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...
Are we entering a new golden era for American workers? For a couple of years now, workers’ median earnings have been consistently rising at a rate not seen in years. This may seem unexpected following decades of wage stagnation, when the good jobs of an earlier industrial and manufacturing e...
** 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...
[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%...
Starting Monday, Amazon will cut the prices of bananas, butter, organic eggs, and other staples at Whole Foods' stores, aiming to lure customers with lower costs and undo the grocer's reputation as a elite grocery destination (as indicated by its popular nickname, "Whole Paycheck"). The online giant...
What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? In the award-winning book Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future   Martin Ford argues that as technology continues to advance and machines increasingly tend themselves, fewer humans will be ...
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...
In his recent book, The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality, Justin Gest reminds readers that it wasn't so long ago that the white working class occupied the middle ground of American and British politics and society. But in recent years, members of t...
Jobs requiring less education run a high risk of automation, according to the PwC report. Yet U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin believes the prospect of robotics replacing American jobs is so remote “it’s not even on my radar screen.” Over one third of U.S. jobs may be at “high risk”...