Beyonce’s ‘Break My Soul’ is an ode to the Great Resignation

Beyoncé released a new single, “Break My Soul,” on Monday. The song references quitting a job and employee stress, alluding to the recent Great Resignation trend. Larry Busaca | PW18 | Getty Images The Great Resignation is part of the zeitgeist. If you need proof, just ask Beyonce. The superstar singer’s new single, “Break My … Read more

Avian flu detected in Utah foxes, marking 1st mammal cases in state

A photo of a red fox taken in Utah. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials said a pair of red foxes found dead in Salt Lake County late last month tested positive for the avian flu. (Utah Division of Wildlife Resources) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — While it’s rare, state wildlife … Read more

Companies fight for talent in tight labor market

Companies in Singapore are adjusting salaries and beefing up mental health benefits, bonuses, flexible working policies and more. Jayson_lys | E+ | Getty Images In a normal year, lawyers at one of Singapore’s top four local law firms could expect to receive an annual increase of between 10% and 15%. The company said employees would … Read more

How companies are shifting their office spend to lure workers back

As companies and workers continue to try to figure out where and how work will take place in a hybrid environment, the costs being spent on existing office spaces previously built around the 9-to-5, five-day workweek are being closely examined. Flexibility has become the buzzword for both sides of the employee-employer power dynamic. Workers have … Read more

Jobs report May 2022:

The US economy added 390,000 jobs in May, better than expected despite fears of an economic slowdown and with a roaring pace of inflation, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. At the same time, the unemployment rate held at 3.6%, just above the lowest level since December 1969. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had … Read more

Frew Foods International to create 250 jobs in Stawell, company hamstrung by housing shortages

An upgrade of Frew Foods International’s Stawell plant is set to create 250 new jobs and nearly double the site’s production capacity. Key points: Fresh Foods International’s expansion will create 250 new jobs Its workforce will grow to 750 people within three years The company says the region’s housing shortage is making it hard to … Read more

Logan homeowner concerned about avian flu risk after finding dead turkey vultures

Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes LOGAN — A Cache County homeowner hoping a solution will emerge over a potential avian flu hazard in his backyard as he cautions others about the potential risk. Bruce Jorgensen said the turkey vultures that have resided in the tall trees behind his Logan house for over a decade have … Read more

CDC publishes guidelines on monkeypox vaccine

The CDC on Friday published recommendations by its group of independent experts on a smallpox vaccine that limits its use to only people who work closely with viruses such as monkeypox. (Tami Chappell, Reuters) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes WASHINGTON — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday published recommendations by its … Read more

Wildlife officials confirm bird flu cases in 6 Utah counties

A baby great horned owl sits in its nest in Salt Lake City on April 8, 2014. Utah wildlife officials said Thursday that six counties now have confirmed bird flu cases in wild birds. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 1-2 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Utah wildlife officials say six counties now have … Read more

CDC confirms Utah cases are monkeypox

Dr. Angela Dunn, executive director of the Salt Lake County Health Department, speaks about monkeypox during a press conference at the Salt Lake County Government Center in Salt Lake City on Monday. (Mengshin Lin, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake County Health Department announced Wednesday that two … Read more