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Modest hiring enough to fuel sluggish but durable US economy

Sep. 6, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring by U.S. employers was slower but steady in August, and hourly pay jumped — trends that should sustain the U.S. economy's record-long expansion in the coming months. Yet with the economy still under threat from a weak global economy and President Donald Trump's trade war with...

Hawaii doctors lose jobs after hospital switches contractors

Sep. 2, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A dozen doctors have lost their positions after a Honolulu hospital switched to a new employment contractor, officials said. The Queen's Medical Center physicians belonged to Medical Specialists of Hawaii, which has held a contract with the hospital to care for surgical patients for the...

Questions swirl around Epstein's monitoring before suicide

Aug. 12, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of Jeffrey Epstein's two guards the night he hanged himself in his federal jail cell wasn't a regular correctional officer, according to people familiar with the detention center, which is now under scrutiny for what Attorney General William Barr on Monday called "serious...

After Mississippi ICE raids, job fair draws hopeful workers

Aug. 12, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

FOREST, Miss. (AP) — Days after immigration agents arrested 680 Latino workers in a massive workplace sting at seven Mississippi chicken processing plants, job seekers flocked to an employment fair Monday in hopes of filling some of those now-empty positions. Koch Foods, based near Chicago, held the job...

Why many employees feel devalued even in booming job market

Aug. 12, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For more than two decades, Ken White worked at a credit card processor. It was a good job, but it fell victim to the Great Recession. Today, at 56, White does similar work managing technology projects for a regional bank. And yet everything feels different. He is a contractor for a...

Decatur City Schools seeking 300 substitute employees

Aug. 1, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Decatur City Schools is looking to hire 300 substitute employees — a week before the new school year begins. The school district is looking to fill open positions including substitute teachers, nurses, aides, nutrition workers and custodians. WAAY-TV reports Kelly Educational...

Spanish rail strike disrupts scores of summer travelers

Jul. 31, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish national rail operator Renfe has canceled hundreds of trains on one of the busiest travel days of the year due to a strike over staffing levels. The company said more than 700 scheduled services wouldn't operate Wednesday, when many people are heading off on their summer vacation....

DC summer jobs program is abruptly shut down

Jul. 29, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a D.C summer jobs program was abruptly shut down, its former director says no one had discussed any complaints about it with him. The Washington Post reports the Amy Jacques Garvey Institute closed weeks ago to the surprise of Director Kendall Bryan. The program provided summer jobs...

Report: Mental health care delayed for New Mexico veterans

Jul. 25, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Patients who sought mental health services through U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs facilities in New Mexico encountered limited access to care that included cancelled appointments and months-long delays, according to a federal review. The findings of the agency's inspector...

Fed aid to help Maine, 9 other states improve workforce data

Jul. 25, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is one of 10 states that are receiving federal grants designed to improve the quality of data about the workforce. Maine, like most of the states, is receiving about $1 million from the U.S. Department of Labor. The department says the money will help the states build and...