Make it a Happy Holiday for Service Workers Too

make it a happy holiday for service workers too

Peak shopping season in America starts in November and ends in January. For most of us, this means a series of increasingly stressful holiday dinners, parties, and if you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, gift shopping. All this while we wrap up year-end work and worry about our wallets. For service workers, peak shopping season is a […]

Jobs Friday: 211,000 Jobs Added in November

Jobs Friday again? It seems like only yesterday I was writing about October’s encouraging numbers. November’s BLS report shows all the trends we saw in October – more jobs, low but unchanging unemployment and no gain in wages – holding steady. Jobs Friday: 211,000 Jobs Added in November   While most commentary on this month’s report is […]

Global Millennials Are Optimistic and Entrepreneurial 

The Citi Foundation has released a new report on global millennials and the the news is mixed. Accelerating Pathways reveals that by and large, millennials are optimistic about their futures and dream of working for themselves. It also reveals that youth unemployment remains high and the gender pay gap among young adults consistently stays around 20%. […]

What’s the Value of a Non-Traditional Education?

Your applicant boasts a stint in app development bootcamp and a nano degree from Udacity in full stack development. What does that even mean? Wait, no undergrad degree? Non-traditional education has always been a factor but with the rise of bootcamps in the tech sector, non-traditional credentials are showing up more and more on the […]

Friday Four: Tech Leadership in Review

Tech Leadership Review Silicon Valley continues to provide! News, views, and interesting case studies, that is. This week’s Friday Four is all about tech leadership: the good, the bad, and the silly. The Last Days Of Marissa Mayer? Analysts are speculating that we’re seeing the last days of Marissa Mayer’s tenure at Yahoo. This piece […]

NY Domestic Violence Suit has Implications for Employers

NY Domestic Violence Suit has Implications for Employers   New York state retail chain Bon-Ton Stores Inc. settled a lawsuit today, over a store manager’s treatment of an employee suffering from domestic violence. Jodi Porter was sent home from work after informing her manager that she had received death threats from her estranged husband. Porter was allowed […]