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Job Today gets a $16M top up as it preps for Brexit bump

Accel-backed mobile-first jobs app Job Today has pulled in another $16M — an expansion to its November 2016 $20M Series B round. It raised a $10M Series A in January of the same year. The 2015

The lobbying is fast and furious as gig companies seek relief from pro-labor Supreme Court ruling

For four years, Edhuar Arellano has left his house at 7 a.m. on weekdays to drive customers around the Bay Area for Lyft and Uber. Most days, he doesn’t get home to Santa Clara until 11 p.m. On week

Study flags poor-quality working conditions for remote gig workers

An Oxford University study of remote gig economy work conducted on digital platforms has highlighted poor-quality working conditions with implications for employees’ well-being. The research com

HackerRank raises $30M to match developers with jobs

HackerRank, the skills-based recruiting platform and online coding challenge community, today announced that it has raised a $30 million Series C funding round led by JMI Equity, a fund that specializ

These are the 10 best tech companies to work for in the U.S., according to Glassdoor

Glassdoor just released its top 100 U.S.-based companies to work for next year. Because we cover technology here at TechCrunch, we broke out the top 10 tech companies from the list. Without further ad

Does Silicon Valley have a moral responsibility to stop developing robots?

Should Silicon Valley exercise its moral authority to stop developing this job-killing technology? Andrew McAfee, author of "The Second Machine Age" and the just published "Machine, Platform, Crowd"

Shiftgig raises $20M more to connect hourly workers with open jobs

The rise in on-demand services from the likes of Uber, Lyft and Postmates is fuelling a new workforce of freelancers in the service industry who are not tied to single places of employment and can wo

Theranos slashes another 41 percent of its workforce

Not a week goes by and it seems like we hear more bad news about Silicon Valley’s darling turned cautionary tale Theranos . The latest bit is a whopping 155 layoffs at the company today. The one

President-elect Trump: It’s time for the art of the new deal

New jobs are going to come from technology, not traditional manufacturing. California can lead in building a new economy.

Impraise lets you tell your coworkers what a good job they’re doing

“We’ve come a long long way together, through the hard times and the good. I have to celebrate you baby, I have to praise you like I should using a 360-degree feedback tool sold as as SaaS

LinkedIn will now let you discreetly signal when you’re looking for a job

One of the hallmarks of any social network is how it pushes people to share their experiences with others, but increasingly we’ve seen a lot of moves by social platforms to give people the optio

inploi is another jobs app that wants to kill off the service industry CV

Walking around the neighborhood handing out CVs in the hopes of scoring shifts in a local cafe or restaurant has never been an efficient job-search process. But workers in the service industry still d

Mentat will apply for jobs on your behalf and guarantee you get an interview

Did you know nowadays there are more people who dislike their jobs than like them? While there was once a time where the vast majority of Americans were happy with their current job, now anywhere from

SmartRecruiters raises $30 million for hiring software

Because managing a large pool of job applicants can be cumbersome, SmartRecruiters thinks its software has the right tools to keep you organized in your candidate search. The team counts clients like

Swiss reject universal basic income in public referendum

The people of Switzerland have rejected a proposal to give a universal basic income (UBI) to every citizen, with almost 77 per cent saying 'no' vs 23 per cent in favor.

Tech companies can make retention of female employees a priority

The technology industry has a problem with retaining qualified female employees. According to a study by the Center for Work-Life Policy, 56 percent of women in computing jobs will leave their positio

UK’s Onfido raises $25M as it brings its background checking platform to the US

The rise of on-demand startups and other fast-growing businesses like online marketplaces has created a need for reliable ways to verify new hires and customers to make sure they are cut out fo

Americans think most human jobs could be automated by 2065, finds Pew

Humans are nothing if not contrary. Technology destroying jobs is something most Americans accept will happen within their lifetimes, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center, just not to t

LinkedIn And The Golden Age Of American Education

A new book declaring the end of the golden age of economic growth has set the wonky world of economics aflame. Robert Gordon’s The Rise and Fall of American Growth juxtaposes the world-altering i

Why Business Leaders Need To Take On The Education Revolution

Have you hired someone straight out of college in the last decade? If you have, it comes as no shock that today's education system simply isn’t creating job-ready employees. Far from the differentia
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