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Food Industry Giant's Walmart-Style Labor Practices Leave Bad Taste in Mouth

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business
Julie Gutman Dickinson

When you hear about poverty wages and extreme anti-union tactics practiced by the largest company of its kind in the world, it's natural to think of Walmart. But California-based Taylor Farms is giving the retail giant a run for its money.

Try Before You Buy: The Benefits of Temporary Workers

Josh Tolan | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
Josh Tolan

Temporary hiring is a growing trend, and it's not hard to see why. While employers are reducing their full-time hiring, the need for temporary talent is only increasing.

Temp Work Isn't Only Insecure -- It's More Dangerous Too

ProPublica | Michael Grabell, Olga Pierce and Jeff Larson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

by Olga Pierce, Jeff Larson and Michael Grabell, ProPublica, Dec. 18A version of this story was produced by Univision and will air tonight at 6:30 p.m...

Temp Jobs Jump More Than 50 Percent During So-Called Recovery

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 07.09.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Hiring is exploding in the one corner of the U.S. economy where few want to be hired: Temporary work. From Wal-Mart to General Motors t...

Amazon Workers Say Bosses Intimidated Them With Neo-Nazi Garb

AP | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business

BERLIN — Online retailer Amazon said Thursday it will investigate reports that temporary staff at its logistics centers in Germany were subjecte...

Beach House Owning CEO's Company Fights Ex-Workers' Unemployment Claims

Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

The company responsible for staffing a Pennsylvania Amazon warehouse is fighting to keep some former workers from getting their unemployment benefits,...

Dave Jamieson

Low-Wage Hotel Workers Win Settlement

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business

A group of low-wage Indianapolis hotel workers who sued their employer for allegedly shorting them on pay have settled a lawsuit they claim has helped...

Chicago Is Seoul, Bangkok, Jakarta...

Ed Shurna | Posted 01.26.2013 | Chicago
Ed Shurna

While in Seoul I witnessed the result of our global economy. But more than this, I witnessed the world wide connection of the work I do with the homeless in Chicago. By organizing low wage workers, we are part of a world wide struggle for justice.

Dave Jamieson

Workers Strike At Walmart Warehouse

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business

Workers at a Walmart-contracted warehouse in Southern California went on strike Wednesday to demand better conditions at their facility, according to ...

Talent-as-a-Service: Why TaaS Is Here to Stay and How Workers Can Benefit From It

Liran Kotzer | Posted 12.31.2012 | Small Business
Liran Kotzer

It makes sense for small businesses to bring in short-term hires to deal with peaks in the overall workload, while keeping the organization lean when there is a trough. This isn't exactly a new phenomenon in itself but it's now something that is more common among all types of business.

Dave Jamieson

City Tries To Curb Hotels' Reliance On Temp Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

In a move that could stem the use of temp agencies in Indianapolis' hotel industry, city lawmakers have passed an ordinance that backers say would mak...

A Temporary Solution for Jobless College Grads

Dr. Bonnie Snyder | Posted 09.15.2012 | College
Dr. Bonnie Snyder

The latest jobs report is in, and the employment picture is still bleak, especially for those just emerging from college. More than two million college graduates are now unemployed and millions more are underemployed.

Good News For The Job Market?

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

By Nick Zieminski NEW YORK, March 9 (Reuters) - Companies that provide temporary labor are seeing more contract workers hired as perm...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart-Contracted Warehouse Jobs Saved By Judge

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

Just days ago, it appeared that a hundred low-wage workers at a Walmart-contracted warehouse in California would lose their jobs after publicly accusi...

Spain Approves Reforms Designed To Address Youth Unemployment Crisis

AP | By DANIEL WOOLLS | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business

MADRID -- Spain's main political powers agreed to amend the constitution Friday to make the government legally obliged to keep its deficit low, an eff...

U.S. Economy Growing Faster Than Rivals, But Creating Far Fewer Jobs

AP | PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 05.31.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The United States is out of step with the rest of the world's richest industrialized nations: Its economy is growing faster than th...

Use Of Temporary Workers Becomes More Permanent

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Temporary workers are starting to look, well, not so temporary. Despite a surge this year in short-term hiring, many American businesses are still sk...

IRS Will Audit 6,000 Businesses and Some May Owe Lots of Money

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

.before you decide to convert all of your employees to independent contractors, you need to know the difference as defined by federal and state law. The IRS is gunning for businesses that mischaracterize employee.

The Democrats' New Immigration Plan: Outdoing Arizona in Bigotry

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

The "Democrats" finally revealed their immigration plan today. What's not to like about this proposal -- if you're that bigoted woman poor Gordon Bro...

A Tale of (Mis)Communication in the Corporate Workplace

Leonard Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leonard Jacobs

This is a tale about poor communication in the American workplace. And why, when companies are struggling and unemployment remains high, we sometimes have no one to blame for our problems but ourselves.

Employers Are Hiring More Temporary Workers - But They May Not Hire Permanent Workers Anytime Soon

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — It's not the signal it used to be. When employers hire temporary staff after a recession, it's long been seen as a sign they'll so...

The Myth of the Disposable Worker

Sue Allon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sue Allon

It doesn't take much of an imagination to picture the stress of not knowing if you'll be working next week, or of having no benefits.

Temporary Workers Still Nervous, Many Businesses Are Hiring

nytimes.com | LOUIS UCHITELLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The hiring of temporary workers has surged, suggesting that the nation's employers might soon take the next step, bringing on permanent workers, if th...