JCPenney said it seeks employees for shipping, receiving, order filling and other jobs at the center. Candidates should apply online in advance and then attend an Aug. 22 hiring event to be interviewed.
Investigators with the U.S. Department of Labor found a mattress in the refrigerator, water coolers without drinking cups in the field and workers who claim they were required to cash checks and return the money to company representatives.
Theme parks offer some unusual benefits to employees that help keep them working despite pay that isn't much higher than minimum wage. A recent labor dispute between workers and the Disneyland Resort was prolonged because of threats that favorite employee perks were going to be eliminated.
Q: I think you are giving people some very bad advice. Whenever someone complains about a hot-tempered boss, you say they should talk with human resources or find another job. Wrong! These foul-mouthed managers need to go, and their companies should be sued for harassment. So the next time someone with a mean supervisor asks for help, tell them to document everything and find a lawyer.
Q: I've been invited to join the leadership team of a second-generation family-owned business. They have made it through the transition from the founder, but don't have a great track record with bringing in nonfamily leaders. What can we do to make this work?
General Motors announced Monday that it will offer a new "direct-to-employer" lower-cost health insurance option next year for the nearly 24,000 salaried employees and their families who live in southeast Michigan.