Labor

Boeing has announced a voluntary layoff for eligible employees but the company did not provide specific details which it said would be coming in three to four weeks.
Paul Ausick
U.S. companies announced more than 222,000 job cuts in March, a year-over-year increase of nearly 300%. The vast majority of the job losses were attributed to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Paul Ausick
Department store operator Macy’s announced on Monday that it will furlough a “majority” of its employees as a result of ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
Chris Lange
A recent survey by Challenger, Gray & Christmas indicates that nearly all U.S. companies have either already instituted or are considering instituting work-from-home policies during the coronavirus...
Paul Ausick
Workers at Amazon's huge Staten Island, New York, warehouse may go on strike. What will happen to homebound people if they start to lose access to the inventory that Amazon ships?
Douglas A. McIntyre
If Amazon starts to shut down, piece by piece, one of America's lifelines for people and businesses will begin to disappear.
Douglas A. McIntyre
While most businesses are laying off or furloughing employees, Dollar General is going in the opposite direction.
Chris Lange
Private and public hospitals need thousands of medical professionals in their frontline fight to care for the surging number of coronavirus infected patients. Where are military medical personnel...
Douglas A. McIntyre
Virtually every job in the U.S. leisure and hospitality industry is at risk of being lost at least temporarily as more states order people to stay home.
Paul Ausick
Early indications are that the Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment report could show 2 million jobs lost last month.
Douglas A. McIntyre
Amazon.com is one of the few U.S. companies that continue to operate at full speed. However, workers already have begun to fall ill to COVID-19.
Douglas A. McIntyre
State and local government mandates against gatherings are putting more than 7 million jobs in a dozen states and the District of Columbia.
Paul Ausick
A U.S. jobless rate of 20% would be the equivalent of 30 million Americans out of work. These five industries would be hit the hardest.
Douglas A. McIntyre
Amazon.com said it has a new demand for 100,000 jobs and will begin to hire immediately. Inevitably, some of these people will be infected by COVID-19. Is the risk worth the reward?
Douglas A. McIntyre
Economists have begun to consider how many jobs are at risk in a sharp downturn, particularly one caused by COVID-19.
Douglas A. McIntyre