Stories tagged: jobs
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
U.S. CEOs more optimistic on prospects for sales, hiring
Chief executive officers of some of the largest U.S. companies became more optimistic about their sales and hiring prospects in the weeks before and after last month’s presidential election, even …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 3:01 p.m.
Cereal maker General Mills to cut as many as 600 jobs
General Mills, which has been struggling with weaker sales for its cereal and yogurt, plans to cut between 400 and 600 jobs around the world as it restructures its business.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
Google deal puts Africa on cusp of first smartphone plant
A Johannesburg startup is set to become the first company ever to manufacture smartphones in Africa, taking advantage of low costs and growing local demand to build handsets, tablets and …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 6:57 a.m.
U.S. economy adds 178,000 jobs in November; unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent
The U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent from 4.9 percent the previous month, according to new government data released Friday morning.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 8 a.m.
GoPro cutting 15 percent of workforce, shuts down entertainment unit
GoPro Inc., struggling to get traction with its new action-camera and drone, said it will eliminate about 15 percent of its workforce and shut down its entertainment division to reduce …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 7:59 a.m.
Carrier says it has deal with Trump to keep jobs in Indiana
Air conditioning company Carrier Corp. says it has reached a deal with President-elect Donald Trump to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in Indiana. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence plan to …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 7:06 a.m.
Survey: US businesses add 216,000 jobs, most in 5 months
U.S. companies added a solid 216,000 jobs in November, the most since June and evidence that the incoming Trump administration is inheriting a solid economy.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 7:08 p.m.
Trump reaches deal with manufacturer to keep jobs from going to Mexico
An Indiana-based manufacturer of air conditioners said Tuesday evening that it has reached an agreement with President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, to keep …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
October jobless rate holds steady in Spokane County
The October unemployment was 5.8 percent in Spokane County, matching September for the lowest rate of the year. It was slightly above the October 2015 jobless rate of 5.7 percent. …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 8:54 a.m.
Applications for unemployment aid rose last week
More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week. But jobless claims remain at low levels, showing that most American workers enjoy job security.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 8:17 a.m.
Volkswagen to shed 30,000 jobs, cutting costs after scandal
Volkswagen announced plans Friday to cut 30,000 jobs in a wide-ranging restructuring of its namesake brand as it tries to recover from a scandal over cars rigged to cheat on …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
Triumph to sell West Plains airplane parts factory
Triumph Group intends to sell its aircraft parts factory on the West Plains amid a companywide retrenching that has resulted in plant closures and consolidations across the country.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
US solar panel maker to cut 1,600 jobs, halt plant in Ohio
The biggest U.S. manufacturer of solar panels is cutting a quarter of its jobs worldwide and will halt production at its only North American plant, in Ohio.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 7:25 a.m.
43-year low: Unemployment aid applications lowest since 1973
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level since 1973 last week, evidence that businesses are confident enough in the economy to hold onto their …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
Oregon job growth cooling off, report shows
Oregon’s job growth has cooled off, and with that, the growth in personal income taxes that the state collects has also slowed.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
Washington unemployment rate down to 5.4 percent
Washington unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent last month and the state added 10,600 jobs.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
Forest Service to hire 1,000 seasonal workers in Northwest
The U.S. Forest Service says it will hire 1,000 temporary workers in the Pacific Northwest for spring and summer jobs.
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 6:15 a.m.
Donald Trump’s promises trigger fears of a trade war that would damage Washington’s economy
Trade experts warn that Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric foreshadows a trade war with China and a scrapping of hard-won tariff reductions. Washington state farmers, who would be among the casualties …
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016
Froma Harrop: Election is our political 9/11
From a policy perspective, Trump’s proposals are not all bad. The man’s the problem. Nothing was worth the crude racism and vulgar attacks normalized in the election.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:09 a.m.
U.S. job openings increase slightly in September
U.S. employers posted slightly more job openings in September, a likely sign that the steady job gains of recent months could continue.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 4:14 p.m.
Automated cars could threaten jobs of professional drivers
Ronald De Feo has watched robots take factory jobs for years. Now he sees them threatening a new class of worker: People who drive for a living.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 3:17 p.m.
Friday’s jobs data will be key economic news in election homestretch
The government’s October jobs report is poised to offer the last big data point on a steady if unimpressive U.S. economy, four days before Americans flock to the polls.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Twitter cuts staff, kills off Vine app amid pressure to grow
Twitter, seemingly unable to find a buyer and losing money, is cutting about 9 percent of its employees worldwide.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
Boeing warns 180 employees of pending layoffs
Boeing issued advance layoff notices Friday to 180 employees companywide. The layoffs are to take effect in mid-December, just ahead of the Christmas break at Boeing.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 4:54 p.m.
Idaho unemployment rate hovers under 4 percent
Idaho reported a 3.8 percent unemployment rate in September, which was unchanged from August, according to the state Department of Labor.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 10:04 a.m.
Bombardier to cut 7,500 jobs globally over the next 2 years
Airplane maker Bombardier says it is cutting 7,500 jobs around the world over the next two years.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 6 a.m.
This number is a misleading sign of U.S. labor-market strength
The fewest Americans in 42 years are filing applications for unemployment insurance, which on the surface looks like a sign of a historically hot U.S. labor market. The real picture …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
Salvation Army hiring Red Kettle Bell ringers for holiday season
The Salvation Army in Spokane is hiring Red Kettle Bell ringers for the holiday season.
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016, 5:27 p.m.
Colville National Forest recruiting for seasonal workers
The Colville National Forest is recruiting for 50 seasonal workers for 2017 in northeast Washington.
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016, 1:16 p.m.
Solid hiring, better pay draw more Americans into job hunt
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