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    Cyber job listings excluded Colorado workers after salary transparency law went into effect

    Written by Tonya Riley Jul 27, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Dozens of technology companies, including several cybersecurity firms, have excluded remote workers in Colorado from searches for job candidates since a state law requiring pay transparency in job listings went into effect. CyberScoop identified at least five cybersecurity firms or tech companies with active security-related job listings excluding Colorado workers from remote work. The companies represent a small subset of hundreds of employers navigating 2019’s Equal Pay For Equal Work Act, which went into effect on January 1 and requires employers to include compensation in job postings and keep job descriptions and wage records for two years after an employee leaves…

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    Akron area employers, workers, recruiters explain labor shortage

    Roger Dixon considered a $16-an-hour job last week at a food snack factory in Akron. “It was enough for me to come down and see what’s going on,” Dixon said while reviewing his job offer Wednesday at Great Work! Employment Services on East Market Street in Akron. The 33-year-old machinist said the regional staffing agency always finds him good-paying jobs. But he’s never earned $16 an hour in his life. He made $12.50 an hour a year ago at a window and door factory in Cuyahoga Falls. When the pandemic hit, his employer required masks then made work voluntary. News:Employers making jobs ‘as enticing as possible,’ but ‘Help Wanted’ pleas going…

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    Upwards of 40% of workers are thinking about quitting their jobs

    Companies that made it through the pandemic in one piece now have a major new problem: more than a quarter of their employees may leave. What’s happening: Workers have had more than a year to reconsider work-life balance or career paths, and as the world opens back up, many of them will give their two weeks’ notice and make those changes they’ve been dreaming about. “The great resignation” is what economists are dubbing it. Surveys show anywhere from 25% to upwards of 40% of workers are thinking about quitting their jobs. “I don’t envy the challenge that human resources faces right now,” says Anthony Klotz, an associate professor of management…

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    To Fill Millions of Open Jobs, Many Workers Need More Than Skills

    Rachelle Katchenago of Menasha, Wis., lost her job as a call-center contract worker last year after the pandemic lockdowns took hold. No one was hiring. Ms. Katchenago, 37, eventually heard of career courses, paid for by Microsoft as part of a Covid relief program. She plunged in, learning online customer service and sales skills, hoping to improve her employment prospects. But it turned out that the technical skills, in the free classes from Microsoft’s LinkedIn job listing and training service, were not the only thing she picked up. The Wisconsin group helping her with the courses also provided career guidance, moral support, tips on résumé writing and interviews, and job…

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    Tech workers are getting ready to quit. This is what’s pushing them to leave their jobs

    After a year of remote working, burnt-out and frustrated workers are looking for a career change, with researchers warning of a ‘talent exodus’ that could cost businesses up to £17bn. The past year has been tough for employees, and many are seeking fresh starts. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Employees are preparing to quit their jobs in droves after “falling out of touch” with their employers during the pandemic – with IT staff even more likely to walk. Research by HR software firm Personio found that four in ten employees (38{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1}) in the UK and Ireland were planning to change roles in the next six to 12 months or once the economy…

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    Fossil fuel workers should get new jobs ‘where they live’

    President Biden on Friday said people who lose jobs in the fossil fuel industry as a result of environmental reforms must be provided new job opportunities “in the places where they live.” Biden claimed in a speech at the White House that phasing out coal, gas and oil doesn’t require economic devastation in current energy-producing regions. “As we transition to a clean energy future, we must ensure that workers who have thrived in yesterday’s and today’s industries have as bright a tomorrow in the new industries as well as in the places where they live and the communities they have built,” Biden told a summit of world leaders. “When we…

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    NYC’s Restaurants Are Hiring But Struggling to Find Workers

    A “Help Wanted” sign outside a Brooklyn restaurant. Photo: DeSean McClinton-Holland It’s spring in New York, fresh streeteries are sprouting up along the city’s sidewalks, and “Help Wanted” ads — soliciting “experienced” line cooks, dishwashers, and bartenders “for immediate start” — are visible in an ever-growing number of restaurant windows and on social-media accounts. After a yearlong employment crisis, the city’s hospitality industry is slowly coming back. In February, according to the latest data available from the state, there were 59 percent fewer jobs than the year before. That seems to be changing, but now the people in charge of hiring face a new problem: There aren’t enough workers eager to fill…

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