US dollars are now commonly used by businesses in Venezuela. The informal adoption of the dollar has helped to decrease inflation and product shortages.

Venezuela’s public sector workers take on multiple side jobs just to get by


To supplement their meager wages, many government workers in Venezuela are turning to side hustles that include driving taxis, baking cakes, selling clothes or taking care of pets. And that’s having an impact on the quality of public services.

A young woman with duck tape over her mouth that says "Feed Me Opportunity"

University of California votes to not allow undocumented students to work on campus, for now

A worker fills up a plastic container with gasoline at a gas station in Pasay, Philippines, Oct. 11, 2022.

Record-breaking inflation rates in the Philippines are pushing people to take on extra jobs

About one-third of the staff at the Stoneacre restaurants in Newport, Rhode Island, is from overseas.

Hospitality industries in the US struggle to find workers, but international labor is ticking up

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Ukraine’s first female police officers won’t be posing for selfies anymore. They’re too busy doing their jobs.

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It’s Trump versus California, but immigrants and employers already feel the fallout

Calls to hotlines to assist immigrants are skyrocketing, while employers brace themselves for more inspections.

Najat Rabat and Yassine Mazzout used to work picking trash from a landfill outside Morocco's capital. Now they work together at a new recycling cooperative.

These trash pickers used to have miserable jobs. Now they run their own recycling cooperative.


Fifteen million people around the world have perhaps the worst job imaginable: scavenging junk from the world’s dumps. But in Morocco, a group of trash pickers has made the transition to well-paid employees of a new recycling center. And they hope it’s an example others can follow.

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President Trump, how will you make health care affordable to gig and contract workers if you roll back the ACA?


A growing number of people now work in the gig economy. Ride-hailing apps are sometimes primary sources of income for folks or a way for people to make extra money. For many freelancers, the Affordable Care Act is the way to get health insurance. But what happens to these workers if it gets repealed?

Help wanted sign on restaurant window

Like many undocumented restaurant workers, staying in the US is a simple calculation for this waiter


But for those who want to see less immigration, making it harder for employers to hire undocumented immigrants is one place to start. In Houston, restaurant advocates say immigrants do the work that native-born workers will not.

Youth unemployment

As youth unemployment spikes, job seekers keep dreaming


The global youth unemployment rate has returned to a level close to its all-time high, according to new data from the International Labor Organization.