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EMPLOYMENT NEWS FOR JUNE 22, 2017
  • One Utah idea to train workers of the future: Kids as tech support in their own schools

    Utah kids need tech skills. Utah school districts need tech support. In a match funded by the state, the Millard School District will create a way for students in 11 districts to gain experience in information technology by helping with computer cra...
    Published 41 minutes  
  • Trump is 'unbelievably supportive of small businesses,' federal official tells Utahns

    President Donald Trump is “unbelievably supportive of small businesses” and is committed to helping them succeed through tax reform, rolling back government regulations and reforming the health care system, his Small Business Administration direc...
    Published 39 minutes  
  • First-of-Its-kind clean coal plant may not burn coal at all

    A first-of-its-kind “clean coal” power plant that utility owner Southern Co. has spent years constructing in Mississippi may end up burning no coal at all -- and instead just run like a natural gas generator. After years of delays and billions of...
    Published 4 minutes  
  • A new platform for Whole Foods? How deal could upend grocery

    New York • Seeing Whole Foods products first in Amazon searches? Breezing through the grocer’s stores with an app that scans affordable fruits and seafood? Those are among the possible scenarios that unnerved the food industry last week, when Ama...
    Published 1 minute  
  • Are you cut out for a work-from-home job?

    Telecommuting has become synonymous with convenience, flexible schedules and, yes, pajamas. You don’t have to commute, spend money on transportation or dress up. But despite the appeal and laid-back reputation, there are challenges. “Not everybod...
    Published 37 minutes ago  
  • Uber CEO pushed out as company tries to clean up act

    Under Travis Kalanick’s leadership, Uber’s “Animal House”-style business plan was to grow as quickly as possible, steamrolling regulators while flouting the rules of workplace conduct. Behavior at the male-dominated company didn’t seem to m...
    Published 1 hour, 16 minutes ago  
  • Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

    Washington • An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision. Age-related ...
    Published 15 hours, 49 minutes ago  
  • Keeping CEO job was 1 fight too many for Uber’s Kalanick

    Detroit • Travis Kalanick’s combative personality created the culture that let Uber grow from startup to behemoth in just eight years. But under his direction the ride-hailing company had trouble growing up, leading to his downfall. Kalanick, 40...
    Published 16 hours ago