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In an Industrial Corner of France, 18,000 Jobs Are On Offer. Why Aren’t People Taking Them?

OYONNAX, France — Along a vast alpine plain, hundreds of factories are cranking out plastic perfume…

You’re Hired. Now Wear This Headset to Learn the Job.

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — When Toby Bouska Jr. started assembling cabs for Kenworth semitrucks last year, he…

Inside an Amazon Warehouse, Robots’ Ways Rub Off on Humans

The last person to touch an item at an Amazon fulfillment center is the packer, whose…

A.I. May Not Take Your Job, but It Could Become Your Boss

When Conor Sprouls, a customer service representative in the call center of the insurance giant MetLife…

Is Conference Room Air Making You Dumber?

You’re holed up with colleagues in a meeting room for two hours, hashing out a plan.…

April Jobs Report: Here’s What to Watch For

The Labor Department will release its estimate of hiring and unemployment for April at 8:30 a.m.…

Employee Wellness Programs Yield Little Benefit, Study Shows

Companies have long embraced workplace wellness programs as a way to improve workers’ health and reduce…

Travel Tips: How to Become a ‘Digital Nomad’

More than 4.8 million American independent workers describe themselves as digital nomads: extended travelers who work…

Mind: When the Bully is the Boss

Senator Amy Klobuchar’s nascent campaign is fending off a stream of stories from former staffers that…

news analysis: Don’t Fight the Robots. Tax Them.

When Bill Gates floated the idea of imposing a tax on robots a couple of years…