N&O Career Articles

3M, others figuring out what makes millennial workers tick

MINNEAPOLIS - Cassandra Garber's plan when she moved to Minnesota in her early 30s was to telecommute and keep her environmental stewardship job at Coca-Cola in Atlanta.

Updated: Aug. 30, 2016 4:40 AM | Full Story

Plug-in hybrids have come a long way in a few short years

Even in these days of cheap gasoline, there's still something liberating about not filling up.

Updated: Aug. 26, 2016 4:40 AM | Full Story

Taxidermist makes robotic decoys used to help nab poachers across the US

MINNEAPOLIS - Brian Wolslegel was fresh out of school and looking for work as a firefighter when he took a temporary job with a taxidermist. One day a game warden walked into the shop near Wausau, Wis., and asked if he could build a robotic deer to help catch an illegal hunter.

Updated: Aug. 25, 2016 4:45 AM | Full Story

IBM's Almaden Lab: A glimpse into the future

SAN JOSE, Calif. - To step inside IBM Research-Almaden is to get a peek into how the latest advances in technology are being applied to a crazy quilt of important issues from food safety and cancer to recycling.

Updated: Aug. 25, 2016 4:40 AM | Full Story

Lyft CEO Logan Green has a plan that's far bigger than ride-hailing

SAN FRANCISCO - Logan Green applied for his first job out of college by submitting a resume and a document titled "Logan's Life Plan."

Updated: Aug. 24, 2016 4:39 AM | Full Story

Silicon Valley's power brain food: Crickets

SAN JOSE, Calif. - For Bay Area techies attuned to the latest trends, kale is no longer cutting it and quinoa is passe. Instead, many are opting for a six-legged snack.

Updated: Aug. 24, 2016 4:39 AM | Full Story

Business is booming for crime-scene cleaners

CHICAGO - Bill Muir was burning out as an operations manager for a beverage company and started looking for another career. When his brother-in-law used a handgun to kill himself, Muir decided to clean up his sister's place.

Updated: Aug. 24, 2016 4:39 AM | Full Story

Companies turning to 'reverse mentoring' to tap millennials' knowledge

MINNEAPOLIS - Mentorship is getting turned on its head in today's multigenerational workplace. Technology has flipped traditional roles, and the younger workers now have a thing or two to teach the veterans.

Updated: Aug. 23, 2016 4:39 AM | Full Story

Doctors caught in the middle as more patients move to high-deductible plans

PITTSBURGH - The four-physician family practice of Sauer & Leibensperger has served families in the McKees Rocks area outside Pittsburgh since 1993.

Updated: Aug. 23, 2016 4:39 AM | Full Story

Can't afford the latest smartphone? You can lease one, but it won't be cheap

LOS ANGELES - For years, flip phones, stick phones and lower-end smartphones - not iPhones and other top-of-the-line models - were Gary Fuentes' bestsellers.

Updated: Aug. 22, 2016 4:44 AM | Full Story

How big box stores look to hook college students � for life

CHICAGO - It's back-to-college season, which means retailers are battling to equip as many of America's freshmen with laptops, futons and minifridges as they can. In the flood of deals and discounts, some have their eyes on a bigger prize: figuring out how a new generation of customers shops and hooking a group of potential lifelong repeat customers.

Updated: Aug. 22, 2016 4:39 AM | Full Story

Luxury or livery? Cadillac XT5 and Lincoln MKX face off in U.S. crossover showdown

One of the most common vehicles shuttling between downtown Chicago and its two airports is the blacked-out livery vehicle, or fancy cab. These tinted-windowed SUVs from Lincoln and Cadillac carry clients who presumably want to ride in space, anonymity and a degree of luxury.

Updated: Aug. 19, 2016 4:39 AM | Full Story