Stickers, ear plugs and other free gifts are display at the U.S. Air Force recruiting tent prior to a NASCAR race

Why Is Military Recruitment Low?

Military recruitment is the lowest it's been in years, due in part to the pandemic creating a lack of opportunities to recruit in schools.

 | Lauren Magarino

A Peloton logo is seen on the company's stationary bicycle

Why Are Layoffs On The Rise?

Companies are beginning to lay off employees, and are in a hiring freeze amid inflation and an upcoming recession.

 | Bianca Facchinei

Job seekers line up outside the New Hampshire Works employment security job center.

Fewer Americans Filed For Jobless Benefits Last Week

The unemployment rate dipped to 3.5%, tying a 50-year low reached just before the coronavirus pandemic slammed the U.S. economy in early 2020.

 | AP

Kaiser Permanente mental health workers and supporters march outside a Kaiser facility in Sacramento

California Mental Health Workers Go On Strike

Mental health clinicians are going on strike, as many providers complain their patients aren't getting the help they need.

 | James Packard

Pro-union pins sit on a table during a watch party for Starbucks' employees union election

Starbucks Asks Labor Board To Halt Union Votes Temporarily

Starbucks alleges St. Louis labor board officials made special arrangements for pro-union workers to vote in person at its office.

 | AP

Job applicants fill out forms

U.S. Weekly Unemployment Claims Rise By 14,000 To 262,000

Applications for jobless aid have risen five out of the last six weeks, and the four-week average rose to its highest point since November.

 | AP

A Chipotle sign hangs outside the chain restaurant

Chipotle To Pay NYC Workers $20M For Violating Labor Laws

The settlement covers about 13,000 employees who worked at the chain's New York City outlets between 2017 and this year.

 | AP

A "help wanted" sign is seen at an Allstate insurance office.

Applications For U.S. Jobless Claims Up Again Last Week

The Labor Department's jobs report for July, due out Friday, is expected to show that employers tacked on another 250,000 jobs last month.

 | AP

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Explaining U.S. Tipping Practices

There are several places where it's customary to tip service workers, but only five reasons why we engage in this behavior in the first place.

 | Bianca Facchinei and Simon Kaufman

A hiring sign

What's Happened To Hiring Practices?

How is it that everybody’s hiring yet millions of Americans are still looking for jobs?

 | James Packard and Maya Saenz

A poster listing classroom rules

School Districts Are Scrambling To Find Teachers

School districts are facing a nationwide teacher shortage amid pandemic burnout, low salaries and rising housing costs.

 | Meg Hilling

WWE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Vince McMahon

How NDAs Can Hide Stories Of Sexual Misconduct

NDAs are creating issues in the workplace, for allegedly hiding sexual misconduct among employees.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Americans Filing Jobless Claims At Highest Level In 8 Months

Applications for unemployment benefits for the week ending July 16 rose by 7,000 to 251,000, up from the previous week's 244,000.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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Delays With USPS Delivery In Multiple States

Major staffing shortages are causing delays in USPS mail deliveries in multiple states, including Montana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Massachusetts.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

Mail piled up at a U.S. post office in Bozeman, Montana

Mail Piling Up In Montana Due To USPS Staffing Shortages

Residents in Bozeman, Montana, spoke with Newsy about what they call massive delays in their mail service.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

A person uses an emoji while on a cell phone.

Emojis Have Become A Questionable Part Of Workplace Communication

Though emojis have now become a regular form of texting, it's still unclear how they come across at work.

 | Casey Mendoza

A formerly incarcerated person speaks about his workforce reentry program

Dire U.S. Labor Shortage Provides Opportunity For Ex-Prisoners

Some studies have shown that stable jobs are a major factor in reducing recidivism.

 | AP

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U.S. Jobless Claims Rise To 235K, Most In Nearly 6 Months

Applications for unemployment benefits for the week ending July 2 rose by 4,000 from the previous week, according to the Labor Department.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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Delta Pilots Picket To Demand Better Pay And Working Conditions

Airline executives are meeting Thursday with the FAA over a recent rise in cancellations and delays.

 | James Packard

Delta Air Lines plane.

Delta Pilots Picket Across The Country Demanding Increased Pay

This comes as passengers deal with flight cancelations and delays during the summer months.

 | Stephen Graddick IV and Maura Sirianni

Fire crews work to tame wildfires

Labor Shortage Compounds Federal Firefighters' Staffing Woes

Wildfire season is raging across the western U.S. and fierce competition for workers is exacerbating challenges for agencies that employ firefighters.

 | AP and Scott Withers

People wait in line at the airport.

Pandemic, Economy Impacts Continue To Hurt Airlines Globally

Pilots are working more overtime than ever, and one airport leader says the system won't get healthier until the world is on the mend.

 | James Packard

A woman works on a computer.

How Sharing Your Salary Can Help Make Your Job More Equitable

Gen Z is making pay transparency more common, and now some states are creating laws to require it.

 | Scripps News Staff

Brittney Griner is congratulated on a play.

How Pay Disparities In Women's Sports Pushes Them To Go International

Brittney Griner said she's exhausted from having to go overseas to play basketball.

 | Meg Hilling

People walk past a downtown Zara store.

Cities Are Taking A Financial Hit As More People Work From Home

Businesses that would typically see customers coming from work nearby are seeing a decrease in revenue.

 | Scripps News Staff

A Delta Airlines flight attendant walks down the aisle of a plane.

Delta To Begin Paying Flight Attendants During Boarding

Delta said the change will take effect in June, and it comes on top of 4% pay raises granted to flight attendants last month.

 | AP

Trucker Diane Mcnair-Smith.

Female Trucking Group Offers New Beginnings To Future Truckers

Diane McNair-Smith is pushing hard for more women to get involved in the industry long dominated by men.

 | Meg Hilling

Uber logo on sign outside airport

Ride-Share Drivers Strike Over Uber, Lyft Fuel Surcharges

Some drivers went on strike for St. Patrick's Day, saying the new surcharges — meant to help address rising fuel costs — don't go far enough.

 | Christine Stanwood and Scripps News Staff

A hiring sign at a restaurant

Today's Trends In Teen Employment

Where and when U.S. teenagers are working is changing.

 | Scripps News Staff

U.S. dollars

Explaining The Minimum Wage

Actual minimum wages vary from state to state. Changing the national minimum requires an act of Congress.

 | Scripps News Staff