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Redundancies boost mental health problems for those who keep their jobs
Enforced redundancies, also known as (2007-01-17)

Lost manufacturing jobs may be gone for good, U-M economist says
Despite new initiatives by the Bush administration to address long-time job declines in U.S. manufacturing, a University of Michigan economist says the outlook for American factory jobs remains bleak. (2003-09-29)

Build it and they will come? Think again
When it comes to economic development in American cities, the trusted old theory (2011-01-24)

Job complexity, simplicity linked to substance use
Many people drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes or marijuana to cope with the fact that their jobs are either too complex or not demanding enough in relation to their cognitive abilities, according to research conducted by Greg R. Oldham, PhD, and Benjamin I. Gordon at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (1999-09-20)

1 in 7 private sector jobs disappear each year
One in seven private sector jobs is destroyed in the UK each year, according to new research from GEP -- the Globalization and Economic Policy Center at the University of Nottingham. Fortunately even more jobs are created. (2007-02-12)

The advantages of entering the workforce in a recession
Despite the well-documented disadvantages of graduating from college during a recession, could graduates actually be happier with their jobs in the long run? (2014-03-25)

Social networking pays off more in the US than Germany
New research from North Carolina State University shows that informal social networks play an important role when it comes to finding jobs in both the United States and Germany, but those networks are significantly more important for high-paying jobs in the United States - which may contribute to economic inequality. (2012-07-24)

Having two jobs is great for employers, but family life suffers
People who hold two jobs demonstrate as much engagement and performance in the workplace as their colleagues who have one job. However, dual job holders are likely to sacrifice family and personal time as a result. These are the findings of a new study in Springer's Journal of Business and Psychology led by Brian Webster of Ball State University in the US. (2018-05-02)

Employer Bias Against Obese Persons Isn't Based On Looks, Study Finds
Researchers have speculated that looks motivate employers's reluctance to hire obese persons for jobs in which they have high public visibility. But a new study by Ohio University psychologists suggests it's the activity of the job and the obese person's perceived inability to perform it that deters employment, not physical appearance. (1998-02-23)

Information technology jobs outpace most other jobs in productivity and growth since 2004
Jobs in information technology -- like computer software, big data, and cybersecurity -- are providing American workers with long-lasting financial stability, suggests a new study from the University of British Columbia and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (2018-08-30)

Study finds hidden costs of hotel employee turnover
In the hotel business, 60 percent of frontline workers and 25 percent of managers leave their jobs each year, costing employers a bundle, says a new study from Cornell's School of Hotel Administration. (2006-12-22)

Growth in computer use key factor in rising skills and rewards in the workplace
Around two-thirds of the British workforce are now using computers in some form compared with just 40 percent in 1986. The growth in computer usage is strongly associated with an increase in job skills since the 1980s, with the rise being particularly marked in women's jobs. These are among the findings from an ERSC-funded research project conducted by a team led by Professor Francis Green, Kent University, as part of the ESRC's Learning Society Programme. (1999-08-06)

Workplace link to 1 in 6 cases of adult asthma among UK baby boomers
The workplace may be responsible for around one in six cases of adult asthma among the British baby boomer generation - those born in the late 1950s - reveals research published online in the respiratory journal Thorax. (2013-01-21)

Why do young people fail to thrive?
Around the world, more and more young people are failing to find stable jobs and live independently. A new study from IIASA population researchers explains why. (2014-02-06)

Ethnic solidarity doesn't give Mexican workers advantages in U.S. labor market
Mexican workers in the United States do not receive labor market advantages from their ethnic solidarity, according to a Rice University sociologist. But familial and friendship obligations do help Mexican workers find better jobs. The study compared Mexican workers employed at Mexican firms to those employed at white firms to assess whether Mexican immigrants working at Mexican firms earn higher wages, are more likely to be employed within the informal economy and work longer hours than those working at white firms. (2004-08-16)

Can work stress be linked to stroke?
Having a high stress job may be linked to a higher risk of stroke, according to an analysis of several studies. The meta-analysis is published in the Oct. 14, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2015-10-14)

National Studies Find 30 Percent Of Workers Hold Nonstandard Jobs, Lack Benefits, Security
Most Americans working in (1997-08-29)

Duke study pinpoints potential 'green collar' job growth in US
During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama proposed an economic plan that would create 5 million jobs in environmental industries. These so-called (2008-11-18)

Skills used in British workplaces still rising
Skills being used in British workplaces have been rising for the last two decades, but the pace of change has slowed in the last five years, according to a new study published today by the ESRC Research Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE). (2007-05-24)

"Job Strain" Linked To High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease Risk
Those who complain that (1998-11-23)

Job growth not the only factor in reducing poverty in large metro areas
A new study suggests that it may be easier for people living in small metropolitan areas to get out of poverty than it is for those living in large metro areas. The study by researchers at Ohio State University and Oklahoma State University found that despite an increase in the number of jobs created during the 1990s, many people living in large metro areas across the United States failed to find jobs. (2008-08-04)

Job Strain: N.C. Study Finds Link To Premature Delivery
Pregnant workers who have demanding jobs over which they have little control are more likely to give birth prematurely, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study (1997-03-24)

Low rate of job retention following colorectal cancer diagnosis
Nearly half of working individuals with stage III colorectal cancer surveyed did not retain their jobs reportedly due to their cancer diagnosis and treatment, according to a study in the Dec. 22/29 issue of JAMA. Paid sick leave was associated with a greater likelihood of job retention and reduced personal financial burden. (2015-12-22)

New study suggests automation will not wipe out truck-driving jobs
While stories in the media present automation as having the potential to eliminate large swaths of jobs in the near future, a new study by researchers Maury Gittleman and Kristen Monaco argues otherwise. (2019-06-17)

Jobs for the boys: How children give voice to gender stereotyped job roles
Children, and especially boys, show stronger stereotyping about masculine and feminine jobs than previously suspected, an innovative study by the University of Sussex reveals. (2020-07-27)

Children more at risk of attempting suicide if father is in both unskilled and stressful job
The children of men with unskilled but demanding and stressful jobs are at higher risk of attempting suicide than others. A study published today in the open access journal BMC Public Health also shows that boys are at higher risk of committing suicide if their father had an unskilled job during the first 16 years of the child's life. (2006-03-26)

About half of new jobs for women due to increased computer use
Many of the women who have joined the American workforce since the 1970s have the computer revolution to thank, according to a new study. Increased computer use in the workplace explains about 55 percent of the increase in the demand for women workers since the mid-1970s. (2000-03-05)

Public startups boom under JOBS Act, study shows
The JOBS Act is doing its job and getting more startups to go public, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo School of Management. (2015-01-28)

Race, not space, key to lower black male employment rate
A new study finds that in areas where low-skilled jobs are predominantly held by whites, black men who live nearby are less likely to get hired. (2007-06-19)

Work related deaths have almost halved in 20 years
Deaths in England and Wales from injuries and diseases caused by work have almost halved in 20 years, indicates research published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (2010-07-19)

Women eager to negotiate salaries, when given the opportunity
Although some scholars have suggested that the income gap between men and women is due to women's reluctance to negotiate salaries, a new study at the University of Chicago shows that given an invitation, women are just as willing as men to negotiate for more pay. Men, however, are more likely than women to ask for more money when there is no explicit statement in a job description that wages are negotiable, the study showed. (2012-11-15)

Job insecurity negatively affects your personality: Study
Drawing on Cybernetic Big Five Theory, this study proposes that chronic job insecurity is associated with an increase in neuroticism and decreases in agreeableness and conscientiousness. (2020-02-26)

Offshoring study misses important issues
An offshoring study touting benefits to the United States on outsourcing high-wage jobs to lower-cost countries fails to address a number of important issues, according to IEEE-USA. (2004-03-31)

Paper: Young workers hit hardest by slow hiring during recessions
When hiring slows during recessions, the brunt of job losses is borne by job-seekers in their 20s and early 30s, according to a new paper by Eliza Forsythe, a professor of labor and employment relations and of economics at Illinois. (2016-05-16)

Public satisfaction with doctors high, despite bad press
National newspapers in the UK contain twice as many negative stories about doctors as positive ones, yet 89% of the public remain satisfied with the way that doctors do their jobs, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2001-10-04)

Small firms driving job creation
Britain's small businesses are likely to create almost two thirds of the country's jobs in an average year, a major new study has revealed. (2010-03-31)

Another fringe benefit for highly paid employees: More fun at work
Highly paid workers aren't just reaping the greatest material rewards on the job - they are also more likely than lower-paid employees to report rich social lives among their co-workers. A new study found that highly paid workers reported more cohesion and solidarity among their colleagues and were more likely to participate in social activities with co-workers. (2004-07-12)

Women less interested than men in jobs where individual competition determines wages
Men are more likely than women to seek jobs in which competition with coworkers affects pay rates, a preference that might help explain persistent pay differences between men and women, a study shows. The study, which covered most of the nation's largest metropolitan areas, revealed regional variations. In cities where local wages are generally lower, women tend to want jobs in which competition determines wages, the study showed. (2011-01-13)

Mom's job affects her teen's well-being and education
When the employment status of single mothers change, their teenaged children are impacted. With social policies moving more single mothers into the workforce, little research had previously explored how this change affects adolescents. This study found that persistent unemployment and low-wage employment among single moms is linked to low self-esteem and a lack of educational success in teenagers. The results underscore a need to help single mothers stay employed so that teens are spared these effects. (2005-02-10)

Mentally demanding jobs may protect against Alzheimer's disease
People with Alzheimer's disease are more likely to have had less mentally demanding careers than their peers who do not have Alzheimer's, according to a study published in the August 10 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2004-08-09)

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