Tag: General Labor Issues

Opinion: Companies can’t just wait for the skills they need to show up—they need to train the workers they have

As the nation emerges from the pandemic’s economic fallout, workforce trends are under way that could constrain the long-term recovery. The changing nature of work and lost learning opportunities will threaten to stretch a national skills gap into a skills canyon. Skilling must be at the cornerstone of the nation’s recovery. Employers who reimagine how […]

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Ex-HR exec convicted of trashing company’s personnel records and deleting 17,000 resumes after being fired

The former head of human resources at 1-800-Accountant has been convicted of maliciously destroying the company’s personnel files and deleting thousands of resumes for prospective employees after she had been fired. Federal prosecutors say Medghyne Calonge, 41, of Tampa, Fla. had been let go in June 2019 after just six months at the New York-based […]

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Opinion: History shows spending on infrastructure doesn’t always end well

Over the past two centuries, federal, state and municipal governments across the U.S. have launched wave after wave of infrastructure projects. They built canals to move freight in the 1830s and 1840s. Governments subsidized railroads in the mid- and late 19th century. They created local sewage and water systems in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and […]

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