Labor Secretary nominee Alexander Acosta squeaked by on a 12-11 vote in the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee last week. The committee voted along party lines, and the next step is Senate approval with a minimum of 52...
  A number of job board websites were recently slapped with age discrimination allegations by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. CareerBuilder, Monster, and Indeed were among the six companies listed in Madigan’s probe. The sites failed to include years in...
Employees in management and professional fields report the higher levels of happiness than other positions, according to a World Gallup Poll. Its World Happiness Report breaks down the who, what, and where of employee satisfaction around the globe. Here...
A whopping 98% of employees polled say flexibility in working spaces improves productivity, finds Polycom and Future Workplace in their joint research on the topic. What's more, 62% of the respondents already take advantage of flexible workspace benefits. Shared...
More than 40% of employers have difficulty finding entry-level candidates, says research from The Rockefeller Foundation and Edelman Intelligence. In part, this is because hiring managers may be putting too much emphasis on college degrees.     A college degree may...
U.S. demand for multi-lingual workers is increasing, says a new report by New American Economy. In 2010, there were 240,000 job postings seeking bilingual workers, and in 2015, that number jumped to 630,000. As the country becomes more diverse,...
Over 3 million workers left their jobs in January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is the largest job exodus in almost 16 years.    Here’s what we can infer about all this quitting: Potential wage increases: When...
In the last quarter of 2016, nearly 500,000 people changed jobs, says private payroll processor ADP. For the past two years, Q4 has seen an uptick in job switching by about 100,000 people each year. Not only are workers...
There were 235,000 new jobs in February, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, exceeding economists' projections by 45,000 jobs. The sectors with the most growth were construction at 58,000 and professional and business services at 37,000. Healthcare saw a...
From January to February, seasonally adjusted temporary staffing numbers increased by only 0.1%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, temporary staffing is currently 3.2% higher than in February 2016. The current stagnation is not for lack of...