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Amazon plans to eliminate 9,000 positions

Amazon announced it will cut 9,000 jobs from technology branches of the company, advertising and Twitch.

 | Scripps News Staff

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The gender pay gap isn't budging

Self-employed women make 69 cents for every dollar a self-employed man makes.

 | Bianca Facchinei

ERA Coalition President and CEO Zakiya Thomas

ERA Coalition CEO talks about what Equal Pay Day means

ERA Coalition President Zakiya Thomas discusses structural, historical and systemic issues at play when it comes to equal pay between men and women.

 | Scripps News Staff

Woman typing on a computer at a desk.

Bill reintroduced to make 4-day workweek the national standard

The proposed bill would reduce the standard workweek from five days to four days, with no change to employee pay.

 | Gage Jackson

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs into law the Paid Leave For All Workers Act.

Illinois enacts mandatory paid leave 'for any reason'

Critics say the law will overburden small businesses already struggling in an era of high post-pandemic inflation.

 | AP

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What a record number of robots in the workplace means for jobs

A Colorado company is developing electric self-driving trucks and software that helps them move around distribution yards.

 | Chris Stewart

Now hiring sign.

Unemployment rate increases as Fed continues to fight inflation

The unemployment rate remains relatively low, but the small bump could be a sign that high interest rates are slowing the economy.

 | Justin Boggs and Bianca Facchinei

Meta's logo can be seen on a sign at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.,

Why has the tech industry had massive layoffs?

Since the first of this year, over 100,000 employees have been laid off in the tech industry, according to tracking site

 | Dan Grossman

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There's a push to train more ironworkers

Apprenticeship programs that offer free on-the-job training are available across the country.

 | Tomas Hoppough

Nurses walk through a hospital hallway.

Finding solutions to address nursing shortage

More and more hospitals are having trouble filling nurse vacancies, while nurses are pushing for more support and better pay.

 | Matt Pearl

Employees in the office

Why are office dress codes changing?

The trend gained traction in recent years as employees shift back from Zoom meeting leisure to the office.

 | Melina Chalkia

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Quiet hiring: The latest work trend

Career experts say there are a few reasons for its resurgence — including recession concerns and companies wanting to do more with less.

 | Scripps News Staff

Marta Mejia

Culinary Academy of Las Vegas helps drive a historic employment rate

The academy says it's making it so anybody interested in the hospitality sector can take that next big step in their career.

 | Elizabeth Ruiz

Hiring sign displayed for snow operators and snow shovelers.

More states considering changes to child labor laws to fill jobs

States like Iowa and Minnesota are considering legislation that would expand the types of jobs and number of hours teens can work.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Maryland proposes 4-day workweek; companies find success with model

The new trend could become a way to keep people in their jobs longer and work fewer hours without losing pay. Some companies are already doing it.

 | Axel Turcios

Stations at a clothing factory are shown.

Sweatshops are still running in the US, but labor laws are changing

This edition of "Better Beauty" explores the fashion industry's history of labor abuses. A new law could shift the U.S. into resolution.

 | Scripps News Staff

A California prison inmate cleans a newly installed headstone.

US depends on prison labor, but is slow to mandate fair conditions

Companies across the U.S. are dependent on prison labor to make their products, but the workers face unfair pay without much room to argue.

 | Jamal Andress

a Starship first-stage Super Heavy booster performs an engine-firing test at the launch pad in Boca Chica, Texas

SpaceX receives pushback from Texas residents for testing rockets

Since 2014 SpaceX has made Boca Chica Beach in Brownsville, Texas, home. From there it tests rockets and launches them into space.

 | John Mone

Workers stand near underbodies of cars.

Declining health in men could be hurting the manufacturing industry

Manufacturing jobs are finding it hard to fill open roles, and one researcher says a decline in health among men aged 25 to 54 is to blame.

 | Bianca Facchinei

Amie Ward is pictured on a phone.

This bartender is pushing to improve health in her industry

A bartender who noticed others in her industry struggling with their health developed a training program to help them alleviate stress and pain.

 | Chris Conte

A dog being walked on a leash

The pandemic pet boom has allowed some dog walkers to make six figures

A meteoric rise in pet ownership translated to a record $157 million in revenue for pet gig service Rover during just the third quarter of 2022.

 | Dan Grossman

A person types on a laptop.

From Great Resignation to Great Rethink, the workforce is changing

Many people left their jobs amid the pandemic, but experts found workers are actually switching jobs to find more flexible environments.

 | Jessie Cohen

A correctional officer walks into a prison.

This is how South Carolina is fixing the correctional officer shortage

A lack of correctional officers across the country is expected to worsen, but South Carolina is making changes to recruit and retain more workers.

 | Tomas Hoppough

A help wanted sign in a storefront

Why are more states changing pay transparency laws?

New laws mean more employers are required to share salary data with prospective employees.

 | Scripps News Staff

Man working, delivering heating oil.

US added a strong 517,000 jobs in January despite Fed hikes

Companies are still seeking more workers and are hanging on tightly to the ones they have.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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

A person joins in on a Zoom call on their laptop

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.

 | Dan Grossman

A man stands outside a building with a clipboard.

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