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How tech giants are responding to the growing green card backlog

Tech giants including Amazon, Google and Salesforce say that the current green card process is untenable.

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Police at Amazon facility threaten to arrest union leader Christian Smalls

A leader in the movement to unionize Amazon warehouse workers, Christian Smalls, was threatened with arrest yesterday while organizing at a...

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Complete helps startups think through the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of employee pay

As hiring slows, YC-backed Complete thinks early-stage startups will place more importance on getting compensation right

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Upskilling platform GrowthSpace secures $25M to grow its global business

GrowthSpace, a platform providing upskilling services to businesses, has raised $25M in a fresh venture capital round.

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Here’s everything you missed at TC Sessions: Robotics 2022

In case you missed it, robots took over TechCrunch on Thursday, July 21. On that day, we played host to the robotic industry’s leading...

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GitHub slows hiring for certain roles as it prioritizes ‘strategic hires’

GitHub appears to have slowed hiring for certain roles as it reevaluates its recruitment strategy in light of the economic downturn.

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Activision Blizzard shareholders reject board seat for employees

As Activision Blizzard faces numerous sexual harassment lawsuits and investigations, employee activists have rallied to get a seat on the company...

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Amazon Labor Union president tells Senate that workers’ rights aren’t a ‘Democrat or Republican’ issue

Amazon Labor Union president Chritian Smalls, who led the JFK8 warehouse's historic union win, testified in a hearing for the Senate Committee...

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A second Apple Store files to hold a union election

Apple store employees in Towson, Maryland have organized a union and petitioned to hold an official union election. This marks the third Apple retail...

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Amazon workers reject bid to unionize a second Staten Island warehouse

Weeks after a historic victory for Amazon union organizers in Staten Island, a second location in the borough has soundly defeated plans to follow...

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As counting wraps for the day, mixed results emerge in Amazon union votes

As of the close of today’s counting in the Bessemer, Alabama Amazon Union election, "no" votes are ahead 993 to 875.

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Talent.com raises $120M to take on Indeed and ZipRecruiter in mass-market job search

Online recruitment was one of the early and big hits of the first dot-com boom. But with more and more business processes moving online, online job...

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Amazon workers at two Chicago warehouses walk out to demand better treatment

This morning, dozens of warehouse workers at two Amazon facilities near Chicago staged a pre-Christmas walkout during the busiest time of the year to...

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Big Cartel staff are voluntarily recognized as the latest tech workers union

Yesterday, e-commerce company Big Cartel’s co-founders Matt Wigham and Eric Turner voluntarily recognized the Big Cartel Workers Union. After...

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Fiverr acquires Stoke Talent for $95M, adding freelance management tools for employers to its platform

On the heels of LinkedIn last week launching Service Marketplace, a competitor to freelance platforms like Fiverr and Upwork, today Fiverr announced...

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LinkedIn rolls out its freelance services marketplace globally after picking up 2M users in smaller US beta

LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned platform for those connecting with others in their fields of work and those looking for work, has been known best in...

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Maritime recruitment platform Seafair gets $5.7M led by General Catalyst

The people who work on shipping vessels are vital to world trade, but they still experience a lot of arcane hiring processes. Many lack transparency...

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Instacart shopper activists are going on strike

On Saturday, some Instacart shoppers will go on strike, protesting the company’s low pay and lack of communication with its laborers. The...

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Tesla must pay $137 million in discrimination lawsuit

Tesla has been ordered to pay $137 million in damages to a Black former employee who accused the company of ignoring discrimination and racial abuse...

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Employee leave startup Cocoon launches after raising $20M in new funding

The platform is available in across all 50 states and is designed for any type of employee leave, like parental, medical, caregiver or bereavement.

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NYC passes bills to improve conditions of app-based delivery workers

The New York City Council passed bills today that will set minimum pay and improve working conditions for gig workers making deliveries for apps like...

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Instacart shopper activist group asks customers to delete the app until demands for better conditions are met

Yesterday, the Gig Workers Collective — representing a body of about 13,000 Instacart shoppers — launched a #DeleteInstacart campaign,...

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Since I can’t build a wall around our talent, here’s how I’m reducing turnover

To stave off the threat of talent poaching, which has long been a factor in the tech world, we’ve invested heavily in our culture and staff.

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Glassdoor acquires Fishbowl, a semi-anonymous social network and job board, to square up to LinkedIn

While LinkedIn doubles down on creators to bring a more human, less manicured element to its networking platform for professionals, a company that...

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Spain’s Factorial raises $80M at a $530M valuation on the back of strong traction for its ‘Workday for SMBs’

Factorial, a startup out of Barcelona that has built a platform that lets SMBs run human resources functions with the same kind of tools that...

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Upstream, a Miami-based professional networking platform, raises a $2.75M seed round

If you’re reading this, there’s a pretty good chance you have a LinkedIn profile with your digital resume and hundreds — if not thousands...

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Worksome pulls $13M into its high skill freelancer talent platform

More money for the now very buzzy business of reshaping how people work: Worksome is announcing it recently closed a $13 million Series A funding...

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Biden’s labor secretary thinks many gig workers should be reclassified as employees

Biden Labor Secretary Marty Walsh charged into the white-hot issue of the gig economy Thursday, asserting that many people working without benefits...

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