Stories tagged: workers
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 12:25 p.m.
The Lewiston Tribune reports that the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center eliminated 62 positions on Thursday, leaving the hospital with 956 employees. RCCH HealthCare Partners acquired the hospital located near …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
U.S. workers’ productivity rose a bit more this spring than initially reported, but the gains were relatively weak and a key reason why recent economic growth has been modest.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
TUMWATER, Wash. – State officials say an agreement has been reached for airport rental car companies Hertz and Thrifty to provide nearly $2 million in back pay to workers owed …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 7:23 a.m.
More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the numbers remained low and consistent with a healthy job market.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s plan to boost the economy with millions of jobs rebuilding roads, bridges and ports has a snag, the construction industry says: There aren’t nearly enough skilled workers …
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 5:19 a.m.
Matthew Davidson could patch roads or do janitorial work during his time at the South Idaho Correctional Institution, but he’s decided to harvest fruit instead.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
For the second time this month, a federal judge has rejected a challenge to Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
A North Carolina county commissioner referred to slaves as “workers” during a discussion on removing a Confederate statue
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 8:04 a.m.
U.S. employers posted a record number of open jobs in June, a sign that the solid hiring of recent months will likely continue.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Six construction workers were injured when a building that was under construction collapsed in the southwestern Idaho town of Parma.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Montana ranks fourth in the nation for the ratio of older workers killed on the job, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
Washington State University will introduce a new hiring process that will include a careful examination by executive personnel of all hiring requests and justification of the need to fill positions, …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Amazon is holding a giant job fair Wednesday and plans to make thousands of job offers on the spot at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
The U.S. government has awarded $4.6 million to the state of Montana to help retrain hundreds of coal workers who will soon be out of jobs because of a partial …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 7:16 a.m.
Striking employees at the Bank of England are wearing comical masks depicting Governor Mark Carney as they picket outside the institution demanding better pay.
Sat., July 15, 2017, 6 a.m.
This summer, Dale Jackson and his co-workers are cleaning the bricks and replacing mortar in the stacks at Steam Plant Square, hundreds of feet above downtown Spokane.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Microsoft is laying off thousands of employees in a shake-up aimed at selling more subscriptions to software applications that can be used on any internet-connected device.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
It’s not been a great couple of weeks for those advocating an increase in minimum wages. Late last month, the National Bureau of Economic Research published a working paper based …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
U.S. businesses added a modest 158,000 jobs in June, a survey found – a sign that hiring has decelerated but remains healthy enough to lower the unemployment rate over time.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 7:04 a.m.
Sexism in Silicon Valley has been an open secret for years. What’s changing: A growing number of women are coming forward with personal stories of sexual harassment and discrimination, prompting …
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 6:13 p.m.
Workers in Oregon for large companies will know their schedules in advance, saving them from scrambling to arrange child care and enabling them to have more orderly lives, under a …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
The world’s biggest coal users – China, the United States and India – have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year’s record global decline for …
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 11:02 a.m.
A new study of Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage law says it costs jobs, contrary to another new study released last week.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Sears Canada Inc. said Thursday it plans to close 59 locations across Canada and cut approximately 2,900 jobs under a court-supervised restructuring.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
A federal judge has approved a $6.5 million settlement in a wage dispute involving 28,000 current or former exotic dancers at a chain of clubs operating in 18 states.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
Google is trying to turn its search engine into an employment engine.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
General Motors is extending the normal two-week summer shutdown for at least two U.S. car factories because of slumping sedan sales.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as most U.S. workers continue to enjoy job security.
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
A supermarket employee brought two guns to work overnight Thursday and fatally shot three fellow employees before turning the gun on himself, Pennsylvania state police said.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
The Senate is poised to approve legislation to make firing employees easier for the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs. It’s part of an accountability effort urged by President Donald Trump.