Stories tagged: jobs
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016, 1:16 p.m.
Solid hiring, better pay draw more Americans into job hunt
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Sun., Oct. 2, 2016
As Illinois’ coal country teeters on brink, next president may tip balance
Illinois mining companies have shed more than 1,200 jobs over the last year as strict new environmental regulations and cheap natural gas have encouraged utilities to drop their reliance on …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
Wells Fargo faces Labor Department review for possible workplace violations
The Labor Department has launched a “top-to-bottom review” of how Wells Fargo & Co. treated employees as it pushed the aggressive sales quotas that led to the bank’s fake-accounts scandal.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 1:12 p.m.
Fuel-economy rules threaten 1 million-plus U.S. jobs, study says
More than 1.1 million U.S. workers would lose their jobs because of tougher fuel-economy regulations coming next decade if prices at the gasoline pump remain low in America, a new …
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 5:08 p.m.
Macy’s to hire about 83,000 holiday workers
Macy’s plans to hire about 83,000 people for the busy holiday shopping season, about equal to the number of hires last year.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
UPS to hire 95,000 seasonal workers for upcoming holidays
It’s not even officially fall yet, but delivery companies and retailers are making their hiring lists for the holiday season.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 11:53 a.m.
Washington unemployment rates drops to 5.7 percent
Washington state’s unemployment rate dipped slightly to 5.7 percent last month.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 9:17 p.m.
75 percent of Americans plan to work in retirement
When it comes to retirement, a whopping 75 percent of Americans say they plan to work “as long as possible” in retirement, according to a new report from Bankrate.com.
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
U.S. job openings jump to record high in mixed signal to Fed
American employers advertised a record number of open jobs in July, a sign hiring may stay healthy despite a slowdown last month.
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 12:55 p.m.
Slower hiring in August signals Fed rate hike less likely
After two months of blockbuster gains, U.S. employers slowed their hiring in August to a modest increase of 151,000, reducing the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates …
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 11:09 a.m.
Stocks rise as tepid jobs report stokes hopes for low rates
U.S. stocks are rising Friday as a slowdown in hiring last month raised investors’ hopes that the Federal Reserve may wait even longer before raising interest rates. Energy companies made …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 10:05 a.m.
Weekly requests for jobless aid rise but still near lows
Slightly more Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the overall levels still remain near historic lows in a positive sign for the job market.
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
Wal-Mart cutting about 7,000 back-office store jobs
Wal-Mart is cutting 7,000 back-office store jobs over the next few months as it centralizes its invoice and accounting departments, expanding a test it announced in June.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 7:13 a.m.
U.S. companies add a solid 177,000 jobs in August, ADP survey shows
U.S. businesses added a solid 177,000 jobs in August, according to a private survey, suggesting that hiring remains healthy after two months of strong gains.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 5:49 a.m.
German labor market strong with unemployment at 6.1 percent
The number of Germans without jobs dropped slightly in August in seasonally adjusted terms, leaving the unemployment rate in Europe’s largest economy unchanged at 6.1 percent.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 7:27 a.m.
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits were down last week
Slightly fewer people filed for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign the American job market remains healthy.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 10:11 a.m.
$300 million silicon smelter plan promises jobs in Usk
Usk was chosen as the site for a proposed silicon smelter. The Canadian company will get state assistance to build a $300 million facility.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Five things we learned from the surprisingly strong July jobs report
U.S. employers added a healthy 255,000 jobs in July, a sign of confidence amid sluggish economic growth that points to a resilient economy.
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 2:02 p.m.
Union got Taj Mahal casino workers to kill own jobs, Icahn says
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has written a letter to the soon-to-be unemployed workers of the Trump Taj Mahal casino, accusing their union of inciting them to destroy their own jobs …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
U.S. consumer spending grew a solid 0.4 percent in June
American consumers turned in another strong month of spending in June despite a decline in spending on autos.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 2:09 p.m.
Job alert: State Farm to hire more than 200 in Tacoma
State Farm will hold a job fair next week to fill more than 200 positions at its Tacoma location.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
Kennametal to slash 1,000 jobs
Kennametal, a Pittsburgh-based industrial tool maker that Monday reported a loss for the second consecutive year, is cutting 1,000 jobs, or about 8 percent of its global workforce as part …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
Fed survey finds modest growth across most of U.S.
The Federal Reserve says the economy and hiring continued to expand modestly across most of the United States from mid-May through June, leaving some firms struggling to find skilled workers.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9 a.m.
Aerospace supplier Triumph cutting 99 jobs in Everett
Boeing supplier Triumph Group will lay off 99 employees at its Structures-Everett facility effective Sept. 30, according to information filed with the state Employment Security Department.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 2:57 p.m.
Stocks finish just short of a record on strong jobs report
U.S. stocks surged Friday, finishing just short of record highs, as investors responded enthusiastically to a strong June job market report.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
IMF: Brexit fallout will shave eurozone growth in 2016, 2017
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union will trim economic growth this year and next across the 19 countries that share the euro currency.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
June hiring surge of 287,000 suggests rebounding U.S economy
Employers shook off two months of weak hiring by adding 287,000 jobs in June, a robust pace that suggests a resilient U.S. economy recovering from a slump early in the …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
Minimum wage increase supporters turn in signatures
Supporters of raising Washington state’s minimum wage have turned in more than 360,000 signatures in support of a ballot measure that seeks to incrementally increase the state’s rate over the …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 9:41 a.m.
U.S. services firms grew in June at fastest pace in 7 months
U.S. services firms expanded last month at the fastest pace since November, good news for the U.S. economy.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 9:06 a.m.
Saint Martin’s University fights faculty unionization efforts
Saint Martin’s University is asking the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a stay in the certification of a recent unionization vote by members of its non-tenured faculty.