Taking An 'All of the Above' Approach to Cope With Tech Disruption

The U.S. Conference of Mayors President on how he and his peers are helping residents confront the realities of today's economy—and what comes next.

The High Cost of Undervaluing Older Talent

Some thoughts on the aging federal workforce, with applications in state and local government.

Why HR Managers Should Be Partnering With State Governments

Legislatures are taking up important issues of key interest to companies and their employees.

Gig Economy Workers Gain Security, But at What Cost?

A California court introduced a test for classifying employees and contractors.

Amazon Shows Us Why Tech Talent—Not Big Incentives—Draws Development

COMMENTARY | "We might not see another competition like Amazon’s HQ2 search for a long time. And for cities trying to become the next tech hub, that’s OK."

The Gig Economy is Actually Pretty Tiny

An analysis from the Economic Policy Institute found that workers who sourced jobs through apps like Uber and Lyft comprised just a minuscule fraction of the overall workforce.

A Mayor’s Perspective: Women and Automation on the Rise

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley reflects on the changing conversation around technology and why executive roles in politics have been particularly difficult for women to obtain.

Millennials Are $1 Trillion In Debt—But They’re Better at Saving Than Previous Generations

Millennials are more financially conservative than their high debt balances might suggest.

Where Have All the Men Without College Degrees Gone?

Economists are trying to understand the steady decline of non-college-educated men in the labor market.

Counting Jobs in the Marijuana Industry

Private groups try to fill gaps in official employment data.

Artificial Intelligence Now Helps People Find Jobs

A group of young entrepreneurs are looking to empower workforce agencies and job seekers, harnessing the power of artificial intelligence.

Cities And Counties Unlikely To Heed FDA Warning On Importing Foreign Drugs

The localities use CanaRx to connect their workers with pharmacies in Canada and other places to fill prescriptions.

Workplace Theft Is on the Rise

As the line between work and home blurs, office supplies attract sticky fingers.

If You Really Want an Open Dialog, Then Act Like It

It isn’t about pushing your ideas on others, it’s about drawing theirs out.

The Persistent Employment Gap Among Disabled Americans

Employment levels for Americans with disabilities lag behind those of people without disabilities, research shows.

The Gap Between Workers and Jobs

Workers live far away from available jobs in metropolitan areas across the country, researchers found.

Workism Is Making Americans Miserable

For the college-educated elite, work has morphed into a religious identity—promising identity, transcendence, and community, but failing to deliver.

How Much Leisure Time Do the Happiest People Have?

Too little, and people tend to get stressed. Too much, and people tend to feel idle.