Stories tagged: jobs
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 8:04 a.m.
U.S. job openings surged in June to record high
U.S. employers posted a record number of open jobs in June, a sign that the solid hiring of recent months will likely continue.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 5:25 p.m.
U.S. job growth surges in July
The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, according to government data released Friday, surpassing economists’ expectations and suggesting the economy continues to thrive after an extended streak of job …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 7:47 a.m.
Weekly jobless aid requests down 5,000, to 240,000
Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, keeping the number of people seeking benefits close to historic lows.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Montana 4th highest in nation for older workers dying on job
Montana ranks fourth in the nation for the ratio of older workers killed on the job, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
Schulz: WSU needs to save money, will tighten financial belt
Washington State University will introduce a new hiring process that will include a careful examination by executive personnel of all hiring requests and justification of the need to fill positions, …
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Survey: US companies added a solid 178,000 jobs in July
U.S. businesses added a solid 178,000 jobs in July, a survey found, evidence that employers remain confident enough about future demand to keep hiring.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Amazon, in sign of growth, holds job fair for US warehouses
Amazon is holding a giant job fair Wednesday and plans to make thousands of job offers on the spot at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Expensive in Seattle? Affordability debate for mayor’s race
Seattle voters will winnow a field of 21 mayoral candidates down to two on Tuesday when they start the process of picking a new leader for the booming city that’s …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Amazon goes on hiring spree as labor market tightens
Amazon has some job openings. Lots of them. The company said Wednesday that it’s looking to fill more than 50,000 positions across the U.S.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
U.S. weekly requests for jobless aid fall to 233,000
Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits stays near historic lows pointing to a robust job market.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Layoffs begin at Carrier plant that drew Trump’s criticism
More than 300 Carrier Corp. workers are working their final day at the company’s Indianapolis factory as part of an outsourcing of jobs to Mexico that drew criticism last year …
Sat., July 15, 2017
Philip Bump: Trump’s rosy outlook in need of context
Trump likes to complain that the media don’t report on his successes. Allow me to report on them.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 8 p.m.
Shopping habits are hurting American jobs, especially today
More and more Americans are embracing a trend that labor groups have come to fear: We are shopping online now about as often as we take out the trash.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
U.S. job openings slipped in May, but hiring increased
U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in May. But hiring picked up and more people are quitting their jobs – both positive signs for the economy.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
Providence Health planning layoffs; Spokane impact unclear
Providence Health & Services plans layoffs after posting an operating loss.
Fri., July 7, 2017, 7:18 a.m.
Job growth rebounds to 222,000 in June; unemployment rate ticks up to 4.4 percent
The labor market rebounded strongly in June as U.S. employers added 222,000 net new jobs for the best performance since February, the Labor Department said Friday.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Microsoft laying off thousands of workers in sales shakeup
Microsoft is laying off thousands of employees in a shake-up aimed at selling more subscriptions to software applications that can be used on any internet-connected device.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 11:50 a.m.
Trade deficit narrows in May report
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in May as a rebound in global growth boosted foreign demand for U.S. exports of automobiles, consumer products and other goods and services to their …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
Bucking minimum wage trend, St. Louis is lowering pay level
It’s not been a great couple of weeks for those advocating an increase in minimum wages. Late last month, the National Bureau of Economic Research published a working paper based …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
U.S. companies add a modest 158,000 jobs in June
U.S. businesses added a modest 158,000 jobs in June, a survey found – a sign that hiring has decelerated but remains healthy enough to lower the unemployment rate over time.
Wed., July 5, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
County seeks to fill more than 200 jobs for Insterstate Fair
Spokane County is seeking friendly people to fill more than 200 temporary positions for this year’s Interstate Fair from Sept. 8 to Sept. 17.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
Chicago won’t allow high school students to graduate without a plan for the future
To graduate from a public high school in Chicago, students will soon have to meet a new and unusual requirement: They must show that they’ve secured a job or received …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Dubai online retailer Souq.com says sale to Amazon completed
Dubai-based Souq.com, the Middle East’s biggest online retailer, says its sale to Amazon has been completed.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Trump touts ‘great jobs numbers’ that aren’t so great
President Donald Trump on Monday touted the “great jobs numbers” since he took office – numbers that his own administration’s official statistics show aren’t all that great.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
New Portland arrivals find ‘Go back to California’ graffiti
Oregonians have spent decades blaming Californians for increased traffic and other problems.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Reports: Microsoft set to announce thousands of layoffs as it focuses on cloud software
Worldwide layoffs are reportedly about to hit Microsoft.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 9:25 a.m.
Applications for jobless aid rise to still-low 244,000
Slightly more people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but the number of applications remained at a historically low level suggesting a strong job market.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Senate ignores Trump, rejects splitting up FAA
The Senate on Thursday ignored President Trump’s desire to lop more than 30,000 workers from the federal payroll, approving legislation that protects the Federal Aviation Administration from being split in …
Thu., June 29, 2017
Businesses more willing to hire felons, the disabled and poorly skilled. Will the trend last?
As the nation enters its ninth year of economic expansion next month, the low unemployment and tightening labor market have begun to open doors for people who not long ago …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
Trump’s promise of jobs from Saudi deals may fall flat
President Donald Trump can’t stop boasting about nearly $400 billion in military and business deals his administration made during his two-day visit to Saudi Arabia last month.