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Sean Salai

Sean Salai

Sean Salai is the general assignment/culture reporter for The Washington Times. A former National desk intern and Metro clerk at The Washington Times, he also has served as a City Hall reporter at the Boca Raton News and as a special contributor at America Media. He can be reached at

Articles by Sean Salai

A display of Halloween pumpkins sits on the front porch of a home Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, in Garretson, S.D. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) ** FILE **

Halloween retail industry predicts ‘return to normal’

Retailers say more Americans will dress up as witches, buy candy and go trick-or-treating next month as Halloween "returns to normal" after two years of supply chain delays and pandemic health restrictions. Published September 21, 2022

A hiring sign is displayed outside of a retail store in Vernon Hills, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. U.S. employers advertised fewer jobs in May 2022 as the economy has shown signs of weakening, though the overall demand for workers remained strong. Employers advertised 11.3 million jobs at the end of May, the Labor Department said Wednesday, July 6, 2022,  down from nearly 11.7 million in March, the highest level on records that date back more than 20 years. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Spike in ‘quiet quitting’ rocks job industry as pandemic fades

Half of U.S. workers responding to a recent Gallup survey now consider themselves "quiet quitters" -- employees who do the minimum necessary to keep their jobs. The percentage of disengaged workers has risen steadily since 2019, according to Gallup. Published September 12, 2022