Apr. 13—CHARLESTON — When West Virginia native Brad Smith visited Bluefield in March 2019 to announce the location of an Intuit Prosperity Hub here, he said “giving back” is part of the values he learned growing up in the Mountain State. Those values were again reflected Monday for his home […]

Some people are growing tired of paying high rent to travel from their bedroom to their living room by: Stephanie Grindley Posted: Apr 12, 2021 / 11:59 AM EDT / Updated: Apr 12, 2021 / 12:14 PM EDT WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) — Calling all remote workers! Do you find yourself paying high […]

For older Americans battered by the jobs market during the pandemic, here’s some encouraging news: There are 7.4 million job openings in the U.S. (as of Feb. 28), the Labor Department says. That’s up from 7.1 million a month earlier and the most since January 2019. It’s the latest sign that demand […]

Apr. 2—Annie Mendez shifted from restauranteur to store owner during the pandemic. Fifteen days before Christmas, Mendez dropped plans to revive her restaurant and instead opened House of Envy to sell women’s clothes in the Laurel Mall near Hazleton. “During COVID people aren’t coming out. Money is tight. We are […]

Mar. 21—Katie Gibson needed to find new work when the call center she worked at was sold and began downsizing last year. The 32-year-old Riverside mother of two applied at Lion Group Inc., which opened a first responder clothing manufacturing plant in Dayton in 2019. She hadn’t sewn since a […]

Hotel and restaurant workers and others in Michigan’s hospitality industry will begin receiving grant payments of nearly $800 this week, the state announced Thursday. Payments have been mailed to more than 55,900 Michigan residents who applied for the grants program, part of the Employee Assistance Grants program. The program was […]

^ I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. Despite being the first state to legalize recreational marijuana, Colorado still doesn’t have a certified marijuana workers’ union. That could change, though, if a National Labor Relations Board hearing goes […]

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden said workers in Alabama and across the country have the right to join a union without intimidation from their companies. His comments come as Amazon workers in the state are voting on whether they should unionize. In a two-minute video posted to Twitter, […]

California workers could get two more weeks of paid sick leave to care for themselves or their loved ones affected by COVID-19, under a proposal introduced by Democratic legislators this week. If passed, the package would restore a temporary benefit that expired at the end of last year and let […]

Stellantis NV is indefinitely laying off 150 workers producing the Jeep Cherokee crossover, the transatlantic automaker said Tuesday. The job cuts are happening at the company’s Belvidere Assembly Plant in north-central Illinois more than a month after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and French rival Groupe PSA merged. Belvidere employs 3,374 hourly […]

The United Nations called Tuesday for urgent international regulations ensuring fair conditions for workers paid via digital platforms such as food delivery apps — a form of employment that has rocketed during the pandemic. The number of online platforms offering work has grown five-fold over the last decade, according to […]

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some fitness trainers in California were able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after state health officials created a loophole that helped them qualify as health care workers. In January, the California Department of Public Health released updated guidelines on vaccination allocation that classified outdoor recreation as […]

Cropped shot of a pregnant businesswoman giving a presentation in the boardroom. Are you shocked to learn that U.S. workers have the lowest benefits among developed countries? You probably are not, but the data is nevertheless interesting. Privately held employee benefits firm Zenefits analyzed the situation and found the following: […]

California’s unemployment agency was not prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic, a state audit confirmed this week. Here’s why. TOP STORIES An Unemployed Worker’s Nightmare It’s been nearly a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began to knock the economy for a loop. Yet California’s unemployment benefits system remains mired in dysfunction. […]