Productivity and focus must improve

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, May 8, 2018. Stephen Lam | Reuters Google is launching a new effort called “Simplicity Sprint” in an effort to improve efficiency and improve employee focus during an uncertain economic environment. The Alphabet company had its regular … Read more

Should you still change jobs if you’re worried about a recession? What economists say

The job market is holding strong despite ongoing concerns of a recession. There were 11.3 million job openings in May, or roughly two jobs for every unemployed worker, according to the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. Some 6.5 million people were hired into new jobs, and 4.3 million people quit for a new … Read more

Jobless Claims Rise to 6-Month High; Job Cuts Jump 57 Percent

The number of Americans filing initial jobless claims rose to a six-month high last week, government data show, while a separate report showed that the number of job cuts jumped 57 percent month-over-month in June, suggesting demand for labor is cooling. Initial filings for state unemployment benefits increased by 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 235,000 … Read more