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The Latest: Conn. plans 'signing bonus' to boost job seeking

May. 17, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. — As some states set plans to a pandemic $300 weekly supplemental unemployment benefit as a way to encourage people to find work, Connecticut is offering a much different incentive — a $1,000 signing bonus for taking a job. Starting May 24, up to...

States, business sort out what new CDC mask guidance means

May. 14, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

More than a dozen states quickly embraced new federal guidelines that say fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or out in most cases. But other states and cities and some major businesses hesitated amid doubts about whether the approach is safe or even workable. ...

Amazon to raise pay for more than 500,000 workers

Apr. 28, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Wednesday that it plans to give more than 500,000 of its workers a raise as it seeks to attract new workers. The online shopping giant, which already pays new hires at least $15 an hour, said it will start increasing pay between 50 cents an...

To retain workers, Walmart moves more of them full time

Apr. 14, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is moving more of its workers full time as the nation's largest private employer looks for more ways to attract and retain employees. The company said Wednesday it plans to have two-thirds of its U.S. store hourly jobs be full time with more...

Electric firm spending $25M on Georgia warehouse, hiring 120

Mar. 30, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A company that makes and sells electrical components will invest more than $25 million to create a distribution center in suburban Atlanta, hiring 120. Los Angeles-based Feit Electric said Tuesday that it has purchased a 270,000 square-foot (25,000...

Wisconsin to open vaccinations to general public Monday

Mar. 30, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials have decided to make COVID-19 vaccinations available for the general public starting next week, accelerating the timetable by a month, Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday. The move comes as Evers' administration braces for...

Arizona high court: Man can sue for health privacy breach

Mar. 08, 2021 17:50 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Warehouse store chain Costco can be sued for privacy violations by a Phoenix-area man who alleges a pharmacist joked with his ex-wife about an erectile dysfunction prescription he had twice canceled, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday. The ruling...

Local pharmacists step up in COVID-19 vaccination effort

Mar. 08, 2021 08:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — They're just your regular neighborhood pharmacists, but some now wear superhero capes. Local pharmacy owners are filling in the gaps as federal, state and county authorities across the country struggle to ramp up vaccinations vital to crushing the...

Gap, NXP rise; SmileDirectClub, Norwegian Cruise Line fall

Mar. 05, 2021 16:40 PM EST

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: SmileDirectClub Inc., down 51 cents to $10.09. The Nashville-based maker of teeth aligners expects to make less profit this quarter versus the fourth quarter of last year. ...

Costco 4Q profits rise, helped by pandemic shopping habits

Mar. 04, 2021 18:29 PM EST

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — Warehouse retail chain Costco Wholesale said its fourth-quarter profits rose slightly from a year ago, its profits weighed by wage premiums paid to employees during the pandemic. In a quarter during which Costco saw a surge of online shopping, the...