Tag: Work roles
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?
English football headless after manager’s exit
In a day of shocks for England’s football team, the manager resigned while his probable successor was cleared of tax fraud. But what kind of manager do England really want?
Queen dedicates herself to nation for jubilee
Sixty years after becoming Britain’s Queen, the 85-year-old Elizabeth II has pledged to continue her life of service to her people. Royal experts say she will do her duty till the day she dies.
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.
7 billion and counting: women hold key to population
Millions of women worldwide still lack access to contraception or education. As the planet's seven billionth baby is born, the links between poverty and population have never been so important.
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.
Young and old in the UK face growing care crisis
Many people in the UK, from children to old people, need care. But some councils say they can't afford it and care companies are running out of money.