Southwest Airlines Gears Up for a Normal Flight Schedule on Friday After Mass Cancellations

Southwest Airlines Gears Up for a Normal Flight Schedule on Friday After Mass Cancellations

Southwest Airlines Co. LUV 3.70% executives said the airline is gearing up to resume its full flying schedule on Friday, removing limits on ticket sales and rebuilding crew schedules after an operational meltdown led it to cancel thousands of flights over the past week.  Executives also pledged to continue work to update technology systems that … Read more

Amazon warehouse workers get ‘big win’ with New York law on quotas

Amazon warehouse workers get ‘big win’ with New York law on quotas

A new law in New York will require companies that operate distribution centers to be more transparent about their work requirements, aiming to protect warehouse workers from possibly unlawful quotas. Gov. Kathy Hochul last week signed the Warehouse Worker Protection Act, which is modeled after a similar, first-in-the-nation law signed in California last year. The … Read more

Laid Off Tech Workers Quickly Find New Jobs

Laid Off Tech Workers Quickly Find New Jobs

Most laid off tech workers are finding jobs shortly after beginning their search, a new survey shows, as employers continue to scoop up workers in a tight labor market. About 79% of workers recently hired after a tech-company layoff or termination landed their new job within three months of starting their search, according to a … Read more

Tesla Extends Shutdown at Shanghai Plant in Rare Christmas Suspension

Tesla Extends Shutdown at Shanghai Plant in Rare Christmas Suspension

SINGAPORE— Tesla Inc. suspended car production at its Shanghai plant on Saturday, extending a planned eight-day production halt at its largest worldwide plant by car output, according to people familiar with the matter. The decision to extend the work halt comes as Tesla faces a wave of Covid-19 infections among its workers and suppliers, the … Read more

TuSimple Plans Layoffs That Could Cut at Least Half Its Workforce Next Week

TuSimple Plans Layoffs That Could Cut at Least Half Its Workforce Next Week

Self-driving trucking company TuSimple Holdings Inc. TSP -3.75% plans to cut potentially at least half of its workforce next week, people familiar with the matter said, as it scales back efforts to build and test autonomous truck-driving systems. A staff reduction of that size would likely affect at least 700 employees, the people said. As … Read more

Food-Delivery Apps Press to Amend New York City Fee Caps

Food-Delivery Apps Press to Amend New York City Fee Caps

Delivery companies Grubhub and DoorDash Inc. DASH 2.33% are pushing for enactment of a bill in New York City that would amend the city’s cap on the fees they can charge restaurants—a measure the companies say is urgent as a new minimum wage for delivery workers takes effect next year. Grubhub retained a former state … Read more

Restaurant Groups Push to Overturn California Fast-Food Wage Law

Restaurant Groups Push to Overturn California Fast-Food Wage Law

Restaurant and trade groups said they have submitted enough voter signatures for a ballot measure to try to halt the implementation of a new California law that would set minimum hourly wages for fast-food workers in the state starting next year. A coalition of restaurant owners and business groups called Save Local Restaurants said Monday … Read more

Delta Air Lines Offers Pilots 34% Raises Over Four-Year Deal

Delta Air Lines Offers Pilots 34% Raises Over Four-Year Deal

Delta Air Lines Inc. DAL 0.93% is offering pilots raises amounting to at least 34% over the term of a proposed deal, another sign of how pilots are pushing the now-booming airline industry for better pay and other benefits. The proposal still needs to be approved by union leaders and then would have to be … Read more

Hennes & Mauritz to lay off 1,500 workers, book restructuring charge of around $75.6 million

Hennes & Mauritz to lay off 1,500 workers, book restructuring charge of around $75.6 million

STOCKHOLM–Sweden’s Hennes & Mauritz AB said Wednesday that it expects to book a restructuring charge of just over 800 million Swedish kronor ($75.6 million) in the fourth quarter related to its cost-cutting program. The fashion retailer HM.B, +0.49% has previously outlined plans to reduce annual administrative and overhead costs by around SEK2 billion in a … Read more

Employers Rethink Need for College Degrees in Tight Labor Market

Employers Rethink Need for College Degrees in Tight Labor Market

Companies such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Delta Air Lines Inc. and International Business Machines Corp. have reduced educational requirements for certain positions and shifted hiring to focus more on skills and experience. Maryland this year cut college-degree requirements for many state jobs—leading to a surge in hiring—and incoming Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro campaigned on a … Read more