- Business Insider 07:49January 14, 2022Amazon warehouse workers say they are struggling to get Covid tests amid the Omicron surge now that the e-commerce giant has stopped onsite testingAmazon launched a free Covid testing program across 650 locations in November 2020. The program started winding down in July 2021.
< News, COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon, warehouse, COVID-19 testing, Healthcare, Employment >
- Business Insider 16:37January 13, 2022Jobless claims leap to 230,000 as the labor market's recovery turns choppyContinuing claims, which count Americans who are currently receiving jobless aid, fell to the lowest level since 1973.
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- Business Insider 15:00January 13, 2022More than 8,000 Kroger workers in Denver have gone on strike demanding better pay, benefits, and working conditionsUnionized workers at Kroger's King Soopers stores in Denver plan to strike against the supermarket owner for three weeks.
< Retail, News, kroger, Supermarket, Retail, Kroger's, Strike, Denver, Pay, Benefits, Safety, Employment, staff, Employees >
- Business Insider 14:12January 12, 2022Employers should stop focusing on candidates' experience if they want to fill roles amid the labor shortage, recruitment boss saysEmployers should remove barriers that make it more difficult for people to apply, James Reed, the chairman of The Reed Group told Insider.
< Careers, Recruitment, labor shortage, Labor Market, Reed Group, UK, Employment, Economy, Careers >
- Business Insider 14:00January 12, 2022Geriatric millennials are winning at workThe oldest millennials, once blighted by the Great Recession, are the only age group to be at or above their pre-pandemic employment level.
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- Business Insider 22:53January 11, 2022Fed Chair Powell's explanation of pandemic-era inflation and employment goes against a classic Econ 101 theoryInflation is usually high when the job market is healthy, and vice versa. The pandemic economy bucked the trend and put the Fed in an awkward spot.
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- Business Insider 18:41January 11, 2022Jamie Dimon says the US economy is booming, inflation will stay hot, and the Fed may have to hike rates hard. Here are his 11 best quotes from a new interview.The Federal Reserve may put the economy into a recession, but the slowdown should be mild if history is any guide, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon said.
< Markets, MI Exclusive, Markets, Stocks, Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan CEO, JPMorgan, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Stock Market Outlook, US Economy and Markets, Federal Reserve, Interest Rates, US Recession, omicron variant, financial markets, Consumer spending, Unemployment, Labor Market, Rate Hikes, Interest rates 2022 >
- Business Insider 19:27January 10, 2022Red Lobster staff say they work when they're ill because of a lack of paid sick leave and pressure from managers, according to reportJust 12% of Red Lobster staff said they had access to paid sick leave in a Shift Project survey. As a result, some say they've worked while ill.
< Retail, Economy, News, Red Lobster, Employment, Health, health and safety, Catering, resturants, Hospitality, Working Conditions >
- Guardian 13:00January 9, 2022The trouble with Roblox, the video game empire built on child labourYoung developers on the platform used by many millions of children claim they have been financially exploited, threatened with dismissal and sexually harassed Anna* was 10 when she built her first video game on Roblox, a digital platform where young people can make, share and play games together. She used Roblox much like a child from a previous generation might have used cardboard boxes, marker pens and stuffed toys to build a castle or a spaceship and fill it with characters and story. There was one alluring difference: Roblox hosted Anna’s tiny world online, enabling children she had never met and who maybe lived thousands of miles away from her home in Utah to visit and play. Using Roblox’s in-built tools – child-friendly versions of professional software – Anna began to learn the rudiments of music composition, computer programming and 3D modelling. Game-making became an obsession. When she wasn’t at school Anna was rarely off her computer.As she became more proficient, Anna’s work caught the attention of some experienced users on Roblox, game-makers in their 20s who messaged her with a proposition to collaborate on a more ambitious project. Flattered by their interest, Anna became the fifth member of the nascent team, contributing art, design and programming to the game. She did not sign up to make money, but during a Skype call the game-makers offered the teenager 10% of any profits the game made in the future. It turned out to be a generous offer. Within a few months, the game had become one of the most played on Roblox. For Anna, success had an unfathomable, life-changing impact. At 16 her monthly income somehow exceeded her parents’ combined salaries. She calculated that she was on course to earn $300,000 in a year, a salary equivalent to that of a highly experienced Google programmer. Anna cancelled her plans to go to college. Continue reading...
< Games, Children's tech, Culture, Programming, Children, Society, Technology, Employment law, Law, Computing >
- Business Insider 12:09January 9, 2022The CEO of a software company offers new staff $5,000 to resign after two weeks — and he says it's helped him retain top talentChris Ronzio, CEO of Trainual, implemented a pay-to-quit policy to help maintain a strong company culture.
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- Business Insider 23:39January 7, 2022More Black workers lost jobs in December, despite a sharp decline in overall unemploymentBlack Americans have historically seen higher unemployment than other groups. "This is part of what creates the wealth gap," Dr. William Spriggs said.
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- Business Insider 20:29January 7, 2022Restaurants and hotels hired the most of any industry in December, leaving economists hoping for 'limited labor market damage' from OmicronLeisure and hospitality saw a monthly gain of 53,000 jobs, but is still 7.2% below its pre-pandemic level in February 2020.
< Economy, Markets, Economy, restaurant, hotel, Employment, BLS, nonfarm payrolls, Recovery, Industries, BI Graphics >
- Breitbart News 18:10January 7, 2022Black-White Unemployment Gap Soars as Black Unemployment Rate JumpsDiversity, Inclusion, and Equity? The racial gap in unemployment got much worse in December.
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- Business Insider 16:38January 7, 2022December jobs report is the worst of 2021 as US creates just 199,000 new payrolls during Omicron chaosThe December job gain fell well short of the median forecast of 450,000 new jobs and marked a slight slowdown from the 249,000 payrolls added in November.
< Economy, Markets, Economy, Jobs Report, nonfarm payrolls, NFP, jobs day, Labor Market, Labor market data, Hiring, Unemployment Rate, Economic Indicators, Economic Data >
- Business Insider 16:50January 6, 2022Jobless claims climb to 207,000 as unemployment claims hover near pre-COVID lowsContinuing claims, which track people continuously receiving jobless aid, jumped to 1.75 million for the week that ended December 25.
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- Business Insider 22:07January 5, 2022Companies still aren't hiring Black men, despite 10.6 million open jobs in the US. It's costing the economy $50 billion.If the nearly 700,000 Black men looking for jobs got a paycheck, billions more dollars would be in the US economy, feeding families and paying rent.
< Economy, Markets, Politics, Black unemployment, labor shortage, Jobs, wage gap, people of color, Mass Incarceration, Salary, Economy, Policy >
- New York Times 19:00January 5, 2022As Beijing Takes Control, Chinese Tech Companies Lose Jobs and HopeThe crackdown is killing the entrepreneurial drive that made China a tech power and destroying jobs that used to attract the country’s brightest.
< Politics and Government, Social Media, Computers and the Internet, Layoffs and Job Reductions, Unemployment, Entrepreneurship, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, iQiyi.com Inc, Xi Jinping, China >
- Business Insider 11:35December 31, 2021Ever Given's parent company Evergreen has reportedly doled out massive bonuses to some employees, despite its Suez Canal troubles earlier this yearThe generous handouts came in a bumper year for shipping despite Evergreen's troubles with Ever Given when the ship got stuck in the Suez Canal.
< Transportation, insider asia, Shipping, Container ship, Transportation, Evergreen, Employment, Bonus >
- Business Insider 16:51December 23, 2021Jobless claims unchanged at 205,000 as unemployment recovery looks stableContinuing claims fell to 1.86 million for the week ending December 11, missing estimates of 1.84 million, but still notching the lowest figure since March 14.
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- The Guardian(UK) 19:02December 21, 2021Barrister who sued after colleague asked him to stop farting loses caseLawyer said flatulence was caused by heart medication and argued the request violated his dignityA senior barrister who sued the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) after a colleague asked him to stop breaking wind in the room they worked in together has lost his case.Tarique Mohammed sued for harassment and told an employment tribunal that his repetitive flatulence was caused by medication he was on for a heart condition. Continue reading...
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- Breitbart News 17:47December 20, 2021Analysis: Republican-led States Lead Democrat-led States in Economic Recovery in NovemberStates with Republican governors and legislatures are leading Americans back to work quicker than those led by Democrats, according to an analysis of the state-by-state unemployment data from the Department of Labor.
< Economy, Politics, Democrats, House Democrats, House of Representatives, Joe Biden, Republican governors, Republican National Committee, RNC, state government, unemployment >
- Business Insider 14:42December 20, 2021Oklahoma is looking to hire 18- and 19-year-olds to work in prisons to help tackle a shortage of 500 workersThe Oklahoma Department of Corrections is working to change the law so it can hire teens for prison work, KOCO-TV reported.
< Economy, News, labor shortage, staff, Prison, Oklahoma, Shortage, Teenagers, Employment, Hiring >
- Business Insider 16:41December 16, 2021Jobless claims edge higher from 52-year lows as the unemployment recovery pushes forwardContinuing claims, which count Americans continuously receiving jobless aid, fell to 1.85 million for the week that ended December 4.
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- New York Magazine 19:30December 15, 2021Women’s Wages Are Now Growing Faster Than Men’sThe pandemic created a “she-cession” — a deep dive in the economic data suggests that it might be ending.
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- New York Times 18:12December 14, 2021How Inflation Affects Turkey's Struggling EconomyEven before the pandemic, Turkey was trying to ward off financial meltdown. The crisis has accelerated as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has doubled down on his unorthodox policies.
< Erdogan, Recep Tayyip, Economic Conditions and Trends, Currency, Politics and Government, Inflation (Economics), Interest Rates, Recession and Depression, International Trade and World Market, Foreign Investments, Unemployment, Turkey >
- Business Insider 12:24December 12, 2021MGM Resorts is letting job seekers try out roles using virtual reality as it looks to reduce employee churnMGM Resorts is rolling out headsets from VR-company Strivr at employment centers from January. It hopes this will help reduce employee attrition.
< Tech Insider, Economy, MGM Resorts, MGM Resorts International, VR, labor shortage, Hiring, Tech, Employment, Weekend BI UK >
- Business Insider 19:42December 10, 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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- Business Insider 14:04December 10, 2021A cleaning company in Oregon is turning down customers because it can't get enough staffThe owner of Sakred Space told KTVZ that he's booked up until the New Year, but that he can't take on new customers unless he gets more staff.
< Retail, Economy, News, labor shortage, Jobs, Work, Oregon, Employment, Unemployment, Hiring >
- Business Insider 21:55December 9, 2021Biden touts fastest-ever shift from people on 'government support to earning a weekly paycheck' while preparing for another gnarly inflation report"Americans on average have about $100 more in their pockets each month than they did last year," Biden said in Thursday remarks.
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- Business Insider 18:08December 9, 2021Looking for a new career? Here are 30 high-paying, fast growing jobs that are set to boom over the next decadeSeveral high-paying managerial, tech, and medical jobs are projected to see strong growth between 2020 and 2030.
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- Business Insider 16:45December 9, 2021Jobless plummet to lowest mark since 1969 as employment recovery charges forwardContinuing claims, which count Americans continuously receiving unemployment benefits, rose to 1.99 million for the week that ended November 27.
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- Business Insider 16:08December 9, 2021A restaurant owner who spends thousands taking her staff on vacation says she's had no problem finding workersThe owner of a New Hampshire restaurant took her staff to the Bahamas last year. "They're worth a week shutdown," she said.
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- Business Insider 23:04December 8, 202113 reasons that help explain the labor shortage in the USFrom retiring workers or burnout to a skill mismatch, there are many reasons why the US has so many open jobs right now.
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- Business Insider 16:32December 8, 2021Kellogg said it's permanently replacing around 1,400 striking factory workersThe union for the striking Kellogg cereal factory workers rejected the latest pay deal Tuesday. Kellogg said it had "no choice" but to replace them.
< Retail, News, Kellogg, Cereal, strikes, Workers, staff, Salary, Wage, Strike, Fire, Hire, Employment, Union >
- Business Insider 17:51December 6, 2021A former Burger King worker got 'WE ALL QUIT' tattooed on her arm after she and her coworkers ditched the chainKylee Johnson and eight coworkers quit their jobs at a Burger King restaurant in Nebraska in July, an event which soon went viral.
< Retail, Economy, News, Burger King, labor shortage, Employment, Unemployment, Jobs, great resignation, the great resignation, Work, Lincoln, Nebraska, restaurant, Food, Fast Food >
- Business Insider 13:42December 6, 2021A San Francisco florist desperate for staff put up a sign saying it's 'hiring anyone that shows up'The owner of French Tulip Flowers told KGO-TV that he and his girlfriend are its only current employees.
< Retail, Economy, News, labor shortage, Economy, Retail, Jobs, Work, Hiring, Unemployment, Employment, San Francisco, California >
- Business Insider 21:26December 3, 2021The dismal November jobs report showed a massive slowdown in hiring at restaurants and hotelsHiring was slower in most sectors than in previous months, but service industries like leisure and hospitality were hit especially hard.
< Economy, Markets, Retail, Economy, Jobs Report, BLS, Employment, nonfarm payrolls, Industries, Economic Recovery, BI Graphics, Retail, Restaurants >
- Business Insider 20:43December 3, 2021There are 10 million jobs open in the US. The problem is that many people's lives are not set up for work right now.Millions of Americans want to get back to work, but lack of childcare options, flexibility, and adequate wages are keeping them away.
< Economy, Politics, Markets, Policy, Economy, Politics, Jobs, Job Openings, Childcare, Wages, Paid Leave, Unemployment, Bernie Sanders, Biden >
- Business Insider 16:31December 3, 20219 Wells Fargo branches in Colorado have temporarily closed due to staffing problemsThe Wells Fargo branches, including two in Denver and two in Colorado Springs, have "staffing constraints," a company spokesperson told The Gazette.
< Finance, Economy, News, Wells Fargo, Bank, Banking, labor shortage, Employment, Unemployment, Colorado, Colorado Springs, Denver, Jobs, Hiring >
- Business Insider 13:08December 3, 2021US stock futures drift ahead of jobs data, while Biden tightens travel rules as Omicron spreads; oil rises 3%As Omicron spread, Biden tightened travel rules, but stock investors focused on monthly jobs data later Friday. Oil traders bought Thursday's dip.
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- Business Insider 16:41December 2, 2021Jobless claims rebound to 222,000 in second-lowest weekly read of 2021Continuing claims, which track Americans receiving continuous unemployment benefits, slid below 2 million for the first time in the pandemic recovery.
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- Business Insider 15:16December 2, 2021A Virginia restaurant owner says 22 people didn't show up to interviews, missed their first shifts, or quit hours into their first dayWorkers say that the current imbalance in the labor market means that they have more leverage and are able to hold out for better jobs.
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- Business Insider 00:40December 2, 2021Walmart salaries revealed: from up to $200,000 for an engineering role to $74 hourly rates for pharmacistsWalmart's highest salary on a job offer was for a systems engineering manager, per WSJ. The role's maximum base pay was $200,000.
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- Business Insider 16:23December 1, 2021The labor market kept rebounding in November with the US adding 534,000 private payrollsADP's monthly employment report showed November hiring beating the average economist forecast of 525,000 new jobs.
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- Business Insider 15:04December 1, 2021A Tennessee burrito restaurant closed down its kitchen due to labor shortages, inflation, and the pandemicGo Burrito! in Johnson City, Tennessee had already drastically cut its opening hours.
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- Business Insider 13:39December 1, 2021A New York theater said it canceled performances of the hit show 'Waitress' because of labor shortagesThe Clemens Center in Elmira, New York, said it canceled both its showings of "Waitress" because of "labor shortages" and safety concerns.
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- Business Insider 20:39November 30, 2021Here are all the states providing unemployment benefits for people who quit or were fired because they're refusing to get vaccinatedGOP-governed states were first to cut unemployment amid the labor shortage, and now some are first to rewrite laws to benefit unvaccinated people.
< Economy, Politics, Markets, Features, Unemployment aid, vaccine mandates, Biden, Ron DeSantis, State unemployment, COVID-19 shot, coronavirus vaccine, Policy, Economy >
- Business Insider 17:05November 26, 2021A Sacramento cafe owner says she hiked her minimum wage to $16.50 an hour but new staff still didn't show up for their first shiftsThe owner of Steamers cafe said she's closing up to two hours early every day and axing online orders because she doesn't have enough staff.
< Retail, Economy, News, labor shortage, Jobs, Employment, Unemployment, Hiring, Work, Restaurants, hospitality workers, Restaurant Industry, California, Sacramento >
- Business Insider 15:11November 26, 2021A Los Angeles restaurant shut on Thanksgiving after workers didn't show up, as hospitality staff continue resigning from the industry in drovesThe Boston Market in Rancho Cucamonga couldn't fulfil its Thanksgiving orders because staff didn't come to work, reports say.
< Retail, Economy, News, labor shortage, Jobs, Employment, Work, Hiring, Unemployment, Boston Market, great resignation, the great resignation, California, Los Angeles >
- Business Insider 18:25November 25, 202125 entry-level jobs that pay well and are projected to grow over the decadeRegistered nurses, teachers, and electricians are just a few of the occupations that made this list using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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