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West Virginia cash-for-worker program adds 4th destination

Nov. 29, 2022 16:31 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A program offering cash and free outdoor adventures to remote workers to move to West Virginia with the hope of offsetting population losses has welcomed 143 new residents in the year since it launched, officials announced Tuesday. The public-private...

Walmart shooting raises need for violence prevention at work

Nov. 28, 2022 14:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The mass shooting Wednesday at a Walmart in Virginia was only the latest example of a workplace shooting perpetrated by an employee. But while many companies provide active shooter training, experts say there is much less focus on how to prevent workplace violence,...

Adidas investigates after ex-workers allege Ye misconduct

Nov. 25, 2022 10:59 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Adidas says it is investigating allegations of inappropriate workplace conduct by the rapper formerly known as Kanye West that ex-employees made in an anonymous letter also accusing the German sportswear brand of looking the other way. Adidas, which made his Yeezy...

Thanksgiving travel rush is back with some new habits

Nov. 23, 2022 18:53 PM EST

The Thanksgiving travel rush was back on this year, as people caught planes in numbers not seen in years, setting aside inflation concerns to reunite with loved ones and enjoy some normalcy after two holiday seasons marked by COVID-19 restrictions. Changing habits around work and...

Thanksgiving travel rush is back with some new habits

Nov. 22, 2022 16:46 PM EST

The Thanksgiving travel rush was back on this year, as people caught planes in numbers not seen in years, setting aside inflation concerns to reunite with loved ones and enjoy some normalcy after two holiday seasons marked by COVID-19 restrictions. Changing habits around work and...

World Cup opens with host country Qatar facing Ecuador

Nov. 19, 2022 09:23 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Given the level of focus on the Qatari regime, its attitudes toward human rights, immigrant workers, the LGBTQ community — and beer — the World Cup host’s soccer team has slipped under the radar. Qatar opens the tournament against Ecuador on Sunday, but...

Fired SpaceX employees accuse company of violating labor law

Nov. 17, 2022 16:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Several SpaceX employees who were fired after circulating an open letter calling out CEO Elon Musk’s behavior have filed a complaint accusing the company of violating labor laws. The complaint, made Wednesday to the National Labor Relations Board, details the...

New Mexico pays for empty buildings as remote work lingers

Nov. 14, 2022 23:44 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Inspections have found that New Mexico is paying to maintain entire buildings and several building floors of unused office space as many state workers continue to telecommute from home in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. The program evaluation from...

After hurricanes, program aims to help alleviate stress

Nov. 13, 2022 01:21 AM EST

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — The 10 women gathered on yoga mats in a New Orleans suburb, the lights dimmed. “I'd like to invite you to close your eyes," instructor Stephanie Osborne said in a soothing voice from the front of the room. The only other noises were the hum of the air...

Musk warns Twitter's survival is at stake as staff quits

Nov. 10, 2022 20:24 PM EST

Elon Musk warned Twitter employees Thursday to brace for “difficult times ahead” that might end with the collapse of the social media platform if they can't find new ways of making money. Workers who survived last week's mass layoffs are facing harsher work conditions and growing...