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JetBlue Airways has devised a pilot-training program for novice fliers, seeking to demonstrate to regulators that students can attain proficiency more quickly than current rules allow.
The lights aren’t burning so late at some of Japan’s workplaces, as more and more workers trade in notoriously long hours at the office for flexible workdays and telecommuting.
This Thanksgiving, a host of startups, plus e-commerce titan Amazon.com, are offering to deliver a last-minute bottle of wine, a bag of stuffing mix or a DVD, in an hour or less.
Being a follower can boost a senior manager’s career, but betting on a superstar boss’s next success can be risky.
The UAW secured approval of new labor deals at GM and Ford that boost pay for workers but add higher costs to the companies’ balance sheets.
United Continental and its pilots union agreed in principle to extend the group’s current contract by two years, adding to the company’s budding success with its unionized workers.
Ford Motor’s tentative four-year labor deal is in jeopardy as significant numbers of members have rejected the pact with only two days of voting left, representing another potential setback for the United Auto Workers.
Meet the professional food Instagrammers, courted by restaurants for their six-figure followings. Some have turned their accounts into full- or part-time professions.
Credentials from online courses and boot camps that job seekers add to resumes don’t carry much weight in hiring yet.
The Labor Department’s final rule on overtime eligibility isn’t likely to appear before late 2016; employers had been expecting the rule to go into effect late this year or early next.
Companies have spent years cajoling workers to switch to less expensive health plans. Now, some firms are hoping an algorithm can help. During this year’s open enrollment season, they are trying out tools that recommend the most appropriate health plan for an employee.
Asking for bereavement leave after a pet dies can elicit eye-rolls at the office. Some employers quietly grant grieving pet owners time off, but many pet owners don’t ask for it.
Acing a job interview is no easy feat. It’s even more challenging if you’re fresh out of prison. The Fortune Society’s Successful Transition course helps prepare ex-convicts to land a job after incarceration.
Dissatisfaction with the job market, benefits and treatment by the federal government is found in survey.
With a raft of lawsuits challenging Uber and other startups that summon workers at the touch of an app, attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan has become one of Silicon Valley’s most influential—and controversial—figures.
Bonuses for top U.K. finance executives should be linked to how many women their institutions employ in senior positions, a review commissioned by the British government said.
For the first time, government data back up what some parents have long suspected: Students who choose elite liberal arts colleges don’t earn as much early in their careers as those who attend highly selective research universities.
Retailers are facing a shrinking pool of workers as they staff up for the holidays, prompting some to offer more hours or higher pay to make sure they have enough cashiers or salespeople for the Christmas crush.
Jameson Wells left his career behind to help with Sandy relief efforts in Brooklyn’s Gerritsen Beach, and he remains at work three years after the storm.
As the hiring market tightens, companies like Apple and Twitter are using stock awards to turn more workers into owners. But it isn’t always an easy sell.