• jobs Dec 12, 2019

    US Gains a Robust 266,000 Jobs; Unemployment Falls to 3.5%

    Hiring jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off global trade tensions and added 266,000 jobs. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate declined to 3.5% from 3.6% in October, matching a half-century low.

  • Nov 18, 2019

    RI Gains Jobs, and Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

    State labor officials say Rhode Island gained 2,400 jobs from September to October and the unemployment rate held steady

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Boston Has Fastest Job Growth in US: Report

    If you’re living in Boston, you’re in the American city with the fastest growth in job opportunities, according to a report by Glassdoor. The Hub saw an 8.4% jump in job listings last year across a variety of industries, Glassdoor reports. Among the booming industries were government, supermarkets and nonprofits, the report said.

  • Jun 20, 2019

    Amazon to Hire Up to 1,800 Full-Time Employees in North Haven: Governor

    Amazon is expected to hire up to 1,800 full-time employees at its new fulfillment center in North Haven, which is expected to open this summer, according to the governor.

  • Jun 20, 2019

    Amazon to Hire Up to 1,800 Full-Time Employees in North Haven: Governor

    Amazon is expected to hire up to 1,800 full-time employees at its new fulfillment center in North Haven, which is expected to open this summer, according to the governor.

  • May 1, 2019

    Survey: US Businesses Are Hiring; 275K Jobs in April

    U.S. companies in April added the most jobs in 9 months, a sign that hiring remains strong amid solid economic growth. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that businesses hired 275,000 people last month, up from just 151,000 in March. That’s a much higher number than economists forecast for Friday’s government jobs report. Current projections call for the Labor Department to...

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Police Layoffs Avoided in Methuen

    Monica Madeja reports from Methuen, where a layoff of the city’s police force was avoided after a vote by the city council on Tuesday night.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Police Layoffs in Methuen Averted by City Council Vote

    Police in Methuen, Massachusetts, have avoided layoffs after a city council vote. The Eagle Tribune reported that Methuen Mayor James Jajuga was threatening layoffs at the police department if councilors shot down his proposals to bridge overspending, requiring the transfer of $577,957 from other department expenses and the city’s free cash account to help fund payroll.

  • Mar 5, 2019

    Maine to Use Almost $1 Million on Medicaid Expansion Call Center

    Maine says it’ll use almost $1 million in existing state funding to hire 45 people to staff a temporary call center to help enroll low-income Mainers in Medicaid expansion. Maine’s health agency estimates it will use $955,000 in existing funds for a state-operated facility in Wilton for six months. The Monday announcement follows the January decision by Barclays US to...

  • Feb 8, 2019

    City Council Restores Funding to Methuen Police Department

    Some police officers in Methuen, Massachusetts who were set to be laid off, will now be able to keep their jobs thanks to a restoration in the town’s budget.

  • Feb 8, 2019

    $1.2 Million in Methuen’s Town Budget Set to Avert Layoffs, Some Officers to Still Lose Jobs

    Several officers from the Methuen Police Department who were set to be laid off will now be able to keep their jobs thanks to a restoration in the town’s budget. However, a mix of relief and concerns still linger since other officers will still likely lose their jobs. The Methuen City Council restored $1.2 million to the department’s budget, allowing...

  • Dec 25, 2018

    Construction Jobs Declining in Maine in Tight Job Market

    Construction jobs have slightly dipped in Maine amid low unemployment rates and a tight labor market. The Bangor Daily News reports that construction jobs decreased to 28,100 in November down from 28,300 in November 2017.

  • Sep 10, 2018

    How Positive is the August Jobs Report?

    The August jobs report reveals that 201,000 jobs were added just last month, showing some positivity to the economy. Financial adviser Chuck Zodda expresses the importance of that figure staying constant in order to show a healthy economy in the U.S.

  • Aug 3, 2018

    US Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.9 Percent as Hiring Slows

    Employers pulled back on hiring in July, but the job gains were still enough to lower the U.S. unemployment rate a tick to 3.9 percent from 4 percent. Employers added 157,000 jobs last month, a modest gain, the Labor Department said Friday. That’s below the 215,000 average for the first seven months this year, but economists said the decline will...

  • May 22, 2018

    Is There Enough Room for Amazon’s HQ2 in Boston?

    Boston has been working hard to convince Amazon that the city is the perfect place for the company’s new second headquarters. Dubbed “HQ2,” the new Amazon location would bring 50,000 new jobs along with it. But according to the Wall Street Journal, some in East Boston are expressing concerns that the new tech headquarters could actually be bad for the...

  • Nov 14, 2017

    Hollywood Sex Abuse: How Scandals are Derailing Productions

    Hollywood sex scandals are causing productions to be cancelled, resulting in job loss for people in the television and film industry. Ted Chen reports for the NBC4 News.

  • Aug 2, 2017

    Amazon Jobs Day in Mass.

    Amazon Jobs Day – the largest hiring event the company has ever had – is expected to add 50,000 new employees and 100,000 by mid-next year.

  • Jul 11, 2017

    US Job Openings Slipped in May, but Hiring Increased

    U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in May. But hiring picked up and more people are quitting their jobs — both positive signs for the economy. Job openings fell 5 percent in May to 5.7 million, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The setback occurred after advertised job postings nearly reached 6 million in April, a figure that has been revised...

  • Jul 7, 2017

    Students Choosing Internships Over Traditional Summer Jobs

    Long gone is the classic summer job stint at the local ice cream store, as students increasingly turn to internships and research opportunities in the summer over traditional jobs, with many teenagers opting for hands-on work experience at large companies, according to NBC News. Teen labor force participation was 43 percent in July 2016, down nearly 30 percent from its...

  • Jan 12, 2017

    Amazon Plans to Hire 100,000 Over the Next 18 Months

    Amazon plans to hire 100,000 full time workers over the next 18 months, highlighting its ambitious expansion plans — and the sharp contrast the e-commerce powerhouse strikes against traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, many of which are cutting jobs and closing stores. Amazon has long been known for investing the money it makes back into its businesses, and it’s doing that with...

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