Their job title sounds like a linguistic, and even practical, impossibility: They are the "unwatering" team. Their assignment: Drain the water from New York City after Hurricane Sandy drowned the East Coast. Read More »
Lots of workers waste time at work, but few would want to broadcast video of themselves doing it. But New York technology teacher Francesco Portelos is doing that just to protest his suspension, which he says has left him to languish in a "rubber room" -- a detention center for teachers.
Portelos (pictured... Read More »
GREECE, N.Y. -- A school bus monitor who was shown in a video being relentlessly bullied by a group of boys said Friday that she will retire.
Karen Klein, a 68-year-old grandmother, told The Associated Press that the decision to leave the job she held for three years was tough but wasn't based on her now... Read More »
Overall payroll growth remains subpar and disappointing, but these states, including a few surprise ones, are showing healthy and diverse growth.
For many, the economic recovery won't be real until there's solid job creation every month. Though the pace of hiring picked up in 2011-2012, recent months have... Read More »
VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- A New York lifeguard who was fired at age 71 has settled an age-discrimination lawsuit for $65,000.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission tells Newsday (http://bit.ly/LmuN22) that Jay Lieberfarb had 50 years of experience as a lifeguard when he failed a Nassau County... Read More »
Men have always had the rap of being messier and dirtier than women. And according to new research, such a difference between them may not be confined to the home but shows up at the office too. Read More »
He's an immigrant who became a janitor, and on Sunday, he'll also be an Ivy League graduate, with a degree in classics from Columbia University.
It's a classic American success story, but not the kind you read much in these recessionary times. Gac Filipaj, 52, came to the U.S. from war-torn Yugoslavia in 1992... Read More »
ALBANY, N.Y. - A year after lawmakers legalized gay marriage, the next civil rights debate taking shape in Albany is discrimination against transgender New Yorkers who say they face it in employment and housing and when they're in public all because they stray from what's accepted as male and female norms in... Read More »
Restaurant managers don't usually clean ovens, mop floors or serve food. But it was having to perform such mundane tasks and not getting properly paid to do them that led several Boston Market Corp. employees to sue the chain for overtime pay.
The employees alleged in a 2010 lawsuit that the Golden,... Read More »
In most cases, designers don't want job recruiters to associate their portfolio with going to the bathroom. But for a pair of aspiring admen, it was their entire strategy. And it worked. After dropping off their "Toilet Book," Akos Papp and Laszlo Szloboda, both 24, Wednesday landed coveted jobs as a junior... Read More »
Do you speak fluent Mandarin? Can you cook a four-course meal? Ride and groom a horse? Steer a 32-foot boat, manage an art collection, and clean an ice rink? Do you have celebrity contacts? And do you have the looks of a global supermodel?
If so, have you ever thought about becoming a nanny?
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Four New York City detectives have been placed on desk duty and stripped of their guns for reportedly drinking on duty two weeks ago to celebrate one officer's birthday at a steakhouse in the city's Washington Heights neighborhood.
Investigators are still looking into a more serious allegation that one of... Read More »
It's not easy living on minimum wage in New York state. That's especially true in New York City, long known as one of the most expensive cities in the nation and the world, where eking out a living on $7.25 an hour for many means a meager existence at best.
Making matters worse in the Empire State is that... Read More »
Americans love their mobile devices. So much so that last year, for the first time ever, smartphones, such as Apple Inc.'s popular iPhone, outsold personal computers. Helping to drive demand are "apps," inexpensive programs that are essentially mini computer applications.
Apps are a boon for users who want... Read More »
New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver plans to propose a minimum wage hike on Monday, which would lift the state's wage floor to $8.50 from $7.25 an hour. California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri and New Jersey are also considering minimum wage increases, and... Read More »
New York City is many things to many people. But if there's one feature that most agree on, it's that Gotham is an expensive place to live. The average rent for a Manhattan apartment is nearly $3,000 a month, roughly three times that of the average rent paid nationwide, so it can tough making a living in the... Read More »
When it comes to employing prisoners, making license plates or performing roadside cleanup typically come to mind as the kind of jobs given to those behind bars. In New York state, however, a select group of inmates are taking on a different role: over-the-phone customer service representatives for the... Read More »