The 2021 American Jobs Plan proposed by President Joe Biden aims to create 10 million jobs in the clean energy sector. Of the $2.3 trillion in funding proposed by the plan, $2.2 trillion is earmarked for investments in infrastructure and clean energy, including $400 billion for clean energy investments. It includes a focus on investments in areas of the country with the greatest need, such as communities that have been historically underserved or have high poverty rates. These investments in built infrastructure, electric vehicles, public transportation, clean energy, and home retrofits, among other initiatives, are expected to create jobs in communities throughout the nation, including low-income and rural areas. These investments are also intended to help communities create energy efficient and sustainable forms of economic development, such as sustainable agriculture, community-level green jobs, and clean energy businesses.
. A strike involving tens of thousands of Las Vegas Strip hotel workers at 18 casinos could take place as soon as this month. Last week, the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, released a statement saying that the union workers have delivered a strike notice to the affected casinos in Las Vegas. The union and […]
Workers recruited from India and Bangladesh to work at Amazon warehouses in Saudi Arabia say their rights have been violated and exploited by recruiters. In many cases, workers say they are forced to work 12-hour shifts with no days off. The workers’ salaries are sometimes delayed or go unpaid. Others report hazardous working conditions and […]
The Federal Reserve will likely take a cautious approach as it prepares its final interest rate decision of 2023. Over the course of the year, it is likely that the Fed will remain focused on providing monetary accommodation to support the economy. This could include potentially maintaining its current near-zero federal funds target range and […]