A healthy US economy’s secret ingredient: Immigrant workers, eager to fill jobs

[ad_1] MIAMI — Having fled economic and political chaos in Venezuela, Luisana Silva now loads carpets for a South Carolina rug company. She earns enough to pay rent, buy groceries, gas up her car — and send money home to her parents. Reaching the United States was a harrowing ordeal. Silva, 25, her husband and … Read more

Content creation holds appeal for laid-off workers seeking flexibility

[ad_1] With a compact mirror in one hand and an eyelash curler in the other, Grace Xu told her roughly 300,000 TikTok followers she was likely about to be laid off. She was right, she tells them in a subsequent clip. But she was planning to pursue a different career anyway: as a content creator. … Read more

Content creation holds appeal for laid-off workers seeking flexibility

[ad_1] With a compact mirror in one hand and an eyelash curler in the other, Grace Xu told her roughly 300,000 TikTok followers she was likely about to be laid off. She was right, she tells them in a subsequent clip. But she was planning to pursue a different career anyway: as a content creator. … Read more

Apple lays off more than 600 workers in California

[ad_1] Apple is laying off more than 600 workers in California, marking the company’s first big wave of post-pandemic job cuts amid a broader wave of tech industry consolidation. The iPhone maker notified 614 workers in multiple offices on March 28 that they were losing their jobs, with the layoffs becoming effective on May 27, … Read more

Apple lays off more than 600 workers in California

[ad_1] Apple is laying off more than 600 workers in California, marking the company’s first big wave of post-pandemic job cuts amid a broader wave of tech industry consolidation. The iPhone maker notified 614 workers in multiple offices on March 28 that they were losing their jobs, with the layoffs becoming effective on May 27, … Read more

Senior doctors in England agree pay deal with UK government that will end year-long dispute

[ad_1] LONDON — Senior doctors in England have accepted a pay offer from the British government that ends a yearlong dispute with unprecedented strike action. The British Medical Association and the Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association, which represent the senior doctors, who are known as consultants, said Friday that 83% of those casting a vote … Read more

US jobs report for March is likely to point to slower but still-solid hiring

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The American economy is thought to have added 200,000 jobs in March — a more-than-respectable increase though one that would mark a slowdown from February’s vigorous gain of 275,000 and last year’s monthly average increase of 251,000. A modest downshift in hiring could reassure the Federal Reserve that the economy isn’t running … Read more

New $20 minimum wage for fast food workers in California set to start Monday

[ad_1] LIVERMORE, Calif. — Most fast food workers in California will be paid at least $20 an hour beginning Monday when a new law is scheduled to kick in giving more financial security to an historically low-paying profession while threatening to raise prices in a state already known for its high cost of living. Democrats … Read more

FACT FOCUS: Tyson Foods isn’t hiring workers who came to the U.S. illegally. Boycott calls persist

[ad_1] Conservative influencers and politicians are calling for a boycott of Tyson Foods after false claims spread online saying the multinational meat producer is planning to hire 52,000 people who came to the U.S. illegally. “Tyson is closing its facility in Perry, Iowa and laying off its 1,200 workers,” reads one X post that had … Read more

South Korea suspends the licenses of 2 senior doctors in first punitive steps over doctors’ walkouts

[ad_1] SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean authorities have suspended the licenses of two senior doctors for allegedly inciting the weekslong walkouts by thousands of medical interns and residents that have disrupted hospital operations, one of the doctors said Monday. The suspensions are the government’s first punitive steps against physicians after doctors-in-training walked off the … Read more