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What slowdown? Amazon seeks to hire 33,000 people

In the latest sign of how it's prospering while others are faltering during the pandemic, Amazon said Wednesday it is seeking to bring aboard 33,000 people for corporate and tech roles in the next few months.

Trump hails jobs report, but unemployment rate still high

President Donald Trump took a victory lap Friday morning after the government reported surprising job gains for last month, seizing on the data to predict that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic and its economic disruption was in the rear-view mirror.

Thousands line up for jobs at Amazon, which has thousands on offer

Everyone from recent college grads to late-career job switchers lined up in South Lake Union to learn about openings at Amazon, which held job fairs in Seattle and five other U.S. cities Tuesday as part of a push to fill some 30,000 positions nationwide, including more than 10,000 locally.

Then and Now: Kinman Business University

The Kinman Business University aimed to teach technical and clerical skills to would-be workers who weren’t seeking a college degree. Bookkeeping, accounting and other white collar work was taught by instructors who often held those jobs themselves, and the school boomed during the Great Depression.

Seeing a twisting road ahead, Ford cuts 7K white-collar jobs

Ford revealed details of its long-awaited restructuring plan Monday as it prepared for a future of electric and autonomous vehicles by parting ways with 7,000 white-collar workers worldwide, about 10% of its global salaried workforce.

U.S. employers went on a surprising hiring spree in December

U.S. employers dramatically stepped up their hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a partial shutdown of the federal government.