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Episode 625: The Last Job : Planet Money : NPR
Fictional narrative exploring a dystopian / utopian future society.
jobs  labor  economy  podcasts 
57 minutes ago by danielbachhuber
Data Cleaners for Pristine Datasets: Visibility and Invisibility of Data Processors in Social Science
This article investigates the work of processors who curate and “clean” the data sets that researchers submit to data archives for archiving and further dissemination.
archive  data  labor  maintenance  repair 
20 hours ago by edsu
A New Standard for the Gulf States | LRB blog
Pretty shocking stat from Oliver Miles: over 1200 workers have died in last 3 years in Qatar, largely on World Cup 2022 projects.
qatar  labor 
22 hours ago by arabist
The Art and Science of Assessing the Labor Market - Area Development
Only through a combination of data analysis (the science) and labor interviews (the art) can a company be sure of choosing a location where its workforce needs are satisfied now and in the future.
area-development-features  Matt  labor  labor-costs  skills-gap  skilled-labor  workforce  jobs  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing 
yesterday by areadevelopment
Layoffs Taboo, Japan Workers Are Sent to the Boredom Room - The New York Times
Labor practices in Japan contrast sharply with those in the United States, where companies are quick to lay off workers when demand slows or a product becomes obsolete. It is cruel to the worker, but it usually gives the overall economy agility. Some economists attribute the lack of a dynamic economy in Western Europe to labor laws similar to Japan’s that restrict layoffs.
culture  japan  unitedstates  jobs  layoffs  labor 
2 days ago by imaginaryfriend
There’s an Epidemic of Discrimination Against Pregnant Women at Work - The New York Times
Several cases, representing a range of different experiences, of women facing pregnancy discrimination on the job.
gender  sex  women  women_and_politics  pregnancy  labor  work  inequality  PSC_217 
4 days ago by johnmfrench
Bracero program - Wikipedia
The Bracero Program (from the Spanish term bracero, meaning "manual laborer" or "one who works using his arms") was a series of laws and diplomatic agreements, initiated on August 4, 1942, when the United States signed the Mexican Farm Labor Agreement with Mexico. The agreement guaranteed decent living conditions (sanitation, adequate shelter and food) and a minimum wage of 30 cents an hour; it also allowed the importation of contract laborers from Guam as a temporary measure during the early phases of World War II.[1]
wikipedia  labor 
4 days ago by lundun

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