In the wake of the financial crisis, most U.S. cities experienced a massive loss of jobs. While the employment picture remains far from bright for many job seekers across the country, a new report released Wednesday finds that some cities are seeing significant jumps in job growth.
The study, prepared by... Read More »
By Tom Krisher
DETROIT -- General Motors is opening a new computer center in Austin, Texas, where it plans to hire up to 500 people.
The automaker said Friday that it will hire software developers, project managers, database experts and business analysts to run the first of several information technology... Read More »
"Supply Of College Graduates Outstripped By Workforce Demand," reads a headline of the satirical newspaper The Onion. But for cities in the tech game, the joke isn't funny. Most cities today realize that tech is the future. So they're desperately trying to bring young, bright tech minds to town, and dreaming up... Read More »
By Sophie Schechter, Minyanville Media
Popular TV shows such as "How I Met Your Mother" and "Friends" revere urban areas (in these cases, Manhattan) that are already popular, especially with recent college graduates. These shows capitalize on the cities that college students, on the threshold of graduation,... Read More »
Austin cab drivers just lucked into another revenue stream: the puke tax.
As of Thursday, cab drivers in the Texas capital will be able to charge passengers who regurgitate on their upholstery up to $100 extra. The new fee will be posted in a sign in every cab.
"It takes me like a couple of hours," local... Read More »