Stories tagged: jobs
Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 11:01 a.m.
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, 7:55 p.m.
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, 10:16 a.m.
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, 10:17 a.m.
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, 7:59 p.m.
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, 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.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
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, 5:06 p.m.
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, 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: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
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, 1:30 p.m.
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, 4:29 p.m.
Idaho recorded a 2.8% unemployment rate for June, marking the 19th consecutive month the rate has stayed below 3%
Fri., July 5, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
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, 6:15 p.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5% in May as seasonal construction employment picked up.
Mon., June 24, 2019, 9:24 p.m.
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, 5:48 p.m.
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, 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.
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 5:46 p.m.
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, 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 9, 2019, 8:47 a.m.
The number of available jobs in the U.S. fell sharply in February after nearly reaching a record level the previous month, a sign that businesses may pull back a bit …
UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 7:02 p.m.
Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from President Trump over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a …
UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 4:58 p.m.
Ford Motor Co. is repackaging a previously announced $900 million manufacturing investment in the Detroit area, boosting the number of jobs added from 850 to 900.
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: Fri., March 8, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
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 …
Tue., March 5, 2019
Just how much praise Donald Trump deserves for the economy’s performance is unclear – remember that in the last two years of the Obama presidency, the economy also generated 200,000 …
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 …