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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...

Appalachian commission awards $26M to struggling coal towns

Oct. 11, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Appalachian Regional Commission is spreading $26.5 million in awards to nine states to assist struggling coal communities. The commission said in a news release Thursday that the money is projected to create or retain more than 5,400 jobs and leverage more than $193 million in...

'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...

Car parts supplier expanding Kentucky plant, to add 250 jobs

Oct. 10, 2018 10:23 AM EDT

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A car parts manufacturer says an expansion at one of its plants in Kentucky will create roughly 250 jobs. The News-Enterprise reports that Metalsa announced the plans Tuesday morning for its plant in Elizabethtown. Metalsa is based in Mexico, is a supplier to automotive...

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...