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An employer in Indiana is piloting a program that offers a path to employment after failing a drug test. Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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Now Hiring: A Company Offers Drug Treatment And A Job To Addicted Applicants

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Last year, 10.1 percent of the workforce was independent contractors, down from 10.7 percent in 2005, according to a new survey by the Labor Department. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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1 In 10 Workers Is An Independent Contractor, Labor Department Says

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Alex Belfiori, 28, is a contract worker at Dick's Sporting Goods near Pittsburgh. An NPR/Marist poll shows 65 percent of contract workers are men and 62 percent of such workers are under 45. Lynn Johnson for NPR hide caption

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The Mystery Of Contract Work: Why So Many Guys?

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Workers' gear hangs inside Lobster Trap's facility in Steuben, Maine. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Maine's Immigrants Boost Workforce Of Whitest, Oldest State In U.S.

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Google is famous for its hiring practices and work environment. Laszlo Bock shares a few of the company's secrets. Luciano Lozano/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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How Google's Laszlo Bock Is Making Work Better

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A "shared" workspace at the Atlassian office. The company installed heat and motion sensors to track when and how often every desk, room and table was used. Atlassian hide caption

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How A Bigger Lunch Table At Work Can Boost Productivity

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