jobs

  • Trump promises to bring back manufacturing jobs, but robots won’t let him

    Trump promises to bring back manufacturing jobs, but robots won’t let him

    For Americans struggling with stagnant wages, under- or un-employment, one of Donald Trump’s most appealing campaign promises was to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. Navigating the complexities of policy, tariffs and geopolitics would make that hard enough already for the president elect. But technology will make this promise nearly impossible to fulfill. Why? Read More

  • Crunch Report | First Hyperloop Will Be Built in UAE

    It’s looking like the first Hyperloop will be built in the UAE, Facebook is testing a job openings feature, Tesla plans to increase manufacturing automation by acquiring Grohmann Engineering, LeEco is hopeful that it can put the company’s finances back on track and Uber rival Karhoo shuts down. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Stack Overflow puts a new spin on resumes for developers

    Stack Overflow puts a new spin on resumes for developers

    Stack Overflow, the community site best known for providing answers for all of your random coding questions, also has a thriving jobs board and provides services to employers looking to hire developers. Today, the team is expanding the jobs side of its business with the launch of Developer Story, a new kind of resume that aims to free developers from the shackles of the… Read More

  • Monster snaps up ‘Tinder for jobs’ app, Jobr

    Monster snaps up ‘Tinder for jobs’ app, Jobr

    Monster.com announced this morning it has acquired the San Francisco-based startup Jobr, which had been developing a job-finding app the company described as a Tinder for jobs, thanks to its use of swipe-based gestures. Deal terms were not disclosed, but Jobr had raised $2 million in seed funding in 2014. The app is not being shut down, but will rather be integrated with Monster’s… Read More

  • Ex-Googlers Raise $6M For Connectifier, An AI Approach To Recruitment Search

    Ex-Googlers Raise $6M For Connectifier, An AI Approach To Recruitment Search

    Sites like LinkedIn and Monster.com have become online mainstays both for people looking for jobs and also companies looking to find the right people to fill a role. Now a new startup hopes to turn the recruitment process on its head through artificial intelligence and powerful search software that crawls across many sources at once to build up some 300 million online profiles to find the… Read More

  • Elance-oDesk Rebrands As Upwork, Debuts Slack-Like Chat Platform

    Elance-oDesk Rebrands As Upwork, Debuts Slack-Like Chat Platform

    A new chapter starts today for Elance-oDesk, a platform where 4 million businesses connect with 10 million knowledge worker freelancers to fill contract jobs. More than a year after the two competitors merged to form one freelancer powerhouse, and five months after raising $30 million, it is finally rebranding under a new name, Upwork. And with the new name comes a new platform, which adds a… Read More

  • Technology To Automate A Third Of U.K. Jobs Over Next 20 Years, Says Deloitte

    Technology To Automate A Third Of U.K. Jobs Over Next 20 Years, Says Deloitte

    Technology, automation and robotics destroys jobs by replacing human work with machines, and demanding workforces change up their skills to remain employable. This we know. But a new study by professional services firm Deloitte has quantified the rate of destruction for the U.K. jobs market over the next 20 years — predicting that around one-third (35 per cent) of existing jobs across… Read More

  • Ruben Bolling Talks About Cartooning As A Career In The Internet Age

    It’s back to school time and we decided to share some insight and advice from some amazing people. The first participant in our BTS school series of interviews is Ruben Bolling (pictured here), a lawyer-turned-cartoonist who moved from print to a primarily online presence thanks to his poignant, pithy, and hilarious art. Read More

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