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Interfor plans $30 million overhaul of Georgia sawmill

May. 15, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — A Canadian company will invest $30 million to increase production at a middle Georgia sawmill, part of a series of overhauls of its Georgia sawmills. Interfor announced the overhaul Tuesday of its 140-employee Perry sawmill with completion scheduled...

City where Daunte Wright shot to vote on policing changes

May. 14, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Leaders in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in April are expected to vote Saturday on a resolution that would put the city on track to major changes to its policing practices. The...

Desperate for workers, US restaurants and stores raise pay

May. 13, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. restaurants and stores are rapidly raising pay in an urgent effort to attract more applicants and keep up with a flood of customers as the pandemic eases. McDonald's, Sheetz and Chipotle are just some of the latest...

US jobless claims fall to 473K as more GOP governors bar aid

May. 13, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 473,000, a new pandemic low and the latest evidence that fewer employers are cutting jobs as consumers ramp up spending and more businesses reopen. The decline — the fourth in...

Amazon seeks to hire 75,000; offers $100 to vaccinated hires

May. 13, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is seeking to hire 75,000 people in a tight job market and is offering bonuses to attract workers, including $100 for new hires who are already vaccinated for COVID-19. The jobs are for delivery and warehouse workers, who pack and ship online...

School nurses, health service corps part of $7.4B virus plan

May. 13, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is providing $7.4 billion to expand the nation's public health capacity, including hiring school nurses to vaccinate kids, setting up a health care service corps and bolstering traditional disease detection efforts, White House officials said Thursday. ...

McDonald's raising US workers' pay in company-owned stores

May. 13, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

McDonald’s is raising pay at 650 company-owned stores in the U.S. as part of its push to hire thousands of new workers in a tight labor market. The fast-food giant is also encouraging its franchisees — which make up 95% of its restaurant base — to boost pay. ...

Roadtec to expand in Chattanooga, creating 128 new jobs

May. 13, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced that Roadtec, Inc. will expand its operations in Chattanooga. Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe, along with Roadtec officials, said in a news release Wednesday...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

May. 12, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

Johnson City Press. May 8, 2021. Editorial: Tennessee’s Legislature needs to go back to school While attempting to limit the historical context provided to students in Tennessee to help them understand the world around them, state Rep. Justin...

COVID-19 protections not offered to migrant seafood workers

May. 12, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

FISHING CREEK, Md. (AP) — For thousands of miles and over two days in April, 59 workers from Mexico traveled together on a bus — despite the pandemic — to their legal, seasonal jobs as crabmeat pickers and seafood processors in Maryland’s rural islands. Lindy’s...