Stories tagged: jobs
Fri., May 18, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
Most common job in Seattle isn’t in retail anymore, and 4 out of 5 of these workers are men
Software developer is now the most common occupation in the Seattle area. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 60,000 employed in that field …
Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:58 p.m.
Trump’s China tariffs risk costing U.S. jobs, new study shows
The tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports that Trump has proposed, plus promised retaliatory duties by China, would reduce U.S. gross domestic product by $2.9 billion and cost almost …
Tue., April 24, 2018, 9 a.m.
Trump’s tariffs risk jobs and profits in working-class areas
President Donald Trump’s escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his “America First” agenda hit home, including Payette, Idaho, home …
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 8:51 p.m.
Mexicans help create, not take jobs away from Texans, SMU study says
Far from taking jobs away from Texans, Mexicans are helping create additional employment opportunities, providing valuable labor for a growing economy and helping the deepening integration with Mexico, according to …
Fri., April 20, 2018, 10:47 a.m.
Idaho unemployment rate drops to 2.9 percent
Idaho’s unemployment rate in March dropped a tenth of a percentage point from the previous month to 2.9 percent.
Thu., April 5, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Meet 5 Magic Valley residents who practice rare trades
Times have changed. So who still practices the dying arts in our modern world?
UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
Survey: U.S. businesses add a healthy 241,000 jobs in March
U.S. companies hired 241,000 new workers in March, a solid total that suggests the already-low unemployment rate may be headed lower in the coming months.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 11:23 a.m.
Russian spies in Seattle: Black ops, Soviet subs and counter intel in the Pacific Northwest
Wanted — FBI recruits for a career in surveillance. Must be comfortable tailing subjects by foot, vehicle or on public transportation, use electronic equipment, and work nights and weekends as …
UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 2:31 p.m.
Without Toys R Us, 30,000 jobs, a black hole for toy makers
The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords.
Wed., March 14, 2018, 11:27 a.m.
Tariffs lift hopes for jobs in American mill towns
In the heart of America’s diminished steel country, support for President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imports is broad and bipartisan. It is tempered, though, by a strong streak of realism.
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 5:28 p.m.
U.S. hiring surge last month pulls in flood of new workers
U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs amid rising business confidence lifted by the Trump administration’s tax cuts and a resilient global economy.
Wed., March 7, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Survey: U.S. businesses hire 235,000 new workers in February
U.S. companies added a healthy 235,000 jobs last month, led by solid gains in construction, hotels and restaurants, and education and health care, according to a private survey.
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Number of employees leaving jobs increases at fastest pace in 17 years, signaling higher pay
U.S. companies posted the fewest open jobs in seven months in December, yet the number of Americans quitting their jobs rose to a 17-year high, a mixed reading on the …
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 10:52 a.m.
Survey: U.S. companies added healthy 234,000 jobs in January
U.S. businesses continued to hire at a healthy pace in January, a sign the economy is off to a solid start for the year.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:39 p.m.
The work that won’t get done during a government shutdown
Thousands of intelligence agency employees would be furloughed even as tension over North Korea’s nuclear program remains high. Important biomedical and public health research would be interrupted and possibly damaged. …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Washington adds 6,100 jobs in December; jobless rate at 4.5 percent
Washington’s economy added 6,100 jobs in December and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate came in at 4.5 percent, according to the Employment Security Department.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 8:07 a.m.
US employers posted fewer jobs in November for 2nd month
Employers posted fewer open jobs in November, the second straight month of decline after openings reached a record high in September.
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 4:04 p.m.
Survey: U.S. businesses add a strong 250,000 jobs in December
U.S. companies closed out 2017 with strong hiring in December, adding the most jobs in nine months.
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.