US Labor Department is examining Microsoft’s initiative to hire more Black employees

Microsoft is defending its diversity initiatives.¬† Angela Lang/CNET The US Department of Labor is looking into whether Microsoft’s goal of doubling the amount of Black managers, senior individual contributors and senior leaders in the US by 2025 “could constitute unlawful discrimination on the basis of race,” the tech giant said in a Tuesday blog post. […]

Amazon says nearly 20,000 US employees have contracted COVID this year

An Amazon employee protest in late March outside a warehouse in Staten Island, New York. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Amazon for the first time publicly reported its total number of coronavirus cases in its front-line US workforce, revealing the information months after...