Gen X Is Kind of, Sort of, Not Really the Boss

Those slackers are in charge now?

#baby-boomers, #executives-and-management-theory, #generation-x, #generation-z, #labor-and-jobs, #millennial-generation

Is it OK to Work on Vacation? Yes, If You Do it Right.

The boundaries between work and life are already blurred. If you embrace that reality, you can make it work to your advantage.

#anxiety-and-stress, #families-and-family-life, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #telecommuting, #travel-and-vacations, #work-life-balance, #working-hours

How New Zealand’s Climate Fight Is Threatening Its Iconic Farmland

As the country puts a growing price on greenhouse emissions, investors are rushing to buy up pastures and plant carbon-sucking trees.

#agriculture-and-farming, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #cattle, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #labor-and-jobs, #land-use-policies, #livestock, #new-zealand, #ranches

Silver-Haired and Shameless About Perks: Retirees Take Part-Time Work in the Travel Industry

Spend 15 hours a week loading baggage at the airport or passing out towels at the pool, and you can see Europe for a fraction of the usual cost.

#employee-fringe-benefits, #hilton-worldwide-holdings-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #labor-and-jobs, #part-time-employment, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

For Ukrainians Abroad, War Has Also Meant a Flowering of Identity

Italy already had the biggest Ukrainian community in Western Europe before the war, but in recent months the diaspora has taken on new prominence and visibility.

#discrimination, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #international-relations, #italy, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

What ‘The Bear’ Gets Right About Restaurant Work

The Hulu drama is resonating partly because it shows workers demanding a better workplace, which is happening in the restaurant industry and beyond.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #labor-and-jobs, #living-wage, #minimum-wage, #national-restaurant-assn, #restaurants, #the-bear-tv-program, #tips-and-tipping, #wages-and-salaries, #waiters-and-waitresses

Return to Office: Young Workers Shouldn’t Stay Remote Forever

Many offices are desolate, open plan landscapes dotted with individuals staring at screens, headphones on. It doesn’t have to be that way.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #labor-and-jobs, #musk-elon, #telecommuting, #united-states, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #zillow-com

How This Economic Moment Rewrites the Rules

Jobs aplenty. Sizzling demand. If the United States is headed into a recession, it is taking an unusual route, with many markers of a boom.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #recession-and-depression, #united-states-economy, #williston-nd

Good News on Jobs May Mean Bad News Later as Hiring Spree Defies Fed

Employers hired rapidly and paid more in July, suggesting the Federal Reserve may have to remain aggressive in its effort to cool the economy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #federal-reserve-system, #hiring-and-promotion, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #powell-jerome-h, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #recession-and-depression, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #white-house-council-of-economic-advisers

With Surge in July, U.S. Recovers the Jobs Lost in the Pandemic

The increase of 528,000 outstripped expectations, and the gains were spread widely across industries. The jobless rate fell to 3.5 percent.

#federal-reserve-system, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

The Case for Mandatory National Service

Expanding AmeriCorps could help us solve a number of pressing individual, social and economic problems.

#internal-sub-only-nl, #labor-and-jobs, #united-states-economy, #volunteers-and-community-service

‘Head of Team Anywhere,’ and Other Job Titles for an Uncertain Time

Hyper-specific and unconventional roles are opening up to match a professional landscape no one has seen before.

#careers-and-professions, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #workplace-environment

Newsom Asks Hollywood to Stop Filming in Conservative States

The California governor says film companies should “walk the walk” on abortion rights and L.G.B.T.Q. protections by leaving states such as Georgia and Oklahoma.

#abortion, #advertising-and-marketing, #california, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #florida, #georgia, #gun-control, #labor-and-jobs, #movies, #newsom-gavin, #oklahoma, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #television

Living Side by Side, Ukrainian and Russian Sailors Are Tested by War

Sailors are accustomed to not discussing politics at sea, but the war between the two countries has made that more difficult.

#a-p-moller-maersk, #careers-and-professions, #crimea-ukraine, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #germany, #kharkiv-ukraine, #kyiv-ukraine, #labor-and-jobs, #mariupol-ukraine, #odessa-ukraine, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ships-and-shipping, #ukraine, #united-states

Who’s to Blame for a Factory Shutdown: A Company, or California?

The closing of a meatpacking plant near downtown Los Angeles has left its workers reeling and amplified questions about doing business in the state.

#california, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #pork, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #shutdowns-institutional, #smithfield-foods-inc, #united-food-and-commercial-workers-union, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

United Auto Workers Seek to Shed a Legacy of Corruption

After his predecessors’ imprisonment, the union’s president is being challenged for re-election in the first direct vote by its membership.

#automobiles, #corruption-institutional, #curry-ray, #elections, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #united-automobile-workers

Gen Z Knows What It Wants From Employers. And Employers Want Them.

To tap into the creativity of younger workers, and to offset a labor shortage, companies are offering four-day weeks, club memberships and work-from-anywhere flexibility.

#blank-street-coffee, #generation-z, #goodrx-inc, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #legoland, #sage-hospitality-group, #work-life-balance, #working-hours, #workplace-environment

The Best Extracurricular May Be an After-School Job

Personally, I learned more working outside school than I did in the classroom.

#labor-and-jobs, #part-time-employment, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Pay growth and prices picked up, keeping the Fed on track for rate increases.

The Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gauge climbed rapidly in June. Wage and benefit gains are fast, too, separate data showed.

#federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #powell-jerome-h, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #recession-and-depression, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

How Do Workers’ Wages Relate to Inflation?

Why workers’ pay has become central to inflation debates.

#economics-theory-and-philosophy, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #internal-sub-only-nl, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #recession-and-depression, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

These Republican Governors Are Delivering Results, and Many Voters Like Them for It

Some G.O.P. governors have high public profiles, others fly below the radar — and many are excelling.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #baker-charles-d-jr, #budgets-and-budgeting, #bureau-of-labor-statistics, #cato-institute, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cox-spencer-j-1975, #democratic-party, #desantis-ron, #ducey-doug-1964, #governors-us, #holcomb-eric-1968, #hutchinson-asa, #kemp-brian-p, #labor-and-jobs, #midterm-elections-2022, #noem-kristi, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #reynolds-kimberly-1959, #ricketts-john-peter, #scott-phil-1958, #states-us, #sununu-christopher-t-1974, #trump-donald-j, #unemployment, #united-states

Tell us how the economy is affecting you.

Sharing your experience will help inform our coverage of inflation, jobs, interest rates and more.

#inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #united-states-economy

Federal Reserve Makes Another Supersized Rate Increase to Tame Inflation

The central bank raised rates by three-quarters of a percentage point and suggested additional large increases could be warranted.

#consumer-behavior, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #mortgages, #powell-jerome-h, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #recession-and-depression, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

Money Alone Won’t Buy U.S. Tech Superiority

Semiconductor supremacy isn’t something we can buy. It’s something we must build.

#china, #colleges-and-universities, #computer-chips, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #foreign-students-in-us, #green-cards-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-relations, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #taiwan, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #visas

America’s Safety Net for Workers Hurt by Globalization Is Falling Apart

A 60-year-old program that provides retraining to workers whose jobs are eliminated because of foreign competition has expired, leaving many at risk.

#factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #shutdowns-institutional, #trade-adjustment-assistance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vocational-training

Loans Could Burn Start-Up Workers in Downturn

Tech workers took out loans based on the value of their start-up stock in recent years. That may come back to haunt them.

#bolt-financial-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #credit-and-debt, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #quid-troy-capital-group-intermediate-spv-llc, #secfi-inc, #start-ups, #stock-options-and-purchase-plans

Hey, Is Anybody Watching the Interns?

School is out for the summer — but in some cases, so are the bosses.

#coronavirus-return-to-office, #internships, #labor-and-jobs, #legal-profession, #summer-season, #workplace-environment

I’m a Democratic Strategist. This Is How We Win Back the Working Class.

Stop letting Republicans own the issues of outsourcing and trade.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #factories-and-manufacturing, #inflation-economics, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #michigan, #obama-barack, #outsourcing, #republican-party, #ryan-timothy-j-1973, #supply-chain, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whitmer-gretchen

Why Union Drives Are Succeeding

College-educated workers are driving a spike in union organizing.

#colleges-and-universities, #internal-storyline-no, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor

The Magic of Your First Work Friends

Early-career connections can be life-defining. For young people entering the work force today, the connections over Zoom are shaky.

#friendship, #kahneman-daniel, #labor-and-jobs, #lewis-michael, #loneliness, #telecommuting, #tversky-amos, #workplace-environment

Why New York’s City Workers Are Quitting in Droves

Competition from the private sector and the government’s balky hiring practices have prompted thousands to flee city government.

#adams-eric-l, #buildings-department-nyc, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #government-employees, #housing-preservation-and-development-department, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #telecommuting

The Humbug Economy

Different data are telling different stories.

#bureau-of-labor-statistics, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #federal-reserve-system, #internal-sub-only-nl, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #recession-and-depression, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

Robots Aren’t Done Reshaping Warehouses

The pace of automation has accelerated in the pandemic, as big players invest billions in their efforts to streamline how goods are sorted and shipped.

#artificial-intelligence, #emergingtech, #innovation, #labor-and-jobs, #prologis-inc, #real-estate-commercial, #robots-and-robotics, #warehouses

A Mystery: More Jobs Filled, but Lower Output

Productivity gains achieved during the pandemic have diminished as low-wage workers return en masse.

#bureau-of-labor-statistics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-sub-only-nl, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #productivity, #united-states-economy

Airline Pilots Seek Big Raises, and Broader Changes

Pilots feel frustrated and overworked, issues that they say the air travel rebound has magnified by disrupting operations.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #delta-air-lines-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #pilots, #southwest-airlines-company, #united-airlines, #wages-and-salaries

U.S. Economy Added 372,000 Jobs in June, Defying Slowdown Fears

The strong Labor Department report comes as consumers and businesses express increasing concern about a downturn.

#federal-reserve-system, #hiring-and-promotion, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

Strong Wage and Jobs Growth Keeps Fed on Track for Big Rate Increase

The Federal Reserve is trying to cool down the economy to bring inflation under control, but the job market is still going strong.

#consumer-price-index, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #powell-jerome-h, #recession-and-depression, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #williams-john-c

It’s Time to Stop Living the American Scam

We’ve been “productive” enough — produced way too much, in fact. And there is too much that urgently needs to be done.

#anxiety-and-stress, #capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #comedy-and-humor, #generation-z, #labor-and-jobs, #millennial-generation

For People Just Leaving Prison, a Novel Kind of Support: Cash

Joining a raft of initiatives aimed at helping the formerly incarcerated, a program gives money to defray expenses they face, including court fines and rent.

#black-people, #center-for-employment-opportunities-ceo, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ex-convicts, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sentences-criminal

Fed Moves Toward Another Big Rate Increase as Inflation Lingers

As the Federal Reserve battles rapid inflation, officials are likely to stay on an aggressive path even as signs of economic cooling emerge.

#consumer-behavior, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #united-states-economy

When Paying Dues Doesn’t Pay the Rent, How Does the Theater Survive?

Frank talk about salaries and the end of unpaid internships are positive steps, but the cost may be fewer opportunities to learn the ropes.

#embrey-jenna-clark, #gersten-jenny, #halvorsen-lauren, #hiltner-elsa, #labor-and-jobs, #loewald-kate, #oneill-eugene-theater-center, #playco-theater-co, #soho-rep, #theater, #wages-and-salaries, #williamstown-theater-festival

Pass the Chowder, and the Curry: Jamaican Chefs Add to Cape Cod’s Culinary Delights

Thanks to Jamaican seasonal workers, the taste of Cape Cod now extends beyond the known lineup of Yankee favorites, to golden patties, jerk-rubbed meats and turmeric-rich curries.

#affordable-housing, #cape-cod-mass, #chefs, #citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #jamaica-west-indies, #jamaican-americans, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #restaurants, #seafood, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #visas

Britain Gears Up for a Summer of Labor Discontent

With energy costs and inflation surging, and taxes and the cost of loans increasing, British workers are demanding higher pay and going on strike with a militancy not seen in years.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries

We Are Not Powerless Against a Recession

Rushing in to confront a crisis is always better than letting it simply unfold.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #corporate-taxes, #federal-reserve-system, #labor-and-jobs, #recession-and-depression, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

When Where You Work Determines if You Can Get an Abortion

After the Dobbs v. Jackson decision, many women are discovering that their employer can shape major decisions in their lives even more than it did a week ago.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #content-type-service, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #employee-fringe-benefits, #family-leaves, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #labor-and-jobs, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #women-and-girls

More Mexicans Are Migrating to the U.S. After a Decade-Long Drop

The death of at least 53 migrants in Texas, more than half of whom were from Mexico, is testing U.S. efforts to enlist Mexico in deterring migration.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #mexican-americans, #mexico, #politics-and-government, #san-antonio-tex, #texas, #united-states, #veracruz-mexico

Workers at Airports Have Had It

Across Europe, airport and other transport employees are striking, disrupting summer travel plans to demand better staffing and pay.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-gaulle-charles-airport, #france, #labor-and-jobs, #wages-and-salaries

As Dockworkers Near Contract’s End, Many Others Have a Stake

West Coast longshoremen and port operators say they’re determined to reach an agreement, but truckers and retailers relying on cargo are uneasy.

#freight-cargo, #international-longshore-and-warehouse-union, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #long-beach-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #organized-labor, #pacific-maritime-assn, #ports, #ships-and-shipping, #supply-chain, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states-economy

Crypto Crash Widens Divide Between Rich and Amateur Traders

No cryptocurrency investor has been spared the pain of plunging prices. But the fallout from more than $700 billion in losses is far from even.

#armstrong-brian-1983, #bitcoin-currency, #careers-and-professions, #coinbase-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #currency, #executive-compensation, #gemini-trust-co-llc, #high-net-worth-individuals, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #start-ups, #unemployment, #virtual-currency, #winklevoss-cameron, #winklevoss-tyler

Elon Musk and Kraken’s Jesse Powell Shouldn’t Claim to Be Free Speech Advocates

In Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs are lauded as innovators whose vision exceeds that of ordinary mortals. Sometimes they start believing the hype.

#armstrong-brian-1983, #black-people, #coinbase-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #kraken-payward-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #musk-elon, #powell-jesse-cryptocurrency-executive, #race-and-ethnicity, #silicon-valley-calif, #space-exploration-technologies-corp, #twitter, #workplace-hazards-and-violations