Competition for market share at rock-bottom prices has led to shortages, price-spikes, allegations of price-fixing, and substandard and even dangerous practices.
Instead of a surge in unemployment, businesses are struggling to fill positions, presenting a new risk to the pandemic recovery.
The result is a painful restructuring to focus on the fight against rising authoritarianism around the world.
Offices are unlikely to be as full after the pandemic as they were before. Service businesses and their employees will have to adapt.
The company cut nearly 20 staff members at Vice and Refinery29.
A new policy from President Biden will require all nursing home workers to be vaccinated against Covid. Facilities that fall short could be penalized or lose federal funding.
As business at big city hotels still lags, the pandemic may permanently change the industry’s approach to services like housekeeping and check in. But employees fear for their jobs.
The unemployed and potential employers are like single people at a giant mixer — there are opportunities, but most won’t find the perfect match right away.
Why does the federal government tolerate stingy state unemployment programs?
Remember when N95s were in short supply? American companies stepped in to manufacture them. Now, they can’t compete.
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In the most egalitarian countries, poor and less educated adults were more protected from job losses.
As the world’s most visited country prepares for a long-awaited economic reopening, hospitality businesses warn they are facing a labor shortfall.
While millions of people struggled to make ends meet, many of the companies hit hardest in 2020 showered their executives with riches.
By setting routines for myself, I was able to shield myself from chaos. Then the pandemic happened. I set out to get them back on track.
Was his economic story too good to check?
Pandemic disruptions seemed to pose the biggest obstacles, but West Coast fires were far more damaging.
The gain of 916,000 was the biggest since August, and unemployment fell to 6 percent. Barring a setback in fighting the virus, the outlook is bullish.
Yankee Stadium welcomed fans on Thursday, and some high-end hotels are opening their doors. But a widespread rebound from Covid-19 could take years.
A California study shows the extent of dependence on benefits over the last year and how many people have shuttled in and out of work.
Though the recession has been painful, policymakers cushioned the pandemic’s blow and opened the way to recovery.
Millions have left the labor force in the last year, many home with children or health concerns. The statistics may not reflect their aspirations.
Stimulus checks may be on their way, but those struggling to get by worry that the money will soon be gone. “Every morning I wake up thinking about where my help is going to come from,” one woman said.
Aviation workers will be protected from furloughs through September under the bill President Biden signed Thursday, but a full travel recovery could take years.
Six travel workers, from a cruise ship crewmember in Manila to a tour bus driver in East Jerusalem, share how the prolonged shutdown has upended their lives.
One of New York’s most famous immigrant neighborhoods has been battered by the pandemic and faces an uncertain recovery.
As part of the cutbacks, BuzzFeed closed HuffPost Canada and announced plans to decrease the size of its operations in Australia and Britain.
America must do right by the people who have risked their lives during the pandemic.
Lost jobs and lockdowns forced almost everyone to change their spending habits. How many of those changes will stick? We talked to five households about their pandemic budgeting.
Workers with college degrees and specialized training once felt relatively safe from automation. They aren’t.
The pandemic has forced sommeliers from jobs, pared wine lists and raised big questions about the viability of the business and the way it treats workers.
The economy is at a major inflection point, and the question is whether job creation will accelerate in the months ahead.
Grim forecasts held up for a few states, but many took in about as much tax revenue as before the pandemic — sometimes a lot more.
A year of pandemic restrictions has meant some friends are flush and others foundering.
Partners decided not to keep Kevin Sneader in the top job. Weeks earlier, McKinsey had reached a historic settlement agreement in the U.S. over its advice to drugmakers.
Last year saw more women, but fewer men, take their own lives in Japan. For women there, the pressures of Covid-19 have been compounded.
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.
An updated forecast by the Bureau of Labor Statistics has alarming news for people with a high school diploma or less.
The pain for such enterprises been particularly acute in the state, leading some to back an effort to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom.
New York City is again allowing indoor dining at 25 percent capacity, but the policy is no panacea for the struggling restaurant industry.
“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.”
The school board also decided to ban the pepper-spraying of students and divert $25 million to programs for students of color.
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.
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.
Anna Netrebko sang a recital live from Vienna as the opera company and its unions remain in a standoff.
The organizing effort at the century-old tabloid comes roughly 25 years after its editorial union was effectively broken.
January employment numbers suggest a stalling of progress toward a full recovery.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike laid off workers to switch to labor-saving technology, in what might be a broader trend.
The total federal civilian work force is slightly larger than four years ago, as a few agencies grew even as others shrank. In some places, morale also took a hit.
Some economists say the Paycheck Protection Program has not proved as useful as other aid. The debate could sway the new administration’s plans.