Job Openings in Manufacturing Remain Elevated

March 9, 2023 Ryan Secard Separations are slowing, but the number of job openings is still higher than the number of people looking for work. While job openings in the overall economy are falling, unfilled positions in manufacturing remain roughly stable. The latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover report from the Department of Labor foundRead More

USAA Tells Staff, Your Remote Job Is No Longer Remote

By Chip Cutter March 2, 2023, 1:34 pm ET Many bosses are calling workers back to the office. One big U.S. company told people hired on a remote basis that they need to start coming in. The financial-services company USAA notified some staff on Monday that they would soon be required to show up inRead More

Long-Robust U.S. Labor Market Shows Signs of Cooling

By Jon Hilsenrath WALL STREET JOURNAL March 1, 2023 5:30 am ET Demand for U.S. workers shows signs of slowing, a long-anticipated development that is showing up in private-sector job postings even while official government reports indicate the labor market keeps running hot. ZipRecruiter Inc. and Recruit Holdings Co., two large online recruiting companies, sayRead More

Over Half of US Manufacturing Employees Plan to Leave Their Jobs in 2023: Survey

Feb. 27, 2023 Surveyed factory workers cite PTO and high-tech facilities as top personal priorities for their workplaces. A new survey of factory workers by Austin, Texas-based business software company Epicor reveals that high turnover is likely to remain a major feature of the manufacturing sector through 2023, and that many frontline workers tend toRead More

Leadership on Point: You’ve Set the Strategy, Now Ace the Alignment

Feb. 15, 2023   Empowered execution is key. People on the front line have to understand the priorities of the company and be ready and able to make decisions that make a difference. Carolyn Hendrickson At this point in the year, most businesses have set their goals, are putting the final touches on their strategicRead More

For Remote Workers, These U.S. Cities Are Great Places to Live

The Wall Street Journal identifies cities with the attributes that people say they want most when working remotely. Use our tool to find the best city for you.   Springfield, Mo., topped The Wall Street Journal’s list of places to work remotely. The area has a relatively low cost of living and access to high-speedRead More

Need Workers? Hiring Job Seekers With a Criminal Record Can Be the Right Move

In a tight labor market, more companies are seeing the benefit of giving every candidate a fair chance. Any experienced hiring manager knows that sometimes the best talent comes from unexpected places. And as businesses navigate a persistently tight job market, they’re turning to traditionally overlooked talent pools—including job seekers with a criminal record, suchRead More

Here Comes the 60-Year Career

As people live longer, healthier lives, the traditional 40-year career will become a thing of the past. But that’s going to require a new mind-set—and a lot more planning.   By Carol Hymowitz Feb. 12, 2023 9:00 am ET Get ready for longer careers. Probably much longer. Charlotte Japp is setting the groundwork for it. Since graduating fromRead More

Jobs Market Parties Like It’s 1969

Blowout employment report doesn’t jibe with recent tech layoffs, but overall labor picture is a lot more buoyant By Justin Lahart As interest rates rise and companies tighten their belts, white-collar workers have taken the brunt of layoffs and job cuts, breaking with the usual pattern leading into a downturn. WSJ explains why many professionalsRead More

Pay Transparency Laws Force Employers to Address Pay Parity

December 13, 2022 | Author: Rosie Greaves, LaborIQ Staff Writer The new year will bring many changes to the way companies disclose their pay ranges. A prominent driver of this is, no doubt, incoming pay transparency legislation. Soon, several U.S. states will enact pay parity laws that force organizations that previously withheld compensation structure informationRead More