- Business Insider 01:21September 22, 2021Air Force commandos are preparing for war with Russia or China by rethinking what a 'runway' really isThe threat from long-range weapons has the Air Force looking to disperse its forces, and special operators have been crucial to those operations.
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- Business Insider 22:59September 21, 2021Cuts to COVID-era unemployment benefits will lower US incomes by nearly $145 billion, according to economic think tankThe average annual decrease in income from UI cuts is $13,728 per person, and the average annual decrease in spending is $7,450, EPI reports.
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- Business Insider 19:30September 21, 2021AOC says ending federal unemployment benefits was 'based on fantasy, not data'Federal unemployment benefits ended this month, but millions of Americans that were cut off aren't flocking back to work. AOC blames childcare costs.
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- Business Insider 22:41September 20, 2021One map shows how long it could take for each US state and DC to get back to pre-pandemic employmentUtah and Idaho have already seen their labor markets return to pre-pandemic levels. This map shows when the rest of the country could recover.
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- Business Insider 17:26September 20, 2021The government is setting hard-hit Americans up for disaster by forcing them to pay back unemployment benefits"How am I supposed to live?" Workers are being forced to make impossible decisions as the government expects the world from them.
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- Business Insider 16:22September 20, 2021Childcare centers say staff are leaving them in droves for better wages, including for $15-an-hour roles at WalmartOne childcare center owner told The Washington Post that some of her former staff now work as bank tellers, nannies, and at a trucking company.
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- Business Insider 15:12September 20, 2021A discount store in Maine is closing after losing half its staff. Despite a 'help wanted' sign in the window, only 5 people applied for a job in 6 months, its owner said.The owner of Big Al's Super Values Store appeared to blame jobless benefits. He said people could earn more "working for the government" than for him.
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- Business Insider 16:08September 17, 202120 high-paying, growing jobs that only need a high school diplomaThese jobs require a high school diploma or equivalent, pay at least the median annual wage, and are projected to grow over the decade.
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- Business Insider 14:02September 17, 2021A Florida BBQ restaurant shut down after being left with just 4 employees. 'No one wants to work,' its owner said.Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que said it paid good wages but simply could not find enough staff to keep its Winter Park, Florida, restaurant open.
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- Business Insider 13:16September 17, 2021The entire staff of a burrito restaurant in Georgia quit, posting a sign in the window about pay, hours, and a 'lack of appreciation'In a window sign, staff at a Barberitos restaurant in Macon, Georgia, said they'd worked seven days a week for a month - which the restaurant denies.
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- Business Insider 15:38September 16, 2021US weekly jobless claims shoot up to 332,000 in first week after federal boost's expirationContinuing claims, which count Americans receiving unemployment benefits, fell to 2.67 million for the week that ended September 4.
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- Business Insider 18:09September 15, 202185% of small restaurants across the US say it's still very difficult to find staff, according to a new surveyTwo in three small businesses say they're struggling to hire staff in the labor shortage - and restaurants appear to be the worst hit.
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- Business Insider 12:51September 15, 2021A Portland restaurant owner said job applications are up 50% since unemployment benefits ended. But other restaurants say they're still scrambling to find workers.Some restaurants in states that stopped the federal benefits months early, like Alabama and Florida, are still struggling to find staff.
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- Business Insider 17:04September 14, 202120 jobs of the future that will take off when the pandemic is finally overPer the Bureau of Labor Statistics, wind turbine service technicians are projected to grow 68.2% from 2020 to 2030, the fastest among occupations.
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- The Guardian(UK) 10:30September 14, 2021UK payrolls return to pre-pandemic levels, with vacancies at record – business liveRolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsUK payrolls back to pre-pandemic levels in AugustMore than one million vacanciesBut end to furlough scheme looms… 8.30am BST Britain’s record job vacancies threatens to slow the recovery this autumn, if firms can’t find the workers they need.Neil Carberry, chief executive of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), says the government should allow some flexibility in the immigration system, to help fill jobs:“The recovery in the number of pay-rolled employees to pre-pandemic levels underlines the huge amount of hiring that is going on right now. With the ONS vacancy count now over 1 million for the first time ever, and most individual sectors having record numbers of unfilled jobs, there is a real risk of shortages impacting the recovery through the autumn.“There are a number of things we can do to solve this crisis. Government has convened a cross-department forum to tackle these shortages, but this will only be effective if industry experts are involved as well. Government must work with business to improve training opportunities for workers to transition into the most crucial sectors, and allow some flexibility in the immigration system at this time of need. 8.25am BST Today’s jobs report shows that labour market slack is declining fast, with labour shortages are contributing to faster underlying pay growth, says Ruth Gregory of Capital Economics:Although fading compositional and base effects meant that the headline growth rate of average earnings fell from 8.8% in June to 8.3% in July, July’s figure was a touch stronger than expected (consensus forecast 8.2%). What’s more, underlying pay growth is estimated to have risen from a range of 3.5-4.9% in June to 3.6-5.1% in July.That was the largest rise in employment since January 2020 and an impressive result given that firms started to pay 10% of the wages of their furloughed workers.The 86,000 fall in ILO unemployment pushed the unemployment rate down a notch from 4.7% in June to 4.6% in July. Meanwhile, the figures for August suggest more good news is around the corner, with PAYE employment in August rising by 241,000 m/m. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 10:18September 14, 2021UK job vacancies hit record high of 1m as payrolls rebound to pre-Covid levelsHotels, pubs and restaurants among those with biggest problems recruiting staffEmployers scrambling to hire staff amid widespread labour shortages after lockdown helped to return the number of workers on company payrolls to pre-pandemic levels in August, official figures show.The Office for National Statistics said the number of payroll employees increased by 241,000 to 29.1m in August, lifting employment in all regions of the UK to pre-Covid levels except in London, Scotland and south-east England. Continue reading...
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- New York Times 12:08September 13, 2021The U.K. Prepared for a Jobs Crisis, but Got the UnexpectedInstead of a surge in unemployment, businesses are struggling to fill positions, presenting a new risk to the pandemic recovery.
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- Huffington Post UK 07:00September 13, 202116 Funny, Relatable Tweets About The Struggle Of Applying For A Job
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- Business Insider 16:08September 12, 2021If service sector employers ever want to see their workers again, they have to do more than raise wages. They'll need to help people get ahead.If employers want their workers back, they'll have to offer something better than just a job: potential.
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- Business Insider 14:08September 12, 2021Slashing pandemic benefits too soon could slow recovery and stoke income inequality - a historian explains why"The levels of debt which we're going to find ourselves at, once we do finally begin to exit from this crisis, are going to be eye-watering."
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- Business Insider 13:20September 12, 2021Democrats are allowing jobless aid to expire just as an eviction ban lapses, which risks leaving 10 million unemployed feeling 'neglected' during the Delta surgeCalling it a "double hit," former Fed economist Claudia Sahm says it's "been so tough on the unemployed. This is the ending that fits the crisis."
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- Observer 22:22September 10, 2021Millennial Optimism Is Buoying the Recovering Art Market, New Study FindsMillennial collectors spent four times as much on art as their boomer counterparts in the first half of 2021.
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- Business Insider 19:14September 10, 2021This small town in Illinois is offering people $5,000 to move there to help plug its labor shortage. Its mayor says the streets are lined with 'help wanted' signs.Quincy, Illinois, has more than 700 full-time vacancies in "virtually every segment," Mayor Mike Troup said.
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- Business Insider 16:06September 10, 2021The 30 best jobs of the futureThese jobs all pay over the median annual wage of $41,950 and are expected to see job growth from 2020 to 2030.
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- Breaking Defense 14:15September 10, 2021Future Air, Space Force Tech Demos To Focus On INDOPACOM, SPACECOM“Our secretary has been very clear that he wants us to move rapidly from experimentation and demonstration to fielding,” says Air Force Chief Architect Preston Dunlap.
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- Business Insider 13:30September 10, 2021How to answer tricky job interview questions calmly and confidentlyRehearsing your answers ahead of time can help you feel more prepared and lessen anxiety during your job interview.
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- Guardian 11:58September 10, 2021Amazon offers to pay college fees of 750,000 frontline US workersCompany is latest big US firm to offer education-focused perks to workers after Walmart, Target and KrogerAmazon has offered to pay the cost of college tuition fees for 750,000 of its frontline workers, the latest move by a major US company to offer perks to attract and retain staff amid a labour shortage.The company, which is investing $1.2bn (£0.86bn) in the scheme by 2025, said it would cover the cost of college tuition fees and textbooks for US hourly staff after 90 days of employment for as long as they remain at Amazon. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 15:40September 9, 2021US jobless claims drop to pandemic low of 310,000 as federal unemployment benefits expireContinuing claims, which count people receiving unemployment benefits, fell to 2.78 million for the week that ended August 21, missing forecasts.
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- Business Insider 13:55September 8, 2021AI tools that companies use to scan resumes are stopping 27 million people finding new jobs, a Harvard report saysAutomated resume scanners regularly overlook viable candidates and ignore the skills these people can offer, a Harvard report found.
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- Business Insider 06:28September 8, 2021Ted Cruz told the millions of Americans who lost their unemployment benefits on Labor Day to 'um, get a job?'Millions of Americans have had their unemployment benefits cut off as of Labor Day, after three federal pandemic-aid programs ended.
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- Business Insider 22:28September 7, 2021Half the world's population doesn't have healthcare, stable income, retirement plans, or childcare. The pandemic created a crossroads to change that.A report from the International Labor Organization looked at access to social safety net programs across the world. Many countries were found wanting.
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- Business Insider 22:10September 7, 2021Biden just asked Congress for $24 billion in 'urgent' disaster aid money, urging lawmakers to avert a government shutdownBiden's request doesn't include any aid for unemployed Americans whose federal benefits expired on Labor Day.
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- New York Magazine 19:20September 7, 2021Why Pandemic Unemployment Benefits (Probably) Won’t Be ExtendedDelta is extending the pandemic, but Congress isn’t extending UI. Here’s what the expiration of enhanced benefits means for workers and the economy.
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- Business Insider 18:19September 7, 2021Just 58% of unemployment checks arrived on time, leaving Americans waiting for cash as the pandemic left them joblessA new report from Bloomberg found that nearly half of unemployed Americans found themselves receiving benefits too slowly.
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- Business Insider 13:56September 7, 2021Former Labor Sec. Robert Reich criticized lawmakers for ending unemployment payments for millions, a move leading progressives declined to opposeApproximately 9 million unemployed Americans saw their benefits cut Monday, as job hiring slowed in response to the spread of the delta variant.
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- Business Insider 13:13September 7, 2021A 74-year-old doughnut shop in Detroit has temporarily shut because of a staff shortage as well as soaring ingredient costs, a report saysDutch Girl Donuts had 15 or more staff on its rota before the pandemic - now it has fewer than 10, the owners' daughter said.
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- Breitbart News 17:29September 6, 2021Summer Bummer: Joe Biden Presidency Suffers from Historic FailurePresident Joe Biden is failing on nearly every single major issue for Americans as support for his presidency continues to drop.
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- Business Insider 16:47September 6, 2021Employment in restaurants, bars, and cafes just fell for the first time since April 2020. The Delta variant of COVID-19 is probably to blame.Jobs in food services and drinking places fell by 42,000 in August - the first decline since the onset of the pandemic - as Delta swept the country.
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- Business Insider 15:10September 6, 2021Today, 7.5 million workers lose their unemployment benefits: 'I'm very, very angry because this is an attempt, in my opinion, to force us all back to work in low paying jobs'A Delta variant surge is keeping many people from returning to work, especially high-risk, low pay jobs like waitressing.
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- Business Insider 14:50September 6, 20213 federal pandemic aid programs have expired as of Labor Day, severing millions of Americans from unemployment benefitsThe Century Foundation has estimated that 7.5 million people - including gig workers and freelancers - will be cut off.
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- Business Insider 14:02September 6, 2021Some companies in Florida and Alabama are still struggling to find staff months after the states cut enhanced COVID-19 unemployment benefitsBusiness owners have blamed the enhanced COVID-19 jobless benefits for a labor shortage that has forced them to slash opening hours and raise prices.
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- Business Insider 13:15September 4, 2021Meet a woman who taught art to retirees for over 20 years and worries for the future as her unemployment aid expires: 'The pandemic is absolutely not over and kids aren't vaccinated'"I'm worried about what's going to happen, that people just are not caring about other people like they should be caring," Kelly Kilmer told Insider.
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- Business Insider 13:00September 4, 2021Today is the last day that many unemployed workers can claim federal benefits - and states probably won't be renewing themCongress and President Biden have shown no interest in renewing the jobless stimulus benefits. Millions are poised to lose a steady source of income.
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- Business Insider 22:52September 3, 2021Women's employment takes a massive hit as Delta surges and childcare becomes harder to find - and to affordThe number of new jobs that went to women sharply declined in August's bleak report as Delta messes with some return-to-work plans.
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- Business Insider 22:31September 3, 2021Millions of Americans are about to lose unemployment benefits, and states haven't opted into a plan to keep payments flowing, according to Biden's labor secretaryLabor Secretary Marty Walsh says he hasn't heard from any states about continuing stimulus, as 7.5 million Americans face down benefits ending.
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- Business Insider 22:08September 3, 2021Amazon and Uber are set to benefit from more workers coming onboard as enhanced unemployment programs expire, says Bank of AmericaUber should be adding even more drivers as extra federal pay for gig workers expires.
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- Business Insider 21:08September 3, 20213 charts show how Delta has flattened hiring at hotels, restaurants, and retail storesFor the first time in months, restaurants and hotels aren't hiring. On the flipside, transportation and warehousing are back to pre-pandemic levels.
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- Business Insider 19:58September 3, 2021Businesses are desperate to hire, but Black workers' unemployment went up in August: 'It's not that you can't find anybody - you can't find the people you want'It's "the self-evident discrimination in the labor market revealing itself," Howard University professor Dr. William Spriggs told Insider.
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- Business Insider 17:59September 3, 2021The arguments for firing Jay Powell are tiresome and stupidThe Fed's main job is monetary policy. Jay Powell has made excellent monetary policy. So his opponents must search for bizarre reasons to replace him.
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- Business Insider 17:47September 3, 2021The August jobs report shows the pandemic is keeping workers home - not enhanced unemployment benefitsEnhanced unemployment benefits have been continually blamed for keeping people from work. But even with them gone, the numbers are bad.
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