There was a drop in U.S. employment numbers in September, marking the first time in seven years that we’ve experienced backsliding. This comes as a result of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma leaving displaced workers temporarily unemployed and delayed hiring – yet another indication that the storms hu...
Over the past few years, Silicon Valley has come under sharp criticism for its treatment of women. The New York Times' reporter Nellie Bowles recently wrote about a growing number of men in tech who are pushing back against gender equality in their line of work. Journalist Kai Ryssdal subsequen...
** UPDATE: On Thursday the Trump administration announced it would temporarily waive the Jones Act to ease hurricane aid shipments.** As Puerto Ricans dive into the massive clean-up effort following Hurricane Maria, they’re already looking to fellow Americans on the mainland for assistance. ...
Looking for extra work? The United Parcel Service (UPS) just announced that it will hire about 95,000 employees for the upcoming holidays. The plan marks the company's fourth consecutive year of hiring over the crucial peak holiday season. The seasonal employees would begin in November and work t...
When men and women complete school and enter the workforce, they’re typically paid at comparable levels. But before long, a gender pay gap appears, and it continues to widen over the next two decades. So what explains that change? The answer can be found by examining when the gender pay gap...
[caption id="attachment_7819" align="alignright" width="400"] The decline of the summer job.[/caption] Summer is finally drawing to a close, and on average, American teenagers who wanted jobs found it a little easier to land one than teens in recent years. The unemployment rate dropped to 4.3%...
Up until recently, most teenagers had summer jobs. But things are different now. In fact, the number of teens who land summer jobs has fallen for decades, and just reached its lowest point ever. NPR host Kelly McEvers interviewed Ben Steverman, who has been covering the trend for Bloomberg. A summar...
Americans, we assume, believe in competition. But a huge number of workers — 30 million, according to a report from the Treasury Department — are restricted by “noncompete agreements” forbidding them from leaving to work for a competitor or start their own competing business. And that number...
A proposed income tax on the highest earners in Seattle could move forward to a vote this summer. A resolution sponsored by Council member Lisa Herbold this week aims for a vote by July. The income tax idea has been getting a lot of attention since last week, when Seattle Mayor Ed Murray voiced s...
[caption id="attachment_6985" align="alignright" width="620"] Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant encouraged protesters to block freeways on May Day[/caption] The Seattle City Council passed a unanimous resolution this week which declares May 1 a "day of action" on which city employees are welcom...