Trends and Business News

Laid-Off Oil Workers Struggle to Pay Loans, Credit Cards

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:17
Rising unemployment in the energy sector is pushing up loan delinquencies and raising the risk of new losses for banks.

Full-Time Hires Buck the Trend at Fast-Food, Retail Chains

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:44
Some fast-food and retail chains are hiring more full-time workers, saying the shift has resulted in better customer service, lower turnover and a more engaged workforce.

Medical Schools Feel Squeeze in Finding Clerkships

WSJ Careers - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 20:50
New York medical schools and their competitors offshore are clashing over a precious resource: the opportunity for students to watch and learn from doctors in hospitals.

Job Outlook Brightens for New College Graduates

WSJ Careers - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:54
Good news for the class of 2016: Companies are planning to step up their hiring of new grads. Employers expect to hire 5.2% more freshly minted grads this year than in 2015.

As Oil Jobs Dry Up, Workers Turn to Solar Sector

WSJ Careers - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 14:25
Plunging oil and gas prices have generated more than 84,000 pink slips in Texas. But many rig hands, roustabouts and pipe fitters are finding a surprising alternative in utility-scale solar farms.

Regulators Propose New Rules Curbing Pay on Wall Street

WSJ Careers - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 14:01
U.S. regulators suggested requiring the nation’s largest banks to hold back executives’ bonus pay for four years, extending by a year the common industry practice on Wall Street incentive payouts.

Home Credit Unions Dodge Rule Requiring Office Space

WSJ Careers - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 07:14
Until recently, home-based credit unions were under threat. The National Credit Union Administration in late 2013 proposed a rule that would have required all of its members to operate out of commercial locations.

Tencent, Alibaba Battle for Chinese Office App Users

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 23:47
The war to control office communications in China began in earnest Monday, writes Li Yuan, when Tencent launched its Qiye Weixin, or Enterprise WeChat, app. The new app aims to repel a threat from Alibaba.

Expat Oil Workers Fall on Hard Times

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 20:51
Amid the energy industry’s deepest retrenchment in two decades, some oil and gas workers who followed the boom in search of better opportunities are finding themselves jobless and far from home.

How to Survive Office Competition

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:36
Hypercompetitors spark strong reactions in colleagues, from fighting back to shutting down. Are you a worrier or a warrior?

New York's Best Sommelier Hails From Philly

WSJ Careers - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 23:22
Uncorking the City’s Lettie Teague attended a competition to find New York’s best sommelier. The winner? A wine director from Philadelphia.

Bank-Stock Rebound Comes Too Late for Some Money Managers

WSJ Careers - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 21:06
Several managers and analysts at investment firms were swept out of their jobs earlier this year, as financial shares tumbled.

Uber, Lyft Drivers Need Business Licenses to Operate in San Francisco

WSJ Careers - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 20:17
San Francisco is requiring drivers for Uber and Lyft to acquire business licenses to operate in the city.

Facebook, Microsoft Say They Pay Women, Men Equally

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 00:18
The tech majors, which released the information ahead of Equal Pay Day, are among those that have been pressed by an investment firm for more pay transparency.

Ignoring LinkedIn Is Hurting Your Career

WSJ Careers - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 23:16
With its refreshed app and some tricks, it’s time to make the uncoolest professional network part of your social-media routine, Joanna Stern writes.

Companies Flock to Cities With Top Talent

WSJ Careers - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 21:38
Facing a tight labor market and a shortage of skilled workers, many large companies say a city or region’s population of desirable workers is the top factor in deciding where to locate their businesses.

Hillary Clinton Joins U.S. Women's Soccer Player in Call for Equal Pay

WSJ Careers - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 21:32
Hillary Clinton lined up with one of the country’s top soccer players to remind voters of her efforts to boost women’s pay amid a simmering national debate.

Tech Companies Help Women Get Back to Work

WSJ Careers - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:12
As tech firms compete in an escalating battle for talent, some firms are targeting what they consider an undervalued source: women returning to the workforce after extended absences.

Growing a Cookie Empire Sprinkled With Fun

WSJ Careers - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 20:48
Augustin Paluel-Marmont hopes to make his 11-year-old baked-goods brand Michel et Augustin a fixture in the U.S., starting with New York.

San Francisco Lawmakers Close to Mandating Family Leave

WSJ Careers - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:25
San Francisco’s Democratic lawmakers are poised to make it the first city in the U.S. to mandate fully paid family leave for workers under a proposal that unanimously passed an initial vote.