More than 3,000 Chinese workers left Vietnam on Monday on ships chartered by their government after deadly unrest broke out last week amid a dispute over sovereignty claims in the South China Sea.
While the U.S. economy has improved since the Great Recession ended five years ago, part-time and "contract" workers are filling many of the new jobs.
Sensors noted high levels of toxic gas inside a coal mine days before the Turkish mining disaster that killed 301 workers but company officials took no action, Turkish news reports said Monday.
Anheuser-Busch did not discriminate against a former executive by paying her significantly less than a male predecessor, a jury in St. Louis decided Friday.
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President Obama and Vice President Biden are lunching outside the White House and promoting government financed work projects that he says could be endangered if Congress does not act by the end of the summer.
In a nation of mostly haves and have-mores, Swiss voters head to the polls Sunday to decide on a union proposal that would create a new nationwide minimum wage at 22 Swiss francs ($24.70) an hour — the world's highest.
Unemployment rates fell in nearly all U.S. states last month, and half the states now have rates below 6 percent. The figures are a sign of widespread, if slow, improvement in the nation's job market.
The Michigan Senate approved raising the state's minimum wage to $9.20 an hour from $7.40 in a compromise that some supporters hope will pre-empt a ballot drive to raise it to $10.10.
A Chinese company has finalized its plan to build an automotive glass-making plant in southwest Ohio, creating about 800 jobs and revitalizing a former General Motors factory site.
Knoxville Fire Department Capt. D.J. Corcoran told local media outlets that one worker was in critical condition with burns over 80 percent of his body. He says the others suffered less severe injuries.
While the Seattle mayor is proposing to raise the wage to $15 in the coming years to the highest level in the nation, some activists say that's too slow and are threatening to take the issue to voters with a ballot measure that would force a raise sooner.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in seven years last week, a sign the job market is steadily improving.
Weeks before an underground accident killed two workers, employees at a problem-plagued West Virginia mine were notified that they may lose their jobs because the coal was selling for less than the cost of digging it out.
You may have to be at least 18 to buy cigarettes in the U.S., but children as young as 7 are working long hours in fields harvesting nicotine- and pesticide-laced tobacco leaves under sometimes hazardous and sweltering conditions.
Chrysler's Tipton Transmission Plant, a sprawling factory seven years in the making, was dedicated Tuesday during an event that celebrated the promise of 850 jobs.
Samsung Electronics Co. apologized and promised compensation to chip factory workers who suffered cancers linked to chemical exposure, a rare win for families and activists seven years after the death of a 23-year-old employee from leukemia.
Engine maker Cummins Inc. expects to start hiring this year at a central Indiana factory as it starts building a new diesel engine that will go into the light-duty Nissan Titan pickup truck.
The Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association said its members will have to lay off thousands of workers if state lawmakers don't fix an incentive program that provided up to $50,000 in rebates to customers who installed solar rooftop panels.
Lawmakers pressed the chief executive of Pfizer to guarantee jobs should the American company succeed in taking over London-based AstraZeneca, prodding him on whether he could be trusted to honor promises made as part of the bid.
The United Mine Workers of America is giving "qualified support" to the Obama administration's new rule aimed at cutting the amount of coal dust in coal mines.
U.S. employers advertised slightly fewer jobs and slowed hiring a bit in March, though the declines came after healthy gains the previous month. The figures suggest the job market is improving in fits and starts.
The U.S. Labor Department has approved a union petition for extended unemployment and other benefits for workers of a shuttered West Texas meatpacking plant.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 26,000 last week to 319,000, the latest sign that the job market is slowly improving.
Argentine automakers are suspending production and laying off factory workers as sales plunge due to a gathering storm of economic trouble.