Companies

About 40,000 Verizon workers launch strike

The people who install Verizon's home phone, TV and Internet services launched a strike on Wednesday after unions and management failed to reach an agreement on a new labor contract.Ray McConville, a labor and corporate spokesman for Verizon, said that more than 36,000 employees from Massachusetts...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 4:13pm

GE announces location of new Boston headquarters

GE announced Thursday the company will be fully moved into its new Boston headquarters in the Seaport District on Necco Street by 2018.The property, a 2.5-acre space near the Procter & Gamble campus, will eventually combine new construction with existing structures, including two historic...

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 11:43pm

Three top companies job seekers need to consider

Everywhere you look, companies are cutting back, workers aren't receiving fair wages, and finding a job in the first place can be a struggle.But Fortune magazine's annual list of100 Best Companiesto work for offers a few bright spots on the job horizon, withGoogle topping the list for the seventh...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 11:19pm

Find out which company outranked Google as the best company to work for

For the past eight years Glassdoor has ranked companies on their list of “Best Places to Work” based off anonymous surveys from the employees of the companies being ranked.RELATED:Airbnbclaims almost $2B contribution to NYC economyThis year the company that took the number one spot was California-...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 10:30am

Single women earn the least, fathers earn the most: Report

Women are paid less in every sector of the American workforce, with no industry paying them equally to men, according to a new report issued Thursday.The report, issued by Internet employment information site PayScale Inc., compared salaries across industries, in different geographic areas and by...

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 8:23pm

New York Local Tours offers fascinating history for New Yorkers and visitors alike

Jonathan Anderson and Alex Delare are the goofy, engaging history professors you never had but always wanted.They will walk you through the history of a place like Coney Island with facts as simple as how it got its name (the island--there was a creek that separated Coney from Brooklyn, technically...

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 9:25am

While you were sleeping...

Good morning,As you prepared for work today, people in Texas braced themselves for more storms and Malaysian cops geared up for gory mass grave finds. Washington Post's Tehran bureau chief went on trial as B.B. King's daughters accused their father's managers of his murder.At least Apple's design...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 5:51am

Paid sick leave law takes effect Wednesday

Twice vetoed by Mayor Michael Nutter, and under serious fire from conservatives in the state legislature, Philadelphia’s paid sick leave law takes effect on Wednesday.For the vast majority of full time workers in Philadelphia, that change in the law means little because their employers already...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 4:57pm

Comcast proves, once again, that the coverup is always worse....

In a week in which Comcast was hoping to change the narrative onit's legendarily bad customer service, the cable giant has another raw omelette on its face.WPVItells the story of two customers who were erroneously charged for failing to return cable boxes. Thecharges were erroneousbecause the...

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 9:40am

The valuable lessons you can learn from a bad boss

While everyone wishes otherwise, almost everyone reading this will have to work for a bad boss at some point in his or her life. But author Merritt Watts has a provocative theory about the impact of bad bosses on younger workers — and that’s that those workers will benefit in the long run.Watts’...

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 7:14pm

Will students soon be interviewing on video for their first jobs?

For generations of college seniors, those all-important first job interviews have traditionally followed the same script: Applicants put on their best suits, print out their résumés that highlight their internships and part-time jobs and sit anxiously with their portfolios in an office waiting room...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 8:19am

Here are the most overused buzzwords on LinkedIn

Are you a driven and passionate professional who is motivated to use your extensive experience in your future position? You are so not alone.In fact, the good folks at LinkedIn have revealed just how unoriginal that description is. The business-oriented social networking site recently released the...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 4:13am

How to future-proof yourself (and your career)

With all of the technological and scientific advances out there, it can be hard for ordinary workers to keep up — with many worrying that they will be left behind.“I think people need to do a little critical assessment and ask: ‘What do I need to do to grow?’” says Scott Steinberg, CEO of the...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 1:55am

Olympian Evan Lysacek on how to stay focused at work

Olympian Evan Lysacek is quick to say that he was never the best skater on the ice.“I felt that I was never as naturally talented or, overall, as good as my competitors,” the 29-year-old tells us. “But I always felt that if I could outwork them, then I could outperform them.”That hard work paid off...

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 4:57am

$235m compensation for survivors of Australia's deadliest wildfires

Reuters –Survivors of one of Australia's deadliest wildfires won compensation of A$300 million ($235 million) in a pre-trial settlement on Friday, bringing to a close the country's costliest series of class action lawsuits.Australia's worst natural disaster saw 173 people killed and thousands of...

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 3:11pm

Three ways to ease your workday

The start of a new year is the perfect time to make some much-needed changes to improve the quality of your work life. We reached out to Lindsey Pollak, productivity expert for the Hyatt Place Seamless Travel Series, for her suggestions for practical New Year’s resolutions that will make a small...

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 5:08am

How to make your Facebook profile job search ready

You have heard it time and time again: Be aware of what you’re posting on Facebook, because once it’s on the Internet, there is no taking it back. How do you make sure that your Facebook profile is job hunt ready? Here are some tips:Delete. Start with the obvious: Delete everything from your...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 5:29am

Report: North Korea was behind the Sony hack after all

White House sources report that the North Korean government was "centrally involved" in the cyber-attack on entertainment giant Sony that has resulted in the leaking of employee information, scripts for upcoming films and confidential email exchanges and in Sony deciding to cancel the release of...

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 8:21pm

Be the star of your office holiday party

It seems like everyone has a horror story about their workplace’s annual Christmas party - you don’t have to look far to find tales of drunken bosses, inappropriate jokes or regrettable flirtations. But one expert notes that it’s also important not to let those stories distract from the fact that...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 2:46am

How to deal with a horrible boss

If you’re among the 84 percent of global workers who think you can do a better job than your manager, per data from a Monster survey, you’re not alone. But what happens when your boss is firmly intact in his or her role and you feel stuck?As “Horrible Bosses 2” gets released this week, we’re...

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 4:26am