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Uber drivers “employees” for unemployment purposes, NY labor board says
"New York City’s largest taxi driver advocacy group is hailing a legal decision by the New York State Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board, which ruled last Friday that three out-of-work Uber drivers can be considered employees for the purpose of unemployment benefits. The decision was first reported Thursday by Politico."
policy  labor  new  york  uber 
july 2018 by jonerp
6 attention-worthy data visualizations that tell stories using time
"Data visualizations can impart new information in an engaging or succinct way that makes your attention worth it. Not only that, but successful data visualizations tell a story. As Harvard Business Review writes, “Visualization in its educational or confirmational role is really a dynamic form of persuasion.”
data  stories  axios  visualizations  google  the  new  york  times  pudding  washington  post 
april 2018 by jonerp
What Role Should Colleges Play in Workplace Training?
"Data doesn’t support this either, according to a recent article in The Street. “When it comes to middle-skills jobs, Fuller found no difference in performance among people with and without a college degree. Yet employers still look for people with college degrees, who only make up about one-third of the entire workforce.” Fuller explains it with a fishing metaphor. “When you start up-credentialing your jobs you’re doing the equivalent of rowing your boat over to this tightly crowded part of the pond. Maybe there are fish elsewhere.”
culture  top  stories  communication  skills  diversity  education  google  harvard  university  stem  the  city  of  new  york  training 
january 2018 by jonerp
#CXOTALK: Open data and APIs at The New York Times - by @mkrigsman
"The core mission of The Times is to enhance society by creating, collecting, and distributing high-quality content. Most of the time, APIs are used to distribute that great content; without them, it would be very hard for us to provide information in the different places people want it. We want to inform and give you the news and the information in whatever way makes the most sense for you."
application  software  featured  posts  #cxotalk  the  new  york  times 
may 2016 by jonerp
What to Make of Amazon’s Work Practices? - by @msuster
"There is much discussion about this weekend’s article in the NY Times regarding Amazon’s work practices. People seem polarized between, “that’s what it takes to succeed” to “I can’t believe what a heartless, intolerant and misogynistic company culture they’ve built.” I’ve heard the gamut from reading opinions online and even hearing the debate in circles of my close friends and family."
business  featured  posts  amazon  apple  inc.  jeff  bezos  larry  ellison  startup  lessons  the  new  york  times 
august 2015 by jonerp

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