Tag: Hiring and Promotion

In Most Diverse House, Aides of Color Join the Ranks of ‘Firsts’

WASHINGTON — A day after House Democrats retook the majority, Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a message to her colleagues that would soon be adopted as a creed. “We know that the diversity in our ranks is a strength,” Ms. Pelosi wrote, “and a reflection of the American people that it is our great honor to […]

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Overlooked No More: Isabella Goodwin, New York City’s First Female Police Detective

Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. With Overlooked, we’re adding the stories of remarkable people whose deaths went unreported in The Times. By Corey Kilgannon Isabella Goodwin’s big break came in 1912 when she took a job as a boardinghouse scrubwoman for $6 a week. She had […]

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How Amy Klobuchar Treats Her Staff

Senator Amy Klobuchar was hungry, forkless and losing patience. An aide, joining her on a trip to South Carolina in 2008, had procured a salad for his boss while hauling their bags through an airport terminal. But once onboard, he delivered the grim news: He had fumbled the plastic eating utensils before reaching the gate, […]

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Europe’s Middle Class Is Shrinking. Spain Bears Much of the Pain.

MADRID — Raquel Navarro downed an early-morning coffee, kissed her husband goodbye and hurried from her family’s spacious brick home in a suburb north of the Spanish capital. The successful events business she had owned for a decade slowly crumbled when Europe’s financial crisis hit. Now, after dropping her two young children at school, she […]

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Tech Is Splitting the U.S. Work Force in Two

PHOENIX — It’s hard to miss the dogged technological ambition pervading this sprawling desert metropolis. There’s Intel’s $7 billion, seven-nanometer chip plant going up in Chandler. In Scottsdale, Axon, the maker of the Taser, is hungrily snatching talent from Silicon Valley as it embraces automation to keep up with growing demand. Start-ups in fields as […]

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Elite Law Firm’s All-White Partner Class Stirs Debate on Diversity

The post appeared on LinkedIn in early December: Paul, Weiss, one of the country’s most prominent and profitable law firms, said it was “pleased to announce” its new partner class. In the image, 12 lawyers looked out at the world, grinning. What followed, however, was nothing to smile about. In short order, people across the […]

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Corner Office: Julie Sweet of Accenture Could See Her Future. So She Quit Her Job.

Julie Sweet is one of the most powerful women in corporate America, yet few people outside the business community know her name. As the chief executive for North America at Accenture, a consulting firm with 469,000 employees, Ms. Sweet runs a business with annual revenue of $17.8 billion. Her clients include Marriott, Halliburton and the […]

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Disability: Hiring People With Disabilities Is Good Business

For years, companies have maintained low expectations about hiring people with disabilities. Most of these companies believed that employees with disabilities could not perform well in the workplace and that actively hiring them would drag company performance and profits down. Thankfully, over time, many employers have come to understand that these perceptions are untrue. And […]

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As Hiring Slows, Employers Say It’s Getting Harder to Find Workers

MILWAUKEE — At Western Building Products’ banana-shaped factory on the lip of the Menomonee River outside Milwaukee, the company’s president, Mark Willey, is wrangling with a stubborn problem: not enough workers. “If someone is here a year, they never leave,” Mr. Willey said. “Our problem today is just finding people who want to work.” It […]

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A.I. as Talent Scout: Unorthodox Hires, and Maybe Lower Pay

One day this fall, Ashutosh Garg, the chief executive of a recruiting service called Eightfold.ai, turned up a résumé that piqued his interest. It belonged to a prospective data scientist, someone who unearths patterns in data to help businesses make decisions, like how to target ads. But curiously, the résumé featured the term “data science” […]

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Late to Launch: The Post-Collegiate Struggle

When Hayley Hanway graduated from the University of Michigan in 2013, she expected to quickly land a job in her desired field of ecosystem management. She had a respectable grade point average as an environmental science major from one of the nation’s top-rated public schools. She had participated in a climate science program at Oxford […]

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‘I Don’t Really Want to Work for Facebook.’ So Say Some Computer Science Students.

BERKELEY, Calif. — A job at Facebook sounds pretty plum. The interns make around $8,000 a month and an entry-level software engineer makes about $140,000 a year. The food is free. There’s a walking trail with indigenous plants and a juice bar. But the tone among highly sought-after computer scientists about the social network is […]

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Devah Pager, Who Documented Race Bias in Job Market, Dies at 46

Devah Pager, a Harvard sociologist best known for rigorously measuring and documenting racial discrimination in the labor market and in the criminal justice system, died on Nov. 2 at her home in Cambridge, Mass. She was 46. Michael Shohl, her husband, said the cause was pancreatic cancer. In her seminal work, Dr. Pager, who was […]

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They Said Seattle’s Minimum Wage Would Cost Workers a Lot. Now the Picture Looks Brighter.

A research team including economists from the University of Washington has put out a paper showing that Seattle’s recent minimum-wage increases brought benefits to many workers employed at the time, while leaving few employed workers worse off. On their own, these results appear unremarkable. Large stacks of academic papers have shown that, for the average […]

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Infosys Built Its Global Machine With Indian Workers. Can It Adjust to Trump’s ‘Hire American’?

All the steps Infosys is now taking “would be a huge change,” said Rod Bourgeois, an expert on the industry and the head of research at Deep Dive Equity Research. “It’s not in their DNA.” Other big offshore outsourcing companies are also responding to the market and political threats, including Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro and […]

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Need a Handbag or a Tie to Land Your First Job? Borrow One With a Library Card

On the second floor of the New York Public Library’s Riverside branch last week, a handful of high school students were eager to hear Michelle Lee, a young adult librarian there, discuss tricks for finding employment. “Who has a job?” Ms. Lee asked. (No hands went up.) “Who wants a job?” she continued. (All hands […]

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At This Theater, All of the Directors Will Be Women

KARLSRUHE, Germany — Pushing a stroller toward the rehearsal space of the Badisches State Theater in Karlsruhe, a pleasant city in southwest Germany, Anna Bergmann stopped to comfort her 2½–year-old son, whose sunny demeanor had suddenly dissolved into heart-rending sobs. Luckily, the prospect of a chase around the fountain soon cheered him up again. “It […]

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