Domestic violence disproportionately affects remarried women
Oct 06, 2017
Facing social and financial pressures, remarried women in Cambodia are at increased risk for domestic violence compared to first-time married, divorced or single women, Sothy Eng, Lehigh University professor of practice in ...
Will your job be automated? 70 percent of Americans say no
Oct 04, 2017
Most Americans believe their jobs are safe from the spread of automation and robotics, at least during their lifetimes, and only a handful says automation has cost them a job or loss of income.
Vanuatu volcano eruption threat recedes: scientists
Oct 03, 2017
A Vanuatu volcano that sparked the evacuation of an entire island appeared to be stabilising, scientists said Tuesday, although aid workers said it was too early for villagers to return home.
Tech advances already impacting skilled white-collar and unskilled workers
Sep 28, 2017
Tech advances are already impacting skilled white-collar and unskilled workers whereas the digital revolution affected mainly semi-skilled, blue-collar workers.
Nuclear agency inspecting Maryland lab after contamination
Sep 28, 2017
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has begun a special inspection at a facility in suburban Maryland following a worker's potential exposure to radioactive contamination.
Asian businesses mull tech solutions to fight modern slavery
Sep 14, 2017
Asia's business leaders are working on recommendations for protecting migrant workers from slavery and other abuse, according to Australia's ambassador for people smuggling and human trafficking.
Race to rescue survivors from ruins of Mexico quake
Sep 09, 2017
Police, soldiers and emergency workers raced to rescue survivors from the ruins of Mexico's most powerful earthquake in a century, which killed at least 61 people, as storm Katia menaced the country's east Saturday.
Lazy ants make themselves useful in unexpected ways
Sep 08, 2017
If the first thing that comes to mind when you think about ants is "industrious," you might be in for a surprise. In 2015, biologists at the University of Arizona reported that a sizable chunk of the "workers" that make up ...
A fair wage for global garment industry workers?
Sep 07, 2017
Research by Surrey's Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES) has found that Western European garment industry workers in BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries earn only half of the living wage.
Robots won't steal our jobs if we put workers at center of AI revolution
Aug 31, 2017
The technologies driving artificial intelligence are expanding exponentially, leading many technology experts and futurists to predict machines will soon be doing many of the jobs that humans do today. Some even predict humans ...