Another strong jobs report

The American economy continues its strong performance. Employers added 228,000 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate remained at a 17-year low of 4.1%, the government reported Friday. The report also showed that on average weekly paychecks increased by 3.1% over the last 12-months, the first time that reading has topped 3% in nearly seven […]

What to look for in the November jobs report

The monthly jobs report — one of the most closely watched measures of the U.S. economy — is due out Friday morning. Here are four questions to consider when the numbers come out at 8:30 a.m. ET: How low can unemployment go? The unemployment rate stands at 4.1%, the lowest rate in 17 years. It […]

Brexit breakthrough; U.S. jobs report; Shutdown averted

1. Brexit breakthrough: Britain and the European Union reached a Brexit milestone on Friday, breaking a deadlock that allows talks to move onto a crucial second phase. Negotiations will now turn to trade and the terms of a transition that would allow businesses in the U.K. to adapt to life outside the bloc. The pound […]

GE is cutting 12,000 jobs

General Electric is cutting 12,000 jobs as its new CEO tries to turn the troubled company around. The jobs are in the electrical power division, which makes the giant turbines and generators that the company estimates provide about one-third of the electricity produced around the world. GE is by far the worst-performing stock in the […]

Facebook loves London. It’s creating 800 new jobs

Facebook is not afraid of Brexit. The company is adding 800 tech jobs in London over the next year as it establishes its biggest engineering hub outside the U.S. The announcement coincided with Facebook opening a new office in the center of the city. Once the new jobs are filled, Facebook will employ 2,300 people […]

Retweeting racists would get you fired in most jobs, President Trump

If Donald Trump worked at my university in the UK, he would likely be fired for retweeting the Islamophobic posts of a far-right British group. If Donald Trump was at a teacher at the school that my children attended — alongside Muslims, Christian, Sikhs, Hindus, and Jews — he might be dismissed. If Donald Trump […]

Retweeting racists would get your fired in most jobs, President Trump

If Donald Trump worked at my university in the UK, he would likely be fired for retweeting the Islamophobic posts of a far-right British group. If Donald Trump was at a teacher at the school that my children attended — alongside Muslims, Christian, Sikhs, Hindus, and Jews — he might be dismissed. If Donald Trump […]

375 million jobs may be automated by 2030, study suggests

A new report has a stern warning for the global workforce: stay flexible. The McKinsey Global Institute cautions that as many as 375 million workers will need to switch occupational categories by 2030 due to automation. The work most at risk of automation includes physical jobs in predictable environments, such as operating machinery or preparing […]

Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps Offers Jobs to Young People

The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps offers work experience, job training and educational opportunities to young people who complete recreation and conservation projects on Pennsylvania’s public lands. In addition to hands-on job skills, the program provides learning opportunities weekly in resource management, environmental issues and topics and recreation skills. Corps members also will be provided with workforce […]

Siemens is cutting 6,900 jobs, mostly in Germany and U.S.

Industrial conglomerate Siemens is planning to cut 6,900 jobs, mostly in Germany and the U.S. Most of the job cuts will hit the Siemens unit that provides turbines and services to companies that generate power from oil and gas. The German company said Thursday that the cuts were necessary because it faces increased competition from […]

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