As unemployment claims continue to spike, the Labor Department’s website couldn’t handle the huge increase in volume. “We are going to work to make sure people get the unemployment that they need to get through this crisis.”
By Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press | April 4, 2020
While many businesses are making financial cuts, some Silicon Valley companies have benefited from the online and remote shift, especially those that favor online interactions, purchasing and education.
By Leonardo Castaneda, The Mercury News | April 1, 2020
According to Washington state’s Employment Security Department 133,464 residents filed for unemployment last week, five times greater than any week during the Great Recession, and the influx is creating tech issues.
By Paul Roberts, The Seattle Times | March 28, 2020
Coronavirus’ lockdowns and social distancing have created a massive societal shift toward the online world. ‘Artificial Intelligence’ jobs are predicted to grow in a time when many other jobs are faltering.
By Team ZipRecruiter, The Florida Times-Union | March 26, 2020
Detroit has drawn the attention of electric vehicle companies that want to produce electric commercial vehicles. “We want to tap into Detroit’s engineering base, which understands the demands of automotive systems.”
By Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press | March 24, 2020
Washington state is first to see the employment repercussions as workers are laid off, permanently and temporarily. “It’s impossible for us to know how many folks potentially will apply for unemployment insurance.”
Some employees are receiving paid sick leave from their company while others are having to take indefinite leaves without pay. The coronavirus crisis could provide an opportunity to rebuild workforce regulations.
By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times | March 18, 2020
Uber Works has expanded into its third American city: Dallas. At the end of 2019, 2.9 million Americans work in seasonal or temporary positions, and the temporary work app hopes to appeal to that workforce.
By Dom DiFurio, The Dallas Morning News | March 11, 2020