Labor markets, and the jobs within them, are constantly re-inventing themselves. And sometimes they leave behind curious relics, including the period of time when companies were hiring Chief Electricity Officers.
In 2011, Dunkin' Donuts teamed up with CareerBuilder to shed some light on U.S. coffee consumption in the workplace. After polling 4,700 American workers, they concluded that "some professionals need coffee more than others."
Is this the future of office work? In order to keep employees out of traffic during the London Olympics, one London company is asking employees to sleep in space pods to keep business running during the games.
Here are some sobering statistics to mull over on the day after Labor Day: according to InsideScience.org, U.S. manufacturers have cut nearly 5 million manufacturing jobs (about 33%) since 2001, "yet the value of manufactured goods rose 27 percent, and U.S. exports reached their highest level in 20 years." Will…
For would-be scientists pursuing postgraduate degrees, the lack of jobs within academia is disheartening. This reality stands in stark contrast to the narrative that America's perpetually falling behind in the science game. This excellent essay at Miller-McCune dissects this misconception.
Looking to break into the comic biz? Kick-Ass scribe Mark Millar is looking for one-page scifi comic stories to accompany his upcoming project.
io9 is looking to fill two positions starting in February: Intern and Graphic Designer. We've gotten a lot of your resumes for writing jobs, but right now we're ONLY looking for an intern and a graphic designer, so please don't send your resume in unless you are interested in one of the jobs we actually have…