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UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

Idaho’s unemployment rate stays under 3% mark

Idaho recorded a 2.8% unemployment rate for June, marking the 19th consecutive month the rate has stayed below 3%


U.S. adds solid 224,000 jobs; Fed rate cut may be less certain

U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy’s durability after more than a decade of expansion.


Poll finds older Americans more likely to believe they face workplace discrimination

A poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research says about half of Americans think there’s age discrimination in the workplace.


Hundreds of IRS workers skip work, citing hardship

Hundreds of Internal Revenue Service employees have received permission to skip work during the partial government shutdown due to financial hardship, and union leaders said Tuesday they expect that number …


GM named No. 1 company in world for gender equality

General Motors is ranked No. 1 in the world for gender equality in the workplace.


Disabled clients left in lurch after Washington state ends contract with job rehab program

A company called Compass Career Solutions had its contract with the state to provide job training and coaching for clients with disabilities terminated in August, after state officials said workers …


DEAR ANNIE: Adventures in social media

Dear Annie advice column for Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.


6 workers injured when building under construction collapses

Six construction workers were injured when a building that was under construction collapsed in the southwestern Idaho town of Parma.


Decades-old work-study program faces major cuts

Hannah Zwick put herself through college by working as a fundraiser for her university under the federal work-study program. She liked the job so much that she decided to pursue …


Still checking work email on vacation? This employer says ‘Stop’

No-email vacation policies are one way employers are dealing with the stress of the modern workplace, where technology allows people to field work emails late into the night and first …


New bill: Workers can’t be barred from smoking pot off-hours

Employers in Oregon would be prohibited from banning marijuana use by employees during their days off under a bill introduced in the Oregon Senate.


Wells Fargo faces Labor Department review for possible workplace violations

The Labor Department has launched a “top-to-bottom review” of how Wells Fargo & Co. treated employees as it pushed the aggressive sales quotas that led to the bank’s fake-accounts scandal.


75 percent of Americans plan to work in retirement

When it comes to retirement, a whopping 75 percent of Americans say they plan to work “as long as possible” in retirement, according to a new report from Bankrate.com.


Robert J. Samuelson: Are you a ‘work martyr’?

Millions of Americans aren’t taking all the vacation time they’ve earned – and that’s a commentary on America’s new work culture.


Election preview: Spokane Proposition 1, the Worker Bill of Rights

Spokane Proposition 1, the Worker Bill of Rights, is a four-pronged proposition that would amend the city charter to require large employers to pay workers a “family wage,” ensure equal …


Employers take steps to fight worker burnout

Volkswagen turns off some employees’ email 30 minutes after their shifts end. Goldman Sachs is urging junior staff to take weekends off. BMW is planning new rules that will keep …


Older workers admit they can’t sit still

Kennard Kapstafer, 78 Job description: The Pediatric Associates of Spokane doctor has been a pediatrician since 1962.


Study finds bringing pets to work helps reduce stress

If your office seems like it’s going to the dogs, try bringing your dogs to the office. Researchers reported Friday that bringing Rover to work seems to reduce stress on …


Caldwell: Good news, good jobs work well together

April was a good month for Washington’s unemployed: 5,800 of them went back to work. The gain raised the 12-month improvement to 41,500, a good-news story even if those still …


Prison bakery to use regional wheat

Domestic violence put him behind bars 10 years ago, but Donald Kanne has plans for a better life when he leaves prison. And he owes it in part to dough.