Jane Harrod, a farmer in Kentucky, talks about transitioning to a different crop after the U.S. soured on cigarettes.
George Myers, a wind-turbine technician in Colorado, talks about his transition from life as a stay-at-home dad to a career in a rapidly emerging industry.
Nicholas Anderson, a renewable-energy researcher in Colorado, talks about the appeal of working in a lab.
The U.S. economy created 156,000 jobs last month, and wages continued to steadily rise.
Elaine Flowers Duncan, an engineer at NASA, talks about what drew her to rocket science.
Anne Burkholder, a cattle farmer in Nebraska, talks about working and living in an area much more rural than the Florida city where she grew up.
Mark Benoit, who grows hydroponic produce, talks about his rapid, unexpected transition from being a soldier to being a farmer.
Todd Whitley, a fabric-cutting manager in North Carolina, talks about the pride and dignity that’s come from having a career in American manufacturing.
Tucker Larson, a butcher, talks about taking a break from college in Philadelphia to work at a restaurant in New Orleans.
Erin Dix, a wholesaler in St. Louis, talks about what it’s like to be an intermediary between producers and retailers.
The U.S. central bank yet again decided to hold steady, leaving economists and investors wondering if a hike will come before year’s end.
Robert Weathers talks about his job maintaining Walter De Maria’s land-art installation The Lightning Field in New Mexico.
A Canadian choreographer finds inspiration in the movements people go through when they’re on their way to work.
Frankie Israel, a sales and service manager at West Elm in Charlotte, talks about how he found working as a salesperson surprisingly rewarding.
Following the controversial letter published last month by Dean John Ellison against trigger warnings and safe spaces at the University…
David Pryor, a conductor at Amtrak, talks about why his job on the train makes him optimistic about American society.
Lanier Spriggs, who has been in the industry for eight years, talks about why it needs to change its image.
Steve Fischer, a hotel manager in Oklahoma, talks about his transition from being a church musician to a career of caring for travelers.
Continuing our series of comments from the University of Chicago community regarding Dean John Ellison’s letter, many alumni have expressed…
The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs last month—growth that’s favorable enough to keep an interest-rate hike in 2016 a possibility.