Starbucks will shut down all stores in the U.S. for several hours next month so workers can complete racial-bias training. In response to the arrest of two black men in one of its Philadelphia stores, Starbucks announced that it is closing over 8,000 stores and corporate offices nation-wide ...
The most popular article in the New York Times' Smarter Living newsletter last year was an interview with Millie Tran of the NYT Global team sharing advice on one of the most important questions we face during our lives: What am I going to do with my life? Tran explained that she had been sharin...
Seattle plans to develop a proposal to toll city roads to ease traffic congestion and CO2 emissions, as Mayor Jenny Durkan announced last week. Details of the proposal are still unavailable, but will draw on a tolling study focused on downtown neighborhoods that will likely have results later in ...
Virgin Group founder and Billionaire Richard Branson had some critical words for President Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, arguing they will hurt rather than help the U.S. economy. “I think the tariffs are counterproductive,” Branson said this week at the Adobe Summit, held in Las Vegas. ...
Last fall the hospitality union Unite Here ran demonstrations in 40 cities, explaining that the U.S. "needs protections for the workers who drive this industry.” The hospitality workers union Unite Here had its sights set on Donald Trump long before he became president. While Trump was running ...
Amazon Go, the automated convenience store that recently opened to the public in Seattle, lets shoppers stroll in, grab whatever they want, and zoom back out, all without having to deal with a checkout line or a human worker at the cash register. The self-checkout store is, of course, just the late...
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, recently announced that he'd be donating $33 million to the largest scholarship program for “Dreamers,” a group of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. In a statement on the scholarship's webpage, the CEO explained that his donation to...
Wonder if your current job will still be around in 2030? LinkedIn’s Carolyn Fairchild analyzed a study by The McKinsey Global Institute to offer a glimpse into the crystal ball of careers. Teachers will still be in high demand, As Fairchild argues, “doing jobs that require human interaction...
The Labor Department is considering an end to Obama-era regulations that restricted the scenarios in which employers could compel workers to share tips. In a proposed rule released earlier this month, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division calls for abolishing the 2011 regulation that prohibited re...
According to Business Insider, Amazon is slowing its hiring in Seattle as it plans to open a new headquarters in a yet-to-be-determined city. Here are some highlights of the article: Amazon has been in a hiring frenzy for years but it has slowed down hiring at its Seattle headquarters, accordi...