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Sarah O`Connor

Employment correspondent,
Financial Times



Sarah O’Connor is the Financial Times employment correspondent. She covers global labour market issues such as technology, demographics, corporate surveillance and the future of work. She also writes a weekly column on employment.
Sarah joined the FT in 2007 as a graduate trainee after gaining a degree in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University. In her time at the FT, she has reported on the banking crisis from Iceland, the US economy from Washington DC, and corporate affairs for the Lex column from London.
She joined the FT’s London-based economics team in 2011 and took on the employment correspondent role at the start of 2015. She was Business and Finance Journalist of the Year in the 2014 British Press Awards, and her project on wearable technology in the workplace won the Digital Innovation Award in the 2016 British Press Awards.