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Federal workers take on odd jobs to make ends meet

Jan. 16, 2019 11:46 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When her paychecks dried up because of the partial government shutdown, Cheryl Inzunza Blum sought out a side job that has become a popular option in the current economy: She rented out a room on Airbnb. Other government workers are driving for Uber, relying on word-of-mouth and...

Alaska Air Group plans to add 3,000 jobs this year

Jan. 15, 2019 12:20 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Air Group says it plans to add more than 3,000 jobs this year, with three-fourths of the positions opening in Washington state. The Seattle Times reports the Seattle-based airline group says the new jobs will include maintenance technicians, airport operations, customer service, cargo...

Volkswagen to build electric vehicles at Tennessee plant

Jan. 14, 2019 2:28 PM EST

German automaker Volkswagen said Monday its factory in Tennessee will be the focus of an $800 million investment in the company's manufacturing of electric vehicles in North America, a sign of a growing push into the electric car market by European companies. Volkswagen made a couple of announcements that it will...

Despite shutdown, almost 200 attend TSA Tennessee jobs event

Jan. 12, 2019 6:57 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A day after its officers went without a paycheck for the first time during the government shutdown, the Transportation Security Administration drew in almost 200 people still interested in the airport security job during a fast-track hiring event Saturday in Tennessee. Joshua...

Federal workers get $0 pay stubs as shutdown drags on

Jan. 11, 2019 7:40 PM EST

Federal employees received pay stubs with nothing but zeros on them Friday as the effects of the government shutdown hit home, deepening anxieties about mortgage payments and unpaid bills. All told, an estimated 800,000 government workers missed their paychecks for the first time since the shutdown began....

Google considers building $600M data center in Minnesota

Jan. 11, 2019 2:49 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Google is looking into building a $600 million data center in central Minnesota that would be powered by two wind farms. Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy disclosed the data center project Thursday in a regulatory filing. The Google facility proposed in Becker would mark one of the largest...

Ikea announces plans to open first New Zealand store

Jan. 10, 2019 10:36 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea announced plans on Friday to open its first New Zealand store. The company said it would build the store near the largest city of Auckland over the next few years, and would open a pop-up store to give customers a taste of what was to come...

India establishes job quotas for poor upper caste members

Jan. 10, 2019 7:15 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Parliament has approved a bill providing a 10 percent quota in government jobs for the poor members of upper castes who have been excluded from existing quotas for low-ranking castes. The Congress party and other opposition parties supported the legislation, but criticized Prime...

Study: MLS improves racial hiring, slides in gender hiring

Jan. 9, 2019 2:07 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A diversity report released Wednesday on Major League Soccer finds that the sport improved last year with its racial hiring practices but slid in gender hiring. The report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida finds a "substantial"...

Catalent to expand Wisconsin biomanufacturing operation

Jan. 8, 2019 2:52 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A global biotechnology company plans to add more than 100 new jobs at its facility in southern Wisconsin. New Jersey-based Catalent announced on Monday a nearly $100 million investment to expand Catalent Biologics Madison over the next three years, the Wisconsin State Journal reported....