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Employers require COVID liability waivers as conflict mounts over workplace safety

As employers in California and across the country ask employees to return to the workplace, many have considered and some are requiring employees to sign similar waivers, employment lawyers say. …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

U.S. open jobs fall sharply for second straight month

U.S. businesses sharply cut the number of jobs they advertised in December for the second straight month, an unusual sign of weakness in an otherwise healthy job market.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Amazon’s big Bellevue ambition: 15,000 employees within a few years

Amazon said it expects to have at least 15,000 employees in Bellevue in the next few years as the company expands from its Seattle headquarters to tap the Eastside labor …


Employers post fewer jobs in November

The number of available jobs fell sharply in November, dropping to 6.8 million, a decline of 7.6% from the October level.


Survey: U.S. business hiring hits 7-year low as sales slow

A measure of hiring by U.S. companies has fallen to a seven-year low and fewer employers are raising pay, a business survey found.


JPMorgan to push to hire more with criminal records

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is announcing an expansion of its policy to hire more people with criminal records, potentially giving more former offenders a second chance to find work.


Survey: Businesses added just 135,000 jobs in September

U.S. companies added a modest 135,000 jobs in September, a private survey found, a sign that hiring is slowing as the trade war takes a toll on the economy and …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

McDonald’s enlists Alexa and Assistant to help with hiring

If users say, “Alexa, help me get a job at McDonald’s,” Alexa will ask which country they want to work in. After that, users can share their phone number and …


UPS plans to hold holiday hiring steady at about 100,000

DALLAS – UPS said Monday it expects to hire about 100,000 seasonal workers and pay them more to handle the avalanche of packages shipped between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That’s about …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

Looking to hire 30,000, Amazon plans nationwide job fairs

Amazon is looking to fill more than 30,000 vacant jobs by early next year, and is holding job fairs across the country next week to find candidates.


Sue Lani Madsen: When discrimination is a good thing

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: Fri., June 7, 2019

U.S. hiring slows sharply as Trump’s trade war hits jobs

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.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

Survey: Companies add fewest jobs in 9 years in May

U.S. companies added the fewest jobs in nine years, a private survey found, as manufacturers, construction firms and mining companies cut workers.


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Survey: U.S. businesses are hiring; 275K jobs in April

U.S. companies in April added the most jobs in 9 months, a sign that hiring remains strong amid solid economic growth.


Applications for U.S. unemployment aid fall to 49-year low

Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fall to lowest level in five decades.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

Hiring in U.S. slows sharply in February

The pace of hiring in the United States fell last month to its lowest point in nearly a year and a half, a surprise drop likely reflecting harsh weather and …


U.S. job openings fell in November to still-strong 6.9 million

WASHINGTON – U.S. job openings fell in November from the previous month, but the number of available positions remained healthy. Job openings slipped 3.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted 6.9 …


Small business hiring surges at year-end, ADP reports

Small business hiring surged at year-end, with payroll company ADP counting 89,000 new jobs at its small business customers.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018

Census Bureau taking applications for Spokane employees for 2020 count

If you’re interested in working for the U.S. Census Bureau in 2020, now is the time to get your application in.


With U.S. employers eager to fill jobs, hiring could stay strong

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, …


U.S. employers post record number of open jobs in August

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018

While Kroger results disappoint, Target announces plan to hire 20 percent more for holidays

Kroger Co.’s shares fell after the supermarket chain missed analysts’ sales estimates and margins continued to narrow in the company’s fiscal second quarter.


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018

Eleven states launch investigation targeting fast-food hiring practices

Eleven state attorneys general – Oregon’s among them – are launching an investigation of contracts at fast-food chains that prevent their workers from switching franchises, targeting a practice some economists …


Study: Major League Baseball improving in minority hiring

A diversity report released Thursday on Major League Baseball finds the sport is showing improvement with its racial and hiring gender practices, particularly at the league’s central office.


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018

U.S. hiring slows in March, but job market still looks healthy

U.S. workers are increasingly benefiting as employers struggle to fill millions of open jobs.


Surge in airline hiring boosts interest in aspiring pilots

Major U.S. airlines are hiring pilots at a rate not seen since before 9/11, and that is encouraging more young people to consider a career in the cockpit.


Survey: U.S. businesses hire 235,000 new workers in February

U.S. companies added a healthy 235,000 jobs last month, led by solid gains in construction, hotels and restaurants, and education and health care, according to a private survey.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

Apple to build second campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledge

Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. economy.


Survey: U.S. businesses add a strong 250,000 jobs in December

U.S. companies closed out 2017 with strong hiring in December, adding the most jobs in nine months.


U.S. job openings slip in October, but hiring increased

U.S. employers posted slightly fewer job openings in October than the previous month, but the number of people being hired improved.