Posts tagged Employment

    Americans are taking more control over their work lives – because they have to

    January 6, 2023 // In research I’ve been conducting on side hustles in the sharing economy, I am finding that many people take these gigs to compensate for limited control in their “traditional” jobs. Although gig work comes with its own set of challenges – lack of benefits is a key one – people feel liberated by greater control over where, when and how they work. Switching on an app shifts allegiance from one company to another. Turning off an app ends the workday in an instant. People rely on side hustles to earn additional income but also because of the freedom that comes from being an independent worker. Another benefit of portfolioing is hedging risk. Sudden layoffs, such as those recently affecting the tech industry, leave people feeling exposed to financial hardship and identity loss from being involuntarily sent to the exit. When facing difficult times at one job, people can turn to other parts of their career portfolio for security and stability.

    Right-to-work is a sure bet in an uncertain economy

    September 7, 2022 // As economic uncertainty looms, the promise of a sure thing becomes more valuable than ever. Perhaps now is the time for states without right-to-work protections to consider the data and revisit the benefits these laws could bring. They will not only strengthen the economy but also meaningfully improve quality of life for citizens.

    House, Senate GOP Workforce Leaders Demand Investigation into NLRB Misconduct

    August 25, 2022 // Today, House Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC); Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Republican Leader Richard Burr (R-NC); House Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Republican Leader Rick Allen (R-GA); and Senate Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee Republican Leader Mike Braun (R-IN) sent a letter to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Inspector General David Berry to request an immediate investigation into allegations that NLRB officials intervened inappropriately in ongoing union organization efforts at Starbucks stores across the country. Inspector General David Berry,

    Some older workers are being welcomed back to the workforce

    July 19, 2022 // Return Utah is currently unique among state governments. Odds are it won’t stay that way for long. Governments at all levels in the competition for talent are increasingly attracted to recruiting experienced workers looking to relaunch their careers. For example, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston joined the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematical) Re-entry Task force and partnered with iRelaunch and the Society of Women Engineers to recently establish its Fed Resurgence program. The career re-entry initiative is designed to attract professionals who took a career break and are now looking to relaunch their careers. Tad Greener, iRelaunch, Career Break,

    Great Resignation: Study finds 40% of workers plan on changing jobs next 6 months

    June 16, 2022 // Robert Half, a global talent solutions firm, reports 4 in 10 workers plan to look for a new job in the next 6 months. The findings indicate a continuation of what has been called the 'great resignation' as many workers opted to change companies during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the company's Job Optimism Report, the top reasons for a career change cited by workers includes earning more money (65%), greater advancement opportunities (39%), and a change sought due to burnout (34%). Adrian Mojica

    President Biden Sides Against Union Rank-and-File

    April 18, 2022 // Of course, siding against workers is not the best look politically. Neither is shutting down transparency. The Biden Administration understandably rolled back the transparency regulation very quietly. Biden’s Labor Department killed the rule without fanfare on December 30 — the day before the New Year’s Eve holiday, when most union members and the press enjoyed Christmas vacations.

    What Is Happening in This Unprecedented U.S. Labor Market?

    December 8, 2021 // SUMMARYNever before has the United States experienced a labor shortage of today’s magnitude. Particularly extraordinary is that the current labor shortage exists alongside still-high unemployment and rising compensation packages, which should spur more workers into jobs. The employment gap equals about 5.8 million workers—3.7 percent of the workforce. Government policies enacted in the name of COVID-19 relief seem to have consistently held employment back, and the looming multitrillion-dollar tax-and-spend, central-planning package threatens to cement the weak employment market.