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Cold weather states struggling to hire snowplow drivers

HELENA – More U.S. drivers could find themselves stuck on snowy highways or have their travel delayed this winter due to a shortage of snowplow drivers – a reality that could hit home Friday as winter storms start dumping snow from the Intermountain West to the Upper Great Lakes.

Senate rejects Biden’s vaccine mandate for businesses

WASHINGTON – The Senate narrowly approved a resolution Wednesday to nullify the Biden administration’s requirement that businesses with 100 or more workers have their employees be vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly testing.

U.S. jobless rate sinks to 4.2% as many more people find jobs

America's unemployment rate tumbled last month to its lowest point since the pandemic struck, even as employers appeared to slow their hiring – a mixed picture that pointed to a resilient economy that's putting more people to work.

Shippers prepare for another pandemic crush of holiday gifts

PORTLAND, Maine – The last holiday season was far from the most wonderful time of the year for the U.S. Postal Service: Sick and quarantined workers, a flood of packages from shoppers loath to set foot in stores and a last-minute dump of packages from overwhelmed private shippers.

Workers fed up with nights, weekends seek flexible schedules

After struggling to hire workers for its outlet store in Dallas, Balsam Hill finally opened on Sept. 1. But the very next day, the online purveyor of high-end artificial holiday trees was forced to close after four of its five workers quit.

Vaccine mandate spawns new fear: finding and keeping workers

The new federal vaccine requirement announced by President Joe Biden has created another worry for large businesses: With help wanted signs up almost everywhere, some could lose valuable employees or won't be able to find new ones.

U.S. hiring slows as delta variant weakens travel and tourism

America’s employers added just 235,000 jobs in August, a surprisingly weak gain after two months of robust hiring and the clearest sign to date that the delta variant’s spread has discouraged some people from flying, shopping and eating out.