Stories tagged: jobs
Wed., May 31, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
Among the job cuts at the New York Times, the public editor
The New York Times is ditching the public editor position, created in 2003 as the paper sought to restore its credibility with readers after a plagiarism scandal.
Thu., May 25, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
U.S. jobless claims rose slightly to 234,000 last week
Slightly more people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remained at historically low levels.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
800 employees at Oregon solar company receive layoff warning
A global solar energy company without enough money to pay its debt in the U.S. has sent letters to 800 employees saying a mass layoff or plant closure could be …
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 7 p.m.
Spokane County unemployment rate drops to 5.2 percent
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped one percentage point, to 5.2 percent, in April. That’s also one point below the April 2016 unemployment rate, the Washington Employment Security Department said Tuesday.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Idaho labor force tightens as jobless rate scrapes bottom
Significant drops in the number of unemployed Idahoans and people looking for work pushed the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate down to 3.4 percent in April, narrowing an already tight …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Montana’s unemployment rate at 3.8 percent in April
Montana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.8 percent in April.
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 5:58 p.m.
The cities where college grads can find jobs without going broke
In a recent report from the real-estate website Trulia and the job posting site Indeed, researchers crunched the numbers on what college grads are likely to face when it comes …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Washington unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent
Washington state’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent last month and the state added 1,200 new jobs.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
Ford to cut 1,400 jobs in North America, Asia
Ford is cutting 1,400 jobs in North America and Asia Pacific this year in an effort to boost profits.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Jobless-benefit claims at 28-year low; U.S. labor market tightening
A decline in the number of U.S. jobless-benefit claims fell to a 28-year low is adding to signs of a tight labor market, as initial unemployment claims also remained subdued, …
Tue., May 9, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Job openings increase slightly in March
Steady job growth has left U.S. employers with an increasingly shallow pool of unemployed workers to consider hiring, something that could lead to faster wage gains.
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Retail is dying? Tell that to fast-food chains losing top talent
There’s plenty of talk about the retail industry dying, with malls closing and the slump stressing iconic chains like Sears and J. Crew, but healthier big-box giants such as Wal-Mart …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
Labor slack’s vanishing act signals wage gains coming soon
April’s employment report contained an even bigger surprise than the jump in U.S. payrolls: Spare capacity in the labor market is quickly disappearing, signaling that lackluster wage growth should get …
Fri., May 5, 2017
Schram: Clinton’s blame game still lame
If Clinton had great solutions and wanted to be America’s Jobs President, all she had to do was give a speech and say them. Better yet, many speeches.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:14 a.m.
EU eying rules that could move key London financial market
The European Union is preparing new rules that could force a key financial market, and potentially thousands of jobs, to leave London once Britain exits the bloc.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Jobless claims declined more than forecast last week
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped more than forecast last week, consistent with a robust labor market, a Labor Department report showed Thursday.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Puerto Rico announces huge, historic debt restructuring
Puerto Rico’s governor on Wednesday announced a historic restructuring of a portion of the U.S. territory’s $73 billion debt through courts after negotiations with bondholders failed. The announcement marks the …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
Big summer shutdowns loom for U.S. auto plants as sales sputter
Auto workers may be getting some extra time off around Independence Day, but they won’t be celebrating. They’ll know it means sales are weak and that profits – and profit-sharing …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Facebook to hire 3,000 to review videos of crime and suicide
Facebook says it will hire another 3,000 people to review videos and posts of crime and other questionable content following murders shown live on its site.
Tue., May 2, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
Outsourcing firm says it will create 10,000 new jobs in U.S.
Infosys, a global tech outsourcing giant under fire from President Donald Trump for stealing American jobs, announced Tuesday it plans to hire 10,000 new U.S. workers over the next two …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
Jobless claims rise to 4-week high amid holiday
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose to a four-week high last week, interrupting a run of subdued firings, a Labor Department report showed Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
Le Pen upstages Macron in battle for blue-collar votes
Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen turned an appliance factory into a battleground Wednesday for France’s blue-collar vote, upstaging rival Emmanuel Macron with a surprise campaign stop at the plant …
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Spokane County unemployment rate drops to 6.2 percent
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent in March, down from 6.8 percent in February, the Washington Employment Security Department said Tuesday.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Applications for U.S. jobless aid rise but remain at low level
More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, yet total applications remained at a historically low level that suggests workers are enjoying solid job security.
Wed., April 19, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Washington unemployment rate drops to 4.7 percent
Washington state’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in nearly 10 years, dropping to 4.7 percent last month.
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Deaths of despair: Millennials turn to drugs, suicide in unforgiving job market
Ryan Johnson was 22 when he succumbed to a heroin addiction that had intensified as the Erie, Pennsylvania, high school graduate grew disillusioned with his future. His mother found him …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Oregon jobless rate drops below 4 percent
Oregon’s unemployment rate has plunged to less than 4 percent.
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Know Spokane: Number of young people coming to the city hasn’t changed, but fewer are leaving
Some say that young people are moving back to the city, but is that actually true? The short answer: probably not. What does appear to be changing is that fewer …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
U.S. employers posted more jobs in February and quitting fell
U.S. employers posted more open positions in February, but the number of people getting hired and the number quitting jobs fell. The overall figures suggest that the job market remains …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Plenty of beauty in jobs data beneath ugly headline number
For the March U.S. employment report, with its ugly headline payrolls number, it’s what’s inside that counts.