Trump Spouse-Visa Shift May Hurt Workers, Push 100,000 From Jobs

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U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to ban spouses of high-skill visa holders from working will likely push 100,000 people out of jobs and negatively affect the visa holders and their employers, according to a new research study. The Trump Administration has been tightening the rules for H-1B visas, which allow foreign workers to take jobs […]

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New Destinations for Philippine Workers Are Russia, China

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Source: Philippine Overseas Employment Administration Note: Latest available data as of 2016 With exports faltering and stocks suffering outflows, officials are banking on remittances to help stabilize the peso, Asia’s worst-performing currency this year. The peso has lost more than 4 percent against the dollar in 2018. The Middle East remains the largest destination for […]

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Campaign Workers Unionize Just in Time for Midterm Elections

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Several Democratic congressional campaigns have agreed to bargain collectively with the Campaign Workers Guild, a new union trying to organize election campaign staff in what may be a first for national politics. The CWG announced Monday that it had secured a union contract with the campaign of Wisconsin activist Randy Bryce, the leading Democratic challenger […]

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Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is boosting its starting hourly wage to $11 and delivering bonuses to employees, capitalizing on the U.S. tax overhaul to stay competitive in a tightening labor market. The increase takes effect next month and will cost $300 million on top of annual wage hikes that were already planned, the world’s largest retailer […]

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Demanding a Bachelors Degree for a Middle-Skill Job Is Just Plain Dumb

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Ever wonder why employers demand advanced credentials for jobs that don’t seem to require them? So did Joseph Fuller, a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School. He co-led a study that found it’s “a substantive and widespread phenomenon that is making the U.S. labor market more inefficient.” To take one egregious example, two-thirds of job […]

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