How to Get Really Rich!

Getting into the right job is the key.

#a-republic-of-equals-a-manifesto-for-a-just-society-book, #doctors, #income, #inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #wages-and-salaries

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Teenage John Thune Earned $6 an Hour. That Would Be More Than $20 Today.

The senator objects to increasing the minimum wage. He’s taking the wrong lesson from his own experience.

#labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #thune-john-r, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries

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New York City’s Arts and Recreation Employment Down 66%, Report Says

The New York State comptroller’s office details the effects of the pandemic’s devastation and says a full recovery would be made only with government assistance.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #culture-arts, #dancing, #dinapoli-thomas-p, #finances, #labor-and-jobs, #museums, #music, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #wages-and-salaries

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Powell Says Better Child Care Policies Might Lift Women in Work Force

The Fed chair said better caregiving options was an “area worth looking at” for Congress, while reiterating the central bank’s full-employment pledge.

#child-care, #federal-reserve-system, #labor-and-jobs, #powell-jerome-h, #quantitative-easing, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Anime Is Booming. So Why Are Animators Living in Poverty?

The workers who make the Japanese shows the world is binge-watching can earn as little as $200 a month. Many wonder how much longer they can endure it.

#animated-films, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #japan, #labor-and-jobs, #shirobako-tv-program, #wages-and-salaries

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Gov. Phil Murphy Unveils N.J. Budget Plan With No New Taxes

A $44.8 billion spending plan unveiled Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy calls for no new taxes and fully funds the state pension program for the first time since 1996.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #elections-governors, #labor-and-jobs, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #stimulus-economic, #taxation, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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Why Top Economists Are Citing a Higher-Than-Reported Jobless Rate

The official rate stood at 6.3 percent in January, but using an expanded metric, Fed and Treasury officials say it’s closer to 10 percent.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #powell-jerome-h, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #yellen-janet-l

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The Jobs the Pandemic May Devastate

An updated forecast by the Bureau of Labor Statistics has alarming news for people with a high school diploma or less.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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On the Post-Pandemic Horizon, Could That Be … a Boom?

Signs of economic life are picking up, and mounds of cash are waiting to be spent as the virus loosens its grip.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gross-domestic-product, #labor-and-jobs, #personal-finances, #productivity, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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Is This the End of Tipping?

The restaurant industry is in crisis. But some see how bad things are for servers — including “maskual harassment” — as a unique chance to make life better.

#anxiety-and-stress, #consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customer-relations, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #service-industries, #sexual-harassment, #tips-and-tipping, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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The Lockdown Showed How the Economy Exploits Women. She Already Knew.

Silvia Federici has been warning for decades of what happens when we undervalue domestic labor.

#capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #elder-care, #future-of-work-2021, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Are New York Restaurant Customers Ready to Dine Inside Again?

New York City is again allowing indoor dining at 25 percent capacity, but the policy is no panacea for the struggling restaurant industry.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #lipkin-w-ian, #mailman-school-of-public-health, #new-york-city, #npd-group-inc, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

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Alex Trebek’s Wardrobe Is Donated to Formerly Incarcerated Men

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.”

#culver-city-calif, #doe-fund, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #hiring-and-promotion, #jeopardy-tv-program, #labor-and-jobs, #philanthropy, #suits-apparel, #trebek-alex

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Kamala Harris: Women Leaving Work Force During Pandemic Is a ‘National Emergency’

“In one year,” Vice President Kamala Harris said, “the pandemic has put decades of the progress we have collectively made for women workers at risk.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #delauro-rosa-l, #harris-kamala-d, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Amazon’s Great Labor Awakening

Covid-19 has cemented the e-commerce giant’s hold on the economy — but it has also spurred employees all around the country to organize.

#amazon-com-inc, #future-of-work-2021, #labor-and-jobs, #san-bernardino-calif, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Should the Feds Guarantee You a Job?

Not long ago, the question was rarely asked. Now, politicians and economists of various stripes are willing to consider it.

#economics-theory-and-philosophy, #federal-aid-us, #government-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #vocational-training

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What Frustrated Workers Heard in That Dolly Parton Ad

A protest song about degrading work becomes a rousing call to do even more work after that.

#advertising-and-marketing, #future-of-work-2021, #labor-and-jobs, #parton-dolly, #squarespace-inc, #working-hours

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Don’t Look Away From Amazon Workers’ Latest Union Drive

Americans should contemplate the human cost of speedy delivery.

#amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delivery-services, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #shopping-and-retail

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Pete Wells’s Odyssey as Restaurant Critic During Pandemic

To capture New York’s food scene in these times, I’ve adapted to many roles. But the essence of my job remains the same: hunting for a good meal.

#chefs, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #falansai-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #labor-and-jobs, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #new-york-times, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

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The Rise of the Wellness App

They’re everywhere, but they can’t address the real problem: the alienation of 21st-century work.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #future-of-work-2021, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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New York Sues Amazon, Saying It Inadequately Protected Workers From Covid-19

The case focuses on two of the company’s facilities in New York.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #james-letitia, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-state, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Myanmar’s Protesting Workers Are Unbowed

Two weeks after the military took power in a coup, growing work stoppages are undermining the ruling generals’ attempt to assert authority over an angry population.

#boycotts, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #government-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #min-aung-hlaing, #myanmar, #strikes

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How a Minimum-Wage Increase Is Being Felt in a Low-Wage City

Is $15 an hour too much, or not enough? Fresno, Calif., may be a laboratory for a debate over the minimum wage that is heating up on the national level.

#california, #fresno-calif, #income, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #poverty, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #restaurants, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Indianapolis Museum of Art Apologizes for Insensitive Job Posting

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.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #art, #hiring-and-promotion, #indianapolis-ind, #indianapolis-museum-of-art, #labor-and-jobs, #museums, #race-and-ethnicity, #venable-charles-l, #workplace-environment

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Can Biden Save Americans Like My Old Pal Mike?

A childhood friend’s deadly mistakes prompt reflection on our country’s — and my own.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #democratic-party, #homeless-persons, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minimum-wage, #oregon, #poverty, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #yamhill-ore

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How to Turn Your Hobby Into a Career

As the pandemic has upended the American job market, the dream of turning a pastime into a moneymaker is no longer a fantasy for these entrepreneurs.

#careers-and-professions, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #your-feed-selfcare

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Covid Emptied Europe’s Cities. What Will Bring People Back?

City life came to a standstill from London to Berlin when the coronavirus struck. Now worries of a lasting exodus are pushing urban authorities to address long-festering problems.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #foreign-workers, #labor-and-jobs, #telecommuting, #urban-areas

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Many Jobless Workers Aren’t Getting Help

The unemployment insurance system needs a major overhaul.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance

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Dip in Unemployment Claims Offers Hope as New Virus Cases Ease

With restrictions lifting, workers in industries hard hit by the pandemic are getting a respite from layoffs, and job postings are increasing.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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Bidenomics 101: Inside the White House’s Plans to Bring Jobs Back

In public and private, Biden and his advisers have signaled some dramatic interventions to revive U.S. manufacturing. Will they really happen?

#deese-brian-c-1978, #income-inequality, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #presidential-election-of-2020, #tanden-neera, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warren-elizabeth, #yellen-janet-l

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With Vaccines in More Drugstores, Pharmacies Go on Hiring Sprees

Pharmacies are dangling five-figure signing bonuses and competing against one another to quickly recruit pharmacists and support staff.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cvs-caremark-corporation, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #drugstores, #hy-vee-inc, #kroger-company, #labor-and-jobs, #rite-aid-corporation, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walgreen-co

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‘I Did Something Useful’: Unemployed Workers Take On the Virus in Temp Jobs

Some workers in devastated industries in Britain are finding solace and using their old skills as coronavirus testers, contact-tracing callers and hospital housekeeping workers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #national-health-service

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Colombia Makes ‘Historic’ Decision to Grant Legal Status to 1.7 Million Venezuelan Migrants

President Iván Duque announced Monday that the Venezuelan migrants who fled an economic collapse at home can legally stay in Colombia for 10 years if they register with the authorities.

#colombia, #duque-ivan, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #venezuela

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Minimum Wage Hike Would Help Poverty but Cost Jobs, Budget Office Says

The Congressional Budget Office said raising the federal minimum wage to $15 would also increase the deficit, potentially helping the proposal’s prospects of being included in relief legislation.

#congressional-budget-office, #federal-budget-us, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #minimum-wage, #poverty, #sanders-bernard, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Crisis Spurs Congress Toward Big Measures to Lift Families From Poverty

Lawmakers, including at least one Republican, are focused on providing monthly payments to help families with children make ends meet.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #food-insecurity, #house-of-representatives, #labor-and-jobs, #poverty, #republican-party, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Virus Hastens Exit from Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Community

Nationwide lockdowns and school closings have broken routines and left ultra-Orthodox Jews time for questioning and self-discovery. Some found the examined life worth leaving.

#bnei-brak-israel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #labor-and-jobs

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Prepares to Step Back, and Andy Jassy to Step In

The Amazon founder prepares to step back just as Washington turns up the heat on the mega-retailer and cloud company.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #jassy-andrew-r, #labor-and-jobs, #united-states-politics-and-government

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11 Steps to Impress Your Boss and Thrive in Your Job

“Managing up” while you work from home can foster positive relationships with those above you, and give your career a boost.

#coaches-and-managers, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #labor-and-jobs, #telecommuting

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Remember: What You Do Is Not Who You Are

The line between our personal lives and our work lives has all but disappeared. Make the effort to redraw it.

#careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #labor-and-jobs

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Biden Seizes on Weak Job Gains to Call for Quick Stimulus Action

The president said the economy was “in trouble” and warned Republicans he would move ahead with a $1.9 trillion aid package with or without their support.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-budget-us, #labor-and-jobs, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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My New Job Did a Salary Bait and Switch, and I Want Out

A false promise on pay, a desire to get off the corporate career ladder and fraught co-worker bonding over food are all on deck this week.

#content-type-service, #labor-and-jobs, #wages-and-salaries, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

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January 2021 Jobs Report: Outlook for Economic Recovery Dims

With a gain of 49,000 jobs in January, and with few of those in the private sector, the labor market offers little relief to the nearly 10 million Americans who are unemployed.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Will the Stimulus Plan Help Working Mothers?

How President Biden’s proposed stimulus package might affect women and families.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #income, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #parenting, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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The Jobs Crisis Is Broader Than It Seemed

January employment numbers suggest a stalling of progress toward a full recovery.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment

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Abolish the Racist, Sexist Subminimum Wage

Biden’s Raise the Wage Act should ensure that tipped workers receive fair pay.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #house-of-representatives, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #national-restaurant-assn, #race-and-ethnicity, #senate, #tips-and-tipping, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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The Exponential Power of a $15 Wage Floor

Biden can improve the lives of hundreds of thousands with a single executive order.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #collective-bargaining, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #labor-and-jobs, #manchin-joe-iii, #minimum-wage, #obama-barack, #paid-time-off, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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What Working in the Oil Industry Taught Me

What my time working on a North Dakota oil patch taught me about America’s fossil fuel addiction — and how to curb it.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydraulic-fracturing, #infrastructure-public-works, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #north-dakota, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #united-states-politics-and-government, #williston-nd

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The Economist Placing Value on Black Women’s Overlooked Work

Tracing community activism back a hundred years, Nina Banks says this labor by Black women should be counted as part of the economy.

#banks-nina, #black-people, #careers-and-professions, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #labor-and-jobs, #minorities, #national-economic-association, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-economy, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Health Care Workers Hit Hard by the Coronavirus Pandemic

Vaccines may be on the way, but many on the front-lines are burned out. Has the government done enough to help alleviate their stress?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #shortages, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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A Parallel Pandemic Hits Health Care Workers: Trauma and Exhaustion

Vaccines may be on the way, but many on the front-lines are burned out. Has the government done enough to help alleviate their stress?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #shortages, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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