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US CEO Defends Criticism of French Workers

US CEO Defends Criticism of French Workers

FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP/Getty Images(QUINCY, Ill.) — Maurice Taylor, CEO of Titan International Inc., made headlines when he declined to invest in a struggling French factory because its “so-called workers” get high wages for working three-…

Five Areas in the US with Labor Shortages

Five Areas in the US with Labor Shortages

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Friday’s jobs report will likely continue to show the troubling picture for low-skill workers, but some regions of the country are in dire need of workers.In the booming oil country around Minot, N.D., for example, Men…

Many Will Be Giving Thanks from Work on Thanksgiving

Many Will Be Giving Thanks from Work on Thanksgiving

Siri Stafford/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  And while most people will be home spending the holiday with their families, some will be stuck in the office.A Bloomberg BNA survey of employers finds that close to t…

Dating in the Office: 10 Do’s and Don’ts

Dating in the Office: 10 Do’s and Don’ts

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — From flirtations in the copy room to after-work drinks that lead to a walk down the aisle, office romances can be an exciting — if risky — proposition.  Some bosses say they’re not worth pursuing at a…

Underage Workers Found at Foxconn Factory in China

Underage Workers Found at Foxconn Factory in China

Karson Yiu/ABC News(BEIJING) — Foxconn Technology Group, the company that manufactures Apple’s iPhone, has confirmed reports that underage employees as young as 14 years old have been found working as interns at a factory site in China. The comp…

A Third of Workers Lie About Being Sick, Survey Finds

A Third of Workers Lie About Being Sick, Survey Finds

Pixland/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Having a job these days is a valued commodity, but important or not, workers will occasionally call in sick whether they’re feeling lousy or just need that proverbial “mental health day.”CareerBuilder&r…

AT&T Workers in Indiana Claim Lunch Break Violations

AT&T Workers in Indiana Claim Lunch Break Violations

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Workers for AT&T in Indiana claim in a lawsuit that they are forced to endure odd and punitive lunch break restrictions such as a ban on napping after eating a ham sandwich.According to a class action suit filed …

Half of US Workers Ready to Seek Another Job, Survey Finds

Half of US Workers Ready to Seek Another Job, Survey Finds

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In these uncertain times, not only is it good to get out while the going’s good, it’s also good to get out when things aren’t so good as evidenced in a survey of American workers conducted by insu…

Flexible Work Schedules Most Desired Summer Benefit, Survey Shows

Flexible Work Schedules Most Desired Summer Benefit, Survey Shows

Siri Stafford/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As the lazy, hazy days of summer draw near, a new OfficeTeam survey of employees finds flexible work schedules and leaving work early on Fridays are the most coveted summer benefits.Forty-one percent of the survey …

‘I’m Joining the Circus’ Among Odd Reasons Given for Quitting Jobs

‘I’m Joining the Circus’ Among Odd Reasons Given for Quitting Jobs

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — An improving economy often gives many workers courage to change jobs, but quitting a position to join the circus or handing in your notice simply because you don’t like the carpet seems a bit unusua…

Drinking at Work? Some Employers See Benefits

Drinking at Work? Some Employers See Benefits

Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Drinking on the job?  Some employers say they’re fine with that.  In fact, some companies will even buy the booze, on the theory that a little tippling makes for a happier employee — and maybe, too, as…

Study: Employees More Likely to Call Out Sick on Slow Work Days

Study: Employees More Likely to Call Out Sick on Slow Work Days

Pixland/Thinkstock(STOCKHOLM, Sweden) — Workers are more inclined to call out sick when they know it’s going to be a slow, boring day rather than when things are normal or busier than usual, a new study of six Swedish workplaces suggests.Overall…

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