The Labor Department report indicates that the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus has hampered hiring.
Last summer’s racial reckoning brought calls for an industrywide overhaul in fashion. But change is slow.
Companies are devising vaccination policies for new hires along with rules for their existing employees.
More low-wage employees want opportunities to grow. Big companies are making more promises to help them.
As hybrid offices become the norm, remote workers risk being forgotten by management.
The benefits of working from anywhere can also come with bias against those who aren’t seen around the hallways.
My employer paid lip service to equality. Then it promoted me while displacing several highly qualified and experienced Black women. What should I do?
Applications seemingly from Black candidates got fewer replies than those evidently from white candidates. The method could point to specific companies.
As young professionals re-examine their work-life balance, investment banking is becoming a less popular choice despite the money.
In comments still rippling through the network, the reporter Rachel Nichols, who is white, said Maria Taylor, who is Black, earned the job to host 2020 N.B.A. finals coverage because ESPN was “feeling pressure” on diversity.
The Labor Department data follows several promising signs about the economic outlook.
Missouri scrapped federal pay to the unemployed, saying it kept people out of the labor market. But so far, workers still seem to be choosy.
With new opportunities and a different perspective as the pandemic eases, workers are choosing to leave their jobs in record numbers.
Helping people land good jobs with career paths takes more than skills training, labor experts say. Coaching, mentoring and other assistance are also needed.
Employers are finding ways to get applicants in the door, and to retain employees once they’re hired.
At some top companies, Asian Americans are overrepresented in midlevel roles and underrepresented in leadership. The root of this workplace inequality could stem from the all-too-common experience of being confused for someone else.
“Employers are becoming much more cognizant that yes, it’s about money, but also about quality of life.”
At top American ensembles, young assistant conductors are a far more varied group than the reigning music directors. How can the next generation come to power?
Many employers report having trouble finding applicants. Economists say the labor market may simply need time to get sorted out.
Openings abound now but may go quickly, so it’s wise to submit applications soon. And don’t wear jeans and a T-shirt to the interview.
Teens are picking up jobs — and higher wages — as companies scramble to hire. But that trend could have a downside.
In public radio, there is either an epidemic of bullying or an epidemic of whining, depending on whom you ask.
The requirement, eased because of the pandemic, is being reimposed. Some say it presents an undue hardship.
Restaurants are cutting lunch hours and gas stations are paying signing bonuses as a beach town’s boom serves as a possible preview to the nation.
As the world’s most visited country prepares for a long-awaited economic reopening, hospitality businesses warn they are facing a labor shortfall.
U.S. factories are humming again. But the recovery’s speed has left many employers scrambling for workers or for parts.
Many job seekers don’t know where to look after the year we’ve just had. If you count yourself among this crowd, here’s how to get back into the market, even if you’re feeling rusty.
The history of this strange document can tell job-seekers what works and what doesn’t.
She was part of a wave of recruited Black reporters who began changing the face of the paper in the ’70s. She also helped rebuild New Orleans after Katrina.
In a coup, the venerable company has hired as its next music director the rare classical artist to have crossed into pop-culture celebrity.
Soaring retail sales and a sharp drop in jobless claims are the latest reflection of a quickening recovery and suggest a year of remarkable growth.
More companies than ever are using software to screen their mountains of job applications. Getting seen by a human recruiter takes some effort.
How a proposed law could combat the racism, sexism and biases associated with applicant-screening technology.
Millions have left the labor force in the last year, many home with children or health concerns. The statistics may not reflect their aspirations.
As the Army revises its physical test and otherwise rethinks fitness, it faces difficult questions: Do current requirements penalize women? Do they overshadow expertise and intellectual preparation?
One tip: Take a note from Kamala Harris.
Studies have found that the field is plagued by a singular problem of gender bias. The latest evidence comes from the types of questions posed at seminars.
The gift, which will also benefit formerly homeless men, was in keeping with an appeal that the host of “Jeopardy!” had made when he asked viewers to “build a gentler, kinder society.”
The museum wrote that it was seeking a director who would work to maintain its “core, white art audience,” in addition to attracting a more diverse one.
With restrictions lifting, workers in industries hard hit by the pandemic are getting a respite from layoffs, and job postings are increasing.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike laid off workers to switch to labor-saving technology, in what might be a broader trend.
Monroe Gamble became the San Francisco Fed’s first Black research assistant in 2018. His path shows why fixing a striking diversity shortfall will take commitment.
In the latest hiring cycle, Eric Bieniemy, the Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive coordinator, watched from the sideline as white peers were chosen as head coaches.
Major League Baseball celebrated the hiring of a woman as a sign of progress on diversity in its executive ranks. Every comparable hire over the last two years has been a white man.
The government is expanding university capacity, but some young people worry that the option will only postpone a crisis stemming from a shortage of well-paying work.
Sonia Raman had spent years studying N.B.A. games as she coached Division III women’s basketball at M.I.T. Then the Memphis Grizzlies called about an opening for an assistant coach.
Cultural institutions are recruiting people of color to lead their transformation efforts. But hiring one leader doesn’t mean the work is done.
Training and advancement as a chef can be hard to find in American fine-dining restaurants, according to Black women who have tried.
Lindsay Peoples Wagner will leave her job as the editorial leader of the Condé Nast publication to take over New York Magazine’s style and culture site.
An analysis of internal pay data at the San Francisco company Coinbase shows disparities that were much larger than those in the tech industry.