In years past, Black “Friday” started early on – well, Friday (the day after Thanksgiving). Over the years, it has crept earlier and earlier (from 4 am to 2 am to midnight on Thursday itself). Among the retailers who have now pushed that opening well into Thanksgiving itself are Kmart, J.C. Pe...
In "Low-Wage Nation," Seattle Weekly contributor Nina Shapiro tackles the human cost of our minimum wage policy in a gripping profile of Seattle-areaworkers. Read Shapiro's full profile here: [caption id="attachment_4424" align="alignright" width="292"] Jason Harvey has worked at Burger King for 8 ...
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued $20 million worth of grants to provide former inmates (age 18 and up) with job training through state work-release programs. The grants are part of the Training to Work-Adult Reentry initiative, which is actively promoting work skills, education, and other ser...