Labor

Toys ‘R’ Us to Add 12,050 Holiday Workers in Top Markets

Toys "R" Us may be bankrupt, but it is not dead yet. The company said it will add 12,050 temporary holiday workers. For those who want to apply, the process begins ...
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Walmart Big Enough Not to Need Holiday Temps?

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) won't hire temporary workers for the holidays, while most large retailers need to add tens of thousands of people to handle the late-year shopping crush. ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) posted a forecast for 2021 financial results that was well below expectations, sending its stock down 8%. Best Buy's most recent quarterly figures were ...
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Many Workers Will Get Tiny Raises in 2018

Despite an improved economy, new research shows most workers will not get an improvement in pay. To some extent, the move is a hangover from the Great Recession, when companies ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) hired 80,000 workers for the holidays, down from 83,000 last year. Despite the small drop, Macy's continues to struggle considerably, and the fourth quarter may be ...
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GM Canada Workers Strike Chevy Equinox Plant

Workers at the General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) Cami assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, walked out on strike late Sunday night after company and union negotiators failed to reach a ...
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Supply of Popular Chevy Equinox Threatened by Strike

Workers at the General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) Cami assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, have voted to authorize a strike if negotiations between the union and GM Canada fail to ...
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Google Accused of Gender-Based Pay Bias in New Lawsuit

Alphabet Inc.'s (NYSE: GOOGL) Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination, another black eye for the Silicon Valley company. A lawyer representing three female former Google ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

According to The Wall Street Journal, Japanese conglomerate Softbank has made an offer to invest funds into Uber. However, the firm wants a large discount to the current valuation of ...
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Will Target’s Hiring Announcement for Holidays Be Harbinger for Retail?

The announcement this week by Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) that it is hiring 100,000 seasonal workers for the holidays, an increase from the 70,000 in-store workers and 7,500 fulfillment and ...
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Can Retail Actually Grow Holiday Jobs This Year?

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. Over the past 10 years, the ...
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Target Plans to Add Over 40% More Jobs This Holiday Season

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) saw its shares make a handy gain on Wednesday after the company announced its plans for hiring seasonal help. Although Target, like many other retailers, has ...
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Reaching Generation Z Poses a Challenge for Marketers and Employers

Reaching Generation Z, those born in 1995 or later, has become a challenge for marketers and prospective employers, according to outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. This ...
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Want to Stay Married? Become an Actuary or a Doctor

Census data tell us that we’re getting married later, and if we want to stay married longer, our chances are better if we get a well-paying job such as an ...
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Excessive Pain Medication Use Seen as Factor in Lowering Male Labor Force Participation

A new study from Princeton University indicates many prime-age men are no longer in the labor force because of a serious health condition, a factor that may help explain the ...
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