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The 20 fastest-disappearing jobs in America

Every two years, the Bureau of Labour Statistics releases employment projections for the United States over the next decade. Using those projections, we found the 20 jobs that are expected to have the biggest per cent declines in employment between 2018 and 2028. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
The 20 fastest-disappearing jobs in America
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The 20 most popular jobs of 2019

Using data from the Bureau of Labour Statistics, we found the 20 industries with the most job growth between January and September 2019. The oil industry, interior design services, and nanotechnology research all had high growth this year. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Jobs in the oil industry, […]
The 20 most popular jobs of 2019
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Legendary VC Ben Horowitz is now asking job candidates their thoughts on WeWork — and their response shows him whether they will respect entrepreneurs or let power go to their head

When they interview candidates for venture capital positions, Andreessen Horowitz looks for people who respect entrepreneurs. Cofounder Ben Horowitz says he specifically avoids hiring arrogant candidates. To suss out arrogance, Horowitz asks interviewees to share their thoughts on Adam Neumann’s career at WeWork. He wants to see whether they show […]
Legendary VC Ben Horowitz is now asking job candidates their thoughts on WeWork — and their response shows him whether they will respect entrepreneurs or let power go to their head
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Zappos gives new employees 4 weeks to decide if it’s a good fit — and lets them quit with pay if not. Their head of HR explains how this policy has helped them save money and hire great people.

Hollie Delaney is the head of human resources at Zappos.com. Prior to working at Zappos, she worked as the HR manager for the Wet ‘N Wild waterpark before becoming an HR generalist for Vegas.com, and then an HR manager at Marshall Retail Group. The following is an excerpt from her […]
Zappos gives new employees 4 weeks to decide if it’s a good fit — and lets them quit with pay if not. Their head of HR explains how this policy has helped them save money and hire great people.
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SUCCESS INSIDER: What Salesforce doesn’t want in hiring, how to get started in angel investing, and an innovation in beer business strategy

Arrogance: It’s a bad look. Especially if you’re trying to land a job at Salesforce. Take it from Ana Recio, the recruiting head at the cloud-software-for-everything company. “The whole Silicon Valley, the whole globe is full of really talented people. And it’s individuals who think that they’re a little bit […]
SUCCESS INSIDER: What Salesforce doesn’t want in hiring, how to get started in angel investing, and an innovation in beer business strategy
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‘Growth mindset’ cultures like Microsoft’s drive organizational transformation, researchers say. Here’s how this has measurable results for companies.

Microsoft has grown as a company, in part due to the growth mindset embedded in its culture. Research based on acclaimed Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s growth mindset looks at the relationship between how employees perceive an organisation’s mindset and how trusting and committed they are to the organisation. Dr. […]
‘Growth mindset’ cultures like Microsoft’s drive organizational transformation, researchers say. Here’s how this has measurable results for companies.
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A major nonprofit ranked U.S. companies for doing the best for their communities, workers, and the environment, and Salesforce and PayPal made huge jumps from last year.

Billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones cofounded the nonprofit Just Capital in 2013 to measure what Americans want from corporations, and which of these corporations are contributing to a “more just” society. Just issues an annual ranking of America’s largest 1,000 corporations based on how they are creating long-term value in […]
A major nonprofit ranked U.S. companies for doing the best for their communities, workers, and the environment, and Salesforce and PayPal made huge jumps from last year.
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The CEOs of JP Morgan, McKinsey, Ford, and 800 other companies signed a letter saying diversity efforts are improving — but 42% of Americans still experience racism at work

Hundreds of American CEOs say they have increased diversity and inclusion efforts over the last year. Nearly 800 US CEOs – from firms like JP Morgan, McKinsey, and Ford – said they have prioritised the issue among their board of directors. Representation of racial minorities remains weak among chief executives, […]
The CEOs of JP Morgan, McKinsey, Ford, and 800 other companies signed a letter saying diversity efforts are improving — but 42% of Americans still experience racism at work
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Some of the jobs most at risk for suicide and depression are the most important to society. Here’s a rundown of mental-health risks for doctors, childcare workers, first responders, and more.

If you have a stressful job, your career can negatively impact your mental health. Nine professions stand out for their impact on mental health: veterinarians, emergency medical technicians, construction workers, childcare workers, doctors, nurses, restaurant workers, humanitarian workers, and lawyers. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Work in America […]
Some of the jobs most at risk for suicide and depression are the most important to society. Here’s a rundown of mental-health risks for doctors, childcare workers, first responders, and more.
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How did unfettered business become a bipartisan issue? Professor Luigi Zingales explains why Democrats and Republicans are both pro-business parties, at the expense of everyone else.

Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the Pitchfork Economics podcast with Nick Hanauer. In this episode of Pitchfork Economics, Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein sat down with Luigi Zingales, a professor of finance at the […]
How did unfettered business become a bipartisan issue? Professor Luigi Zingales explains why Democrats and Republicans are both pro-business parties, at the expense of everyone else.
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The 20 college majors that pay the least

Some collegiate fields of study may not guarantee great wealth, even if they still lead to socially useful and emotionally satisfying careers. Using Census data, we found the 20 college majors with the lowest average personal incomes post-graduation. Many of the majors on the list are in education, and there’s […]
The 20 college majors that pay the least
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7 ways America has changed since the last impeachment hearing

The first public impeachment hearings for President Donald Trump kicked off on Wednesday. It has been 21 years since President Bill Clinton was impeached for lying under oath and obstructing justice in 1998. Since 1998, the US has seen population growth, US stock growth, and a return to the Clinton-era […]
7 ways America has changed since the last impeachment hearing
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Office romance has given us Bill and Melinda and Barack and Michelle — and ended CEO tenures. Here’s a rundown of the most famous and infamous workplace relationships.

McDonald’s board voted to fire CEO Steve Easterbrook on November 1 over a relationship he had with an employee. Major corporations tend to have policies on disclosing romantic relationships and forbidding relationships between direct supervisors and their employees. If a policy is violated and a boss has a romantic relationship […]
Office romance has given us Bill and Melinda and Barack and Michelle — and ended CEO tenures. Here’s a rundown of the most famous and infamous workplace relationships.
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Microsoft is rolling out a new management framework to its leaders. It centres around a psychological insight called growth mindset.

Microsoft has demonstrably grown from where it was in 2014. The growth mindset was fundamental to this upward trajectory. A new management model rolled out this summer further highlights how Microsoft applies the growth mindset. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Microsoft roots its record performance in a simple […]
Microsoft is rolling out a new management framework to its leaders. It centres around a psychological insight called growth mindset.
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The youngest woman ever elected to New York State government still feels uncomfortable getting ‘special treatment’ for being a senator. The 28-year-old says double standards for women have everything to do with it.

Julia Salazar made history as the youngest woman ever elected to New York state government. As a 28-year-old state Senator, Salazar sat down with Business Insider to describe the unique experience she’s had as a leader thus far. Salazar said she still feels uncomfortable with privileges that come with being […]
The youngest woman ever elected to New York State government still feels uncomfortable getting ‘special treatment’ for being a senator. The 28-year-old says double standards for women have everything to do with it.
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This map shows how many homeless Americans there are in every state

Homelessness is a tragedy that strikes thousands of Americans every year. The Department of Housing and Urban Development publishes annual estimates of the homeless population in the US and in each state. As the above map shows, homelessness rates were very high on the West Coast, in the Northeast, and […]
This map shows how many homeless Americans there are in every state
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Outgoing Goldman talent chief Dane Holmes outlined for us the thought exercise he uses to think through big decisions — like leaving the investment bank

After 18 years at Goldman Sachs, Dane Holmes is moving to California to become CEO of the new HR tech startup Eskalera. Eskalera, which launched in 2018, develops technology to help companies improve inclusion and diversity in hiring and company culture. Holmes walked Business Insider through the thought process he […]
Outgoing Goldman talent chief Dane Holmes outlined for us the thought exercise he uses to think through big decisions — like leaving the investment bank
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Requiring corporations to follow ‘progressive labour standards’ by providing higher wages and better benefits can help even the playing field for small businesses and workers

Zach Silk is the president of Civic Ventures and recurring co-host on the Pitchfork Economics podcast. In this opinion piece, he says that opposition to a minimum wage raise – especially at the expense of small businesses – has proven to be unfounded in Seattle. Now, Civic Ventures is proposing […]
Requiring corporations to follow ‘progressive labour standards’ by providing higher wages and better benefits can help even the playing field for small businesses and workers
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Fall is peak anxiety season in the workplace, and it can cost companies billions of dollars. Here’s how bosses can help manage their employees’ stress.

Paul Pellman is the CEO of Kazoo, an employee experience platform. Pellman writes that fall is one of the most stressful seasons for employees – daily routines change with dwindling sunlight, and seasonal affective disorder is in full swing. Stress costs employers $US300 billion annually, and has a real impact […]
Fall is peak anxiety season in the workplace, and it can cost companies billions of dollars. Here’s how bosses can help manage their employees’ stress.
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The 25 best US cities for veterans to live, ranked

According to the Veterans Association, there are currently more than 19.5 million veterans living in America. However, when it comes to adjusting to civilian life, some areas of the country are better for veterans than others. WalletHub ranked the 100 largest US cities in four major categories – employment, economy, […]
The 25 best US cities for veterans to live, ranked
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Finland’s new millennial leader wants her country to have a 4-day workweek. Here’s why the widely beloved schedule would never work in the US.

While shorter workdays or workweeks might boost productivity and work-life balance for some, low-wage hourly workers, as well as nurses and teachers, would not immediately benefit from these changes, experts tell Business Insider. Because of low pay, hourly shift workers are actually looking for more hours to work. And nurses […]
Finland’s new millennial leader wants her country to have a 4-day workweek. Here’s why the widely beloved schedule would never work in the US.
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It’s International Stress Awareness Week — here’s how Michelle Obama, Bill Gates, and other leaders handle stressful situations

In honour of International Stress Awareness Week, Business Insider has compiled techniques for managing stress from eight leaders across tech, entertainment, and politics. Stress management is important for everyone. According to a survey of 1,600 workers in the US and UK by work management platform Wrike, 94% of workers reported […]
It’s International Stress Awareness Week — here’s how Michelle Obama, Bill Gates, and other leaders handle stressful situations
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A 9-year-old tried to give his teacher a ‘raise’ using his own birthday money — and it shows just how dire the teacher salary problem in the US has become

Parker Williams, a 9-year-old elementary school student in Florida, made local news after giving his birthday money to his teacher. Williams attempted to give his teacher a $US15 pay bump because he thought “teachers don’t get paid enough.” Statistics show teachers get paid 21% less than similar jobs that require […]
A 9-year-old tried to give his teacher a ‘raise’ using his own birthday money — and it shows just how dire the teacher salary problem in the US has become
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The surprising business lesson I learned from salmon conservationists

Mitch Zuklie is the chairman and CEO of Orrick. He says that the best book on management this year is one on salmon preservation – “Stronghold: One Man’s Quest to Save the World’s Wild Salmon.” In it, conservationist Guido Rahr writes that the strategy for salmon preservation has been to […]
The surprising business lesson I learned from salmon conservationists
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Goldman Sachs’ outgoing HR chief says any leader who doesn’t wake up every morning worried about losing top talent probably isn’t a very good manager

Goldman Sachs is just as worried as any other employer about attracting and retaining top talent. According to HR chief Dane Holmes, hiring technical talent is a big challenge. Holmes said every leader at every company should be concerned about talent management. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The […]
Goldman Sachs’ outgoing HR chief says any leader who doesn’t wake up every morning worried about losing top talent probably isn’t a very good manager
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Hey Facebook, about the new logo: All caps are ugly, shouty, and anti-Gen-Z

Facebook announced a new logo on Monday. The new logo – which reads FACEBOOK in all-caps – will be used for a “company brand” that encompasses products within Facebook’s portfolio, like WhatsApp and Instagram. The all-caps branding seems like a direct affront to millennials and Gen-Zers. Lowercase letters aren’t just […]
Hey Facebook, about the new logo: All caps are ugly, shouty, and anti-Gen-Z
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I struggled to embrace my Hispanic heritage at work for years, but now I run employee resource groups at Intel. Here’s my advice for others grappling with their workplace identities.

Ernesto Felix is a technical leadership development manager at Intel Corporation and was recently re-elected for his third term as the board treasurer for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. As the second-generation son of Mexican immigrants, he grew up in a community of people who looked like him. But […]
I struggled to embrace my Hispanic heritage at work for years, but now I run employee resource groups at Intel. Here’s my advice for others grappling with their workplace identities.
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7 careers you can resume after 5 or more years out of the workforce

People take yearslong career breaks to raise children, care for sick relatives, go back to school, and plenty of other reasons. Taking time off from your career doesn’t mean you can’t reenter the workforce. There are several careers that are relatively easy to resume after five years or more of […]
7 careers you can resume after 5 or more years out of the workforce
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‘Sexy nurse’ costumes demean one of the most in-demand professions in American life — and they’re a bestseller on Amazon right now

Sexy nurse costumes are one of the most popular, top-selling adult outfits on Halloween. Yet RNs say sexualized depictions of nurses perpetuate stereotypes that the profession isn’t as respectable as doctors. Plus, some nurses say these costumes can contribute to workplace sexual harassment. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
‘Sexy nurse’ costumes demean one of the most in-demand professions in American life — and they’re a bestseller on Amazon right now
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The 4 main types of procrastinators and how to not be one of them, according to 2 accountability coaches

Ali Schiller and Marissa Boisvert are the co-owners of Accountability Works, where they coach professionals on accomplishing their goals without sacrificing their health. They say that there are four main types of avoidance archetypes, or procrastinators: the performer, the self-deprecator, the overbooker, and the novelty seeker. Figuring out which group […]
The 4 main types of procrastinators and how to not be one of them, according to 2 accountability coaches
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10 things you didn’t realise teachers have to buy with their own money

Teachers often have to purchase their own supplies when decorating their classrooms. Even standard office supplies like pens and paper sometimes come out of teachers’ personal money. Here are 10 things you didn’t realise teachers had to buy for their classrooms. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Many of […]
10 things you didn’t realise teachers have to buy with their own money
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Barack Obama’s senior advisor shares the career lessons she learned working 24/7 at the White House, and how she found work-life balance despite the demanding schedule

Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s longest-serving White House advisor, recently appeared on Glassdoor’s new IN PURSUIT podcast to discuss her career and life as a working mum. Jarrett advocated for women in the workplace throughout her career. She recently cofounded the advocacy group United States of Women alongside Michelle Obama’s former chief […]
Barack Obama’s senior advisor shares the career lessons she learned working 24/7 at the White House, and how she found work-life balance despite the demanding schedule
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The 20 US cities with the most Halloween stores

Halloween is around the corner, and some cities are very well primed to celebrate the holiday. Using data from the Census Bureau, we found the US metro areas with the most establishments in four Halloween-related industries per capita. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Halloween is around the corner, […]
The 20 US cities with the most Halloween stores
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Most senior managers have no idea who the company’s most valuable employees are. Here’s how to pinpoint them before they burn out and quit.

Effective people management is about being able to identify your most influential employees. Otherwise, they might get overwhelmed by requests for help and quit. It’s especially important to know who your company’s influencers are in today’s collaborative workplace. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Ask a C-suite executive: “Who […]
Most senior managers have no idea who the company’s most valuable employees are. Here’s how to pinpoint them before they burn out and quit.
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The Great Recession put a big dent in how Americans celebrate Halloween

Americans are set to spend nearly $US9 billion on candy, costumes, decorations, and other Halloween activities this year, according to the National Retail Federation. While the NRF’s data suggest a general increase in per-capita Halloween spending over the years, there was a big downturn during the Great Recession. Visit Business […]
The Great Recession put a big dent in how Americans celebrate Halloween
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I’ve spent the last 20 years recruiting top talent for over 500 companies. Here are the 4 most important hiring criteria every company should prioritise.

Jay Rosenzweig is the founder of Rosenzweig & Company. He’s an expert in designing, building, and attracting world-class teams. He says that while online services seem like they have changed the hiring process, the keys to finding the right fit haven’t changed much. Looking outside of your industry can offer […]
I’ve spent the last 20 years recruiting top talent for over 500 companies. Here are the 4 most important hiring criteria every company should prioritise.
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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Women entrepreneurs share their top tips and strategies for running their companies, and being a successful leader

March is Women’s History Month, in recognition of women’s vital role in American history. There are 12.3 million women-owned businesses across the US. Business Insider profiled several female entrepreneurs, interviewed numerous experts, and reviewed key research findings that illuminate the opportunities and challenges facing women in business. You can read […]
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Women entrepreneurs share their top tips and strategies for running their companies, and being a successful leader
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How to run a small business while working a 9-to-5 job

By day, 32-year-old Lindsey Palar works a 9-to-5 as the diversity training and education director at her local college, Western Michigan University. By night, and weekends too, she manages OPEN Vegan Eats, a Kalamazoo, Michigan food business that she cofounded with her partner, Paul Vugteveen. As bootstrappers, the days are […]
How to run a small business while working a 9-to-5 job
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Facebook’s plan to revolutionise how money works, and why companies and lawmakers are so worried about it, explained in 30 seconds

Facebook is trying to launch its own cryptocurrency: Libra. Libra will be managed by the independent, nonprofit Libra Association and transferred on digital wallet Calibra, a subsidiary of Facebook. Lawmakers are wary of a corporation’s attempt to create its own currency, and Facebook has assured the government that it will […]
Facebook’s plan to revolutionise how money works, and why companies and lawmakers are so worried about it, explained in 30 seconds
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A German company is testing a 5-hour workday where employees only check email twice and small talk is banned

The Wall Street Journal recently profiled Rheingans Digital Enabler, a German-based consulting firm that uses a five-hour workday. Working shorter hours can help lessen burnout, plus research says limiting phone use can boost productivity. Still, few American companies offer flexible work schedules. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. One […]
A German company is testing a 5-hour workday where employees only check email twice and small talk is banned
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The Green New Deal is the perfect retort to trickle-down fear-mongers: Finally, progressives have the game-changing argument that can swing a majority of Americans toward a better future

Jessyn Farrell is the senior vice president at Civic Ventures and co-host of this week’s Pitchfork Economics episode. In this opinion piece, she argues that the Green New Deal policy is effective because it directly counters the narrative of trickle-down economics. It promises to create a new economy and jobs, […]
The Green New Deal is the perfect retort to trickle-down fear-mongers: Finally, progressives have the game-changing argument that can swing a majority of Americans toward a better future
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The days of coffee-grabbing internships are over. Here’s how fellows and apprentices are changing the way we train our youngest workers.

Experts say internship programs can cater to privileged people, and don’t always best prepare participants for the job. Now, companies across industries are turning to fellowships and apprenticeships to better prepare entry-level talent. US employers posted 145% more fellowship job openings in the last year, and listings for apprenticeships grew […]
The days of coffee-grabbing internships are over. Here’s how fellows and apprentices are changing the way we train our youngest workers.
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A member of Congress dared Zuckerberg to spend an hour a day moderating Facebook. If he took the dare, he’d make 65,000 times what a typical moderator would in that hour.

At a congressional hearing on Wednesday, a representative challenged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to spend an hour a day moderating content on the social-media platform. Content moderation is a psychologically taxing job that involves reviewing some of the darkest and most gruesome text and videos on the internet. We compared […]
A member of Congress dared Zuckerberg to spend an hour a day moderating Facebook. If he took the dare, he’d make 65,000 times what a typical moderator would in that hour.
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