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California hopefuls blame incumbents as farm towns struggle

Oct. 19, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

HURON, Calif. (AP) — A rooster signals the start of the day as workers wearing sombreros and ball caps emerge from the shadows and shuffle past boarded-up businesses in this tiny farm town. They converge on a dimly lit dirt lot outside Panaderia de Dios, a bakery sweetening the air with the aroma of...

Job growth is found to be no cure for a community's poverty

Oct. 18, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A healthy dose of job growth has long been seen as a likely cure for poverty. But new research suggests that poor Americans are frequently left behind even when their cities or communities benefit from hiring booms. When such cities as Atlanta and Charlotte enjoyed a job surge in the 20...

Job growth is found to be no cure for a community's poverty

Oct. 18, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A healthy dose of job growth has long been seen as a likely cure for poverty. But new research suggests that poor Americans are frequently left behind even when their cities or communities benefit from hiring booms. When such cities as Atlanta and Charlotte enjoyed a job surge in the 20...

Job growth is found to be no cure for a community's poverty

Oct. 18, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A healthy dose of job growth has long been seen as a likely cure for poverty. But new research suggests that poor Americans are frequently left behind even when their cities or communities benefit from hiring booms. When such cities as Atlanta and Charlotte enjoyed a job surge in the 20...

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

Oct. 15, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, with plans to shutter 142 unprofitable stores in the hopes that it can stay in business. The question now is whether a smaller version of the company that once towered over the American retail landscape can be viable. Sears, which...

'I've got faith': Potential aluminum workers wait on jobs

Oct. 10, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Things fall through for Chris Jackson. A construction job, promised if he completed a carpentry program, vanished two weeks before his exit exam. A coveted, $100,000-a-year union job at a steel mill disappeared when the plant closed. Now a businessman is promising him — and more...

Scramble for holiday season workers already near fever pitch

Oct. 10, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies that depend on holiday season sales will need more workers at a time when the ranks of the unemployed have dwindled to their lowest level since the recession. Envisioning an even tougher struggle than in recent years, many are taking steps they've not tried before to recruit...

Thousands of San Francisco hotel workers join strike

Oct. 4, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of housekeepers, cooks and other workers at Marriott-affiliated hotels went on strike in San Francisco and San Jose on Thursday after months of negotiations for job security, a wage increase and what unions call work overloads. About 2,500 Marriott hotel workers picketed...

Ruling strikes down parts of St. Louis 'abortion ordinance'

Oct. 4, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that some provisions of a St. Louis ordinance banning discrimination based on reproductive health decisions violate the U.S. Constitution and Missouri law. A lawsuit questioned the city's 2017 ordinance that bars employers from hiring or firing workers based on...

The Latest: Hotel workers demand job security, higher wages

Oct. 4, 2018 3:12 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a strike by Marriott hotel workers (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Workers at Marriott Hotel-owned chains in San Francisco say they are demanding job security and a wage increase to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the most expensive areas in the country. Peter...