Stories tagged: Employment
Fri., Jan. 7, 2011, 8:20 a.m.
December jobs report points to slow, steady growth
The nation’s economy added 103,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate dropped to 9.4 percent last month, its lowest level in 19 months.
Tue., Nov. 23, 2010, midnight
Idaho job data has bright spot
Employment in most North Idaho counties fell last month, with Boundary County the notable exception. The Idaho Department of Labor on Friday released a county-by-county breakdown of employment statistics, having …
Fri., Nov. 5, 2010, 1:43 p.m.
Hiring spurt in October eases jobs crisis a bit
The jobs crisis eased a bit in October as companies stepped up hiring, suggesting further gains ahead. Still, hiring remains far too weak to drive down unemployment, now stuck at …
Thu., July 15, 2010, 10:26 a.m.
Unemployment rate falls in Spokane, statewide
The unemployment rate in Spokane County dropped more than half a point in June, and statewide joblessness is back down to where it stood a year ago, state officials said …
Thu., July 1, 2010, 12:02 p.m.
Business update: Data suggest recovery is fizzling
Fears that the economic recovery is fizzling grew Thursday after the government and private sector issued weak reports on a number of fronts. Unemployment claims are up, home sales are …
Tue., June 15, 2010, 1:23 p.m.
Spokane-area unemployment slips despite job losses
Employment in Washington increased in May, but only because 9,000 workers were hired to help conduct the 2010 Census.
Fri., May 7, 2010, 8:46 a.m.
Largest hiring burst in years, but U.S. jobless rate up
The economy got what it needed in April: A burst of hiring that added a net 290,000 jobs, the biggest monthly total in four years.
Tue., April 13, 2010, 10:09 a.m.
Jobless rate dips in Spokane County
More people found work in the Spokane area last month, bringing the unemployment rate down to 10.5 percent. It was 11.3 percent in February, and stood at 9.7 percent one …
Fri., March 19, 2010, midnight
‘Green’ jobs blossoming in state
OLYMPIA – Washington counted twice as many people working in “green” jobs last year as in 2008. Although changes in the way jobs were counted are responsible for much of …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2010, midnight
Reid scales back Senate jobs bill
WASHINGTON – The Senate’s top leader on Thursday abruptly trimmed the size of a job-creation bill from $85 billion to $15 billion, fearing that even with emerging bipartisan support the …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2010, midnight
Job bill gets joint effort
WASHINGTON – In a rare move toward bipartisanship, Senate Democrats worked with Republicans as they prepared Tuesday to unveil an $85 billion jobs bill that would include payroll tax breaks …
Tue., Jan. 12, 2010, 9:53 a.m.
Job openings drop as hiring remains elusive
The competition for jobs is intensifying as companies are reluctant to hire new workers, leaving millions of unemployed Americans chasing fewer job openings.
Sat., Jan. 9, 2010, midnight
Sandwiches and support
A new Coeur d’Alene deli that delivers boxed lunches offers more than sandwiches packed with meat and cheese, accompanied by a homemade peanut butter cookie. It helps provide mentally ill …
Wed., Jan. 6, 2010, 2:03 p.m.
Service sector growing again, but new jobs are few
A gauge of the U.S. service sector returned to growth last month, aided by the holiday season’s retail sales. The expansion reflected a slowly improving economy — but it was …
Wed., Nov. 18, 2009, midnight
Spokane jobless rate drops to 7.9 percent
Spokane County employers hired more than 3,000 workers in October, lifting total employment numbers to the highest level since February, and pushing the unemployment rate to the lowest level since …
Tue., Nov. 17, 2009, 12:22 p.m.
Spokane County employment the highest since February
Spokane County employers hired more than 3,000 workers in October, restoring total employment numbers to the highest level since February, and taking the unemployment rate to the lowest level since …
Fri., July 3, 2009, midnight
Idaho jobless rate hits 26-year high
Seasonally adjusted unemployment in Idaho rose half a percentage point in June, to 8.3 percent. It’s the highest jobless rate since October 1983, the state Department of Labor said Thursday. …
Thu., June 11, 2009, midnight
New jobs in renewable energy outpacing national average
NEW YORK – The fledgling renewable energy industry has grown steadily over much of the past decade, adding jobs at more than twice the national rate, according to a Pew …
Sun., April 19, 2009, 7:37 a.m.
Despite economic downturn, upswing is in the works
A ghost of bygone community hardship appeared in Spokane last month. The 10.6 percent unemployment rate was the first in double digits since February 1987. For those who can remember …
Mon., Feb. 16, 2009, midnight
Recession-resistant career paths
Sobering news on the jobs front closed 2008: Spokane County’s unemployment rate climbed to 7.6 percent, higher than the national average of 7.2 percent. And rural counties surrounding Spokane are …
Sun., Feb. 1, 2009, midnight
Voluntary layoffs can have benefits, but do your research
John Smith – who asked that his real name not be used – realized his employer, which makes shipping containers, was not having a great year. Smith, of Seattle, is …
Wed., Jan. 7, 2009, midnight
Nurse shortage changes hiring game
MILWAUKEE — Please, please accept a high-paying job with us. In fact, just swing by for an interview and we’ll give you a chance to win cash and prizes. Sounds …
Thu., Jan. 3, 2008, midnight
Attendant Care Registry – Free service matching disabled adults and children with personal-care providers; sponsored by Coalition of Responsible Disabled; 326-6355. Change Point! program – Ideal for women who are …
Sat., March 28, 1998, midnight
100,000 To Vie For 8,500 Casino Jobs
The city’s costliest megaresort is betting there won’t be a crush of paperwork next week at Bellagio, even if more than 100,000 workers show up looking to get one of …
Wed., March 25, 1998, midnight
Xerox Mum On Plans To Slash 10,000 Jobs
A Xerox Corp. drive to “aggressively and relentlessly” trim costs could mean big cutbacks, analysts said Tuesday, and one newspaper reported 10,000 jobs would be eliminated. The belt-tightening at a …
Sun., March 22, 1998, midnight
The Key To Survival Juarez Factory Struggles To Be More Productive
1. On weekends, Key Tronic employees play on company-sponsored athletic teams. Above, a Key Tronic player battles a Philips employee during a maquiladora soccer tournament on a field in the …
Sat., March 21, 1998, midnight
Pay Frozen For Boeing Executives Struggling To Complete Merger, Company Also Cuts Bonuses
The Boeing Co., stunned by its first annual loss in 50 years, has frozen the salaries of its executive officers and cut bonuses by half for most of its 1,500 …
Sat., March 21, 1998, midnight
Nike Plans To Cut 480 Jobs In Asia
Facing a sharp fall in profits, Nike said Friday it will cut 480 jobs in Asia, accounting for about 30 percent of the company’s global reductions. Asia’s economic slump, which …
Sat., March 21, 1998, midnight
Boeing Slashes Jobs Latest Cuts Boost Total To More Than 20,000 Jobs That Will Be Eliminated By 2000
Two Boeing employees walk across the tarmac Friday at a plant in Long Beach, Calif., that Boeing acquired with last year’s purchase of McDonnell Douglas. It will remain open, but …
Thu., March 19, 1998, midnight
Kaiser Eliminates 16 Trentwood Jobs
Kaiser Aluminum Corp. confirmed Wednesday that it has eliminated 16 salaried positions at the Trentwood flat-rolled products mill as part of its ongoing effort to stay cost-competitive. The workers’ last …