More than 600,000 U.S. manufacturing workers earn less than $9.60 an hour, and 1.5 million - or one-fourth of all manufacturing workers - make $11.91 or less, according to an analysis released Friday.
In what could be a precedent-setting victory for the modestly paid service-industry workers who help keep the Silicon Valley economy humming, shuttle bus drivers who take Facebook employees to and from work will vote Wednesday on whether to unionize, hoping success at the poll will lead to others joining what they say is a campaign for better pay and working conditions.
Are you compelled to open that email that just arrived? Welcome to the world of "workplace telepressure."
If there's one thing we human beings are good at, it's finding extremely complicated and wildly ineffective ways of addressing problems that really aren't that hard to solve.
Q: It's always been hard for me to engage with people and feel connected. I just don't seem to know the unspoken rules of how to interact. It's OK, except that it makes it harder to work on team-oriented projects. What can I do?
See how your resume compares to other job seekers that have applied for the same position
Ever send a resume to an employer and feel like it was lost in a black hole? According to a Personified survey of 250,000 job seekers, nearly 60 percent of job applicants reported they never received a response from employers they recently applied to for a job. CareerBuilder launched a free tool this week called hireINSIDER that helps to remove some of the guesswork from the application process by enabling job seekers to see how they stack up against other applicants for a job. By getting an inside peek into the qualifications of other candidates, job seekers are able to better assess if they are a viable candidate for the job and the likelihood of an employer contacting them.