Labor

BJ’s Wholesale’s Bold Move to Hire Sam’s Club Workers

BJ's Wholesale has announced that it is willing to take job applications from workers laid off by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), which cut workers due to the shuttering of ...
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An Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) chip patch to address a flaw in the company's processors may not work. According to The Wall Street Journal: Intel is quietly advising some customers ...
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The U.S. government claims Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) allowed employers to target potential workers by age. According to Reuters: Several U.S. employers engaged in age discrimination by placing recruitment ads ...
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Will Ford Lose Female Customers Because of Broad Sexual Harassment Story?

Does Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) want to sell cars to women? Presumably yes, but a recent story in The New York Times may make that effort difficult with some ...
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The price of the Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) Echo has caused competitors to slash prices for similar products. According to The Wall Street Journal: Amazon.com Inc. has triggered a race ...
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Wage Theft Cost Workers $50 Billion in 2016

In the world where a $1.5 trillion dollar budget deficit bill is being blithely pushed through Congress and at least one U.S. company is on a path to become the ...
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Are Walmart’s New Ways to Help Employees Pay Bills a Way to Hold Off Raises?

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has set a new series of programs to allow its employees, or "associates" as they are called, access to part of their pay before they ...
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If Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) buys most of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NYSE: FOX), the value of the deal will be close to $75 billion, according to Reuters. T-Mobile ...
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Tipped Workers Could Lose $5.8 Billion Under Proposed Change — UPDATE

UPDATE: On December 14, the Economics Policy Institute issued a correction to its calculation "due to a revised analysis of state laws prohibiting employers from pocketing workers' tips. The initial ...
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Why Are GM and United Air Late to Address the Sexual Harassment Issue?

Presumably, almost all large American companies have carefully crafted sexual harassment policies based on well-established guidelines set by the government and human resources executives. However, some mammoth public corporations have ...
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Overweight and Older Woman Face Huge Employment Bias

Human resources departments and employees who make hiring decisions are not supposed to pick new workers on the basis of race, color or creed. That usually also extends to weight ...
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Happy Holidays: GE Fires 12,000

In an announcement released early Thursday morning, General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) said it will slash global headcount in its Power segment by about 12,000, including both professional and production ...
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More Holiday Layoffs Bring Joy to the Season

Large companies do not appear to care whether they destroy the holidays for some of their workers. Pre-Christmas layoffs seem to be rampant this year. Krispy Kreme will dump an ...
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Can 10,000 People Police YouTube?

Like every major social medium, Alphabet Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) YouTube faces hate content, fake news and sexually explicit postings. YouTube means to police these problems with over 10,000 people. With ...
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Macy’s Adds Tiny Number of Additional Workers for Holidays

The strength of retail sales in the fourth quarter of each year is a benchmark for how well the U.S. consumer economy is doing. This is especially important with the ...
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