Stories tagged: jobs
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
U.S. employers add 228K jobs; unemployment rate stays 4.1 pct.
U.S. employers added a robust 228,000 jobs in November, a sign of the job market’s enduring strength in its ninth year of economic recovery.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
66 Symantec employees to lose jobs in Oregon
Dozens of Symantec employees in Oregon have learned they will be laid off next month as the cyber-security firm begins a sharp reduction of its local workforce.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Camas paper mill to partially close, cut up to 300 jobs
The paper mill in the southwest Washington city of Camas is cutting up to 300 jobs.
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017
The fastest-growing jobs in America pay about $22,000 per year
The largest two categories of America’s fastest-growing jobs offer some of the country’s lowest wages and weakest benefits.
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 11:05 a.m.
U.S. job openings flat in September as hurricanes slow hiring
U.S. employers posted roughly the same number of open jobs in September as the previous month, partly because hurricanes held back hiring at restaurants and hotels.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
U.S. hiring jumps after hurricanes as employers add 261K jobs
U.S. employers added a solid 261,000 jobs in October in a bounce-back from the hurricanes that slammed the Southeast in September.
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 6 a.m.
Why the explosive growth of e-commerce could mean more jobs
Automation has actually helped create jobs in e-commerce, rather than eliminate them, and stands to create more in the years ahead. By accelerating delivery times, robotics and software have made …
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
Hard to define America’s middle class, courted by both sides
President Donald Trump and Republican leaders are promoting their tax-cutting plan as needed relief for the stressed American middle class and a catalyst for job creation.
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
For clean-energy jobs, sky’s the limit
As wind and solar energy have grown, they’ve created a tide of jobs nationwide in fields from construction to manufacturing.
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10 a.m.
What’s more important to young people than cool perks or a fancy office? Growth
The way people think about structuring a career is changing. In most cases, it no longer makes sense to join a company as a 20-something and stay until retirement.
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Hurricane Irma cost Florida 127K jobs, but most will return
Employers cut jobs in six U.S. states last month, particularly in hurricane-hit Florida, while hiring increased in five and was mostly unchanged in 39 states.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
Hurricanes cause rare monthly U.S. job loss but rebound likely
A pullback in U.S. hiring last month resulting from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will likely prove short-lived, with a resilient job market pointing to gains in the coming months.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Damage from U.S. hurricanes to blur Friday’s Sept. jobs report
Damage from two catastrophic hurricanes means that the government’s September jobs report being released Friday will provide a blurrier-than-usual snapshot of the economy.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Survey: Hurricanes limit hiring in September to 135,000 jobs
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hobbled U.S. hiring last month, with businesses adding just 135,000 jobs, the fewest in nearly a year, a private survey found.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Will your job be automated? 70 percent of Americans say no
Most Americans believe their jobs are safe from the spread of automation and robotics, at least during their lifetimes, and only a handful says automation has cost them a job …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 7:33 a.m.
Claims for U.S. jobless aid rise by 12,000 to 272,000
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose by 12,000 last week to 272,000 as Florida continued to absorb the economic impact of Hurricane Irma.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
Keep on driverless truckin’ (but help truckers)
As Congress debates a new law to promote self-driving technology, however, it may exempt big commercial vehicles in the hope of saving trucking jobs. That won’t work.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Immigration crackdown could hurt Idaho industries
Idaho’s food and agribusiness industry brought in $1.51 billion in 2011, according to the Idaho Department of Commerce.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Claims for jobless aid fall as hurricane impact recedes
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped by 23,000 last week to 259,000 as the economic impact of Hurricane Harvey began to fade.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 10 a.m.
Amazon to bring another 1,000 jobs to Oregon
Amazon has announced plans for a third Oregon fulfillment center.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 7:47 a.m.
Amazon announces southwest Ohio center, 1,000 jobs coming
Amazon has made it official: It plans to locate one of its fulfillment centers in the southwest Ohio city of Monroe, bringing more than 1,000 jobs.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Higher gas, housing costs lift U.S. consumer prices 0.4 pct.
Higher gas and housing costs boosted U.S. consumer prices 0.4 percent in August, the most in seven months. The increase suggests inflation could be picking up, but the figures may …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 7:56 a.m.
U.S. jobless benefit applications fell by 14,000 last week
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits declined slightly last week but still remained elevated as hurricane disruptions impacted layoffs for a second week.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
Postings of U.S. job openings hit record high in July
Openings edged up 0.9 percent from June to 6.2 million, the highest on records dating to 2000, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 5 a.m.
The Gig Economy is big and here to stay: How workers survive and thrive
Experts differ on exactly how large the Gig Economy is, but there is consensus that the Gig Economy is growing faster than traditional employment. And it is here to stay.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 12:25 p.m.
Idaho hospital lays off 62 employees after new ownership
The Lewiston Tribune reports that the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center eliminated 62 positions on Thursday, leaving the hospital with 956 employees. RCCH HealthCare Partners acquired the hospital located near …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
U.S. productivity improved at ho-hum 1.5%. rate in spring
U.S. workers’ productivity rose a bit more this spring than initially reported, but the gains were relatively weak and a key reason why recent economic growth has been modest.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 7:45 a.m.
Hurricane Harvey spikes U.S. jobless aid applications to 298,000
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits soared last week by the most in nearly five years, driven by Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Texas and Louisiana.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017
Robert J. Samuelson: American middle class bounces back
The middle-class comeback may be the year’s most underreported story.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
U.S. job growth slows to 156K; unemployment up to 4.4 percent
U.S. job growth slowed in August as employers added 156,000 jobs, though still enough to suggest that most businesses remain confident in an economy now in its ninth year of …