Full-Time Opportunities Down Despite Generally Strong Job Market

Lucas Mautner was laid off in early May after two years of working as the senior copywriter for the global marketing team at the advertising agency Nielson. In the weeks since, while searching for another full-time job, Mautner has been supporting...

Buy Now, Hurt Later? How BNPL Can Hurt Young Users Long Term

  By: Evelin Fajardo-Alvarez Darian Mozo was told by her parents at an early age to not mess with credit cards, as they can immediately throw a person into heavy debt. But one day in 2021, while online shopping for an iPhone case, she noticed...

The Manufacturing Industry’s Ambitious Plan to Boost Women’s Employment: Will It Succeed?

Fresh out of high school in 2022, Grace Koehler began a welding apprenticeship at Agra Industries, an agricultural manufacturing firm in her hometown of Merrill, Wisconsin.  A proud third-generation daughter of tradesmen and an incoming student at...

Construction Companies Struggle to Find Workers, Immigration Might Be The Answer

A month after immigrating to the U.S. from Afghanistan, cousins Zaki Yousafi and Edris Baraka secured a job with Blue Diamond Construction.  They had the skills and the experience since they owned a construction company in Afghanistan but a booming...

5 things to watch in April’s CPI report

Inflation is still top of mind for many voters heading into the presidential election, despite the rate of price acceleration slowing considerably from its pandemic-era extremes. The consumer price index report, set to release Wednesday morning,...
The Labor Market Tapped the Breaks in April

The Labor Market Tapped the Breaks in April

The runaway train of the recent labor market slowed down in April, in a welcome – albeit unexpected – break from ongoing concerns over inflation in the economy. The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a marked...