Amazon workers split as company raises minimum wage

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  •  Almost no workers clapped this week at the all-hands meeting after lunch at this Amazon fulfillment center outside Nashville when a plant manager announced that the company’s minimum wage was climbing to $15 an hour. Instead of celebrating, many workers put their hands up to ask questions and express deep frustration, according…

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Real Time Economics: US Workers Are Quitting Jobs at the Fastest Rate In 17 Years

This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Good morning. Today we look at pushback on Trump’s tariffs, a slightly softer China stance on trade, and how lots of job openings and low unemployment are encouraging workers to hop from one job to the next. …

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American workers’ willingness to quit their jobs hits 17-year high

For example, one Robert Half client, a manufacturing firm in New York state, wanted to hire an accountant that could use software by German company SAP. Maureen Carrig, a Robert Half spokeswoman, said the company warned its client that finding applicants with that skill would be difficult, especially because of where the company was located.

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Workers Flee and Thieves Loot Venezuela’s Reeling Oil Giant

EL TIGRE, Venezuela — Thousands of workers are fleeing Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, abandoning once-coveted jobs made worthless by the worst inflation in the world. And now the hemorrhaging is threatening the nation’s chances of overcoming its long economic collapse. Desperate oil workers and criminals are also stripping the oil company of vital equipment, vehicles,…

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