US work & careers

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A year of living dangerously: how Andrew Cuomo fell from grace
The New York governor faces a legendary fall from grace due to allegations of bullying, a cover-up of nursing home Covid deaths and a sexual harassment scandal involving seven women

Ed Pilkington

14, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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So your company uses diversity training. Does it even work?
As racial justice protests swept across the world last summer, companies were having their own internal racial reckonings – but did this translate into results?

Poppy Noor

10, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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'I thought it was going to break me': Covid's brutal toll on working mothers
Mothers who have been laid off, pushed out or unable to find work describe battling circumstances far beyond their control

Katherine Goldstein

24, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Amazon intensifies 'severe' effort to discourage first-ever US warehouse union
Movement to unionize workers in Alabama faces tough opposition as the retail giant launches aggressive anti-union drive

Michael Sainato

03, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The end of the office holiday party – or simply time to get creative?
With the pandemic raging and budgets tight, the sometimes loved, sometimes loathed festive tradition is having to adapt

Miranda Bryant in New York

11, Dec, 2020 @7:15 AM

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Letter signed by 200 Facebook workers demands better pandemic benefits for moderators
Workers are calling for hazard pay for moderators required to return to offices, plus better healthcare and mental health support

Kari Paul

19, Nov, 2020 @12:20 AM

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Thought capitalism couldn't get worse? Meet the workplace 'spiritual consultants' | Jessa Crispin
Employers have figured out how to exploit society’s crisis of meaning – by turning workplaces into sites of cult-like religious devotion

Jessa Crispin

06, Sep, 2020 @10:23 AM

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Job insecurity, low pay, working from home: we're all Millennials now | Jill Filipovic
Millions of people are now working virtually. Take it from a millennial: at best, it’s a mixed bag. At worst, it’s a trap

Jill Filipovic

21, Aug, 2020 @10:17 AM

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US economy suffers worst quarter since the second world war as GDP shrinks by 32.9%
Drop in quarterly gross domestic product comes as 1.43m people file for unemployment benefits, a second week of increases, amid Covid-19 pandemic

Dominic Rushe

30, Jul, 2020 @12:32 PM

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US weekly unemployment claims rise to 1.4m after four months of decline
Figures come as Congress debates an extension to the $600 weekly lifeline for those on unemployment benefits

Dominic Rushe in New York

23, Jul, 2020 @12:38 PM

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The future of workplaces: how Covid-19 will transform office life
Say goodbye to big meetings and staff socials for now and expect staggered workdays and your temperature taken regularly

Cassidy Randall

14, Jul, 2020 @9:15 AM

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US unemployment claims up by 1.3m as states back away from reopening plans
Number of new filings decreased since April peak but remained above a million each week since forced shutdowns began

Lauren Aratani

09, Jul, 2020 @3:45 PM

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