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Jobless claims data points to pickup in job gains in August
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell as expected last week, suggesting a strengthening...
August 29, 2013 - 8:39am
August 28, 2013
Labor rules to boost employment for vets, disabled
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Veterans and disabled workers who often struggle to find work could have an easier time landing a job under new federal regulations.
August 28, 2013 - 9:00am
July 22, 2013
Survey: Brighter U.S. economic outlook boosts hiring
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Companies are increasingly confident the economy will grow at a modest pace over the next year and are hiring more, according...
July 22, 2013 - 6:57am
July 9, 2013
U.S. job openings, hiring rise slightly in May
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers advertised slightly more jobs in May and hired more workers, further signs of steady improvement in the job...
July 9, 2013 - 12:11pm
July 6, 2013
U.S. economy adds 195K jobs; unemployment 7.6 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers are sending a message of confidence in the economy - hiring more workers, raising pay and making the job market...
July 6, 2013 - 4:01am
June 25, 2013
U.S. consumer confidence at five-year high in June
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans' confidence in the economy rose to its highest level in more than five years, bolstered by a more optimistic outlook for hiring.
June 25, 2013 - 12:11pm
May 7, 2013
U.S. job postings fell in March; hiring slowed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in March compared with February and slowed overall hiring, underscoring a weak month of job growth. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers posted fewer job openings...
May 7, 2013 - 1:08pm
May 2, 2013
US jobless claims fall to 5-year low of 324K
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to seasonally adjusted 324,000, the lowest since January 2008. The drop points to fewer layoffs and possibly more hiring. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON...
May 2, 2013 - 11:23am
May 1, 2013
Survey: Private employers add just 119K in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A survey shows U.S. companies added the fewest jobs in seven months in April, indicating that government spending cuts and higher taxes may be weighing on the economy. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- A survey...
May 1, 2013 - 8:14am
April 30, 2013
U.S. consumer confidence up on better hiring outlook
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans' confidence in the economy jumped this month, helped by a better outlook for the job market and expectations for higher pay. By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans' confidence in the economy jumped this month,...
April 30, 2013 - 10:43am
April 9, 2013
US companies are posting more jobs but filling few
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S employers have more job openings than at any other time in nearly five years. Yet they seem in no hurry to fill them. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S employers have more job openings than at any other time in nearly five...
April 9, 2013 - 4:36pm
January 15, 2013
Wal-Mart pledges to hire 100,000-plus veterans
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer and the nation's largest private employer, is making a pledge to hire every veteran who wants a job. The plan is set to be announced as part of an address delivered in New York on Tuesday at the annual retail industry...
January 15, 2013 - 7:19am
January 11, 2013
Ford, others step up hiring to meet demand
DETROIT (AP) -- Ford says it plans to hire 2,200 engineers, computer programmers and other white-collar workers this year as U.S. demand for new vehicles picks up. That's in addition to the 8,100 salaried and hourly jobs Ford added in the U.S. last year as it increased production...
January 11, 2013 - 6:57am
January 10, 2013
US job openings barely grew in November
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers advertised about the same number of jobs in November as in October, suggesting hiring will stay modest over the next few months. Job openings ticked up 11,000 last month to 3.67 million, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's about 12 percent...
January 10, 2013 - 10:40am
January 3, 2013
Survey: US employers add 215K jobs in December
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A private survey shows U.S. businesses sharply increased hiring in December, helped by a surge of new construction jobs created to help rebuild from Superstorm Sandy. Payroll processor ADP said Thursday that employers added 215,000 jobs in December. That's more...
January 3, 2013 - 8:59am