Economy/Labor/Biz

11:54am

Thu June 27, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Youth Radio: For teens finding summer work, soft skills are hard skills

Under CC license from Andy Oakley

Three years ago, when Christian Hernandez was 16 years old, he recorded a joke voicemail greeting. It starts off with, “Hello. Hey! Uh, can’t understand you.” It’s meant to trick the caller into thinking it’s Hernandez on the phone. Eventually, callers hear, “Ha, voicemail! You know what to do stupid.” Now, at 19, Hernandez is looking for a job, and the greeting which started off as a joke for friends is now a liability.

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5:14pm

Tue June 25, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Sharing economy turns good deeds into good business

Neal Gorenflo addresses a crowd.
Photo courtesy of Flickr user OuiShare

People sharing their stuff with others is nothing new. Human beings have been exchanging and bartering since the dawn of history. But In recent years, the Internet has helped the so-called “sharing economy” reach new heights.

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4:32pm

Tue June 25, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

The Sharing Economy: Lunch with a side of karma

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Snappy’s Cafe in Hayward is usually a good place to grab a quick cup of coffee, or maybe a pastry before heading to work. Either could run you anywhere from a $1.50 to $3. But on the third Sunday of every month, Snappy’s transforms.

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4:15pm

Tue June 25, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

The Sharing Economy: A bank where time is money

Under CC license from Flickr user tlindenbaum

Frieda Kipar Bay is an herbalist. She teaches workshops on growing herbs for medicine. A class like this might normally cost $50-$60, but at a recent workshop at the Homestead Skillshare Festival, at Hayes Valley Farm in San Francisco, students didn’t pay a dime.

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11:03pm

Mon June 24, 2013

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