The number of H-2A visas for seasonal farmworkers issued each year has more than quadrupled over the past decade. The growth has alarmed labor advocates. Farmers don't love the program, either.
As some states look to roll back child labor laws, Democrats in Congress introduce a bill to increase protections for children working in agriculture that would raise the minimum age to 14.
Child labor rules in agriculture are looser than those in other industries, even for tasks that are dangerous. For all tobacco laborers, but especially kids, the work can cause nicotine poisoning.
The total number of violations is still much lower than it was two decades ago. But violations have more than tripled since 2015, a trend that has experts troubled.
The Georgia Department of Labor has settled a lawsuit over the payment of unemployment claims during the pandemic.
The Georgia Department of Labor is paying more than $6.6 million a year for 21 career centers that have been closed to the public since March 2020, according to leases maintained by the State Properties Commission.
Georgia’s unemployment rate fell to 4.3% last month, down from 4.5% in March, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday. While the number of jobs in April declined by 9,300 from the previous month, it was up by 416,000 compared to April of last year, when the coronavirus pandemic was forcing businesses across Georgia to shut down and lay off workers.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Georgia’s economy struggles to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic slump. And in 2022 election news, Attorney General Chris Car announced he will seek reelection, not entering his name into the race for Sen. Raphael Warnock’s seat. What does his decision tell us about the landscape of the Republican party?
Georgia began 2020 with a strong labor market. The state’s unemployment rate in January was the lowest on record at 3.1%, and the number of Georgians looking for work was the lowest since 2001.
But everything changed in March as Georgia doctors began seeing their first cases of COVID-19.
The Georgia Department of Labor has paid out more unemployment claims during the COVID-19 outbreak than in the past four years combined, officials said...
The unemployment rate for metro Atlanta dropped to 2.9% in the month of September, according to a report published last week by the Georgia Department...
Georgia added more than 20,000 jobs in June, pushing the state to a new record high. According to State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler , Georgia...
Some state corrections employees are getting thousands of dollars in back pay following a federal investigation.
A recent study done by the Department of Labor shows that employed Americans spend more time working than on any other activity during the hours they...