Stories tagged: work
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.5% in September, the lowest level in nearly five decades, even though employers appeared to turn more cautious and slowed their hiring.
UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019
Idaho recorded a 2.8% unemployment rate for June, marking the 19th consecutive month the rate has stayed below 3%
Fri., July 5, 2019
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.
Thu., May 23, 2019
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.
Wed., Jan. 23, 2019
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 …
Sun., Oct. 7, 2018
General Motors is ranked No. 1 in the world for gender equality in the workplace.
Fri., Sept. 28, 2018
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 …
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017
Dear Annie advice column for Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017
Six construction workers were injured when a building that was under construction collapsed in the southwestern Idaho town of Parma.
Fri., June 16, 2017
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 …
Fri., March 10, 2017
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 …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017
Employers in Oregon would be prohibited from banning marijuana use by employees during their days off under a bill introduced in the Oregon Senate.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016
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.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016
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.
Tue., June 21, 2016
Millions of Americans aren’t taking all the vacation time they’ve earned – and that’s a commentary on America’s new work culture.
Sun., Oct. 4, 2015
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 …
Sun., Dec. 8, 2013
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 …
Sun., June 17, 2012
Kennard Kapstafer, 78 Job description: The Pediatric Associates of Spokane doctor has been a pediatrician since 1962.
Sat., March 31, 2012
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 …
Sun., May 22, 2011
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 …
Thu., Feb. 3, 2011
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.