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The Takeaway

Should a Video Game Determine Hiring and Firing?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Some companies are using video games as a way to evaluate potential employees. It allows them to monitor the "micro-behaviors" of candidates during game play.

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New Tech City

Hiring by Video Game

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The traditional job interview is obsolete. That is, when compared to an all-knowing video game that peers into the psyche of every candidate.

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Money Talking

As Job Growth Lags, CEO Pay Reaches New Heights

Friday, April 18, 2014

It's been seven years since the financial meltdown, and more than 10 million people are still out of work across the country. Money Talking asks why CEO pay continues to rise as the economy limps along. 

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WNYC News

Are Stockbrokers Becoming an Endangered Species in New York?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New York City has a record number of jobs. But well-paying jobs on Wall Street are disappearing.

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Morning Edition

Why Women Don't Ask For More Money

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A study shows that women can be great negotiators, just not when they're asking for themselves. When women negotiate pay on behalf of a friend, they bargain just as hard as the guys.

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WNYC News

How Many Tech Jobs Are There in NYC? Depends Whom You Ask

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Researchers can't seem to agree how many tech jobs there are in New York, only that the number is growing.

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Work, School And Marriage: Americans At Age 27

Friday, March 28, 2014

The government released a snapshot of 27-year-olds in America. Here are a few numbers that caught our eye.

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Who Had Richer Parents, Doctors Or Artists?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

See the link between family income and job choice for nurses, teachers, police officers and dozens of others.

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WNYC News

In City's Job Growth, Faces of the Working Poor

Monday, March 17, 2014

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The city is growing jobs faster than the country. But they are not the middle-class jobs of a generation ago.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

February Jobs Numbers: Quick Takes

Friday, March 07, 2014

It's the first Friday of the month, which means the Bureau of Labor statistics releases the monthly jobs numbers. The full February report is here in PDF form. Below, quick takes and analysis some from of our favorite economy watchers on Twitter. If there's someone else you'd recommend, tweet us @brianlehrer.

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All Things Considered

Does Raising The Minimum Wage Kill Jobs?

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Multiple economists have studied the fast-food industry to answer the question. They've found very different answers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Kind of Intelligence Google Hires For

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

This week's "most read" New York Times article is a Thomas Friedman column that expands on a previous NYT interview with Google's hiring manager Laszlo Bock. "Corner Office" columnist for The New York Times, Adam Bryant, discusses his original interview with Bock, and why Google looks for unconventional types of intelligence.

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It's Great To Be A Woman In California, Unless You're Hispanic

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hispanic women in California are earning the lowest amount of any race, anywhere, in the United States.

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WNYC News

Unionized Fast Food Workers Get a Raise

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Some of New York's only unionized fast food workers are getting a raise.

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WNYC News

De Blasio To Fashion Industry: I'm One of You

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The fashion industry may have found a champion in Bill de Blasio, as the new mayor kicks off his first Fashion Week.

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Who Are The Long-Term Unemployed? (In 3 Graphs)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

In 2013, nearly 40 percent of unemployed workers had been looking for work for six months or longer.

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The Takeaway

Who Really Gets to Do What They Love?

Friday, January 24, 2014

It's become popular to insist that the key to a successful career is to simply "follow your bliss" straight into a profession that you're truly passionate about. For most people, is it really practical to do what you love? And if it's not, why are we giving this advice to our young people? Miya Tokumitsu, holds a Ph.D in art history. Her recent essay in Jacobin magazine breaks down why being told to "do what you love" isn't necessarily sound advice.

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The Takeaway

The Clinton Machine Gears Up for 2016 | Video Game Music Gains Recognition | Who Really Gets to Do What They Love?

Friday, January 24, 2014

'Planet Hillary': The Clinton Machine Gears Up for 2016 | How California's Cities Are Coping With Drought Conditions | Sundance Preview & This Week's Movies Reviews | World Economic Forum Takes Up Climate Change | Ludomusicology: The Study of Video Game Music Gains Recognition | Who Really Gets to Do What ...

WNYC News

Long Term Jobless Find Out What Happens When A Safety Net Disappears

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The latest state and local employment numbers show the jobless rate fell in New York and New Jersey in December.

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Millions Of People Are Quitting Their Jobs Every Month. That's Good News.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

People often quit when they think they can find a better option. Here's where people are quitting now.

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