Jobs http://nhpr.org en Market Basket CEO Ouster Brings Protest http://nhpr.org/post/market-basket-ceo-ouster-brings-protest <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Market Basket employees from New Hampshire are among those heading to a Massachusetts rally protesting the removal of longtime Market Basket president Arthur T. </span>Demoulas<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Cody White works at a Market Basket in Concord.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:06:40 +0000 Halina Loft 50771 at http://nhpr.org Market Basket CEO Ouster Brings Protest 6.23.14: Get A Job http://nhpr.org/post/62314-get-job <p>Confucius&nbsp;said, "<span style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20px;">Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;In this economy? How about just finding a job and keeping it? Today’s Word of Mouth is all about jobs. Find out what happens when salary negotiations go a step </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">too</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> far, plus, a wholly unglamorous portrait of a freelance writer trying to make it in the big city.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Word of Mouth 50366 at http://nhpr.org 6.23.14: Get A Job From Rat-Catchers to Knocker-Uppers: 10 Jobs That Have Become Obsolete http://nhpr.org/post/rat-catchers-knocker-uppers-10-jobs-have-become-obsolete <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">By Alexis Chapin and Molly Donahue.</span></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We explored the world of the obsolescence, from CDs and 8-tracks to Atari games and trains, and why these things often leave us nostalgic. </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://nhpr.org/post/61214-not-dead-yet">Listen to the full show here</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>But technology isn’t the only thing that becomes obsolete over time. Jobs also disappear over time as they are replaced, usually out of efficiency or lack of demand. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most interesting jobs that have gradually vanished over the years. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:30:19 +0000 Word of Mouth 50113 at http://nhpr.org From Rat-Catchers to Knocker-Uppers: 10 Jobs That Have Become Obsolete 5.1.14: Space Farming, The Birth of 'Cool', Caspar BabyPants, The Bitter Barista & The Audio Orchard http://nhpr.org/post/5114-space-farming-birth-cool-caspar-babypants-bitter-barista-audio-orchard <p></p><p>Make a lunch date today with your loyal friend, <strong>Word of Mouth. </strong>We're revisiting some favorites from the last year, and our nostalgia is set to max capacity. Kicking off the show are two stories about farming. <em>In space</em>. Then hit the juke box and press play for a segment on the origin of '<em>cool</em>'. Speaking of cool, <strong>Chris Ballew</strong> of the band The Presidents of the United States of America talks about his family friendly musical persona <strong>Caspar Babypants. </strong>Then, the internet can provide a place for venting about<em> Ventis</em>. Wrapping up the show, Producer <strong>Zach Nugent </strong>shares his latest picks for The Audio Orchard.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 16:11:43 +0000 Word of Mouth 47659 at http://nhpr.org 5.1.14: Space Farming, The Birth of 'Cool', Caspar BabyPants, The Bitter Barista & The Audio Orchard 4.9.14: What A Way To Make A Living http://nhpr.org/post/4914-what-way-make-living <p>Johnny Paycheck famously sang, “Take This Job and Shove It.” In this economy? Not so fast. Today’s Word of Mouth is all about jobs.</p><p>Find out what happens when salary negotiations go a step <em>too</em> far, plus, a wholly unglamorous portrait of a freelance writer trying to make it in the big city. We’ll also talk to someone who has a very unique job: the official sketch artist for the Supreme Court.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:40:04 +0000 Word of Mouth 46388 at http://nhpr.org 4.9.14: What A Way To Make A Living Courtroom Sketch Artist: Art Lien http://nhpr.org/post/courtroom-sketch-artist-art-lien <p>Many jobs are becoming extinct in the digital age, and the role of the courtroom sketch artist is becoming a lost art. As more and more courtrooms embrace cameras as a way of sharing the intimate details of real life courtroom drama, the charming and beautiful sketches that used to be a way of life for many artists are a thing of the past.</p><p>Sketch artist <a href="http://courtartist.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Art Lien</strong></a> spoke to Virginia about his long career as a sketch artist in courtrooms across the country and his main beat, The Supreme Court of the United States.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:36:47 +0000 Word of Mouth 46407 at http://nhpr.org Courtroom Sketch Artist: Art Lien Film's Greatest Workplace Freakout Scenes http://nhpr.org/post/films-greatest-workplace-freakout-scenes <p></p><p>Jobs - amiright?! Sometimes they can seem like a necessary evil. And sometimes that evil trumps necessity, leading to some pretty gnarly workplace freakouts. Folks in the film industry must have had some especially unpleasant job experiences, because movies are <em>rife</em> with workplace freakouts. We've compiled the best of film's freakout scenes, and remember - most are<strong> NSFW</strong> due to language. <em>Jobs. </em></p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:36:45 +0000 Word of Mouth 46462 at http://nhpr.org Film's Greatest Workplace Freakout Scenes Understanding Long-Term Unemployment http://nhpr.org/post/understanding-long-term-unemployment <p>Upon first glance, the numbers look good, the U.S. jobless rate now sits at 6.6%, a full 1.6% better than last year. But dig deeper into those numbers and you find a different story: currently 4 million Americans have been out of work for more than half a year, and in New Hampshire that makes up nearly 32% of the jobless. But now, the stress of long-term unemployment is being felt even more as the extensions usually given after 6 &nbsp;months were dropped in December leaving 1,300 in New Hampshire and nearly 2 million nationwide without benefits. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:24:28 +0000 Laura Knoy 44047 at http://nhpr.org Understanding Long-Term Unemployment N.H.'s Economy - On The Rebound? http://nhpr.org/post/nhs-economy-rebound <p>Just many places across the country, the New Hampshire’s recover from the recession has been slow. Recently, though, many are pointing to signs of an upswing. Housing prices are going up, while foreclosures are going down.&nbsp; Consumer confidence is better than it has been in a while, and unemployment is now at 5.1% - 11th best in the country. But all is not perfect:&nbsp; many in the Granite State worry about high energy costs, the Affordable Care Act’s effect on business, and uneven progress in different regions of the state. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 42910 at http://nhpr.org N.H.'s Economy - On The Rebound? Dartmouth-Hitchcock Calls On VT Non-Profit To Help Fill Skills Gap http://nhpr.org/post/dartmouth-hitchcock-calls-vt-non-profit-help-fill-skills-gap <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thirteen unemployed and underemployed people from New Hampshire and Vermont will soon be taking jobs with <a href="http://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/" target="_blank">Dartmouth-Hitchcock</a> as medical coders. &nbsp;T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">oday they graduate from an innovative cross-state program.</span></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 42865 at http://nhpr.org Micro-Tasking: The New Digital Sweatshop? http://nhpr.org/post/micro-tasking-new-digital-sweatshop <p>Every day, the internet is inundated with more information, and more data to be to be categorized, organized, scrubbed, and filed away in a timely manner. Millions of miniscule tasks need to be performed each day to keep things running smoothly. Computers can do <em>some</em> of this mind-numbing work; other tasks are done piecemeal by hundreds of thousands of people for almost no money; <a href="https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome" target="_blank">Amazon Mechanical Turk</a> is a marketplace for this kind of work. <strong>Ellen Cushing</strong> is staff writer for <em>The East Bay Express</em>,<a href="http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/dawn-of-the-digital-sweatshop/Content?oid=3301022" target="_blank"> she wrote about</a> the work called “micro-tasking,” which pays a pittance, drawing comparisons to working in a sweatshop.</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 17:52:09 +0000 Virginia Prescott 22806 at http://nhpr.org Micro-Tasking: The New Digital Sweatshop? Nine Companies Share More Than $100K In Job Training Grants http://nhpr.org/post/nine-companies-share-more-100k-job-training-grants <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nine New Hampshire companies will share more than $100,000 in state Job Training Fund grants awarded this month.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:19:55 +0000 Amanda Loder 41018 at http://nhpr.org NAFTA Turns Twenty http://nhpr.org/post/nafta-turns-twenty <p>President Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement in December 1993, eliminating all tariffs and trade restrictions among the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.&nbsp; The treaty, though, has always been controversial in all three nations.&nbsp; Two decades later, we examine its impacts, and which predictions about it have come true.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 39418 at http://nhpr.org NAFTA Turns Twenty NAFTA's Impact On New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/naftas-impact-new-hampshire <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jon </span>Bresler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was an early supporter of the North American Free Trade Agreement. As owner of </span>Suncook<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Woven Labels, a textile company whose customers included Ralph Lauren, The Gap and J.C. Penney, </span>Bresler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> figured anything that would break down trade barriers between the United States, Mexico and Canada would be good for business.</span></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:07:44 +0000 Brian Wallstin 39133 at http://nhpr.org NAFTA's Impact On New Hampshire Pirate Joe's, Hollywood Animal Fails, And Abolishing Tips http://nhpr.org/post/pirate-joes-hollywood-animal-fails-and-abolishing-tips <p>A montage of new ideas, picked fresh from the Word of Mouth vault:</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/life/culturebox/2013/08/tipless_restaurants_the_linkery_s_owner_explains_why_abolishing_tipping.html" target="_blank">Abolishing tips</a>:&nbsp; usually, the debate around gratuity revolves around whether to leave 15 or 20 %.... Head of the Sustainable Restaurant Project at the University of Guelph , <strong>Bruce McAdams,&nbsp; </strong>is in favor of getting rid of tips altogether.</li><li>Balloon Brigade: the career aptitude test video game.&nbsp; <a href="http://knack.it/" target="_blank">A new startup</a> designs mobile games that could help match fresh grads with job opportunities.&nbsp;</li><li>The science behind the buzz: journalist and science writer <strong>Joseph Stromberg</strong> explains <a href="http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/08/this-is-how-your-brain-becomes-addicted-to-caffeine/" target="_blank">caffeine addiction</a>.</li></ul><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:07:14 +0000 Virginia Prescott 39390 at http://nhpr.org Pirate Joe's, Hollywood Animal Fails, And Abolishing Tips