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    BMW imported cars to the US using parts from banned supplier: Senate report

    The automaker shipped at least 8,000 Mini Coopers that used components from a company based in China's Xinjiang region.

    By May 22, 2024
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    HR leaders can play a critical role in guiding skills-based transformation

    Companies should meet several fundamental conditions before moving along the spectrum of skills-based hiring, McLean & Co. says.

    By Carolyn Crist • May 22, 2024
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    Mercedes-Benz workers in Alabama vote against joining UAW

    UAW President Shawn Fain said what happens next is up to the workers.

    By May 20, 2024
  • Freewire Technologies on the verge of terminating operations

    The EV charging supplier, which already pulled out of non-North American markets in February, is seeking funding amid financial challenges.

    By Brett Dworski • May 17, 2024
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    How to make sexual harassment training effective

    To reduce workplace harassment, a key element is ensuring that learning materials go beyond compliance, experts said.

    By Caroline Colvin • May 14, 2024
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    Job security, work-life balance remain biggest challenges for women in revenue-generating roles

    Women reported fewer promotions and fewer salary increases amid a tightening economy and slashed budgets.

    By Carolyn Crist • May 10, 2024
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    UAW Local 869 votes to authorize strike at Stellantis plant

    The union has put the automaker on notice as workers claim it has failed to address health and safety grievances at the Michigan facility.

    By May 7, 2024
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    Fisker names chief restructuring officer

    The ailing company’s board appointed John DiDonato, managing director of Huron Consulting Group, to the role last month as it attempts to stave off bankruptcy.

    By Kalena Thomhave • May 3, 2024
  • Mexico's presidential candidates stand at podiums during the country's second presidential debate on Sunday, April 28, 2024.
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    How Mexico’s presidential candidates expect to leverage nearshoring

    Modernizing border crossings, improving legal certainty and improving roads and rail networks were among the ideas candidates raised during a presidential debate.

    By May 3, 2024
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    UAW members at Stellantis plant to vote on strike authorization

    The union claims the automaker has failed to resolve health and safety grievances at the Michigan plant.

    By May 1, 2024
  • The headquarters of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C.
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    EEOC finalizes harassment guidance, addressing remote work and gender identity

    Harassment can include “outing” individuals, misgendering and prohibiting workers from using sex-segregated bathrooms consistent with their gender identity, the agency said.

    By Emilie Shumway • April 30, 2024
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    Employee sentiment rebounds, likely reducing exits, consulting firm says

    Although positive sentiment remains lower than in early 2023, workers may be less likely to leave their jobs during the next two quarters.

    By Carolyn Crist • April 30, 2024
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    Toyota to assemble new EV at Indiana plant

    The automaker will add up to 340 jobs at the facility with a $1.4B investment.

    By April 25, 2024
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    FTC to ban noncompetes

    The FTC said the rule, which could take effect as soon as late August, received overwhelming public support during a comment period.

    By Ryan Golden • April 25, 2024
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    DOL will raise overtime salary threshold to $44K in July, $59K next year

    The final rule expands overtime pay eligibility to millions of U.S. workers, the department said.

    By Ryan Golden • April 23, 2024
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    Stellantis shareholders approve CEO compensation boost

    Carlos Tavares’ total compensation was nearly $39.5 million last year, a 56% year-over-year increase.

    By April 23, 2024
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    HR leaders well positioned to fight age bias, staffing exec says

    Older workers responding to a survey said age would hurt their chances at a new job. 

    By Kate Tornone • April 22, 2024
  • Volkswagen workers celebrate UAW victory
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    Volkswagen workers join UAW in historic vote

    A vast majority of the Chattanooga, Tennessee plant workers voted in favor of joining the union.

    By April 20, 2024
  • Three 2022 Rivian R1T electric pickups driving.
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    Rivian cuts 1% of workforce

    The EV maker said the latest round of layoffs are part of a continued effort to right-size the business.

    By April 18, 2024
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    Employers worry training won’t keep pace with tech advancement

    Business leaders responding to a survey said it’s never been so hard to plan for future talent requirements.

    By Carolyn Crist • April 18, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Why aren’t more women joining automotive manufacturing?

    As gender diversity remains an industry challenge, experts say companies can help tackle the problem by expanding childcare options and prioritizing career development and mentorship. 

    By Megan Ruggles • April 17, 2024
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    The great stagnation: Workers feel replaceable amid hiring push

    A disconnect between employer perceptions and worker realities around advancement points to an opportunity for worker upskilling, a report said.

    By Carolyn Crist • April 16, 2024
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    Tesla to cut 10% of global workforce: reports

    CEO Elon Musk cited the company’s push for cost reduction and existence of duplicative roles as reasons for the layoffs.

    By April 15, 2024
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    In an era of AI, skill building is a top organizational priority, LinkedIn says

    For the second year, aligning learning to business goals is a main focus for L&D professionals.

    By Carolyn Crist • April 10, 2024
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    Mercedes-Benz workers in Alabama file for UAW election

    A “supermajority” of the more than 5,000 autoworkers at the facility filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board, the UAW announced Friday.

    By Kalena Thomhave and Haley Cawthon • April 5, 2024