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Laid-off workers quickly hired by other companies: This labor market is surprisingly strong, fueling Fed inflation concerns

Laid-off workers quickly hired by other companies: This labor market is surprisingly strong, fueling Fed inflation concerns

He already plays a key role in each of Powell’s press conferences. By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET. Almost every day there are stories of layoffs, but mostly small scale layoffs, in the hundreds, 300 people here, 500 people there – out of the 153 million people employed. Sometimes there have been layoffs of 1,000 …

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Workers change jobs and get raises, and still struggle financially

Workers change jobs and get raises, and still struggle financially

Donna Dunn, 49, works as an office manager at a health clinic in Booker, Texas. Despite a raise, she struggles to pay her family’s bills because prices have risen faster than her salary. Donna Dunn hide caption toggle caption Donna Dunn Donna Dunn, 49, works as an office manager at a health clinic in Booker, …

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Hungry ghosts: Appen woes threaten livelihoods of low-wage workers

Hungry ghosts: Appen woes threaten livelihoods of low-wage workers

According to Braden-Harder, the bulk of Appen’s business involves two main customers. “We’re basically talking about Facebook and Google here,” she says. And now those companies are taking a hit as the global economy slows the growth of digital advertising, and Apple’s new privacy features are also affecting Facebook’s ad revenue. Simply put, Appen’s top …

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