The Fastest Growing Entry-Level Jobs, According to LinkedIn

The Fastest Growing Entry-Level Jobs, According to LinkedIn

Photo: Jacob Lund (Shutterstock) Whether you just graduated or are looking to break into a new field, landing an entry-level job can be key. LinkedIn just released a list of the fastest growing onesso if you are looking for the areas with some expansion going on, consider these. The fastest growing entry-level jobs These, per … Read more

Crypto Platform Coinbase Cuts More Than 1,000 Staff

Crypto Platform Coinbase Cuts More Than 1,000 Staff

The crypto roller coaster ride continue to plummet downhill fast. Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchange platforms, is laying off 18% of its staff, or about 1,100 employees, according to a company SEC filing. The news also came in a letter to staff written by the CEO, Brian Armstrong, and tweeted out on Tuesday. … Read more

GameStop Employees Walk Out, Blast Company In Goodbye Note

GameStop Employees Walk Out, Blast Company In Goodbye Note

Photo: Google/thatredditperson/Kotaku Tea GameStop in the Gateway Mall in Lincoln, Nebraska is one of the busiest around, at least according to the person who used to run it. But over the weekend he was closed after four employees decided to walk out and never return over what he says are bad working conditions and a … Read more

Dragon Age 4 Testers Win Historic Union Vote

Dragon Age 4 Testers Win Historic Union Vote

Image: Electronic Arts This morning, quality assurance testers on Dragon Age: Dreadwolf unanimously voted to form Canada’s first video game labor union. They filed the motion on April 20, and the election concluded 16-0 in favor of unionizing. This came after the devs mounted an organized campaign focused on bad pay and a disturbing return-to-office … Read more

Coinbase Is Rescinding Job Offers Via Email as Crypto Spirals

Coinbase Is Rescinding Job Offers Via Email as Crypto Spirals

The crypto spiral is turning Coinbase into that employer who rescinds job offers via email.Drawing: Leon Neal (Getty Images) Late Thursday, the once-mighty cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, which reported a 4,900% increase in profits in 2021, announced that it was pausing hiring “for the foreseeable future” because of the current market conditions. And while pausing hiring … Read more

Microsoft Says Nice Things About Unions Ahead Of FTC Review

Microsoft Says Nice Things About Unions Ahead Of FTC Review

Photo: Kevork Djansezian Microsoft is trying to strike a more conciliatory tone with organized labor as it looks to get its $69 billion mega video game merger with Activision Blizzard OK’d by the Federal Trade Commission. Vice chairman and president Brad Smith wrote that the company is “committed to creative and collaborative approaches with unions” … Read more

US gains 428,000 jobs in April and wages rise again — but labor force shrinks

US gains 428,000 jobs in April and wages rise again — but labor force shrinks

The numbers: The US added a solid 428,000 new jobs in April, but an acute labor shortage showed little improvement last month and threatens to add to the highest inflation in 40 years. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had forecast 400,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.6%, the government said … Read more

Canada-based Freshii Hires Call Center Virtual Workers

Canada-based Freshii Hires Call Center Virtual Workers

A Freshii location in Toronto, Canada in 2019. The Toronto Star has reported several screen-based cashier systems around the area. Photo: Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket (Getty Images) If you didn’t think automation could get any more soul-crushing, a Canada-based health-food company is testing out if it can replace cashier workers with foreign call center employees, allowing … Read more

BioWare Contractors On Games Like Mass Effect Seek To Unionize

BioWare Contractors On Games Like Mass Effect Seek To Unionize

Picture: BioWare/EA Keywords Studios developers working in support of Dragon Age 4 maker BioWare are seeking to unionize. That’s according to an April 20 application filed with the Alberta Labor Relations Board. The staff is preparing for a union vote following recent labor organizing efforts at other game studios. “United Food and Commercial Workers Canada … Read more

GOG Is Now Providing Menstrual Leave To Employees

GOG Is Now Providing Menstrual Leave To Employees

Picture: GOG The digital storefront GOG, formerly known as Good Old Games, recently announced that it will offer its employees menstrual leave, allowing anyone suffering from excessive period pain or other complications extra time off. It makes the studio one of the first companies in the games industry to offer such a benefit to its … Read more