articles tagged: jobs
why the silicon holler is such a target for scammers and broken promises
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why the silicon holler is such a target for scammers and broken promises

Teaching miners to code in hope of giving them a chance to join the tech boom isn't the worst idea. But there's more to a successful tech career than taking a coding class.

fired by code: how amazon is leading the way with a new kind of terminator
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fired by code: how amazon is leading the way with a new kind of terminator

Robots are starting to keep tabs on and fire warehouse workers. And the day they'll be tracking all of us to evaluate our performance and make HR decisions is unsettlingly close.

the twist to the invasion of the techies: they’re also in a gentrification bind
# politics

the twist to the invasion of the techies: they’re also in a gentrification bind

Rather than living large in the cities where they've come to rule, tech workers are finding themselves just as priced out as those who blame them for soaring costs of living…

why few coal miners became coders and how “learn to code” became an insult
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why few coal miners became coders and how “learn to code” became an insult

The experiment to turn laid off coal miners into rockstar programmers has been going on for years now with little to show for it except more right wing rage on social media.

models and entertainers may get automated, but not how you might think…
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models and entertainers may get automated, but not how you might think…

If you’re in a creative, artistic industry, relying on your looks and presence to make a living, computers couldn’t possibly come for your job, right? Actually, they can, and here’s how.

how automation is stealing jobs and accidentally empowering populists
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how automation is stealing jobs and accidentally empowering populists

Automation is responsible for most jobs lost in the industrial world and could replace as much as two thirds of the developing world’s workforce. Why are we still pretending it’s decades away?

world of weird things podcast: why robots are coming for your job and education is the only way to stop them
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world of weird things podcast: why robots are coming for your job and education is the only way to stop them

Futurists have long predicted a time when tens of millions of jobs are done by machines, out of sight and out of mind. Now, this moment is here and we’re far from ready...

how your smartphone is eliminating the checkout line
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how your smartphone is eliminating the checkout line

Some Canadians are trying to save cashier jobs. But their phones and cheap, proven technology is poised to eliminate having to check out altogether.

hey, older generations, did you know work doesn’t have to be awful?
# politics

hey, older generations, did you know work doesn’t have to be awful?

Baby Boomers are very upset with Millennials for trying to make work more meaningful and comfortable after watching them suffer.

will a universal basic income be a long term solution?
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will a universal basic income be a long term solution?

Universal Basic Income seems like a compassionate, forward-looking idea. But in reality, it's little more than a band aid that needs a lot more thought.

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