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2 Larned State Hospital workers charged in offender's escape

Oct. 13, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

LARNED, Kan. (AP) — Two employees at Larned State Hospital have been charged with helping convicted sexual offender John Freeman Colt escape from the hospital last summer. Rachel Rena Perez, 50, of Larned, and Liliana Guadalupe Houser, 45, of Garden City, made their...

Companies scraping for staff ahead of the holidays

Oct. 12, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All employers want for Christmas is some holiday help. But they might not get their wish. Companies that typically hire thousands of seasonal workers are heading into the holidays during one of the tightest job markets in decades, making it unlikely...

Opal Lee’s Juneteenth dream came true, but she isn’t done

Oct. 08, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Opal Lee's dream of seeing Juneteenth become a federal holiday was finally realized over the summer, but the energetic woman who spent years rallying people to join her push for the day commemorating the end of slavery is hardly letting up on a lifetime of work...

Fed up by pandemic, US food workers launch rare strikes

Oct. 06, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A summer of labor unrest at U.S. food manufacturers has stretched into fall, as pandemic-weary workers continue to strike for better pay. Around 1,400 workers at Kellogg Co.’s U.S. cereal plants walked off the job this week, saying negotiations with...

Alabama city adds Juneteenth as holiday for its employees

Oct. 02, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city is giving its employees an additional paid holiday after its City Council voted to recognize Juneteenth. The holiday marks June 19, 1865, when federal troops entered Galveston, Texas, some two months after the Civil War ended. The...

Logistics company to hire 4,000 in Georgia for holidays

Sep. 28, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Logistics company Radial Inc. plans to hire 4,000 entry-level workers outside Atlanta this year ahead of the busy holiday season, the company announced Tuesday. The new employees will work out of two Atlanta-area fulfillment centers — one in Locust...

Target trims holiday hiring goals

Sep. 23, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Target will hire fewer seasonal workers this year, instead offering more hours and flexibility to the employees it does have. About 100,000 seasonal workers will be hired nationwide, the company said Thursday, about 30,000 less than last year. Many of...

Study: 2.7 million European Union workers can't afford heat

Sep. 22, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Almost 3 million European Union workers can't afford to heat their homes amid a rise in energy prices, according to a labor organization's study released Wednesday. The European Trade Union Confederation, which represents 45 million members, said that...

Unemployment in Maine holds at a little less than 5%

Sep. 17, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The jobs picture held steady in Maine through the summer, as the state's unemployment rate held at 4.9% last month, officials said Friday. The Maine Department of Labor said the number of non-farm payroll jobs fell by 1,200 to 617,200 in August....

Seafood company owner pleads guilty to visa fraud

Sep. 16, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — An Eastern Shore ice and seafood company and its owner have pleaded guilty to employing foreign workers illegally and visa fraud in a manipulation of a seasonal worker program to boost profits at the workers’ expense, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. ...