Stories tagged: Employment
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 6 a.m.
This number is a misleading sign of U.S. labor-market strength
The fewest Americans in 42 years are filing applications for unemployment insurance, which on the surface looks like a sign of a historically hot U.S. labor market. The real picture …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
Salvation Army hiring Red Kettle Bell ringers for holiday season
The Salvation Army in Spokane is hiring Red Kettle Bell ringers for the holiday season.
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016
Medicare unveils far-reaching overhaul of doctors’ pay
Changing the way it does business, Medicare has unveiled a far-reaching overhaul of how it pays doctors and other clinicians.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 2:27 p.m.
Campaign for paid sick leave gains momentum
The campaign to give workers paid time off when they’re sick is picking up momentum.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 9:17 p.m.
75 percent of Americans plan to work in retirement
When it comes to retirement, a whopping 75 percent of Americans say they plan to work “as long as possible” in retirement, according to a new report from Bankrate.com.
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
U.S. job openings jump to record high in mixed signal to Fed
American employers advertised a record number of open jobs in July, a sign hiring may stay healthy despite a slowdown last month.
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016
Spokane County employment nearly back to pre-recession levels
With Labor Day upon us, here are some indicators of the state of labor in Spokane County.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016
For Labor Day, census numbers tell workers’ story
Labor Day was thought to have first been observed on Sept. 5, 1882, when about 10,000 workers gathered in New York for a parade. That resulted in similar events nationwide.
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 11:09 a.m.
Stocks rise as tepid jobs report stokes hopes for low rates
U.S. stocks are rising Friday as a slowdown in hiring last month raised investors’ hopes that the Federal Reserve may wait even longer before raising interest rates. Energy companies made …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 9:58 a.m.
Factory activity shrinks for first time in 6 months
U.S. manufacturing contracted last month for the first time since February, as new orders and output plummeted and factories cut jobs.
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
Wal-Mart cutting about 7,000 back-office store jobs
Wal-Mart is cutting 7,000 back-office store jobs over the next few months as it centralizes its invoice and accounting departments, expanding a test it announced in June.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 7:13 a.m.
U.S. companies add a solid 177,000 jobs in August, ADP survey shows
U.S. businesses added a solid 177,000 jobs in August, according to a private survey, suggesting that hiring remains healthy after two months of strong gains.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 5:49 a.m.
German labor market strong with unemployment at 6.1 percent
The number of Germans without jobs dropped slightly in August in seasonally adjusted terms, leaving the unemployment rate in Europe’s largest economy unchanged at 6.1 percent.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 7:27 a.m.
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits were down last week
Slightly fewer people filed for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign the American job market remains healthy.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
More jobs in Spokane, but jobless rate inches up
More people working in Spokane but unemployment up slightly, state reports.
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 5:08 p.m.
U.S. employers advertised more jobs and boosted hiring in June
U.S. employers advertised more openings and hired more people in June, adding to evidence that the job market has rebounded from a brief soft patch in the spring.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
Chicago lays off almost 500 teachers, another 500 school-based workers
Chicago Public Schools is laying off almost 500 teachers and another 500 school-based staff members, the district said Friday. The teachers being laid off will be eligible to apply for …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 2:09 p.m.
Job alert: State Farm to hire more than 200 in Tacoma
State Farm will hold a job fair next week to fill more than 200 positions at its Tacoma location.
Tue., July 26, 2016, 11:57 a.m.
Spokane’s June unemployment rate up slightly, but jobs higher compared to 2015
Unemployment rate for Spokane moves up in June, but the county has some 6,700 more jobs than a year ago.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 2:57 p.m.
Stocks finish just short of a record on strong jobs report
U.S. stocks surged Friday, finishing just short of record highs, as investors responded enthusiastically to a strong June job market report.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
June hiring surge of 287,000 suggests rebounding U.S economy
Employers shook off two months of weak hiring by adding 287,000 jobs in June, a robust pace that suggests a resilient U.S. economy recovering from a slump early in the …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 9:41 a.m.
U.S. services firms grew in June at fastest pace in 7 months
U.S. services firms expanded last month at the fastest pace since November, good news for the U.S. economy.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
173,000 net jobs created by private-sector companies in May
Private companies increased their job creation last month, adding 173,000 net new positions, but hiring lagged last year’s stronger pace, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Thursday.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Amazon to build 2 centers in Edwardsville, Illinois, bringing 1,000 jobs
Amazon.com says it will open two facilities in Edwardsville that will have 1,000 full-time jobs.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
Fewer people sought jobless benefits last week
The number of people seeking U.S. jobless aid fell sharply last week, partially reversing two weeks of big gains that had raised concerns about rising layoffs.
Sun., May 15, 2016, 4 a.m.
Pullman’s Schweitzer Engineering Labs keeps the lights on around the world
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories started in founder Ed Schweitzer’s basement. Now it employs more than 4,300 people, with plans to hire 850 more, and sells products around the world.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 2:20 p.m.
Stocks finish little change after weak employment report
U.S. stocks ended pretty much where they started Thursday after spending the day cycling up and down. Investors bought safe picks like phone companies and food makers after a surprisingly …
Tue., May 10, 2016, 1 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Stop the presses, Trump was wrong about Spokane economy
This will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Donald Trump’s factual record – and it will make no dent in the blind passion of Trump Nation – but …
Tue., May 10, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
Age, income factors in staying with single employer, poll says
A new poll says more than 40 percent of America’s baby boomers stayed with their employer for more than 20 years. But it’s unlikely that their children or grandchildren will …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Most work-related deaths in Washington caused by falls
Falls are the leading cause of work-related deaths in Washington state.