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Gig economy workers may be skewing measures for unemployment.

Gig-economy workers like Uber and Lyft drivers may be skewing low unemployment numbers

Wage growth has slowed because unemployment numbers do not account for gig economy workers, according to a Federal Reserve regional bank.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi

Uber warns that it could seriously damage its business if drivers were considered employees instead of contractors

Uber filed its S-1 on Thursday, which said that if drivers are classified as employees instead of full-time contractors, it could impact its business.
Marta bus stop

Over 100 bus operators in Atlanta called in sick on Super Bowl Sunday amid an ongoing union dispute

A spokesperson said it has "initiated an investigation" into the "sick out" and "will discipline employees."

January’s jobs report just threw cold water on hopes for a dovish Fed

The latest snapshot of the US labor market could upend newfound expectations for the Federal Reserve to take a break on raising borrowing costs.
The Netherlands cracks the top 10.

These are the world’s 16 most competitive nations for attracting and retaining entrepreneurs

A huge part of economic success for any nation is ensuring that the best possible talent is in place in key industries, and that it stays there.
These automated interviews are meant to streamline the hiring process.

Forget in-person interviews: Companies are turning to phone calls to hire, and sometimes there isn’t even a real person on the line

Healthcare and insurance companies, retailers, restaurants, and law firms are using automated interviews. Some candidates find them impersonal.
Mic, which focused on social justice issues, laid of its entire editorial staff on Thursday.

Did Mic layoff their entire editorial staff ahead of their sale to Bustle Digital Group to break a union?

The digital publication aimed at progressive millenials laid off its entire editorial staff Thursday ahead of an acquisition by Bustle.
Musk grew impassioned talking about the necessity of moving away from fossil fuels.

Elon Musk said ‘nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week’ — and he couldn’t be more wrong

Despite what Elon Musk says, you don't need to be a workaholic to change the world. It's about quality, not quantity.
Macy's and other stores are hiring for seasonal jobs after just one phone interview.

‘It kind of feels like a scam’: Employers are so desperate for workers they’re making job offers after a single phone call

Up against a tight job market, some employers, including Macy's and Bath & Body Works, are making job offers after a single phone interview.
Fast food chains are recruiting at churches and through AARP.

Forget teenagers: Fast food joints across the US are hiring senior citizens, and it’s thanks to 2 major demographic trends

Fast food chains across the US are hiring senior citizens instead of teenagers, thanks to a shortage of workers and the fact that more Americans are working past age 65.