Employment/Jobs

Now Hiring in Pittsburgh: Concert Research Assistant, Film Programmer, Oyster Shucker, and more

Nonprofit External Relations Assistant. The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is a growing non-profit cultural institution seeking an enthusiastic External Relations Assistant to further its mission. The External Relations Assistant maintains the quality of membership and donor records, performs data entry, ensures accurate data inputs in the Garden’s constituent database, and generates reports. This position […]

Why ILO Has Projected Low Employment Rise In 2023

According to the International Labour Organization, global employment will only increase by 1% in 2023, and the current global economic slowdown will probably force more workers to accept lower-quality, lower-paying jobs that lack job security and social protection. According to the ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2023 report, there will only be a […]

WNY union workers are ready for work on wind turbines

This is confirmation that, if done correctly, an offshore wind power project in Lake Erie can bring thousands of high-skilled union jobs to Western New York and provide employment and educational opportunities to underserved communities across the region. Seeing the job creation, community benefits and positive environmental impact of offshore wind in the Atlantic, we […]

Tech layoffs strip the facade of TikTok’s ‘day in the life’ videos

Aspirational workday vlogs once dominated TikTok — but following mass layoffs across the tech industry, videos flexing company perks have been replaced with content about unemployment and labor rights.  The past few months have been particularly brutal in the tech sector, as industry giants slash their workforces amid a stagnating global economy. Google’s parent company, […]

Your Job Probably Achieves Nothing (Bullshit Jobs)

Book Review of Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber is a must-read if you’re seeking a book that will have you rethinking everything you thought you understood about employment. Graeber, an anthropologist, and activist, examine closely how bullshit jobs—unneeded, unsatisfactory, or both—proliferate in our society and how they consume it. He […]

A new generation refuses to keep quiet on age discrimination at work

After business executive Louise McCabe won a high-profile employment tribunal case for age discrimination and whistleblowing she found herself being contacted by people from all over the world sharing similar stories. McCabe, 57, was awarded £125,604 compensation including £20,000 for injury to feelings after winning her case against Selazar, an ecommerce fulfilment service platform where […]

This 72-year-old hopes to retire one day — as soon as she raises enough money on GoFundMe

By Leslie Albrecht Only about half of U.S. workers have access to 401(k) accounts, but even those that do may struggle to save enough to retire. GoFundMe campaigns have been raising piles of cash for older Walmart workers who want to retire — but the heartwarming stories about sudden windfalls mask a dark reality about […]

‘It is an employer’s market’: Tech layoffs may have turned the Great Resignation into the Great Recommitment

By Jon Swartz The ‘Muskification’ of the tech workforce is leading to changes for the workplace as well as for those considering their next move, executives and employees tell MarketWatch The flood of Big tech layoffs has again upended the dynamic between employers and employees, workers and executives say, leading to prolonged job searches and […]

Lots of summer jobs available in Waterloo region, but students say they’re not told about opportunities

Seeing snow on the ground may make it hard to believe, but employers are already looking ahead to the warmer months. In Waterloo region, the cities and townships have announced they’re looking for young people to fill various seasonal jobs. The Township of Wilmot said in a press release that student job opportunities are a chance for […]

Seattle, Austin, Boston Best Metro Areas for STEM Professionals

The top three metro areas for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals cuts a line clear across the United States, with West Coast metropolis Seattle in the top spot, followed by Texas startup hub Austin and East Coast college town Boston rounding out the trio. These were among the findings from WalletHub’s “2023’s Best […]

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