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Nursing Schools See Applications Rise, Despite COVID Burnout

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Nurses around the U.S. are getting burned out by the COVID-19 crisis and quitting, yet applications... Read More

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Nurses around the U.S. are getting burned out by the COVID-19 crisis and quitting, yet applications to nursing schools are rising, driven by what educators say are young people who see the global emergency as an... Read More

Americans Quit Their Jobs at a Record Pace in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — One reason America's employers are having trouble filling jobs was starkly illustrated in a report Tuesday: Americans... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — One reason America's employers are having trouble filling jobs was starkly illustrated in a report Tuesday: Americans are quitting in droves.  The Labor Department said that quits jumped to 4.3 million in August, the highest on records... Read More

US Employers Add a Weak 194,000 Jobs as Delta Maintains Hold

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added just 194,000 jobs in September, a second straight tepid gain and evidence that the... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added just 194,000 jobs in September, a second straight tepid gain and evidence that the pandemic still has a grip on the economy with many companies struggling to fill millions of open jobs.  Friday's report... Read More

2021-10-06 21:02:34
by Alexa Hornbeck
Mental Health Practices Are Changing in Work Places

A new report from Mind Share Partners, a non-profit changing the culture of workplace mental health, finds that there has... Read More

A new report from Mind Share Partners, a non-profit changing the culture of workplace mental health, finds that there has been an increase in employees leaving jobs for mental health reasons, and companies are taking new steps to address employee's... Read More

US Unemployment Claims Rise Third Straight Week to 362,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose for the third straight week, a sign that... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose for the third straight week, a sign that the highly contagious delta variant may be slowing the job market's recovery. Claims rose by 11,000 last week to 362,000,... Read More

2021-09-28 15:03:38
by Tom Ramstack
House Seeks More Job Protections for Nursing Mothers and Older Applicants

WASHINGTON -- A congressional panel on Monday considered whether changes are needed to two proposals for expanding workplace rights of... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A congressional panel on Monday considered whether changes are needed to two proposals for expanding workplace rights of nursing mothers and older job applicants before submitting them to final votes by lawmakers. The holdup on the bills is... Read More

US Jobless Claims Tick Up From Near a Pandemic Low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the job market's recovery, at least temporarily.... Read More

2021-09-22 20:51:59
by Alexa Hornbeck
OSHA Will Issue Federal Heat Standard for U.S. Workplaces 

WASHINGTON -- Extreme heat has played a role in worsening health outcomes, especially for minority communities and for construction and... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Extreme heat has played a role in worsening health outcomes, especially for minority communities and for construction and farm workers at risk of heat stroke.  In response to rising temperatures due to climate change, the Occupational Safety and... Read More

US Unemployment Claims Rise After Hitting Pandemic Low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits moved up last week to 332,000 from a pandemic low,... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits moved up last week to 332,000 from a pandemic low, a sign that worsening COVID infections may have slightly increased layoffs. Applications for jobless aid rose from 312,000 the week... Read More

2021-09-15 19:56:47
by TWN Staff
Biden Touts Job Creation, Climate at National Renewable Energy Laboratory

GOLDEN, Colo. -- “Yes, we face a crisis, but we face a crisis with an unprecedented opportunity to create good... Read More

GOLDEN, Colo. -- “Yes, we face a crisis, but we face a crisis with an unprecedented opportunity to create good jobs of the future, to create industries of the future, to win the future, to save the planet.” That was... Read More

2021-09-08 19:51:27
by Alexa Hornbeck
The Impact of COVID-19 on Construction Workers

The results of a recent survey from the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk underscore how the coronavirus pandemic... Read More

The results of a recent survey from the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk underscore how the coronavirus pandemic has created constraints on the demand for work even as it limits the number of workers available to hire. AGC... Read More

Jobless Americans Will Have Few Options as Benefits Expire

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of jobless Americans lost their unemployment benefits on Monday, leaving only a handful of economic... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of jobless Americans lost their unemployment benefits on Monday, leaving only a handful of economic support programs for those who are still being hit financially by the year-and-a-half-old coronavirus pandemic. Two critical programs expired on... Read More

2021-09-03 15:46:42
by Victoria Turner
Delta Variant Concerns Affecting U.S. Employment Situation

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. employment grew by 235,000 jobs and the unemployment rate declined to 5.2% in August, but that... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. employment grew by 235,000 jobs and the unemployment rate declined to 5.2% in August, but that 0.2% decrease still leaves 8.4 million Americans unemployed. The 235,000 growth spurt highlighted in the Labor Department’s August Employment Situation... Read More

2021-09-02 14:41:39
by Dan McCue
Unemployment Claims Reach Pandemic Low

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to a pandemic low 340,000, a sign the... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to a pandemic low 340,000, a sign the economy continues to improve, the Labor Department said Thursday. The number of claims declined by 14,000, as vaccinations for COVID-19... Read More

Google Again Delays Return to Office Due to COVID Surges

Google is once again postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-January, in addition to requiring all... Read More

Google is once again postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-January, in addition to requiring all employees to be vaccinated once its sprawling campuses are fully reopened. The highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus is... Read More

2021-08-27 20:40:28
by Dan McCue
Biden to Boost Federal Employee Pay in 2022

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden formally unveiled plans on Friday to give civilian employees of the federal government a pay... Read More

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden formally unveiled plans on Friday to give civilian employees of the federal government a pay raise, effective Jan. 1, 2022. In a letter to House and Senate leadership, Biden said the across-the-board base pay increase... Read More

Half of US Workers Favor Employee Shot Mandate: AP-NORC poll

NEW YORK (AP) — Half of American workers are in favor of vaccine requirements at their workplaces, according to a... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Half of American workers are in favor of vaccine requirements at their workplaces, according to a new poll, at a time when such mandates gain traction following the federal government's full approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. ... Read More

Gig Apps for a Pandemic Economy: Part Time, No Commitment

LONDON (AP) — For months, Gabrielle Walker had been looking for a part-time job. She applied to restaurant chains and... Read More

LONDON (AP) — For months, Gabrielle Walker had been looking for a part-time job. She applied to restaurant chains and retailers like Nando's and Primark, and she scoured the job search site Indeed. Nothing. Then one day, Walker, a 19-year-old... Read More

2021-08-20 15:25:00
by Dan McCue
Capitol Employee Who Took Gig Job During Pandemic Could Be Out $20K

WASHINGTON -- An employee of the Architect of the Capitol’s office who took a job working with Amazon while on... Read More

WASHINGTON -- An employee of the Architect of the Capitol’s office who took a job working with Amazon while on administrative leave during the pandemic may have to repay the office $20,197, the AOC Office of the Inspector General said... Read More

US Jobless Claims Hit a Pandemic Low as Hiring Strengthens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for a fourth straight time to a... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for a fourth straight time to a pandemic low, the latest sign that America's job market is rebounding from the pandemic recession as employers boost hiring to... Read More

2021-08-18 14:03:30
by Alexa Hornbeck
Employers Face Difficulties Filling Open Positions While Unemployment Remains High

A recent report from the National Council on Compensation Insurance finds that there are now 3 million fewer Americans in... Read More

A recent report from the National Council on Compensation Insurance finds that there are now 3 million fewer Americans in the labor force than there were before the pandemic.  “At the pandemics onset, there were 18 million people on temporary... Read More

2021-08-12 20:56:39
by Dan McCue
Salary Cap Raised for Capitol Hill Staffers

WASHINGTON -- In a move she says is intended to attract the “best talent in America” to Capitol Hill, House... Read More

WASHINGTON -- In a move she says is intended to attract the “best talent in America” to Capitol Hill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Thursday raised the salary cap for House staffers to $199,300, up from the maximum $173,900... Read More

2021-08-11 15:59:23
by Dan McCue
Pandemic Sapped Clean Energy Job Growth in Midwest, But Rebound is Strong

The coronavirus pandemic reversed three years of dramatic growth in clean energy jobs in the Midwest, but the sector is... Read More

The coronavirus pandemic reversed three years of dramatic growth in clean energy jobs in the Midwest, but the sector is now rebounding faster than the overall regional workforce, a new report says. According to Clean Jobs Midwest, released by the... Read More

2021-08-10 13:05:35
by Reece Nations
Job Openings Exceed Unemployment by Roughly 1 Million

While the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Monday that job openings increased to their highest ever recorded point... Read More

While the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Monday that job openings increased to their highest ever recorded point at the end of June to 10.1 million available positions, the Department of Labor reported on Friday that some 8.7... Read More

U.S. Job Openings Hit a Record 10.1 Million in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted a record 10.1 million job openings in June, another sign that the job market... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted a record 10.1 million job openings in June, another sign that the job market and economy are bouncing back briskly from last year's coronavirus shutdowns. Job openings rose from 9.5 million in May, the... Read More

2021-08-06 14:45:48
by Reece Nations
Some Workers Oppose Vaccination Requirements as Mandates Skyrocket

Disney, Walmart and Tyson Foods are some of the most high-profile corporate entities to announce mandatory COVID-19 vaccination mandates for... Read More

Disney, Walmart and Tyson Foods are some of the most high-profile corporate entities to announce mandatory COVID-19 vaccination mandates for their employees, but not all are on board with the requirement. On Friday, Disney and Walmart announced new policies that... Read More

US Jobless Claims Down 14,000 to 385,000 as Economy Rebounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week by 14,000 to 385,000, more evidence... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week by 14,000 to 385,000, more evidence that the economy and the job market are rebounding briskly from the coronavirus recession. The Labor Department reported Thursday that... Read More

2021-08-04 19:56:29
by Dan McCue
Blue Dogs Back Bipartisan Return to Work Legislation

WASHINGTON -- The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats is throwing its considerable influence behind a bill that aims to... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats is throwing its considerable influence behind a bill that aims to help unemployed Americans return to work by ensuring they do not lose income when they take a new job. The... Read More

2021-08-02 17:21:38
by Dan McCue
Survey: Supervisors See Remote Workers As ‘More Easily Replaceable’

Over two-thirds of supervisors who participated in a new poll said they consider employees who work remotely “more easily replaceable,”... Read More

Over two-thirds of supervisors who participated in a new poll said they consider employees who work remotely “more easily replaceable,” than onsite workers at their organization. In addition, the survey found that 62% believe full-time remote work is detrimental to... Read More

2021-07-29 20:07:16
by Dan McCue
Federal Workers: Get Fully Vaccinated or Face Stepped Up COVID Protocols

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden told federal employees and onsite contractors Thursday that they need to get fully vaccinated or... Read More

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden told federal employees and onsite contractors Thursday that they need to get fully vaccinated or face regular testing and be required to wear masks at all times while on the job. Speaking in the East... Read More

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