Tag: Labor

Industry, Workforce

As employers face labor shortages, Biden administration rolls out playbook for training workers

September 29, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

The Biden administration on Friday is expected to release a playbook on best practices for training workers as the low 3.8% unemployment rate and years of underinvestment have left manufacturers, construction firms and other employers with unfilled jobs. Worker shortages […]

Industry, Workforce

Labor Dept. will offer training on new rules to boost some federal contractors’ wages

August 11, 2023

Via: Government Executive

The Labor Department on Friday announced that it will offer training to federal contractors on recently announced updates to regulations governing how much construction workers on federally funded projects are paid. Vice President Harris on Tuesday announced that the Labor […]

Defense, Industry

Harris calls for new international rules for space after Russia blows up satellite

December 1, 2021


Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday said Russia’s “irresponsible act” last month of blowing up one of its satellites demands a more robust global effort to adopt rules of behavior in orbit to protect national security and defend growing commerce. […]

Federal, Policy

SESO Labor is providing a way for migrant farmworkers to get legally protected work status in the US

February 19, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

As the Biden administration works to bring legislation to Congress to address the endemic problem of immigration reform in America, on the other side of the nation a small California startup called SESO Labor has raised $4.5 million to ensure […]

Federal, Policy

Joe Biden’s new gig

January 20, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

After serving as Obama-Biden campaign manager and White House Deputy Chief of Staff and now living in San Francisco and working with the tech sector, I am hopeful about the Biden-Harris administration’s ability to put in place smart policies and […]

Federal, Policy

Google faces complaint from NLRB alleging surveillance of employees and other labor violations

December 3, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

The National Labor Relations Board today issued a complaint against Google after investigating the firing of several employees last November. The complaint alleges Google violated parts of the National Labor Relations Act by surveilling employees, and generally interfered with, restrained […]

Federal, Policy

Fired Google workers will file federal complaint alleging the company wrongfully terminated them

December 3, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

The four ex-Google employees, also known as the “Thanksgiving Four,” who were fired right before the holiday, are planning to file a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. “We look forward to hearing the NLRB’s findings, which we expect […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

How AI Can Combat Labor Displacement

June 11, 2018

Via: InformationWeek

Artificial intelligence just might be as much a prevention or cure for job loss as a cause. As artificial intelligence enters all aspects of our everyday lives, we must contend with the potential social, economic, and managerial consequences of large-scale […]

State & Local

Governor Quinn, Senator Durbin and Amazon Announce Plans to Create 1,000 Full-Time Jobs in Illinois

March 4, 2015

Via: businesswire

    Governor Pat Quinn, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and, Inc. today announced plans to create more than 1,000 full-time jobs and $75 million in investment in Illinois. Amazon is beginning site selection activities and it plans to open […]