Tech

‘This is why people are so angry’: Tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Uber built their empires on the backs of contractors. A pandemic is showing just how horrifically that model failed American workers.

Over the course of the last decade, the tech industry has spurred the rise of the gig economy. “Gig economy” has since become something of a catch-all phrase to describe many sorts of non-standard work: independent contracting, temping, or working for a third-party contract firm. Most companies in the tech […]
‘This is why people are so angry’: Tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Uber built their empires on the backs of contractors. A pandemic is showing just how horrifically that model failed American workers.
News

Full-time retail jobs have all but disappeared over the last decade, and workers have to get ‘2, 3, sometimes even 4 part-time jobs just to get by,’ expert says

Retail work has become increasingly untenable over the last decade. Business Insider spoke to employment attorney and labour expert Krista Hardwick about how conditions have changed for retail workers since 2009. Retail companies’ cost-cutting measures have all but eliminated full-time jobs for most retail workers, resulting in many workers having […]
Full-time retail jobs have all but disappeared over the last decade, and workers have to get ‘2, 3, sometimes even 4 part-time jobs just to get by,’ expert says
Strategy

13 ways other countries are leaving the US in the dust

Technological and social innovations mean things are changing quickly around the world. The US is slipping behind other countries in key measures of progress. The US trails other nations in areas such as press freedom, passport strength, internet speed, and cost of education. American politicians often boast that the US […]
13 ways other countries are leaving the US in the dust