Stories tagged: Employment
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.
Mon., May 2, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
LinkedIn stops calling Bend “in Eugene” after complaints
Professionals in Bend no longer have to worry about doppelgangers in Eugene as the social networking website LinkedIn has fixed a glitch that classified Bend as “in the Eugene, Oregon …
Fri., April 29, 2016, 7:12 a.m.
U.S. employment costs up modest 0.6 percent in first quarter
Employment costs paid to U.S. civilian workers rose at a slightly faster pace in the first three months of the year compared to the previous quarter, as wages and salaries …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 8:58 a.m.
Strikes, protests in France against disputed labor reforms
French protesters are back on the streets over proposed reforms to the country’s labor rules and strikers have forced cancellations and delays at two airports serving Paris.
Tue., April 26, 2016, 9:08 a.m.
Intel warns Oregon it’s cutting 784 workers near Portland
Intel has notified Oregon officials it plans to lay off nearly 800 workers in Washington County.
Fri., April 8, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
Court strikes down Wisconsin right-to-work law
Wisconsin’s right-to-work law, championed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker as he was mounting his run for president, was struck down Friday as violating the state constitution.
Tue., April 5, 2016, 8:12 a.m.
Ford to build small-car factory in Mexico
Ford will build a new $1.6 billion factory in Mexico, creating about 2,800 jobs and shifting small-car production from the U.S.
Tue., April 5, 2016, 8:05 a.m.
U.S. hiring reaches 9-year high; job openings slip
U.S. hiring jumped to a nine-year high in February, a sign of robust business demand for new workers, while the number of open positions slipped.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Court to California companies: Give workers a chair
The California Supreme Court made it more difficult Monday for companies to deny employees a seat while they work.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 11:46 a.m.
Energy downturn leaves about 4,600 employees furloughed nationwide, BNSF exec says
The chairman of BNSF Railway says about 4,600 railroad employees are furloughed nationwide due to declining oil prices and a reduced demand for coal.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 4:58 p.m.
Minimum wage hike would cost California taxpayers $3.6 billion, analyst says
Raising the minimum wage in California to the highest statewide level in the nation would eventually cost taxpayers an additional $3.6 billion a year in higher pay for government employees, …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
Businesses add 200,000 jobs in March as labor market keeps improving
Businesses added a solid 200,000 net jobs this month, according to a closely watched private survey released Wednesday, as the U.S. labor market continued to strengthen even as overall economic …