Labor

Is Morale Among Starbucks Store Workers at a 9-Year Low?

An organization called Coworker.org hosts a petition for Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) workers to vent their concerns that the coffee retailer's stores are understaffed. The petition states that the staff ...
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More Weak Jobs Data Going Into Key BLS Payrolls & Unemployment Report

Friday's payrolls and unemployment report from the U.S. Department of Labor will be closely watched. After all, unemployment and jobs add up to the best live-reading barometer of the economy. ...
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Unemployment Rate Drops in 298 of America’s 388 Cities

The extraordinary improvement in the U.S. labor market includes the great majority of American cities. The jobless rate moved down in 298 of America's 388 metro areas in May. The U.S. ...
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Companies Looking for Alternative Work Perks to Lure Millennials, Gen Z

More employers are looking at alternative work perks to lure top talent from the ranks of millennials and Generation Z, as the baby boomer generation gives way to younger generations ...
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Seattle’s Minimum Wage: How High Is Too High?

In June of last year, the University of Washington's Seattle Minimum Wage Study Team released a report on the impact of Seattle's minimum wage hike through the end of 2015. ...
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Unemployment Still Above 5% in Several States

Economists claim "full employment" is a jobless rate of a 5% or less. The national figure for May was 4.3%, so the labor market is deemed as being extremely healthy. ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business World Now

The Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) takeover of Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) has rocked the grocery business and will have repercussions well beyond that. Shares of grocery giant Kroger ...
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Jobs Gap Closes, Though Recovery Remains Uneven, Says OECD

A new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the job market for its 35 member nations found that employment rates have finally returned to pre–financial ...
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Volkswagen Slashes 9,300 Workers

Volkswagen has become the latest big car manufacturer to downsize in the face of stagnant global car sales and a push to have its plants be more efficient. In the ...
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Plenty of Jobs for Teens, Like Wrangling an Alpaca, If They Want Them, Report Finds

School is out in many parts of the country, leading to what has been one of the rites of passage for teens — the summer job. And there is good ...
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May New Hiring Rate Strongest in 23 Months: LinkedIn

The month of May was the strongest single month for hiring new employees since June of 2015, according to a report released Monday morning by professional social media site LinkedIn. ...
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Female New College Graduates Earn $3 an Hour Less Than Males

In 2000, young female college graduates earned 92 cents for every dollar that their male counterparts earned. In 2017, young female graduates are paid 86 cents for every dollar that ...
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Tesla Injury Rate Much Worse Auto Than Industry Averages: Report

Since an assembly line worker's February blog post, Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) has been peppered with charges of long hours, low wages and high injury rates. A report published Wednesday ...
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American Workers Use Only Half of Their Vacation Time

Work hard, play hard. For American workers, that old bromide might more appropriately be "work harder, play a little." According to a recent study, in the past 12 months, ...
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How Many Jobs Will Self-Driving Trucks Eliminate?

The jobs of as many as 3.1 million U.S. truck drivers are at risk as autonomous (self-driving) technology for the big rigs continues to be developed. That's about 2% of ...
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