Labor

More Good News for Workers Looking for Seasonal Jobs

Last Thursday, Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) announced plans to hire 120,000 seasonal workers to get the company through the 2018 holiday shopping season. That ties the single largest seasonal hiring ...
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Tesla Inc.'s (NASDAQ: TSLA) Elon Musk addressed logistics issues. According to Reuters: "Sorry, we've gone from production hell to delivery logistics hell, but this problem is far more tractable. We're ...
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Job figures are expected to be strong when the government announces numbers for August. According to Reuters: U.S. job growth likely accelerated in August, with the unemployment rate expected to ...
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The trade war between the United States and China may be getting worse. According to Reuters: With U.S. President Donald Trump gearing up to impose tariffs on $200 billion in ...
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Heads of large companies warned the president on his immigration stance. According to Reuters: A group of chief executive officers at the largest U.S. companies expressed serious concern about the ...
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McDonald’s to Help Young People, but Not Its Own Workers

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) wants to help 2 million people improve their job prospects through a program called "Youth Opportunity." Apparently, the plan is not available to its own workers, ...
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People are no longer going from one city to another to get new work. According to The Wall Street Journal: Fewer U.S. workers are moving around the country to seek ...
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Unemployment Below 3% in 9 States, Above 5% in 3

There is a wide range in the unemployment levels across the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The national rate is 3.9%. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, ...
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Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) faces accusations it spied on workers. According to Reuters: An employee fired from Tesla Inc’s Nevada battery factory filed a whistleblower complaint with the U.S. Securities ...
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Relocation for Work Reaches Historic Lows

In the 1980s, over one-third of job seekers were willing to move for a new position. Now more than ever this number is dramatically shrinking as new trends are emerging ...
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Worker Productivity Hits 3-Year High

The U.S. Department of Labor has released data indicating that nonfarm labor productivity rose by 2.9% in the second quarter of 2018. This was the strongest productivity gain in over ...
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Rebuilding the Employment Security System for the Rust Belt That Created It

By John C. Austin and Richard Kazis of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution Industrial transformation, brought on by global trade, new digital technologies, and changes in the ...
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Army of Temp Office Firms Could Hurt WeWork

WeWork recently raised about $1 billion, according to several media reports. Other reports show that its revenue about doubled to $764 million in the first half of the year. However, ...
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The Recent Rebound in Prime-Age Labor Force Participation

By Audrey Breitwieser, Ryan Nunn, and Jay Shambaugh of the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project Over the last three years, amid a strengthening labor market, the prime-age (25- to 54-year-old) labor ...
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Black Unemployment 94% Higher Than White

Almost all the data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics July Employment Situation was good. The economy added 157,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.9%. Not all groups ...
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