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Despite June's bullish employment numbers, the job market is reeling — and will be for a while

Jul 2, 2020
Employment remains below pre-pandemic levels, and as recently reopened businesses re-close, more job losses are on the way.
A grocery store employee cleans carts for customers in New York. Low-wage workers are disproportionately affected by the suffering job market.
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Pulling back the curtain on the manicure industry

May 7, 2015
There's no such thing as "discount luxury" — someone pays the price.
A nail salon in San Francisco.
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New minimum wage laws bring Walmart pay raises

Dec 25, 2014
More money in the pockets of Walmart employees could also help the retailer.

Economic recovery drives growth in low-paid jobs

Nov 11, 2014
...which is ultimately bad for overall wage growth.

Foxconn improves worker conditions, but workers still aren't happy

Dec 12, 2013
For the past two years, Apple has allowed independent inspectors to examine factory conditions for the Chinese workers who make iPads, iPhones, and the company's other iconic products. Today, the Fair Labor Association released its final report on three factories…

Citizenship can make a difference in your paycheck

Apr 17, 2013
A new study links citizenship for undocumented workers to better pay and working conditions. But other experts say newly legalized low-wage workers still run the risk of poor treatment on the job.

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Robbed on the job: Advice on fighting wage theft

Jan 4, 2013
Imagine working and not getting paid for it. It's more common than you might think. Wage theft happens when companies cheat workers out of earned income. Labor advocate Kim Bobo talks about the pervasiveness of this problem and how to…

Skechers warehouse showcases state-of-the-art technology

Nov 21, 2012
Jobs are better, but fewer, as high-tech machines replace lower-skilled warehouse loaders and handlers