Trends and Business News

JetBlue Eyes Flying-Time Rules With New Pilot-Training Program

WSJ Careers - Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:34
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.

Japan Saying Sayonara to Long Hours at the Office

WSJ Careers - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 18:38
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.

Startups Vie to Deliver Turkeys, Wine in 1 Hour

WSJ Careers - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 21:43
This Thanksgiving, a host of startups, plus e-commerce titan, are offering to deliver a last-minute bottle of wine, a bag of stuffing mix or a DVD, in an hour or less.

Should You Follow an Old Boss to a New Job?

WSJ Careers - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 22:31
Being a follower can boost a senior manager’s career, but betting on a superstar boss’s next success can be risky.

GM and Ford UAW Members Ratify Labor Pacts

WSJ Careers - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 12:31
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, Pilots Agree to Extend Labor Deal

WSJ Careers - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 22:43
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 Wage Deal Is at Risk of Failing

WSJ Careers - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 20:13
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.

Food Instagrammers Parlay Accounts Into Professions

WSJ Careers - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 20:59
Meet the professional food Instagrammers, courted by restaurants for their six-figure followings. Some have turned their accounts into full- or part-time professions.

Will Online Skills Land You a Job?

WSJ Careers - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 14:28
Credentials from online courses and boot camps that job seekers add to resumes don’t carry much weight in hiring yet.

New Overtime Pay Rule Coming Later Than Anticipated

WSJ Careers - Thu, 11/12/2015 - 10:35
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.

Easing the Pain of Picking a Health Plan

WSJ Careers - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 13:08
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.

The Challenge of Grieving for a Pet at Work

WSJ Careers - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 21:55
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.

How to Ace an Interview---Even With an 800-Pound Gorilla in the Room

WSJ Careers - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 07:00
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.

Many Veterans Feel Short-Changed

WSJ Careers - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 01:01
Dissatisfaction with the job market, benefits and treatment by the federal government is found in survey.

Meet the Lawyer Who's Putting Uber on Trial

WSJ Careers - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 12:47
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.

New Diversity Plan: Paying Bonuses to Promote Women

WSJ Careers - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 10:36
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.

Parents' Fears Confirmed: Liberal Arts Students Earn Less

WSJ Careers - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 23:44
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 Work Harder to Lure Holiday Employees

WSJ Careers - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 13:38
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.

A Winding Road Leads to Sandy-Struck Gerritsen Beach

WSJ Careers - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 22:44
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.

Paying Workers in Stock Can Be a Tough Sell

WSJ Careers - Wed, 10/28/2015 - 17:20
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.