Myths About Landing a Good Job Later in Life

WSJ Careers - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 08:32
The conventional wisdom says it’s impossible. The facts say otherwise.

How Amazon Gets Its Holiday Hires Up to Speed in Two Days

WSJ Careers - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 22:14
To prepare for the flood of holiday orders just under way, 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.

Cravath Doesn't Change Bonuses

WSJ Careers - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 18:27
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.

Local Governments Arrive on Schedule to Help Part-Time Workers

WSJ Careers - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 10:48
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.

Tech Giants Are Poaching Universities' AI Talent

WSJ Careers - Fri, 11/25/2016 - 10:02
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.

GE Appliance Workers Reject Contract Offer From Chinese Owner

WSJ Careers - Fri, 11/25/2016 - 00:32
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.