Even with many of our workforce participants living and working longer, many of them are planning for and look forward to retirement. At the same time, 21st-century retirement looks a lot different than it did for many previous retirees. So reports U.S. News & World Report.
We're bombarded in our business with stories of the aging U.S. population; how much longer Americans are living; and how so many have to work well into what used to be traditional retirement years to fund longer lives outside the working world. So reports U.S. News & World Report.
There's good news this fall for lower-level wage earners as well. The 2014 legislative calendar that ended prior to the start of the summer holiday was basically moribund for the U.S. Congress. Even though a nationwide minimum-wage law calling for a long-overdue increase has been advocated by many, it seems destined to lie fallow until after the November elections, if not longer.
Labor Day may not technically be the end of summer, but for the workforce at large it means the official end of vacation season. Its back to school for the kids, fewer hours of daylight and the inevitable trudge toward winter. Many people suffer from post-vacation blues, which can be accompanied by actual symptoms of depression.
Certain sectors of the workplace are known for providing a nurturing and attractive work environment. This trend came to the fore in the 1990s during the dot-com era. A number of Silicon Valley companies (e.g., Google, Microsoft, Apple) come immediately to mind, when start-ups were all the rage and the competition for the best available talent became fierce. So reports IFEBP.