Some have called baby boomers’ retirement the country’s biggest and most predictable train wreck — it’s 76 million Americans and 70 years in the making. But while there is a lot of gloom about paying for it, some say the fears are overblown.
One of the most polarizing presidential campaigns in U.S. history is disturbing the peace in some workplaces. Organizations need rules and guidelines to prevent hostilities. Individual workers need to stay calm.
Deffenbaugh Industries and Town & Country Disposal each cite a shortage of qualified drivers for widespread and continuing service misses in multiple communities stretching back to last fall. Each also says it’s doing all it can to fill empty truck cabs. Proof that they’re still working on it sits as close as the curb.
Service Employees International Union Local 1 announced approval of a new four-year contract that includes pay raises for more than 900 janitors in the Kansas City area. The union said members overwhelmingly ratified the four-year agreement with cleaning contractors.
ALAMEDA, Calif. - The gig: Thao Pham, 44, is the vice president of community at Clif Bar & Co. and the executive director of the Clif Bar Family Foundation. Her team of eight people works with nonprofits, organizes volunteers and ensures that the Emeryville, Calif., food company gives back to the communities from which it draws.
You would think by now, with seemingly endless training sessions and awareness-raising programs and strongly worded policies in employee handbooks, that American workplaces would be largely devoid of harassment.
Q: One of our retirees keeps showing up at employee social functions. "Gary" stopped working here three years ago, yet he still attends every gathering and is usually among the last to leave. He even won the grand prize at our big raffle drawing last year.
Almost every day, Sergio Perez walks to the supermarket from his Miami office to grab lunch, trekking about a mile each way. While the heat can be intense in summer months, Perez, who works 50 to 60 hours a week in financial services, says the routine is the easiest way to squeeze fitness into his work-life balance.
An estimated 3.8 million students will graduate with an associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. While some of the students will continue their studies, others will start their careers right away.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It may be the best time to graduate from college since the Great Recession. The rate of unemployment for recent graduates is under 5 percent and job prospects are finally brightening.
Q: The owner of our small business appears to be having an affair. "Barry's" office is about 10 feet from my desk, and the door is always open, so I hear everything he says. For the past month, Barry has been having highly suggestive phone conversations with a woman whom he apparently sees in the evenings or on weekends.