What's a "core competence"?

Feb 24, 2021
One paper from 1990 changed business — and this thing we call employment — as we know it.
Employees work on the Honda Civic production line at the automaker's Dongfeng Honda factory in Wuhan, China in 2017.
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Holiday temp work down this year, even with a lot of e-commerce hiring

Dec 24, 2020
Seasonal gains in temporary jobs are behind last year's pace.
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Losing a job hasn't translated to losing health care — so far

Dec 16, 2020
Most people who've lost jobs during the pandemic didn't get health insurance at work.
Doctors test hospital staff at a triage center in New York early in the pandemic.
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Why having a job makes it more likely you have health insurance

Nov 6, 2020
Historically, it's been all about building employee loyalty and tax breaks for businesses.
A student gets a COVID-19 test at a pop-up testing site in New York City in October.
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The COVID recession is driving more women than men from the job market

Oct 2, 2020
Industries that tend to employ women have been hit harder. The effects will reverberate long after the recession ends.
Four times more women than men dropped out of the job market in September.
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Nearly a third of Americans worry about having their work hours cut or losing their jobs

Sep 1, 2020
And according to Americans who've already lost their jobs, they should be.
An employee at the newly reopened Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. With unemployment widespread, many people who have kept their jobs are worried about losing them.
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China to count bloggers and gamers as "employed" during pandemic

Aug 12, 2020
The news has fueled a perception that officials are out to inflate employment figures for a record 8.7 million graduates potentially entering a worsening jobs market.
Students at a job fair in Shanghai. An estimated 8.7 million graduates could enter the workforce this year during the pandemic.
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Supreme Court ruling gives LGBTQ educators protections at public and many private schools

Jun 16, 2020
Religious schools are likely to be exempt from anti-discrimination protections under the new ruling.
Until now, LGBTQ teachers in more than half of U.S. states have had little or no legal protection from employment discrimination.
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Is two weeks' notice outdated?

Feb 11, 2020
The old standard is too long for some workers, but far too short for many employers.
Two weeks might not be enough notice for some employers to find a replacement in this tight job market.
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Women make gains in the workforce but pay still lags behind

Feb 3, 2020
Jobs that involve caregiving are dominated by women. They also pay less.
Women make up for 78% of workers in the health care sector.
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