The biggest coronavirus hiring slumps

The pandemic’s upending of the way we work and live has roiled the job market — triggering hiring surges in some sectors and massive slumps in others. Why it matters: Look for some of the pain to last beyond the end of the pandemic. “If some of the increase in remote...

Data show Americans are afraid to quit their job right now

Over 3.4 million people in the US quit their job in February. They might be regretting it. Since that month, the US lost over 12 millions jobs, and the unemployment rate rose from 3.5% to more than 16%. Without much of a possibility of greener pastures, an unusually...

Part-time jobs accounted for 40% of US job growth in May

The US added 2.5 million jobs in May, after shedding 20.5 million in April due to the global coronavirus pandemic. The numbers suggest efforts to restart the US economy are working as several states and metropolitan areas reopen many types of businesses. But they also...

Funko plans to lay off 25% of its global workforce

The Everett-based pop culture toy maker employs hundreds at its Everett headquarters and warehouse. EVERETT — Funko, the Everett-based pop culture toy maker, expects to lay off about a quarter of its global workforce over the next few months to try to stanch the...

The Generation Shaped By Layoffs

For young people, layoffs are now part of the fabric of working life. It’s taking a deep toll on their psyches and careers — wait, what careers? Jayme Brown always knew she wanted to teach; her mother and grandfather were both teachers and she knew she was good with...

Amazon Workers Sue Over Virus Brought Home from Warehouse

Workers claim lax safety policies put their families at risk Lawsuit focuses on Staten Island, N.Y., distribution center A group of Amazon.com Inc. warehouse employees sued the online retail giant, claiming its working conditions put not only them at risk of...