This is the one part of the labor market where workers have less bargaining power

Friday’s jobs report showed surprising strength in the labor market, but there are signs that all may not be well for all workers. Quitting in low-wage sectors such as retail, leisure and hospitality is slowing down, said Nick Bunker, an economist at Indeed Hiring Lab. That means people working in those sectors probably have less … Read more

It’s a job seeker’s market, but low-wage earners aren’t always seeing the same gains

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Despite the current labor shortage, a nonprofit organization says many low-wage earners in the workplace are being taken advantage of and are victims of wage theft and discrimination. Luckwood Jack says he was contracted by KBS Cleaners to clean a store at the Waikele Premium Outlets, but quit after a month when … Read more