‘I see no way out’: Living paycheck to paycheck is disturbingly common

In light of the partial government shutdown, a heated discussion on Twitter about what it means to get by in the United States.

These workers quit their jobs without two weeks' notice

You can quit now and get away with it.

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Politicians caused pay ‘collapse’ for bottom 90 percent of workers, researchers say

Wage stagnation is not the result of inevitable market forces, but rather decisions to undermine worker power, according to a new paper.

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This city program turned high schoolers into auto mechanics and changed their lives

As the City of Philadelphia develops new apprenticeships to tackle the city's poverty rate, a look at the its most successful job training program.

How Philly is using city jobs to tackle poverty

A look at the programs our second-biggest employer has developed to help people get hired by the city of Philadelphia.

North Philly’s Jr. Barber Academy teaches kids the basics of barbering and entrepreneurship

P. Michael Boone learned to cut his own hair out of necessity. Now he teaches kids the trade in his North Philly shop. But students also walk away with entrepreneurial skills and big dreams.

Send non-compete agreements back to Middle Ages | Opinion

Noncompete agreements, once restricted to tech workers and high-level executives, have become commonplace among ordinary workers, including security guards, home health aides or hair stylists. If history is any guide, the spread of these contracts could have far-reaching negative implications.

Philly’s warehouse-building frenzy has begun. But will good jobs come with it?

How competition for warehouse labor has changed the workplace — and how it hasn't.

Senior citizens are replacing teenagers as fast-food workers

Recruiters say older workers have soft skills — a friendly demeanor, punctuality — that their younger cohorts sometimes lack.

Millennial men leave perplexing hole in hot U.S. job market

Ten years after the Great Recession, 25- to 34-year-old men are lagging in the workforce more than any other age and gender demographic.

Job growth is found to be no cure for a community’s poverty

"Job growth is not sufficient by itself to create upward mobility."

America has a record 7.1 million job openings, making it a good time to ask for a raise

The United States had 7,136,000 million job openings in August and 6,234,000 unemployed people.

Trump’s jobs number is great for the economy, but creates new challenges for small businesses

Most businesses have jobs to fill, but can't hire the people to fill them. Paying more would help. But a better quality of life could be the best weapon for a small business to compete in this tough labor environment.

Amazon is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour. Here’s what it could mean for Philly

Days after Mayor Kenney announced he hoped to raise the minimum wage for city workers and contractors to $15, Amazon has done the same.

What a ‘silver tsunami’ of retiring baby boomer business owners could mean for their workers

As Labor Day arrives and economic inequality grows, could a new provision in the defense spending bill help build workers' wealth?

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