Stories tagged: jobs
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019
Amazon plans to hire 200,000 people for the busy holiday shopping season, double the number of workers it hired a year ago.
Wed., Nov. 13, 2019
According to numbers released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department, October’s rate was down from September’s rate of 4.6 percent.
Tue., Nov. 5, 2019
U.S. employers advertised fewer open jobs in September compared with the previous month, but the number of available positions remains high by historic standards.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019
In the tight labor market, ski areas across the country are having an even tougher time hiring seasonal workers so they’re upping the ante.
Mon., Oct. 21, 2019
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.
Wed., Oct. 9, 2019
U.S. job openings fell 1.7% in August and hires edged down, bolstering views that the labor market may lose momentum as economic uncertainty and a manufacturing recession squeeze employers.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.5% in September, the lowest level in nearly five decades, even though employers appeared to turn more cautious and slowed their hiring.
Wed., Oct. 2, 2019
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: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019
Spokane County’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 5.6% in August over the prior month, spurred mostly by a continued seasonal decline in education jobs.
Tue., Sept. 10, 2019
The number of open U.S. jobs slipped 0.4% in July, while hires climbed slightly, a sign that some employers may be growing cautious amid rising economic uncertainty.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019
Amazon plans to open its fulfillment center on the West Plains by mid-2020, with hiring to begin two months prior to completion of the project, according to an Amazon spokeswoman.
Mon., Sept. 9, 2019
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
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.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
Contractors group reports 80% of construction firms in the Washington experience difficulty recruiting skilled workers
Associated General Contractors of America, which surveyed 2,000 construction firms nationwide, found 80% of contractors in Washington reported difficulty in finding qualified employees for hourly positions. The shortage also is …
Wed., Aug. 21, 2019
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.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019
Spokane County’s unemployment rate increased slightly in July over the prior month because of a seasonal drop in education and firefighting jobs.
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
California’s unemployment rate has again fallen to an historic low of 4.1% as the world’s fifth-largest economy continues to add jobs following the Great Recession.
UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019
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: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019
A rising number of American workers may be feeling nearly as dazzled on the job. One of the fastest-growing job categories of the past decade has been in what David …
UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019
Spokane County’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 5.5% in June because of a seasonal loss in education jobs.
UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019
Idaho recorded a 2.8% unemployment rate for June, marking the 19th consecutive month the rate has stayed below 3%
Fri., July 5, 2019
U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy’s durability after more than a decade of expansion.
Wed., July 3, 2019
The Spokane region added 2,600 jobs from May 2018 to May 2019 – an 18% increase –the third-largest percentage gain in construction jobs among metropolitan areas nationwide, according to a …
UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5% in May as seasonal construction employment picked up.
Mon., June 24, 2019
Apple plans to add 2,000 software and hardware jobs in Seattle within the next five years, starting with 200 additional jobs this year, company officials said Monday at a news …
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: Mon., June 10, 2019
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
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
U.S. companies added the fewest jobs in nine years, a private survey found, as manufacturers, construction firms and mining companies cut workers.
Mon., May 13, 2019
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 …