“Our doors are open to the public, to politicians, and indeed to anyone who truly wants to see the modern, innovate and, most importantly, safe environment we provide to our people. The fact is we benchmark against UK national data, published by the Health & Safety Executive, confirming we have over 40% fewer injuries on average than other transportation and warehousing businesses in the UK.” … [Read more...] about Concerns over safety at Amazon warehouses as number of incidents rise
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The Wall, Abandoned By the time he exits the office, the president has said he wants a 1,000-mile structure along the border, an ambitious goal considering that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has only completed 100 miles in the past three years — around 90 miles of which serve as replacement for run-down barriers already in the ground. Though Trump has permanently altered legal immigration to the U.S. through his travel ban and nativist policies like restricting immigrant access to safety-net programs, a finished wall along the 1,954-mile southern border will not be an enduring piece of the administration’s legacy for a simple reason: It will not get done. According to construction-cost estimator Ed Zarenski, it’s just unfeasible to build such a substantial structure in such harsh, remote territory. At his low-end estimate of $22 billion, it would take 10,000 workers 11 years to build 1,000 miles of steel-slat barrier. “But you might not be able to get … [Read more...] about 11 Months From Today
Why do we work? Many of us might give a simple transactional answer to the question: We work in order to make money. For the American psychologist Abraham Maslow, and the management thinkers inspired by his theory of motivation, people’s motives for working could not be reduced to a paycheck. Instead, Maslow and his followers argued in management texts and training seminars that people work to fulfill higher psychological needs. People work to become self-actualized and to find meaning—provided that meaning can be found in the mundane realities of working life. … [Read more...] about Is the search for meaningful work a trap?
The CRR study found that from 1990 to 2013, employment in middle-skill jobs decreased by 11.6 percent, with both older workers (age 50 to 61) and prime-age workers (age 35 to 49) experiencing about the same magnitude of decline. During this period, employment in low-skill jobs increased by 5.2 percent and in high-skill jobs by 6.4 percent. Older workers experienced more growth in high-skill jobs but less growth in low-skill jobs. … [Read more...] about A warning for retired baby boomers looking for work
“We will learn from this and improve the safety net DHS provides to Iowa’s children,” DHS Director Kelly Garcia wrote in response to the report. “Some of the work to improve the Department’s response began immediately, but a large part of the Department’s ongoing efforts will focus on finding better ways to support our team so they can better support the families we serve.” … [Read more...] about Iowa’s DHS ignored more than a dozen child abuse complaints before 16-year-old Natalie Finn’s starvation death: report