Stories tagged: Employment
Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
The U.S. job market isn’t quite as strong as originally believed – with revised figures showing that the economy had 501,000 fewer total jobs this March than initially reported.
Sat., Aug. 10, 2019
With record low unemployment, there’s a place for any qualified worker. The key word is qualified. The challenge is effective – and legal – screening.
UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
The annual wages and benefits for U.S. workers rose in the second quarter at a slightly slower pace than the first, suggesting that the lowest unemployment levels in a half …
UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 4:29 p.m.
Idaho recorded a 2.8% unemployment rate for June, marking the 19th consecutive month the rate has stayed below 3%
UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 4:54 p.m.
Technology and health care companies drove U.S. stocks to a lower finish Monday as the market fell for a second straight day following a run of record highs.
UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
U.S. employers hired the most people on record in April, while the number of open jobs was largely unchanged, evidence that the job market remains solid.
UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 8:20 p.m.
Hiring slowed sharply in May, as companies in industries hardest hit by President Donald Trump’s escalating trade war hesitated to bring on new employees.
Thu., May 30, 2019, 5 a.m.
Global Neighborhood Thrift aims to provide more job training, employment to former refugees through store expansion
Khalid Samir didn’t speak English and lacked connections for landing a job in America. But he was able to find Global Neighborhood, a nonprofit organization that provides a job readiness …
Mon., May 13, 2019, 5 a.m.
More students used to take shop classes, where they learned a trade and could enjoy working with their hands. Today, kids might consider Washington apprenticeship programs – which allow them …
UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 5:17 p.m.
U.S. employers advertised almost 7.5 million jobs at the end of March, a solid figure that signals hiring will likely remain strong in the months ahead.
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
U.S. companies in April added the most jobs in 9 months, a sign that hiring remains strong amid solid economic growth.
Tue., April 30, 2019, 5 a.m.
Affirmative action initiative likely to spur local discussions about race, gender in employment and recruiting
The Legislature’s action late Sunday night to overturn a 20-year ban on “affirmative action” policies may cause local school districts, governments and universities to re-evaluate the makeup of their workplaces.
UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 8:22 p.m.
Internet services and marketing company Web.com is shuttering its Spokane office and laying off 64 employees.
Sun., March 17, 2019, 3 a.m.
The growth in America’s workforce – made up of people either working or looking for work – has helped reverse an alarming consequence of the recession: The exit of millions …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 5:16 p.m.
U.S. employers posted the most open jobs in December in the nearly two decades that records have been kept, evidence that the job market is strong despite several challenges facing …
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 6:25 p.m.
U.S. employers shrugged off last month’s partial shutdown of the government and engaged in a burst of hiring in January, adding 304,000 jobs, the most in nearly a year.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 8:02 p.m.
Education and health care were drivers of job growth in 2018.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 9:41 p.m.
The new program will work within the city’s existing civil service rules to match applicants with disabilities to jobs they’re qualified to do. The goal is to serve as an …
Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 4 a.m.
Changes to Washington’s overtime rules could significantly boost the number of professional workers eligible for time-and-a-half pay.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018
Older workers get wiser: More Americans are delaying retirement, but finding jobs later in life isn’t so easy
A growing share of baby boomers is opting to work well into what traditionally would be their retirement years, but the challenges of remaining employed or re-entering the workforce at …
Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 7:46 p.m.
There are nearly 6,000 unfilled STEM jobs in Idaho, but Angela Hemingway, executive director of the Idaho STEM Action Center, and her staff are working to reduce that number – …
UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s global trade war is posing a growing risk to the kind of robust job gains that the U.S. probably enjoyed again in June.
Sat., June 9, 2018
The Spokane area’s labor market could meet the demand for employees at a massive warehouse planned near the airport. The area is a “job hub,” attracting workers from parts of …
UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
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.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:33 p.m.
Washington employers wouldn’t be able to have a prospective workers fill out an application that asks if they’ve been arrested under a bill approved Wednesday by the House.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 6:41 a.m.
Spokane City Council may ban businesses from asking for job seekers’ criminal backgrounds on applications
Three years after eliminating the question about criminal history from applications for jobs at City Hall, lawmakers are proposing a measure that would extend to all employers within city limits. …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Toys R Us may have filed for Chapter 11 reorganization this week, but the toy chain is revving up its holiday hiring.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 10 a.m.
Amazon has announced plans for a third Oregon fulfillment center.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
Openings edged up 0.9 percent from June to 6.2 million, the highest on records dating to 2000, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 5 a.m.
Experts differ on exactly how large the Gig Economy is, but there is consensus that the Gig Economy is growing faster than traditional employment. And it is here to stay.