“Up and down the wage scale, companies are becoming more willing to pay a little more, to train workers, to take chances on people without traditional qualifications, and to show greater flexibility in where and how people work. The erosion of employer power began during the low-unemployment years leading up to the pandemic and, given demographic trends, could persist for years.” NYT: Workers Are Gaining Leverage Over Employers Right Before Our Eyes.

+ NYT: From Appetizers to Tuition, Incentives to Job Seekers Grow. (I know the tuition will help my kids forge their future, but dammit, I’m gonna take the appetizers.)