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In Desperate Pursuit of the Zero-Stress Job – New York Times

By MIKE SCALISE May 21, 2016 I was 26 and belly-flat on the platform of the uptown 6 train in New York. My messenger bag had flipped over my head. A constellation of trampled, blackened gum wads hovered inches from my face. … Continue reading

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Jobs must follow housing — to the Inland Empire and Antelope Valley – Los Angeles Times

To the editor: Shane Phillips points out the obvious — that high housing costs are due to an imbalance between supply and demand. Yet he fails to describe the less obvious reasons behind this imbalance. (“Why is L.A. too pricey? … Continue reading

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Higher-paying jobs than SF teacher? City baker, bricklayer – San Francisco Chronicle

Photo: Liz Hafalia, The Chronicle Kindergarten teacher Rebecca Sheehan-Stross prepares a lesson at Cesar Chavez Elementary School. Many city and county workers make more than schoolteachers, a report finds. Kindergarten teacher Rebecca Sheehan-Stross prepares a lesson at… In a special … Continue reading

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Cash for Jobs: Whistle-blowers need to be protected – Independent Online

Durban – The report on the investigation into the so-called “Cash for Jobs” scandal has recommended, among other things, that the basic education department establish a dedicated unit to receive complaints from whistle-blowers. The long-awaited report was released by Basic … Continue reading

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Jobs for cash report: Some educators could face criminal charges – Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG – The Department of Basic Education says the ministerial task team’s report into the “jobs for cash” scandal has found that there is a real possibility of laying criminal charges against some people.The report has been made public after … Continue reading

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Top 25 cities to find great jobs – USA TODAY

View of the San Francisco skyline and Golden Gate bridge.(Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports) When thinking of relocation, Americans consider an area’s job prospects as among the most important factors. While other factors such as the school system or … Continue reading

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How the on-demand economy is transforming summer jobs – MarketWatch

The on-demand gig economy is transforming another corner of the job market: the summer job for students. Recent high-school grads and college students are turning to startups like Uber, TaskRabbit, Instacart and Postmates for work like delivering groceries or handling … Continue reading

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Jobs-for-cash probe reveals irregularities in six provinces – Times LIVE

Julia Madibogo | 2016-05-21 11:40:17.0 Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. File photoImage by: Esa Alexander A task team appointed by basic education minister Angie Motshekga to probe the jobs-for-cash scandal has found irregularities in the appointment of teachers in six … Continue reading

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Area unemployment drops, but fewer manufacturing jobs – The Decatur Daily

Unemployment rates for April edged down in Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence counties, but the Decatur-area’s increase in service jobs was countered by a decrease in industrial jobs, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Labor. The Decatur … Continue reading

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Can we save jobs as we mind the planet? – Irish Times

What will happen to the thousands of people who work in Ireland’s peat-fired power stations, to the many tens of thousands who mine coal and drill for oil and gas across Europe, and to everybody else involved in distributing fossil … Continue reading

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