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Kenya Mills sees the struggle women face through a Zoom screen as they take care of their families and look for the right job. As a social worker for the Clark County School District, she spent the school year watching mothers balance the need to provide – both in paychecks and in child care. Dozens …

LONDON (AP) – Here’s some of what happened as the world was distracted by the coronavirus: Hungary has banned the public performance of homosexuality. China shut down Hong Kong’s last pro-democracy newspaper. The Brazilian government has praised the dictatorship. And Belarus hijacked an airliner to arrest a journalist. COVID-19 has absorbed the energies of the …

Tim Wu helped draft a broad antitrust decree, which Joe Biden signed on Friday.Photograph by Valerie Chiang / NYT / Redux In 2018, Columbia law professor Tim Wu published a book claiming that giant corporate monopolies were not only an economic burden on the U.S. economy, but a serious threat to democracy. The golden age …

WASHINGTON, July 10 — Mia Dell, policy director at the Service Employees International Union, has issued a public comment on the Office of Management and Budget notice entitled “Methods and Leading Practices for Advancing Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through Government”. The comment was written and posted on July 6, 2021: * * * …

First VIC The Andrews Labor government is setting up an independent inquiry into economic fairness for Victorian women to tackle long-standing systemic inequalities and find solutions to issues such as wage inequality and barriers on the workplace to women’s success. The survey will examine the extent, nature and depth of workplace and economic inequalities for …

More than nine million Americans said in May that they wanted jobs and couldn’t find them. Companies said they had more than nine million jobs open that weren’t filled, a record high. As the economy reopens, the process of matching laid-off workers to jobs is proving to be slow and complicated, a contrast to the …

The latest data on job vacancies and workforce turnover show a record number of openings but a slowdown in hiring. Here a person asked for help in Queens, NY on a recent day. Spencer Platt / Getty Images Text size Job vacancies hit a new high in May as hires fell for the first time …

Len Semplice really tries to bring workers to his restaurants. Semplice owns Redbeard’s Bar & Grill on Mount Washington and Redbeard’s on Sixth in downtown Pittsburgh. Offers of higher wages and additional benefits do not allow this to be done. “It still doesn’t work,” Semplice said. Semplice cut Redbeard’s hours, closing at 11 p.m. instead …

Register for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up to date with the latest coronavirus news across New York City Some 95 percent of Americans identify as part of the middle class and working poor. Wages, adjusted for inflation, have stagnated for over 40 years and good jobs have left our country to places where labor …

WASHINGTON – As the U.S. labor market rebounds this summer and the need for workers intensifies, employers likely won’t have a chance to relax anytime soon. Labor shortages are likely to persist for years after the economy quickly reopens in its growing pains. Consider that the number of people of working age did something last …