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Arizona unemployment rate declines to 4.8 percent in October

Nov. 14, 2019 1:07 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — State economic analysts report that Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate slipped to 4.8 percent in October, down from 4.9 percent in September, as nonfarm employment rose by 31,600 jobs. The Arizona Commerce Authority said Thursday in its monthly report that the jobs...

18,000 municipal workers are part of NYC homeless initiative

Nov. 14, 2019 12:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will direct more than 18,000 municipal employees to give social service workers real-time information about homeless people living on the streets. Workers from the departments of parks, sanitation, buildings, fire and health will be trained to use an app to send details to a...

Water product, services company to add 325 jobs in Tennessee

Nov. 14, 2019 4:41 AM EST

KIMBALL, Tenn. (AP) — A water product and services company is creating 325 jobs in Tennessee over the next five years. The Department of Economic and Community Development on Wednesday announced the expansion of Mueller Water Products, Inc. in Kimball. The company makes products and offers services to...

Lighting fixture firm announces expansion, 180 new jobs

Nov. 13, 2019 4:45 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An artisan lighting fixture designer and manufacturer says the company is expanding its operation in South Carolina with a $10.7 million investment that will create about 180 jobs. News outlets report the Urban Electric Co. announced an expansion that includes a new facility that...

Study: MLS improves racial hiring, slides in gender hiring

Nov. 13, 2019 3:46 PM EST

A diversity report shows improved racial hiring practices for Major League Soccer but also highlighted a continuing decline in gender hiring efforts. The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida on Wednesday gave MLS an A with 93.9 points for racial hiring...

Trump claims credit for economy, jobs in New York speech

Nov. 12, 2019 2:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite a slowing economy, President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that the United States was enjoying a "boom the likes of which we have never seen before!" Trump told the Economic Club of New York that "we have delivered on our promises — and exceeded our expectations by a very...

Brazil launches job program amid mass unemployment

Nov. 11, 2019 7:43 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro launched a jobs program Monday largely based on tax reductions as Brazil struggles to put more than 12 million people back to work. The pension and labor secretary said the administration aims to create 1.8 million jobs for people ages 18-29 and almost 1...

Janitors suffer as cost of living rises

Nov. 9, 2019 3:01 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Every day, Maria Galindo comes home to five adorable dogs. Four of them are real: Brownie, Pucho, Linda and Naomi, each rescues of one sort or another. One walks with a limp; another was rescued in the street. The fifth dog is a smiling mutt in a painting given to her by a Spanish man at a...

Virginia peanut company set to expand

Nov. 8, 2019 4:29 AM EST

FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) — A peanut company in southside Virginia is expanding operations. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that Hubbard Peanut Company plans a new production and retail facility in Franklin. The company plans to spend $1.6 million on the project and create 10 new jobs. Northam approved a...

In tight market, Census plans to hike pay in some places

Nov. 7, 2019 5:24 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Faced with a tight labor market, U.S. Census Bureau officials said Thursday they plan to raise wages for census workers in some areas and make it easier for applicants to get fingerprinted for background checks. Bureau officials told members of the National Advisory Committee on...