Seagate to cut more than 2,000 China jobs: reports
Jan 14, 2017
US hard-disk drive manufacturer Seagate Technology will lay off more than 2,000 Chinese workers as it shutters a factory in eastern China, reports said Saturday, prompting anger among employees.
Research shows $15 California minimum wage has big impact on pay, none on jobs
Jan 12, 2017
For the first time, economists at the University of California, Berkeley have measured the likely pay and job impacts of California's scheduled statewide $15 minimum wage increase by 2023.
Rise in worker happiness leads to an increase in productivity
Dec 15, 2016
A new report to be published on IZA World of Labor finds that a rise in workers' happiness leads to an increase in productivity; and companies would profit from investment in their employees' well-being, following research ...
Pesticide poisoning stops bees from finding flowers, new research shows
Dec 13, 2016
New research published today in the journal Scientific Reports has shown how poisoning by pesticides can affect bees' spatial memories leading them to forget where they have been, making feeding less efficient and potentially ...
Reseracher finds 'identity loan' common in undocumented workers
Dec 12, 2016
A new study from the University of Colorado Denver challenges portrayals of identity theft in workplaces dominated by undocumented immigrants.
Perceived long-term job insecurity puts pressure on older workers
Dec 07, 2016
The long-term threat of getting a pink slip is giving some older workers the blues.
Work-life laws privilege brothel and community interests
Dec 06, 2016
Work-life laws and policies are put in place primarily to protect workers. However, for legal prostitutes working in Nevada's brothels these laws and policies are instead geared towards brothel and community interests, finds ...
Honey bee teenagers speed up the ageing process of their elders
Dec 06, 2016
In honey bee colonies, a single queen is laying eggs from which thousands of worker bees are born. At a young age, workers care for the brood, then build and defend the nest and eventually, towards the end of their lives, ...
Act now to prevent exodus of older workers, businesses urged
Nov 28, 2016
Measures should be taken by employers to ensure older workers don't become demotivated and head into early retirement, according to a new report.
Compassion fatigue widespread among foster carers
Nov 22, 2016
The needs of children traumatised through abuse, neglect and loss, combined with a lack of appropriate support from fostering agencies, means that many foster carers are suffering from compassion fatigue, according to new ...