A Pixelated Portrait of Labour
From The Economist
Official statistics can tell you how many workers were jobless last month, how many had college degrees and how many worked in construction. But they cannot tell you how many know Hadoop, a software for managing data that is much in demand these days.
LinkedIn, however, says it knows that, and much else gleaned from the profiles of its millions of members. The social-media website for professionals can tell you that one of the fastest-growing job titles in America is “adjunct professor” (an ill-paid, overworked species of academic).
Continued at: http://www.economist.com/node/21549948?frsc=dg|a
- A Simple Spreadsheet Strikes a Nerve Among Adjuncts (hollymccracken.wordpress.com)