Lowe's to lay off about 125 workers, move jobs to India
Jun 07, 2017
Home improvement retailer Lowe's says it's laying off approximately 125 information technology workers, the third round of job cuts this year.
Debt bondage, domestic servitude and indentured labour still a problem in the world's richest nations
May 29, 2017
Slavery has been illegal in every country since the last country to do so, Mauritania, criminalised the practice in 2007. But while slavery is illegal, it has not disappeared. Contemporary slavery in the form of indentured ...
New research proves the 'migrant work ethic' exists, in the short term
May 25, 2017
The received wisdom that migrant workers have a stronger 'work ethic' than UK-born workers is proven for the first time, in a new study of Central and East European migrants, from the University of Bath's School of Management.
Serious injuries at Tesla plant double industry average: report
May 25, 2017
The rate of serious injuries at a Tesla factory in California is double the industry average, a worker advocacy group said Wednesday in a report calling for better workplace protections.
Stingless bees have specialized guards to defend their colonies, study reveals
May 24, 2017
Like ants and termites, several species of stingless bees have specialized guards or soldiers to defend their colonies from attacks by natural enemies.
Crazy for ant eggs: Team reveals that 'yellow crazy ant' workers lay eggs as a food source
May 23, 2017
As worker ants busily hurry about providing for colony and queen, we can imagine a range of tasks that they must be performing. But laying eggs?
New survey delves into impact of intergenerational wealth on retirement
May 22, 2017
People with an inheritance are more than twice as likely as those without one to feel prepared for retirement (38 percent vs. 17 percent), according to a new survey of Americans age 50 or older from The Associated Press-NORC ...
Nest of rare ant T. rex found in Singapore
May 19, 2017 report
(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with Singapore Botanic Gardens and the National University of Singapore has found and studied a nest of Tyrannomyrmex rex, a first for the rare species of ant. In their paper published in ...
Here's why 'cool' offices don't always make for a happier workforce
May 10, 2017
Who are Britain's happiest workers? The people who staff the London office of U.S. travel tech firm Expedia, according to Glassdoor's annual workplace satisfaction survey. In both 2016 and 2017, Expedia rated highest for ...
Workers at US nuclear site take cover after tunnel collapse
May 09, 2017
Hundreds of workers at a nuclear site in the US state of Washington were ordered to take cover Tuesday after a storage tunnel filled with contaminated material collapsed, but there was no initial indication of a radioactive ...