Jobs/Employment

Student Raymond Doe speaking with Scripps News' Stephen Graddick

The US is facing a critical shortage of high tech engineers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2016 and 2026 there has been and will be a shortfall of six million engineers, or more.

 | Stephen Graddick IV

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WTKR: Scammers luring job hunters with fake remote jobs

The Federal Trade Commission shares warning signs as scammers are going to great lengths to get job seekers' personal information.

 | John Matarese

Employees in hard hats.

Record job switching has contributed to higher inflation

A paper by the Chicago Federal Reserve shows that job switching boosted inflation an extra percentage point as people were able to garner higher pay.

 | Daniel Grossman

Amazon Prime boxes are loaded on a cart for delivery in New York.

How do Amazon packages get delivered so quickly?

When retailers like Amazon deliver on their speedy shipping promises, it’s good news for consumers. But it can compromise workplace safety.

 | Simon Kaufman

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Employers look beyond criminal records to make up for labor shortage

For people who served prison time, the unemployment rate is 60% from the time of their release until four years later.

 | Vanessa Misciagna

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Google axes 12,000 jobs, layoffs spread across tech sector

The jobs being eliminated "cut across Alphabet, product areas, functions, levels and regions," Google head Sundar Pichai said.

 | AP

Demonstrators from unions hold a banner reading in French "Withdrawal of this unfair pension reform" during a demonstration.

Strikes, protests test French plan to raise retirement age

French workers would have to work longer before receiving a pension under the new rules — with the retirement age rising from 62 to 64.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Person working on a laptop.

What is ‘quiet hiring’ — and how can you benefit from it?

Quiet hiring is when employers acquire new skills without taking on more employees — typically by stretching existing employees' workloads.

 | Emily O'Brien

workers at a meeting

Why are Americans cautious about PTO?

Companies like Coinbase, Transunion, and Netflix offer unlimited PTO or taking as much time off as you want as long as the work gets done.

 | Scripps News Staff

Amazon offices.

Why is tech seeing so many layoffs?

In the first 16 days of this year, more than 24,000 employees have been laid off in the tech industry, according to an analysis from Layoffs.

 | Daniel Grossman

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10 companies that will let you work from home and are hiring now

Some companies are leaning hard into letting workers keep flexibility by hiring for remote-only roles.

 | Emily O'Brien

Nurses hold signs during a strike.

Though NYC nurses reached deal, issues persist in hospitals nationwide

The New York City nurses strike highlighted staffing and working conditions issues in hospitals across the country.

 | Alexandra Miller

Nurses strike outside Mount Sinai Hospital.

Striking New York City nurses reach deal with hospitals

The agreement with two major hospitals includes enforceable staffing ratios, community health improvements and partnerships to recruit local nurses.

 | AP

A man types on a computer.

Foreign tech workers on visas face uncertain futures amid layoffs

As some American industries turn to layoffs to counter costs, workers on visas face having to leave the U.S. unless they get re-hired within 60 days.

 | Ben Schamisso

A nurse signs a board demanding safe staffing at a rally.

Nurses go on strike at 2 New York City hospitals

The walkout involves as many as 3,500 nurses at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and about 3,600 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.

 | AP

3DPX Printing Sign

How Is 3D Printing Changing Manufacturing?

3DPX is a 3D printing company making thousands of different parts each year out of plastic and metal. It's called additive manufacturing.

 | Eli Kintisch

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Applications For U.S. Unemployment Aid Rose Slightly Last Week

Applications for unemployment aid for the week ending Dec. 24 climbed 9,000 to 225,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

 | AP

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U.S. Applications For Jobless Claims Rose Slightly Last Week

Jobless claims for the week ending Dec. 17 inched up by 2,000 to 216,000 from the previous week’s 214,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

 | AP

Starbucks workers protest in front of a store.

Starbucks Workers Begin 3-Day Strike For Better Working Conditions

Strikes at 100 Starbucks stores are causing some closures and some instances of reduced staff to keep things running.

 | James Packard

A hiring sign displayed at a business.

Fewer Americans Filed For Jobless Benefits Last Week

Applications for jobless claims fell to 211,000 for the week ending Dec. 10, down by 20,000 from the previous week, the Labor Department reported.

 | AP

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Lithium Batteries On E-Bikes Are Exploding Without Warning

The New York City Fire Department says at least 200 fires and six deaths were caused by lithium batteries on electric bikes in 2022.

 | Axel Turcios

Christy Carlson Romano speaks on her podcast.

Former Child Stars Are Fighting For Labor Reform In Entertainment

Former Disney Channel actress Christy Carlson Romano shares why she's advocating for child labor reform in entertainment.

 | Casey Mendoza

Robots in a hospital

How Is Automation Transforming The Economy?

Robots are already changing the way we commute, deliver goods, care for patients, and even what we do in the bedroom.

 | Bianca Facchinei and Eli Kintisch

A nurse holds a sign saying, "We work sick, you get sick."

Health Experts: RSV, COVID Surge Highlights Need For Paid Sick Leave

The U.S. doesn't guarantee paid sick leave, and health experts say that impacts a whole community's ability to stay healthy.

 | Lindsey Theis

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U.S. Jobless Claims Rose Modestly Last Week

Applications for unemployment benefits rose to 230,000 for the week ending Dec. 3, up by 4,000 from the previous week, the Labor Department reported.

 | AP

President Joe Biden tours the building site for a new computer chip plant for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

President Biden Visits Arizona Computer Chip Site, Highlights Jobs

The Democratic president has staked his legacy in large part on major investments in technology and infrastructure that were approved by Congress.

 | AP

Construction workers.

U.S. Hiring Stays Strong, Complicating Fed's Inflation Fight

With not enough people available to fill jobs, businesses are having to offer higher pay to attract and keep workers.

 | AP and Ben Schamisso

Hiring sign is displayed outside of a retail store.

Applications For Jobless Benefits Decline Last Week

The Labor Department said Thursday that 1.61 million people were receiving jobless aid the week that ended Nov. 19, up 57,000 from the week before.

 | AP

Applicants line up at a job fair.

Why Is Quick Quitting Gaining Momentum?

A LinkedIn study found the short tenure rate is up almost 10% in the past year.

 | Bianca Facchinei and Lauren Magarino

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

House Votes To Avert Rail Strike, Impose Deal On Unions

The measure passed by a vote of 290-137 and now heads to the Senate. If approved there, it will be signed by President Joe Biden.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff