Tag: Types of work
Shops battle for survival against internet titans
This Christmas, over two million shoppers are expected to abandon the High Street and buy all their gifts online. Traditional retailers are fighting back – but is their struggle futile?
Miners and microtasks signal work revolution
In Spain, miners are striking to try to save their livelihoods – but old fashioned industrial jobs are in decline. The work of the future is crowdsourced, freelance and ultra-flexible: the...
Professionals fight to escape the ‘busy’ trap
An essay criticizing the busy, ambitious lives of city professionals has gone viral in the USA. It argues we should give up being busy – and spend time in blissful idleness instead.
NEETs in outrage over government ‘slave labour’
Workers and businesses are in crisis over an ‘exploitative’ scheme of unpaid work experience. Is this government scheme a precious ‘hand up’ – or modern-day slavery?
Dutch teen becomes youngest round-the-world sailor
Sixteen-year-old Laura Dekker has arrived back on dry land this weekend after sailing a full circuit of the Earth. She faced many dangers, but the worst, she says, was social services.
Youth unemployment hits one million in UK
Economists are warning of a ‘lost generation’ of young people who are long-term unemployed. As the global financial slump continues, the world of jobs is changing fast.
Youth unemployment levels hit record high
For today's young Britons, widespread unemployment means the future looks bleak. As joblessness among 18 to 24-year-olds nears one million, we ask what it takes to kickstart a career.
US military lifts ban on being openly gay
Under a policy known as ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’, gay men and women in the American armed forces have been forced to hide their sexuality. This week ushers in a new era of openness.