Starbucks to Open First U.S. “Signing Store” for Hearing Impaired

Coffee giant Starbucks will open its first Signing Store in the U.S. this October. The store will be staffed by Deaf Starbucks partners (employees) and will offer a unique store format that promotes accessibility, as well as employment and career advancement opportunities for Deaf and hard of hearing people. The store will be located in […]

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Tesla Rolls Out New Attendance Policies for Employees

Tesla has introduced new attendance policies for its hourly workers and it has left some scratching their heads. The policy allows Tesla to cite employees who are even one minute late to work. Enough citations, called “occurrences” under the new internal policy, and employees could face termination. The policy is designed to be more equitable […]

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1 in 5 Business Owners Say Finding Workers Single Biggest Problem

Small business owners are continuing to hire at near-record levels, according to a monthly jobs report published by the National Federation of Independent Business. Sixty-three percent of owners reported either hiring or attempting to hire new employees in the last month, an increase of five points from the previous month, and the highest level of […]

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U.S. Adds 213,000 in Positive Jobs Report

The U.S. economy added 213,000 jobs in June, details a jobs report that shows an economy that is growing at near-record levels. Construction jobs added 13,000 jobs in the month, health care added 25,000 and professional and businesses services, leading all other industries, added 50,000 new positions. Even manufacturing, seemingly unbothered by the bourgeoning trade […]

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Yelp Cannot Be Ordered to Remove Negative Reviews, Says Court

The California State Supreme Court has ruled that review platform Yelp.com cannot be ordered to remove negative posts in a landmark decision that may have widespread implications for businesses and their online profiles. In 2013, attorney Dawn Hassell briefly represented a client in a personal injury case. That client falsely claimed, among other things, that […]

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Amazon Looking to Fund Entrepreneurs Who Want to Deliver its Packages

Amazon has announced the launch of a new program that allows entrepreneurs to build their own businesses delivering Amazon’s packages. Successful owners, the company says, can earn as much as $300,000 operating a fleet of up to forty delivery vehicles. The move is seen as a play against package-delivery giants UPS, FedEx and DHL. “We […]

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Uber Tests Longer Wait Times in Exchange for Cheaper Rides

Uber, the mega-ride-hailing company, is experimenting with allowing customers to wait longer for a ride in exchange for lower rates. The revelation was made by an employee who tweeted a screenshot of a ride request on the app with a message under it that read, “Prices are lower at 17:00…If you’re OK leaving later, we’ll […]

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