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Apple will have strict Covid testing rules for its unvaccinated employees

October 21, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Bloomberg reports that the daily testing will apply to employees who decline to report their vaccination status to Apple. Vaccinated staff, in contrast, will be required to take rapid tests once per week. Only Apple’s unvaccinated corporate employees will be […]


Industry, Workforce

Gov. DeSantis announces $6M Florida Job Growth Grant Fund for Sumter County

October 20, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

On Friday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the state had awarded Sumter County a $6 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to complete a one and a half-mile road expansion serving a 300-acre industrial park. The road expansion will create […]


Industry, Workforce

‘We are tired’: USPS employees feel toll from retention challenges

October 18, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The Postal Service, ramping up its workforce for its peak holiday season and looking to avoid a repeat of last year’s widespread mail and package delays, still faces a critical employee shortage as well as persistent challenges retaining new hires. […]


Hardware & Software, Industry, Tech, Workforce

Commerce head out to save US jobs, 1 computer chip at a time

October 18, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

Gina Raimondo only wears watches made by Bulova — a company that laid off her scientist father, closed its Rhode Island factory and moved production to China in 1983. The watches give Raimondo, the U.S. commerce secretary, a sense of […]


Industry, Workforce

Wage theft hits immigrants — hard

October 14, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Audelia Molina, a Mexican immigrant, was earning 10 cents for every garment she trimmed at a factory in Los Angeles, America’s clothing-assembly capital. Her wage was so meager that she started putting in 11-hour days to drive up production. When […]


Education, Industry, Workforce

Students Can Now Earn up to $72,000 Annually, Federal HR Director Says

October 5, 2021

Via: Nextgov

Office of Personnel Management Director Kiran Ahuja on Monday encouraged students at George Mason University to consider pursuing a career in the federal government as officials work to revamp hiring and internships and rebuild agency workforces. In a conversation with […]


Health Care, Industry, Workforce

COVID vaccine mandate takes effect for NYC teachers, staff

October 4, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

A COVID-19 vaccine requirement for teachers and other staff members took effect Monday in New York City’s million-plus-student public school system, in a key test of the employee vaccination mandates being rolled out across the country. The city had planned […]


Industry, Workforce

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Buddies Tried to Get the VA to Sell Access to Veterans’ Medical Records

September 29, 2021

Via: Government Executive

Former President Donald Trump empowered associates from his private club to pursue a plan for the Department of Veterans Affairs to monetize patient data, according to documents newly released by congressional investigators. As ProPublica first reported in 2018, a trio […]


Industry, Workforce

TSA head says more union rights coming to airport screeners

September 29, 2021

Via: FCW

Transportation Security Administrator David Pekoske told lawmakers on Wednesday that addressing low pay for airport screeners is a top priority and that he’d soon sign a directive extending full collective bargaining rights to screeners. “I would note that we have […]


Industry, Workforce

Biden nominates 9 candidates for federal prosecutor posts

September 28, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden is nominating nine lawyers to run U.S. attorney’s offices across the country, a diverse group of candidates in the latest round of picks for the top law enforcement positions. The nominations, announced by the White House on […]