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Can Brick and Mortar Compete with Digital on Price? | eMarketer Retail

Brick-and-mortar retailers may be able to wow shoppers with wonderful touch-and-feel experiences and in-person customer service, but they are still …

Trends

OSHA investigating N.H. explosion that killed painter

An explosion that killed a 46-year-old painter working on an unfinished home in New Boston, N.H., Tuesday morning was caused by propane gas, state …

Boston

IT Department Hiring Now at Zero Growth

There may be evidence that the movement to cloud computing and workplace automation is slowing IT hiring.<p>IT department hiring has flatlined, and …

Business Technology

Trump shines on regulatory reform

President Donald Trump is having a tough time delivering on lofty campaign promises ranging from immigration reform and repealing Obamacare to …

Conservative View

How Amazon Plans To Expand

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA—In an effort to keep its women employees fully engaged at their jobs, Google announced Friday the launch of a new company-wide …

Humor

Michigan farmers address worker shortage with visa program

The thought of a worker shortage has Fred Leitz worried.<p>Seasonal migrant workers are a necessity for farmers across Michigan who spend most of the …

Agriculture

5 things Trump did this week while you weren't looking

From updated guidelines on driverless cars to new visa sanctions, Trump continues to change policy.<p>President Donald Trump’s unexpected dalliance with the other party continued this week as he appeared—maybe—to agree with the Democratic leadership over the so-called Dreamers brought to the U.S. as …

Politics

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know this Friday.<p><b>1. Google parent company Alphabet is reportedly considering investing $1 billion (£743 million) in Lyft.</b> Alphabet's self-driving car company Waymo already collaborates with Lyft.<p><b>2. Softbank reportedly wants to invest $10 billion</b> …

U.S. Government

Open season for hiring

When you visit the “jobs” section of a company’s website, you can see how many openings it has available. But you can’t tell how desperate it may be …

Employment

Google is being sued for paying women less than men. So what’s new?

Three women, all former employees, filed a class action suit against Google on Sept. 14, alleging that women are paid less than men at the search giant and are routinely shoved into lower paying jobs despite excellent performance and qualifications. The suit follows one from the US Department of …

Gender

America’s Troubling State of Labor

As Labor Day approached this year, I awaited the lip service of Republicans praising “job creators” and business owners. I knew full well there was …

Social Justice

Kansas unemployment increases to 3.9 percent in August

The Kansas Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent in August, an increase of two-tenths of a percent from July.<p>The …

Business

16 high-paying jobs for people who don't work well with others

If you don't work well with others, you might be better off working a job that doesn't require people skills.<p>To find these jobs, we averaged data from the Occupational Information Network, or O*NET, a US Department of Labor database full of detailed information on more than 900 occupations.<p>O*NET …

Business

The Messy Fight to Feed Immigrants at Ellis Island

When Joseph Haas landed on Ellis Island, he was overwhelmed. The undernourished 14-year-old had been on a boat from Germany for weeks. He was alone. …

Ate

Trump Beach Resort Wants More Foreign Guest Workers

The resort near Miami, which licenses Trump's name, is seeking permission to hire 10 housekeepers, claiming no Americans want the jobs. Companies owned by Trump or bearing his name have sought 380 workers since he launched his presidential campaign.<p>The Trump International Beach Resort, in Sunny …

Donald Trump

Face It: The Trump Boom Is Here

Posted: Sep 12, 2017 12:01 AM<p>Has anyone noticed -- through the fog of Russia, James Comey, Charlottesville and now two monster hurricanes -- that the …

Economy

Study: The Liberal Media’s Summer of Pummeling Trump

The broadcast network evening newscasts remain as hostile as ever towards President Trump and his agenda, although the networks appear to be easing …

Andrew Puzder

Hillary: ‘If I Had Won, I Would Have Been Seen As A Genius’ [VIDEO]

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Sean Spicer

Let’s unlock the untapped potential among millions of disabled people

It seems that the more time passes, the faster time flies. It feels like just yesterday that my wife, Sidney, and I were bringing home our daughter, …

Social Justice

Inside the 11-week, intensive tech boot camp that helps vets get hired

<b>• NS2 Serves puts veterans through an intense, three-month program to help them land jobs.</b><p><b>• Participants receive software training and certifications.</b><p><b>• Retired United States Navy vice admiral Joseph Kernan said that participants also "grow into a team" during the experience.</b><p>Making the transition …

Business

The pay gap between women and men at Google is massive at every level

As it is, the gender wage gap is totally infuriating. We’re aware it stretches across most industries, but the pay gap between male and female Google …

Gender

Rental car workers at Seattle airport win nearly $2 million in lawsuit over $15 minimum wage

Workers here in the first U.S. city to establish a $15-an-hour minimum wage have won another multimillion-dollar settlement in a four-year battle to force employers to abide by the new law.<p>The $2-million settlement announced this week by the state Department of Labor and Industries involves back …

U.S. Government

Google calls The New York Times' report that female Google employees make less than men 'extremely flawed'

Google pushed back on a New York Times report Friday that showed a gender pay gap within the company based on data compiled by employees in a shared internal spreadsheet.<p>The spreadsheet, which had been circulated within the company since 2015, contained salary information from about 1,200 US Google …

Science

Google Employees Organise Their Own Study Of Gender Pay Gap

In April, the US Department of Labor accused Google of gender pay discrimination. The tech behemoth denied the allegations, and when the DoL …

U.S. Government

All the relief money in the world won't rebuild Houston. Undocumented workers will.

Texas leaders need to realize that.<p>As the waters recede, Houston families and insurance agents are surveying the damage to the city: water-logged homes, ruined appliances, sagging roofs, and streets littered with debris.<p>Now the city faces this question: Who is going to rebuild the nation’s …

U.S. Politics

The High Cost of Cheap Fashion

I’m ashamed to admit that despite my long-standing qualms, it took reading this <i>Los Angeles Times</i> expose by Natalie Kritoeff and Victoria Kim to get …

Long-form Journalism

Skilled-labor shortage to impact post-Harvey rebuilding effort

Dive Brief:<p>The skilled-labor shortage that has plagued much of the U.S. for the last few years could prevent the prompt rebuilding of Houston after …

FEMA

The number of schoolchildren who could learn digital skills just exploded

Hundreds of thousands more schoolchildren in Scotland could be taught vital digital skills after a scheme backed by major companies including …

Education

Why Lawyers Taking On Silicon Valley Sexism Say 'It's Far Worse Than People Know'

From Google to Uber, Silicon Valley’s tech giants have a woman problem. Meet Lawless & Lawless, the sisters fighting back<p>On the wall of Lawless & …

Gender

Justice Department drops appeal to save Obama overtime rule

The Justice Department announced on Tuesday that it will not defend an Obama-era Labor Department rule that would have extended overtime benefits to …

Liberal View