Amazon’s grocery store disruption has a very human problem

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When Amazon unveiled plans on Tuesday for grocery stores without cashiers, it seemed like an omen of the future: A store full of shoppers, with just a few workers in the background.

Are the robots coming for our jobs? (Some of them.) Is Amazon Go the future? (Probably.)

And yes: It could create some jobs, too. But as for the jobs it’ll leave behind, that’s where bad news gets worse. It’s not just that Amazon’s grocery-buying disruption will cost jobs—it’s that the people who rely on those jobs are already our country’s most economically vulnerable. It’s a bad situation made worse. 

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How to get a job at Facebook — and why you’d want one

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Once again, Facebook’s being recognized as an incredible place to work. Glassdoor’s annual list ranks it as the number one tech company to work for, based on the last year in employee reviews.

Lori Goler, who’s worked at Facebook since 2008 and serves as their “Head of People,” is, of course, one of the people the company can thank for that. She’s overseen Facebook’s growth from 500 employees to more than 14,500 across 50 offices in 30 countries. 

The annual list isn’t the only ranking she takes into account for personal job satisfaction, though — Facebook conducts its own internal reviews and surveys. And according to those, there’s a lot to like about working at Facebook.  Read more…

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