This story is part of Fast Company’s editorial package “The Intern Economy.” In the spirit of back to school and new opportunities to learn beyond the classroom, we’ve collected the personal stories of interns and managers to reveal what this step on the first rung of the career ladder means for the future of work. Click here to read all the stories in the series. Type “Internships are” into Google, and you’ll get a list of fill-in-the-blank predictive suggestions such as: Hard to get, slavery, important, illegal, scams, paid, boring, exploitative, stupid, and overrated. Tell us how you really feel, internet. The fact that people actually search for those phrases may be a litmus test that reflects the generally sour sentiment surrounding internships as stale leftovers of the Devil Wears Prada-like nightmares and Monica Lewinsky linger. That doesn’t mean internships are falling out of favor, nor that all of them require grunt work … [Read more...] about This is how internships are shaping the future of work right now
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Skills are the currency of the 21st century and, together with education, they are crucial factors shaping the future of our societies and economies. But, are your skills up to date? In this episode of Real Economy, we look at how the working world is changing and what people in Europe are doing to keep up with it. The evolution of the world of work There are four main reasons why working society and industries are changing. They are: -Technological development -Climate change -Demographic shifts -Globalisation Reskilling and upskilling The World Economic Forum estimates that by 2022, more than half of employees will have to upskill or reskill, meaning that many workers will have to either gain additional expertise relating to their position or learn brand new skills entirely. Fabrice Bureaux works as an assembly line operator at a factory in Le Havre that makes nacelles; housings for engines and fuel on planes. When the method of construction evolved, Fabrice volunteered to be … [Read more...] about The future of work: are your skills up to date?
The world of work is undergoing a major process of change driven by new forces: -Technological development -Climate change -Demographic shifts - Globalisation 190 million people are unemployed in the world, of whom 64.8 million are youth. 300 million workers live in extreme poverty - that is less than 1 euro 70 cents per day. 2 billion people make their living in the informal economy. Wage growth declined from 2.4 to 1.8 percent between 2016 and 2017. A 20 percent pay gap exists between men and women. All these challenges have to be addressed with 344 million jobs that should be created worldwide by 2030. … [Read more...] about Future of work: what are today’s challenges?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | The Secret World of Amazon’s Power Reviewers Supported by Stuff and Things A clandestine society receives an unending stream of products. They create Amazon’s reality. Is there such a thing as too much free stuff? ByJohn Herrman Jan. 26, 2019 A U.P.S. driver once said the house set his delivery record: 32 The boxes crowd the The office is almost all box — furniture, printers (regular and 3-D), computer, at least 13 hard drives and four routers. The art on the walls came this way; the new shelves installed to store the items from the porch boxes came through porch boxes. The camera system through which the porch boxes are surveilled was itself unpacked from a porch box. The worry is thieves, though the camera mostly catches wildlife: rabbits, turkeys and mice, with an elk every once … [Read more...] about The Secret World of Amazon’s Power Reviewers
During our morning commutes to work, many of us will grumble about unreliable trains, packed tube carriages, or too much traffic on our highways. And yet, despite these complaints, we tend to keep a stiff upper lip and bear with the current state of infrastructure, rather than question how things could become better. But if you look at infrastructure in the developed world, there’s much that needs to be redone: bridges are crumbling, and roads are in trouble. In emerging countries, new infrastructure needs to be built, including rail, roads, tunnels, and bridges. The world’s population is expected to grow to nearly 10bn by 2050 – that’s two billion more people than today, with 75 per cent living in major cities. To accommodate this growth, the construction industry will need to build an average of 13,000 buildings per day in major cities, and trillions of pounds will need to be invested in infrastructure. We’re already seeing such commitment in the UK, … [Read more...] about The future of infrastructure needs artificial intelligence and new ways of working