Stories tagged: employers
Wed., June 19, 2019
OLYMPIA – Washington’s state’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.7 percent last month. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, May’s rate remains unchanged from April’s jobless …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018
A divided U.S. appeals court Thursday blocked rules by the Trump administration that allowed more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control.
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
Against the backdrop of next week’s midterm elections, the U.S. job market is the healthiest it’s been in at least two decades. And with another strong hiring report expected Friday, …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2018
U.S. employers posted the most jobs in two decades in August, and hiring also reached a record high, fresh evidence that companies are desperate to staff up amid solid economic …
Mon., May 14, 2018
The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to adopt a new tax on the city’s largest employers to help address homelessness.
UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018
A new report shows large employers spent $2.6 billion to treat opioid addiction and overdoses in 2016, an eightfold increase since 2004. More than half went to treat employees’ children.
UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018
U.S. companies hired 241,000 new workers in March, a solid total that suggests the already-low unemployment rate may be headed lower in the coming months.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
Employers posted fewer open jobs in November, the second straight month of decline after openings reached a record high in September.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017
U.S. employers added a robust 228,000 jobs in November, a sign of the job market’s enduring strength in its ninth year of economic recovery.
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017
U.S. employers posted roughly the same number of open jobs in September as the previous month, partly because hurricanes held back hiring at restaurants and hotels.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017
U.S. employers added a solid 261,000 jobs in October in a bounce-back from the hurricanes that slammed the Southeast in September.
Tue., June 27, 2017
The beauty of the present moment is that what workers want and what companies need are converging.
Sat., March 4, 2017
Trump has also pledged to prosecute illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes here. The facts bear out why this priority is vital.
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017
Disclosing one’s criminal history on a job application often immediately eliminates them from the applicant pool, regardless of qualifications.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016
Retail and food-service workers will have more predictability with their schedules after the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a new law Monday requiring employers to schedule shifts 14 days in …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016
American employers advertised a record number of open jobs in July, a sign hiring may stay healthy despite a slowdown last month.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016
The gig economy has been hyped. It poses as the labor market’s new reality. It isn’t. The new reality is how the old reality is being remade
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016
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.
Tue., June 7, 2016
Editorial topics were the reunification of German, the Gemini 9 moon landing, the politics of day care and the first woman president
Tue., May 10, 2016
U.S. employers posted the most open jobs in eight months in March, but total hiring slowed, providing a mixed picture of the labor market. Job openings jumped 2.7 percent to …
Sun., March 28, 2010
WASHINGTON – The landmark health care law approved last week was sold as an effort to reform unfair insurance practices, but it largely exempts the existing employer-based network from the …