Stories tagged: jobs
TUESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016, 10:15 A.M.
U.S. job openings rise to eight-month high in March
U.S. employers posted the most open jobs in eight months in March, but total hiring slowed, providing a mixed picture of the labor market. Job openings jumped 2.7 percent to …
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2016
Tiny Nebraska town says no to 1,100 jobs, citing way of life
Officials thought Nickerson, Nebraska, was the perfect spot for a chicken processing plant that would liven up the 400-person town with 1,100 jobs. When plans leaked out, though, there was …
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016, 5:19 P.M.
The Dirt: Expansion at Coeur d’Alene call center creates space for hundreds of new jobs
A newly completed Coeur d’Alene facility expansion makes room this year to add 200 employees at an Alliance Data Retail Services customer care center.
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016, 1:43 P.M.
Stocks shake off earlier loss to close higher
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 79.92 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,740.63. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 6.51 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,057.14 and the Nasdaq …
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016, 11:41 A.M.
U.S. hiring slowed in April amid tepid growth
U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April, adding 160,000 jobs, the fewest in seven months, after a streak of robust monthly gains. The unemployment rate remained at a low …
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016, 9:13 A.M.
Stocks slip as jobs report shows hiring slowdown
Stocks were modestly lower in Friday morning after a report on the U.S. economy showed a significant slowdown in hiring last month, echoing weakness seen earlier in the week in …
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 1:55 P.M.
Stocks close flat as investors await Friday’s jobs report
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 9.45 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 17,660.71. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 0.49 of a point, less than 0.1 percent, …
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 11:39 A.M.
Official: Idaho is seeing rapid growth in tourism
Idaho is on track to surpass the $10 million mark in revenue from a 2 percent lodging tax for the fiscal year that ends June 30.
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 7:35 A.M.
Applications for jobless aid climb, but still near lows
More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the totals stayed near historic lows in a sign that the recent slowdown in growth has yet to spark layoffs.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 11:48 A.M.
U.S. trade deficit in March smallest in 16 months
The U.S. trade deficit fell in March to the lowest level in 16 months as imports plunged by the largest amount since the depths of the recession seven years ago.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 11:14 A.M.
Teen retailer Aeropostale files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
Aeropostale Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of teen retailers that have struggled to adapt to changing fashion trends.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 11:04 A.M.
Private-sector job growth stumbles to slowest pace in 3 years, ADP says
Private-sector job growth unexpectedly stumbled last month, with U.S. companies hiring workers at the slowest pace in three years, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Wednesday.
MONDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016, 9:43 A.M.
Supreme Court reject franchises’ appeal over $15 Seattle wage
The Supreme Court is turning away a challenge to Seattle’s $15 an hour minimum wage from franchise business owners who say the law discriminates against them.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016
Graduates, beware bad advice ahead
It’s time to call off the Passion Police. Most of us muddle through life by grabbing what seems like the best opportunity at the time and then working at it.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016, 9 A.M.
U.S. economy grows at slowest pace in two years
Growth by the U.S. economy fell off sharply in the first three months of 2016, posting its worst quarterly performance in two years amid a global slowdown, the Commerce Department …
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016, 1:48 P.M.
E-commerce driving rise in retail layoffs, report says
The latest spate of layoffs in the retail sector isn’t just a short-term slump, according to a new report by a Credit Suisse analyst.
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016, 12:05 P.M.
Companies eye partnerships to counter low growth
With global economic growth slowing, inflation staying low and digital innovation generating uncertainty, companies are increasingly looking at partnership deals with other firms, even competitors, to boost revenues, consulting firm …
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016, 10:46 A.M.
Fed will likely keep rates unchanged in face of global slump
The U.S. job market is healthy. The stock market is up. Home prices are rising. Yet as the Federal Reserve prepares to meet this week, it seems in no mood …
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016, 11:14 A.M.
White House to distribute $90 million for apprenticeships
The Obama administration says it’ll distribute $90 million this year to help states expand apprenticeship programs, particularly to minorities and new industries.
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, 2:40 P.M.
Nordstrom to cut from 350 to 400 jobs
Nordstrom Inc. says it will be cutting about 350 to 400 jobs as it looks to be more nimble at a time where shoppers are shifting their spending more online.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016, 10:53 A.M.
Applications for unemployment aid at lowest March number since 1973
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits plunged last week, matching a March figure that was the lowest level since 1973.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016, 9:23 A.M.
Symantec resumes layoffs due to corporate restructuring
Software security firm Symantec has resumed layoffs at its Springfield office amid a corporate restructuring.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 1:48 P.M.
Washington jobless rate holds steady at 5.8 percent
Washington state added 9,000 new jobs from February to March, but its unemployment rate remains at 5.8 percent for the fourth straight month.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 12:33 P.M.
Eight states ask retailers about ‘unfair’ on-call scheduling
Attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia have written letters to several national retailers expressing concern about on-call scheduling, which allows companies to assign shifts to workers …
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016
Ann McFeatters: Dear America: It’s not so bad
Let’s take a breather from wallowing in politics, where the mantra seems to be that we are a nation of faded glory with doom all around us. Honestly, a lot …
FRIDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 2:47 P.M.
Fiat Chrysler to lay off 1,300 workers
Tumbling sales of Fiat Chrysler’s main midsize car have driven the company to indefinitely lay off 1,300 employees at a Detroit-area factory.
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, 8:23 A.M.
Growth at U.S. services firms rebounds in March
Growth picked up last month at U.S. services companies, which have been a source of strength for the American economy.