unemployment

Stressing aptitude over achievement, Strive Talent pitches a new way to hire

A number of startups are rethinking how hiring should work, because while many employers require a college degree for a job, the fact is that most of the skills needed to perform those jobs aren't tau

Facebook will teach the unemployed digital/social media skills in 30 cities

Facebook today announced Community Boost. Facebook tells me it's investing tens of millions of dollars into the program that will travel to 30 cities around the U.S. in 2018. It will teach digital job

Game studio Mighty Bear rises from the ashes of King’s former Singapore office

Office closures don’t just mean unemployment and uncertainty, they can lead to new opportunities. That’s the case for Mighty Bear Games, a Singapore-based games studio that grew out of the

Robots, jobs and the human fear of change

When it comes to technology’s impact on the economy, there continues to be concern that robots and other advances will lead to unemployment. But what does history really tell us about the impact of

Enjoy the return and watch for unemployment

Those of us interested in marketplace lending have recently observed many pejorative headlines about P2P lending platforms, which mostly reported on Lending Club’s recent difficulties, but also crit

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

What The Tech Bubble Means Outside Silicon Valley

It’s a place, a mindset, a nickname, a metonym, an innovation hub, a TV show and a standard against which all cradles of technology are measured. Silicon Valley prides itself on having a meta-status

Jobs, Robots, Capitalism, Inequality, And You

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Get Ready To Lose Your Job

"Technological revolutions happen in two main phases: the installation phase and the deployment phase," <a target="_blank" href="http://cdixon.org/2013/02/10/the-computing-deployment-phase/">observes<

America Has Hit “Peak Jobs”

"The middle class is being hollowed out," <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/01/12/10-reasons-why-2013-will-be-the-year-you-quit-your-job/">says</a> James Altucher. "Economists are shifting the

What If Technology Is Destroying Jobs Faster Than It Creates Them?

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Glassdoor Puts Numbers on Our Schizophrenic Job Market

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Does anyone in tech pay attention to unemployment numbers? Hard to buy that new gizmo when you don't have a job, right?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/un.png" />Writing about tech is so peculiar. On one hand we're expected to be enthusiastic about the things we cover; no one wants to see