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Exclusive: U.S. agency probes Facebook for ‘systemic’ racial bias in hiring, promotions – attorneys

Reuters
(Reuters) – A U.S. agency investigating Facebook Inc for racial bias in hiring and promotions has designated the probe as “systemic,” attorneys for three job applicants and a manager who claim the company discriminated against them told Reuters on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on......

Democrats want to send more unemployment benefits. Some workers never got the last round

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Volunteers load shopping bags with food assistance for laid off workers at a food distribution event on Dec. 12, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images Democrats are poised to send more unemployment benefits to laid-off workers. Meanwhile,......

Women and work: Staying in the workforce during the pandemic

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here More than 67 million women are currently employed in the United States. “CBS This Morning” profiles the owner of a dance studio who has faced challenges keeping her business open during the pandemic. Also, Caroline Fairchild, editor at large......

America’s elites are waging class war on workers and small biz

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Glenn H. Reynolds In America, class warfare is often disguised as culture war, and culture war is often cloaked by talk of race. But underneath it all, the class warfare is still there. Whether accidentally or intentionally, America’s upper classes seem to wind up harming the working class and small......

These are the most desirable countries and cities for workers looking to relocate in 2021

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Drazen_ | E+ | Getty Images Canada is now seen as the most desirable destination for overseas workers when it comes to choosing a country to relocate to, a global survey has found, knocking the U.S. off top spot.  This......

New rules for self-employed and gig workers applying for PPP loans are out. Here’s what you need to know

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here chee gin tan | E+ | Getty Images The Small Business Administration on Wednesday released a new application and loan calculation formula for Paycheck Protection Program loans for self-employed and gig workers. For these small businesses, it will mean larger......

New Jersey expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine to teachers, transit workers and more

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here New Jersey is expanding who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, Gov. Phil Murphy said on Monday. Starting March 15, several hundred thousand more residents will be eligible to receive the vaccine, including Pre-K through 12th-grade teachers and......

Walmart sweetens pay for most U.S. hourly workers on the coasts

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Many Walmart Inc hourly workers will collect bigger paychecks on the U.S. east and west coast markets where the cost of living is higher and competition for labor among retailers is more intense, the company told Reuters on Tuesday. The world’s biggest retailer also said it has......

COVID conspiracy theories are easy to spread, even for medical workers

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Social media platforms have been instrumental in allowing misinformation and distrust to proliferate, hindering the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as well as contributing to deeply cut social and political divides, and an insurrection on the Capitol. As a......

As Covid Surged, Vaccines Came Too Late for at Least 400 Medical Workers

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As health care workers in the U.S. began lining up for their first coronavirus vaccines on Dec. 14, Esmeralda Campos-Loredo was already fighting for oxygen. The 49-year-old nursing assistant and mother of two started having breathing problems just days earlier. By the time the first of her co-workers were getting......

‘This Ends In Divorce’: 39 Wedding Industry Workers Share The Moment They Saw Red Flags Fly Above The Bride And Groom

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A wedding is a celebration of love and commitment but sometimes not everyone present thinks the couple will live happily ever after. While the guests are all boozed up and having a good time, the staff who provide the fun see everything that’s going on, and some of the details......

Self-employed and gig workers could get bigger loans under new PPP rules. They may want to wait to apply

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here MoMo Productions | Getty Images Millions of self-employed and gig workers got good news this week. The Biden administration on Monday changed how the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program calculates forgivable loans for the smallest firms and sole proprietors.......

Robert Johnson: Companies will take hiring Black workers seriously when not doing so hurts their stock

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here BET founder Robert Johnson told CNBC on Monday he believes companies will more seriously address racial inequality within their workforces once a failure to do so starts impacting their stock price. “Companies understand return on investment capital. They understand return......

German teachers, nursery workers could get vaccine sooner: health minister

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FILE PHOTO: German Health Minister Jens Spahn addresses the media during a news conference in Berlin, Germany February 19, 2021. Michael Sohn/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Primary school teachers and nursery workers in Germany could get a COVID-19 vaccine sooner than originally planned, the country’s Health Minister Jens......

These two charts show how much minimum wage workers have fallen behind

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here While the President bungled two different statistics at a CNN town hall last week, the thrust of what he said is accurate: The minimum wage, which has been stuck at $7.25 an hour since 2009, has fallen far behind......

Publix offers 225,000 workers $125 gift cards to get vaccinated

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Publix on Friday said it would give a $125 Publix gift card to each of its more than 225,000 employees who gets vaccinated against COVID-19. The supermarket chain is the latest major employer to offer an enticement to its......

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