The improving economy is being manifested through a growing job market. In numbers not seen since the last depression, businesses are hiring employees from diverse backgrounds. This trend is being seen not only in the employment sector, but also in the construction industry as more multifamily projects are being approved.
The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team recently brought suit against USA Soccer, claiming that female soccer players were paid significantly less than their male counterparts, even though their team was much more successful. The suit was filed before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged with enforcing workplace discrimination laws.
While the March jobs report showed promise in the improving economy, there are still scores of people unemployed who may not get the right opportunity at the right time. Indeed, timing is everything when it comes to finding the perfect job, but many times otherwise qualified candidates may be passed over because of their criminal pasts.
Every business, regardless of whether they are small or large, depend on innovation in order to compete in the marketplace. This competitive edge is commonly secured by being unique and letting their employees cultivate great ideas so that the business can benefit.
The story of Adam LaRoche retiring because the Chicago White Sox asked him to limit the amount of time his son spent with the team in the locker room is intriguing on a number of levels. On the one hand, it is encouraging that a star athlete would want to spend so much time with his son. It is also promising that a father would go to such lengths to stand up for his child, especially when it comes to having your child at the workplace.