(Yakima, WA) – The South Central Workforce Council (Council) launched a new podcast series November 26 addressing topics important to employers and job seekers in South Central Washington.
Burgers and buttons are making headlines again. Employees at Burgerville—a fast-food restaurant chain in the Pacific Northwest—recently took to wearing buttons to work and were sent home for the day. These buttons were not your typical “Hi! My Name Is ______” fare. Instead, 10 Burgerville employees in Oregon showed up to work wearing buttons which read, “Abolish ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement)” and “No One Is Illegal,” seemingly in protest of the Trump administration’s immigration policies. What do you need to know about this situation and how might it impact your workplace?
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Today’s workplace is vastly different from what it was just a few decades ago, and technology has played the biggest role in shaping those changes. Thanks to the advancement of technology, employees share more information than ever before and communicate in ways that differ from previous generations. This cultural shift has impacted the employee benefits arena and empowered employees to demand more employee-focused benefits offerings that add more tangible value to their lives.