Stories tagged: workers
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 8:54 a.m.
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, 9:26 a.m.
State officials say Idaho’s unemployment rate has remained at 3.8 percent for the past four months.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 8:17 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 7:31 a.m.
DuPont says it will soon stop contributing to active employees’ pension plans, a move that will affect the retirement of 13,000 U.S. workers, including 2,800 in Delaware.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
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, 12:18 p.m.
Turkish media reports say a copper mine in southeast Turkey has collapsed, trapping a number of workers inside.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 8:16 a.m.
Some Hanford workers said they had concerns about raising issues related to possible chemical vapor exposures during a review by the Department of Energy Office of Inspector General.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 7:25 a.m.
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, 11:07 a.m.
Washington unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent last month and the state added 10,600 jobs.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
When American Airlines flight attendants began to complain about the company’s new uniforms, the airline shrugged off the problem, saying it was limited to about a dozen people with allergies …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 9:54 a.m.
Falling demand for cars is forcing General Motors to lay off more than 2,000 workers indefinitely at two assembly plants in Ohio and Michigan starting in January.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 1:55 p.m.
Nurses at Tacoma General Hospital are refusing to take extra shifts or voluntary overtime to protest hospital work practices.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:09 a.m.
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, 3:17 p.m.
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.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Taking a cue from competing online services like Slack, which let workers chat and share information on the job, Microsoft is adding a new program called “Teams” to its Office …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 2:52 p.m.
McDonald’s has agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a federal lawsuit that sought to hold the company liable for allegations that a franchise owner in the San Francisco Bay …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 11:35 a.m.
Volkswagen’s personnel chief has been quoted as telling a German newspaper that the transition to electric cars will ultimately cost a “five-digit number” of jobs at the company.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 11:38 a.m.
A Renton-based health care system has agreed to pay $351.9 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its employee pension plan.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Twitter, seemingly unable to find a buyer and losing money, is cutting about 9 percent of its employees worldwide.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 2:54 p.m.
Newly appointed Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan told employees Tuesday that he is “sorry for the pain” that the bank’s employees have suffered as a result of the company’s sales …
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
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.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 6 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 11:04 a.m.
The cost of living in the U.S. rose at the fastest pace in five months on energy and shelter prices, a sign inflation is getting closer to the Federal Reserve’s …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 2:27 p.m.
The campaign to give workers paid time off when they’re sick is picking up momentum.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
New deadlines for emptying some Hanford nuclear waste tanks might not be met if the government takes steps to better protect workers from chemical vapors.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
Kohl’s plans to hire more than 69,000 additional workers for the upcoming holiday season to meet demand at more than 1,100 stores nationwide.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
In another move to cut costs, Boeing told white-collar, salaried employees across the company on Tuesday that starting next month overtime pay will be severely limited.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 3:42 p.m.
About 4 million Americans gained health insurance last year, decreasing the nation’s uninsured rate to 9.1 percent, the lowest level since before the Great Recession, according to new federal figures.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
Out-of-pocket costs that insured employees pay for a doctor’s visit or an operation in the U.S. keep on climbing.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
It’s not even officially fall yet, but delivery companies and retailers are making their hiring lists for the holiday season.