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‘The great reimagination of work’: Why 50% of workers want to make a career change

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The coronavirus pandemic has forced Americans to reassess their relationships with work.  The Labor Department’s most recent Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary suggests that roughly 4 million Americans are quitting their jobs each month in a trend that has......

Ohio Home Health Care Workers Ask U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown for Better Pay, Benefits

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click to enlarge Marc Nozell/FlickrCC Sen. Brown Home health care workers say their pay and a lack of benefits is unsustainable and in need of change on the federal level. Toledo resident Amina Nash was one of several home health care workers that spoke to Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown......

A record 4.3 million workers quit their jobs in August, led by food and retail industries

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Job openings declined sharply in August while hiring also fell and the level of workers quitting their jobs hit the highest level since at least late 2000, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. Employment vacancies fell to 10.44 million during the......

Georgia election workers fired, accused of shredding voting applications

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mychael Schnell Two Georgia election workers from the state’s most populous county were fired on Friday for allegedly shredding voting applications in the past two weeks. Fulton County revealed in a statement on Monday that, according to a preliminary......

COVID’s emotional and mental toll on exhausted health care workers in Idaho

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here COVID’s emotional and mental toll on exhausted health care workers in Idaho – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Caring for dying COVID-19 patients, many of them unvaccinated, is taking such an emotional and mental toll on exhausted health care......

EXCLUSIVE US electronics firm struck deal to transport and hire Uyghur workers

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QINZHOU, China, Oct 7 (Reuters) – U.S. remote-control maker Universal Electronics Inc (UEIC.O) told Reuters it struck a deal with authorities in Xinjiang to transport hundreds of Uyghur workers to its plant in the southern Chinese city of Qinzhou, the first confirmed instance of an American company participating in a......

1 in 3 workers saw higher health costs this year, survey finds

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here AsiaVision | E+ | Getty Images A third of working Americans saw their health-care costs rise this year, according to a survey published Thursday by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Those expenses led some employees to decrease retirement plan contributions,......

Fewer workers file for jobless aid — first drop in three weeks

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The number of workers applying for first-time jobless aid is falling for the first time in a month, indicating the U.S. job market is resuming its steady recovery. Some 326,000 people filed first-time unemployment claims last week, the Labor......

Businesses welcome back workers as furlough ends

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58794515?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA Other major scheme users Easyjet, Jet2, Tui, Virgin Atlantic, Hays Travel, Airbus, delivery firm DHL, air traffic controller NATS, baggage handler Swissport, plus Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester and Stansted airports all told the BBC they are not making redundancies because of the end of the furlough scheme. BBC – For......

Amazon sued by warehouse workers over COVID-19 screening pay

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Workers at Colorado warehouses waited up to an hour to be screened before clocking in Amazon also allegedly required off-the-clock work before pandemic The company and law firm names shown above are generated automatically based on the text of the article. We are improving this feature as we continue to......

Canada imposes COVID-19 vaccine mandate on federal workers, transportation

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OTTAWA, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Canada will place unvaccinated federal employees on unpaid leave and require COVID-19 shots for air, train and ship passengers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, as he unveiled one of the world’s strictest vaccine mandate policies. Federal employees will be required to declare their......

Overseas workers only way to solve shortages, says Next boss

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58786741?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA Lord Wolfson suggested businesses could get visas for skills they “desperately need” and recommended that they should have to pay UK workers the same amount as overseas workers. To make this competitive, he argued businesses should have to pay a “visa tax on top – lets say 7% of......

Workers at Kellogg cereal factories go on strike.

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Workers who make Kellogg cereals including Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes and Froot Loops went on strike on Tuesday at factories in Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. “For more than a year throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Kellogg workers around the country have been working long, hard hours, day in and day......

Illinois bans contracts with companies that pay disabled workers below minimum wage

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Monique Beals Illinois will not allow state agencies to hold contracts with vendors that pay people with disabilities less than minimum wage.  Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed an executive order to make the change on Monday in an effort to......

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy says the company could do more to treat workers better

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Andy Jassy, CEO Amazon Web Services, speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California, October 25, 2016. Mike Blake | Reuters Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said Tuesday the company could do more to treat employees better and acknowledged......

Kellogg workers strike at Battle Creek, three other plants

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Kellogg workers at the company’s Battle Creek plant went on strike Tuesday, along with those in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Memphis, Tennessee, and Omaha, Nebraska, demanding better wages and benefits.  Members of Local 3G of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Milling workers......

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