Labor

The people who work in the communications industries.

AT&T promised 7,000 new jobs to get tax break—it cut 23,000 jobs instead

AT&T has cut more than 23,000 jobs since receiving a big tax cut at the end of 2017, despite lobbying heavily for the tax cut by claiming that it would create thousands of jobs.

Apple and the iPhone Near Trade Crosshairs Again

Renewed trade tensions between the US and China threaten to throw Apple back into the global trade battle, putting its iPhone business at risk just as the tech giant appeared to be shoring up declining sales of its most important product.

Sen Van Hollen, Rep Clarke urge FCC to scrutinize broadcast workforce diversity

Sen Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Rep Yvette Clarke (D-NY) are urging the Federal Communications Commission to officially begin collecting data on the racial, ethnic and gender diversity of the broadcast workforce, saying that information could "emp

Executive Order on America’s Cybersecurity Workforce

President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order directing the creation of programs to grow and strengthen the US cybersecurity workforce to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

FCC Commissioner Carr Announces Initiative on Community Colleges as Pipelines for 5G Jobs

Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr visited the Tower Installation Program at Aiken Technical College, which provides the practical and classroom training that enables workers to find jobs as tower climbers.

A new form of American capitalism

It’s no longer debatable: The system makes the big, bigger and the rich, richer.

Sponsor: 

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce

Date: 
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 13:00 to 14:00

The expansion of 5G and the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating an increasing need for secure networks across many platforms and technologies. Innovative programs for cybersecurity awareness, education, training, and workforce development are essential to protect and defend against potential cyber-attacks, but finding qualified people to work in this area is increasingly difficult. This webinar will highlight educational programs that address training for cybersecurity professionals focusing on contributions made by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).



Digital Economy Accounted for 6.9 Percent of GDP in 2017

The digital economy accounted for 6.9 percent of the US gross domestic product, or $1.35 trillion, in 2017, according to a new batch of statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.  How does that compare with traditional US industries?

Local news is the next battleground as Congress eyes Big Tech's power

House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI) and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-GA) reintroduced The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, making the case that the legislation is needed to level the

Facebook says its local newsgathering service hindered by lack of local news outlets

Facebook’s effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by a lack of outlets where the company’s technicians can find original reporting.