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Newest Perk: Employers Help Immigrant Workers Get Citizenship

Newest Perk: Employers Help Immigrant Workers Get Citizenship

"You create a sense of loyalty," one HR manager explains. Read More »

Fast Food Workers at D.C. Museums Stage Strike

Fast Food Workers at D.C. Museums Stage Strike

Workers from two Smithsonian Institution museum eateries are staging a one-day strike calling for the federally funded museums to ensure they are paid a "living wage." Organizers say the workers plan to protest Thursday outside the National Air and Space Museum and march to the Smithsonian Castle. The workers... Read More »

Employers Get Pickier

Employers Get Pickier

It's no longer enough to have the right degree, from the right school, with the right grades. Read More »

Nearly 1 In 10 Companies Let Workers Buy Extra Vacation Time

Nearly 1 In 10 Companies Let Workers Buy Extra Vacation Time

It's considered a perk, enabling workers more flexibility. Read More »

Whole Foods Workers Suspended After Speaking Spanish

Whole Foods Workers Suspended After Speaking Spanish

Whole Foods market barred employees from speaking Spanish, according to the workers. Read More »

Catholic Teacher Fired After Getting Pregnant Awarded $171,000

A jury found that an Ohio archdiocese discriminated against a teacher who was fired after... Read More »

Employees Vote Their Co-Workers Out Of A Job

Employees Vote Their Co-Workers Out Of A Job

NEW YORK -- This time "you're fired" is more than a Donald Trump catchphrase. Fox is turning the firing of real people from real jobs into prime-time entertainment starting this week. The network on Thursday will begin airing "Does Someone Have to Go?" a series where cameras go into small businesses and... Read More »

Exxon Mobil Accused Of Anti-Gay Bias In 'Groundbreaking' Complaint

Exxon Mobil Accused Of Anti-Gay Bias In 'Groundbreaking' Complaint

NEW YORK -- One after another, major U.S. corporations have updated anti-discrimination policies to protect gay, lesbian and transgender workers, drawing plaudits from gay-rights groups. There's one prominent exception: Exxon Mobil Corp. Read More »

Another State Proposes To Make It Harder For Unemployed To Keep Benefits

Another State Proposes To Make It Harder For Unemployed To Keep Benefits

Unemployed people in Wisconsin would have to double the number of searches they make for a job from two to four a week, one of the toughest requirements in the country, under a proposal approved by the Legislature's budget committee on Monday. The provision proposed by Gov. Scott Walker says anyone not... Read More »

Plenty Of High-Paying Jobs Open In Construction Industry

Plenty Of High-Paying Jobs Open In Construction Industry

U.S. builders and the subcontractors they depend on are struggling to hire fast enough to meet rising demand for new homes. Builders would be starting work on more homes -- and contributing more to the economy -- if they could fill more job openings. Read More »

GOP's 'Family Friendly' Bill Allows Comp Time Instead Of Overtime

GOP's 'Family Friendly' Bill Allows Comp Time Instead Of Overtime

Republicans in Congress are pushing legislation that would give private-sector workers who more than 40 hours a week the option to take paid time off instead of being paid overtime. Read More »

Suicide Rate Jumps, Economy To Blame?

Suicide Rate Jumps, Economy To Blame?

NEW YORK -- The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans climbed a startling 28 percent in a decade, a period that included the recession and the mortgage crisis, the government reported Thursday. The trend was most pronounced among white men and women in that age group. Their suicide rate jumped 40 percent... Read More »

Hiring Up, Jobless Rate Falls To 7.5%

Hiring Up, Jobless Rate Falls To 7.5%

.S. employers added 165,000 jobs in April, and hiring was much stronger in the previous two months than first thought. The gains trimmed the unemployment rate to a four-year low of 7.5 percent. Read More »

Disabled Plant Workers Awarded $240 Million In Shocking Abuse Case

Disabled Plant Workers Awarded $240 Million In Shocking Abuse Case

John Schultz, The Quad City Times/Associated Press By Ryan J. Foley IOWA CITY, Iowa -- An Iowa jury on Wednesday awarded a total of $240 million to 32 mentally disabled Iowa turkey processing plant workers for what government lawyers described as years of around-the-clock abuse and discrimination by the Texas... Read More »

Toyota Goes On Hiring Spree In The U.S.

Toyota Goes On Hiring Spree In The U.S.

GEORGETOWN, Ky. -- Toyota will start building the Lexus ES 350 at a factory in Georgetown, Ky., starting in 2015, producing a luxury brand vehicle for the first time in the United States. The Japanese car company said Friday that the Georgetown plant will build about 50,000 of the flagship sedans each year,... Read More »

Man Paid $11,000 To Double His Salary

Man Paid $11,000 To Double His Salary

SAN FRANCISCO -- Looking for a career change, Ken Shimizu decided he wanted to be a software developer, but he didn't want to go back to college to study computer science. Instead, he quit his job and spent his savings to enroll at Dev Bootcamp, a new San Francisco school that teaches students how to write... Read More »

Judge Judy: 4 More Years And $180 Million?

Judge Judy: 4 More Years And $180 Million?

Judge Judy will be presiding on television for two more years. Judy Sheindlin and CBS Television Distribution said Monday that the feisty former New York state judge has signed on for two more years of "Judge Judy." It's one of the top daytime TV shows, seen by roughly 10 million people each episode. Read More »

IRS Calls 'Star Trek' Parody Video A Mistake

IRS Calls 'Star Trek' Parody Video A Mistake

WASHINGTON -- Nobody's going to win an Emmy for a parody of the TV show "Star Trek" filmed by Internal Revenue Service employees at an agency studio in Maryland. Instead, the IRS got a rebuke from Congress for wasting taxpayer dollars. The agency says the video, along with a training video that parodied the... Read More »

Bell, Calif.'s Ex-Mayor, 4 Other Officials Guilty In Huge Corruption Case

Bell, Calif.'s Ex-Mayor, 4 Other Officials Guilty In Huge Corruption Case

LOS ANGELES -- Five former elected officials of the tiny California city of Bell were convicted... Read More »

Huge Schism Between Low-Wage Workers And Employers

Huge Schism Between Low-Wage Workers And Employers

America's lower-income workers have posted the biggest job gains since the deep 2007-09 recession -- but few are bragging. As a workforce sector, those earning $35,000 or less annually are generally pessimistic about their finances and career prospects. Many see themselves as worse off now than during the... Read More »

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