Workers Love AirPods Because Employers Stole Their Walls

In the open-plan office, wireless headphones are the new cubicles.

Why a County Eliminated Degree Requirements for 82 Types of Jobs

The change will affect the hiring criteria for jobs ranging from budget analysts to parks managers.

Union Doesn't Need to Refund Fees to Local Government Workers, Federal Judge Rules

The lawsuits against a California union local are just two of many being filed against public sector unions across the country.

America’s Tech Hubs Still Dominate, But Some Smaller Cities Are Rising

Despite established urban tech hubs, some smaller cities are attracting high-tech jobs with lower living costs, unique talent pools, and geographic diversity.

Factories, Coal Mines Bring Income Relief to Some States

New per capita income numbers show how national policies and international markets directly affect state and local pocketbooks.

Arizona Now Recognizes All Out-Of-State Professional Licenses

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Man arrested in Louisiana church fires ... Officials still digging into a Durham, North Carolina explosion that killed one man ... A spring snow blankets much of the Midwest.

How American Mothers Balance Work and Family

COMMENTARY | For many working women, motherhood is a major interruption to their career. Some eventually work their way back up to full-time work, but there are many other paths that women might follow.

Solving for Unproductive Workplace Conversations

These are the conversations where everyone talks and no one listens.

These Cities Rank Among the Country's Best Places to Live

Austin tops the U.S. News & World Report rankings for the third year in a row.

Tensions Flare Over a Proposal to Strengthen Public Sector Unions

Amid clashes with an activist group and fallout from a Supreme Court ruling, unions in Oregon are backing legislation that local governments see as “impossible” to fully implement.

New Manager Development: Put Your Back Into It

There’s lots of guidance out there for aspiring managers, but not so much for those charged with promoting and developing these newbies.

Shedding More Light on Fees a State Pension Fund Pays Wall Street

A bill in Maryland aims to do so. But provisions to restrict the investment fees have been stripped from the measure.

Report: State Governments Aren’t Doing Enough to Fix Recruitment Woes

The number of available state government jobs grew from 2013 to 2017, while applicants for those positions dropped.

Moving a State Agency Out of the Capital City

North Carolina plans to relocate its Division of Motor Vehicles from booming Raleigh to lagging Rocky Mount. Can this be a national model for decentralizing power?

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.