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Cybersecurity Courses Ramp Up Amid Shortage of Professionals

DENVER (AP) — The pressure was on. Someone, somewhere, was attacking computer systems so customers couldn’t reach certain websites. In a windowless room in Denver, Zack Privette had worked all morning with his security team to figure out what the …

Colorado Wildfire Victims Hit ‘Green’ Building Code Hurdle

DENVER (AP) _ Some homeowners recovering from Colorado’s most destructive wildfire in history, which decimated entire neighborhoods near Denver late last year, say they could end up paying tens of thousands of dollars more to rebuild because of environmentally sustainable …

Expect More Shipping Chaos as Omicron Forces Transport Workers to Quit

From seafarers refusing to get back on ships to truck drivers whose concern over Covid-related border closures trumps the lure of higher pay, the transport industry is bracing for another roller coaster year of supply-chain disruptions. As omicron infections surge …

Teen Truckers Are Taking to the Streets, and Safety Advocates Are Worried

Dezjion Henson has wanted to be a truck driver his whole life. When he turned 18 last year he jumped at the chance and signed on as an apprentice with Total Transportation of Mississippi, LLC in Richland, Mississippi. “Growing up, …

CCC Says Shortage of Repair Technicians Adding to Pressure on Auto Claim Costs

If a shortage of replacement parts and growing claim severity are not enough to contend with, auto insurers are also coping with a labor shortage among auto repair shops that is driving up claim costs, according to CCC Intelligent Solutions. …

Canadian Employers Shed Unvaccinated Workers, Labor Lawyers in Demand

OTTAWA — Canadian employers are firing or putting on unpaid leave thousands of workers who refused to get COVID-19 shots, squeezing an already tight labor market and raising prospects of potentially disruptive legal challenges. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised vaccine …

Shortages of Supplies and Workers Will Delay Gulf Rebuilding

Joe Sobol, owner of Big Easy Construction in New Orleans, has bad news for homeowners who’ve been calling about roofs damaged by Hurricane Ida or to get an update on renovations that were scheduled before the storm ripped through the …

Viewpoint: How Zoom and the ‘Quarantine 15’ Created a Perfect Storm for Soft Tissue Injuries

In a normal year, work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), also known as soft tissue injuries, account for roughly 34% of lost work-days in the U.S. and one-third of the dollars spent on workers compensation claims. But this was anything but a …

Immigrants Sought in Labor Shortage for Harvey Recovery Risk Injury, Exploitation

As a parade of motorists rolled down their windows on the edges of a Houston Home Depot parking lot offering cash, the crowd of day laborers had slowly thinned to about a dozen by mid-morning. The workers who were already …

Long Waits Expected for Post-Hurricane Home Repairs

There will be plenty of large-scale reconstruction to do in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which has been blamed for dozens of deaths since it made its first U.S. landfall Friday and is still causing catastrophic flooding throughout eastern North …