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How the Minimum Wage Affects Restaurant Hygiene   Leave a comment

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Link: http://www.npr.org/2017/09/13/550607377/how-the-minimum-wage-affects-restaurant-hygiene

Summary: Cities across the U.S. have been making efforts to increase the minimum wage, which would impact restaurant workers. However, this move results to unexpected side effects due to the higher costs that restaurants will have to face, leading them to cut back on some services. This story discusses how the effects on increasing the minimum wage ties with the hygiene of restaurants and suggests potential steps that the restaurants can take to minimize their health violations.

Original Air Date: September 13, 2017

Length: 3 minutes 35 seconds

Why can’t small businesses find qualified employees?   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/04/04/business/why-can-t-small-businesses-find-qualified-employees

Summary: Small businesses are struggling to find qualified workers to fill vacant positions, especially in the manufacturing sector. The vacancies in these positions are forcing businesses to consider new hiring approaches that come at a high price for owners.

Original Air Date: April 8, 2016

Length: Article

The Evolution of the Show “Archer”   Leave a comment

archer2Link: https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-tech/04202017-mtech

Summary: “Archer” debuted when the internet was taking off. Marketplace interviews the show’s technical director and actress about the role the internet plays in the success of the show.  Marketplace also introduces Philadelphia’s reaction to Silicon Valley, and the recruitment of tech workers to the city.

Original Air Date: April 20, 2017

Length: 7 minutes 13 seconds

Self Checkout   Leave a comment

self-checkout-936a66b9e1191573547895056746862815fc30b3-s1600-c85-jfifLink: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2016/10/19/498571623/episode-730-self-checkout

Summary: Self checkout has become a staple in grocery stores, but back in 1992 they were considered a laughing stock.  Planet Money discusses self checkout with their creator, and considers what impact automation has on service and employment.

Original Air Date: October 19, 2016

Length: 20 minutes 27 seconds

 

Georgia school focuses on skills local employers say they need   Leave a comment

georgia schoolLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/10/education/school-focuses-skills-local-employers-say-they-need

Summary: Schools are shifting away from offering technical classes at a time when industries are more in demand of high skilled technical workers than ever before.

Original Air Date: April 1, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 17 seconds

Posted August 7, 2016 by cherokeebelval in Labor market economics, short length

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A new approach to increasing low-income college grads   Leave a comment

Obama Gives Commencement Address At Arizona State UniversityLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/24/world/new-approach-increasing-low-income-college-grads

Summary: Taxpayers are spending about $30 billion a year to help send low-income students to college, but only half of these students finish college within six years. College graduates are more likely to hold jobs and earn a higher wage than those who don’t. The federal government is beginning to take a closer look at Pell grant recipients to track their success, in hopes of improving future recipients chances of graduating college.

Original Air Date: March 24, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 41 seconds

Why have 1.4 million prime-age men dropped out of work?   Leave a comment

prime agedLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/28/world/why-have-14-million-prime-age-men-dropped-out-work

Summary: About 1.4 million men, ages ranging from 25-54, have left the workforce since even before the Great Recession began. Looking at data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most common reason for leaving the workforce has been being ill or disabled. Economist William Rodgers discussed the obstacles to their rejoining the workforce.

Original Air Date: March 28, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 50 seconds