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  • Trying to put 'human face' on jobs problem, Janet Yellen highlights workers with criminal records

    New Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen appears to have stumbled into a controversial area in her efforts to humanize the ongoing weakness of the U.S. labor market. In a speech monday at a conference on community reinvestment in Chicago, Yellen relayed anecdotes about three workers...

  • Survey: US companies add 191,000 jobs in March

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey shows that U.S. companies increased hiring at a healthy pace last month, suggesting that the jobs market is recovering from a brutal winter. Payroll processer ADP says private employers added 191,000 jobs in March. ADP also revised February's job creation up...

  • Further look at minimum wage polls finds support broad but shallow

    President Obama and the rest of the Democrats are pushing the minimum wage hike issue hard this week -- and why wouldn't they? It is one of the few issues they have right now that polls really well, with most surveys finding upwards of 60 percent to 70 percent of people backing it. Surely that...

  • Janet Yellen: The job market is 'tougher now than in any recession' in some ways

    The problem with the U.S. economy isn't that workers lack the skills needed for today's jobs, it's that there aren't enough jobs to be had, Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen said Monday.

  • The week ahead in economics: The jobs report and long-term unemployment

    As the economy slowly and haltingly recovers from the recession, a major question about the job market looms, namely, whether those who gave up looking for work in the past few years are ever coming back. A related question, with more immediate implications for the Federal Reserve in...

  • Companies receive incentives, fail to deliver jobs

    ATLANTA (AP) — State records show many companies that have been awarded expansion grants have fallen short of delivering the number of jobs they promised to state officials looking to bolster economic development. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday that a group of companies...

  • Colorado unemployment rate holds at 6.1 percent

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's unemployment remained at 6.1 percent in February as more people got jobs and even more joined the labor force. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said Friday that in a survey of households, the number of people reporting themselves as employed rose by...

  • Confusing Obamacare regs define 30-hour week as 40 hours

    The administration is confusing and frustrating businesses and lawmakers with new Obamacare regulations that define full-time as working just 30 hours, but sometimes rely on the traditional 40-hour week and even a new and unheard of standard of 35 hours in guidance to employers facing a maze of...

  • Applications for US jobless aid dip to 4-month low

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the lowest since late November and a hopeful sign hiring could pick up. The four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell 9,500 to 317,750, the...

  • Applications for US jobless aid dip to 4-month low

    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the lowest since late November and a hopeful sign hiring could pick up.

  • Conservative House Republicans push jobs bill

    A group of conservative House Republicans introduced a comprehensive job-creation bill Wednesday designed to ease federal regulations and weaken organized labor's influence — longstanding GOP bugaboos the party says have hurt the economy. The Republican Study Committee measure also aims to...

  • Cheese producer Saputo to close Wisconsin plant

    NEW LONDON, Wis. (AP) — Cheese producer Saputo has announced plans to close four plants, including one in New London. The Montreal-based company says it is consolidating production into other Saputo facilities to improve efficiency. In addition to the New London plant, the other facilities...

  • Union alleges Spirit used health info in layoffs

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The union representing engineers at Spirit AeroSystems Inc. accused the aerospace company Wednesday of terminating hundreds of workers last year because they were too old and a burden on health insurance costs, claims that the company vehemently denies. The Society of...

  • Young workers change jobs frequently, study shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Young adults born in the early 1980s held an average of just over six jobs each from ages 18 through 26, a Labor Department survey showed Wednesday. Since 1997, the department's Bureau of Labor Statistics has been keeping tabs on about 9,000 young men and women born in the...

  • Levi Strauss to eliminate about 800 jobs

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Levi Strauss & Co. will eliminate about 800 jobs, almost 20 percent of its non-retail and non-manufacturing employees, over the next 12 to 18 months. The privately held company said that its restructuring plan will help it become more competitive, lower costs and improve...



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