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Women are working more jobs than men. It's probably not a blip.

by Amy Scott Jan 10, 2020
For the first time since 2009, there are more women in the workforce than there are men.
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Companies say they want more skilled workers. What's a "skilled worker?"

by Nova Safo Dec 19, 2019
Well, it depends on what sort of job is looking for them.
Woodworkers fall into the skilled workers category.
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Government recruiting in the age of shutdowns

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Nov 1, 2019
Federal workers started bailing out of government jobs last December, as the shutdown got underway; 22,000 quit in March.
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Wage gains flatten in September

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 4, 2019
Average hourly earnings were unchanged in September, and the annual growth rate fell 0.3% from the previous month.
An employee restocks a shelf in the grocery section of a Wal-Mart Supercenter in 2005 in Troy, Ohio.
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China 70

The Chinese manufacturers behind U.S. shoe brands

by Jennifer Pak Oct 3, 2019
Shoe manufacturing shifted from Europe and the U.S., to Japan and Brazil, then to South Korea and Taiwan. Now, much of it takes place in mainland China.
Workers at Changjian Shoe factory in Dongguan city.
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Veterans

How veterans are faring in the tight labor market

by Kimberly Adams Sep 5, 2019
One out of every 10 businesses in the U.S. is owned by veterans, and most of those are small businesses. But, like the rest of American workers, low unemployment is changing how they are entering the workforce.
Veterans attend the first Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Job Fair for Veterans in Los Angeles, California on September 14, 2016.
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Workplace Culture

Advocates of “instant hiring” urge companies to take back their time

by Jana Kasperkevic Aug 6, 2019
In a tight labor market, timing might be everything.
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Who still earns the minimum wage in a tight labor market?

by Erika Beras Jul 2, 2019
Some states and several cities and counties are raising their minimum wages this week
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The Big Book

What does it take to establish yourself in a "winner-take-all" economy?

by Kai Ryssdal and Daniel Shin Jun 18, 2019
The New York Times' Neil Irwin has spent some time trying to figure out exactly that.
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How trade policy changes are affecting one company in Columbus, Georgia

by Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios Jun 17, 2019
And how its customers are thinking about supply chains.
An employee at Goldens’ Foundry and Machine Co.’s Columbus, Georgia, facility.
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