Software coders (from left) William Stevens, Michael Harrison and Brack Quillen work at the Bit Source office in Pikeville, Ky., in February. The year-old firm has trained laid-off coal workers to become software coders. Sam Owens/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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From Coal To Code: A New Path For Laid-Off Miners In Kentucky

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Samsung is the largest employer and premier place to work in South Korea. Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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To The List Of High-Stakes Tests In Korea, Add The Samsung SAT

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Economists use the phrase "full employment" to mean the number of people seeking jobs is roughly in balance with the number of openings. heshphoto/Getty Images/Image Source hide caption

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Why Some Still Can't Find Jobs As The Economy Nears 'Full Employment'

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plays with children as he inspects a day care center in Yokohama in 2013. More than 20,000 Japanese children are on wait lists for day care. Kyodo/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Will More Day Care Help Boost Japan's Sluggish Economy?

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Ellsworth Ashman lost his middle-skill job at Entenmann's on Long Island, N.Y., last year. Now he's working at a job that pays half of what he made at the bakery. Charles Lane/WSHU hide caption

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Despite Recovery, Middle-Wage Workers Are Being Squeezed Out

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Employee Or Contractor? New U.S. Guidelines Could Reclassify Workers

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School-Lunch Program Provides Unexpected Benefits For Rural Indian Women

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José Moncada, 16, signed up for a summer youth employment program in New York City. He said hopes to earn enough to help his family, which lives on less than $30,000 a year. Kaomi Goetz for NPR hide caption

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Teens Hoping For More Jobs, Higher Wages This Summer

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In the face-to-face interview process, research shows that managers tend to hire applicants who are similar to them on paper. Bjorn Rune Lie/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Blind Auditions Could Give Employers A Better Hiring Sense

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With the technology to conduct more nuanced tests, some companies say they can provide more useful detail about how people think in dynamic situations. Marcus Butt/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Recruiting Better Talent With Brain Games And Big Data

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Measles vaccine isn't a part of most workplaces. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Can Employers Require Workers To Be Vaccinated? It Depends

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