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NE Indiana ice cream plant closing, eliminating 176 jobs

Jun. 15, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ind. (AP) — An ice cream producer has notified the state it will close a northeastern Indiana plant by the end of the year, eliminating 156 full-time and 20 temporary jobs. DFA Dairy Brands Ice Cream plans the first of several job cuts to occur on Sept. 10, the...

Georgia moves to further crimp jobless aid later this month

Jun. 10, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgians receiving unemployment benefits will once again be required to look for work and will be able to earn less before unemployment payments drop beginning June 27. Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced the changes Thursday, also saying employers...

Cerner to eliminate abut 500 jobs from its global workforce

Jun. 10, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Cerner Corp. said Thursday it plans to eliminate 500 positions across the world as part of a continuing “transformation” of its mission. The company, based in North Kansas City, did not say how many of the cuts will occur at its campuses in...

EXPLAINER: 5 key takeaways from the May jobs report

Jun. 04, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American job market is in an odd place. Consider that in May, employers added 559,000 jobs. In ordinary times, that would amount to a blockbuster burst of hiring for one month, and the response would be an outpouring of cheers. ...

US businesses struggle to fill jobs even as hiring picks up

Jun. 04, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States picked up in May yet was slowed again by the struggles of many companies to find enough workers to keep up with the economy's swift recovery from the pandemic recession. U.S. employers added 559,000 jobs last month, the...

Layoffs at Rhode Island factory as demand for N95 masks ebbs

May. 26, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island factory once praised by former President Donald Trump for ramping up production of N95 face masks in the early days of the pandemic is laying off nearly 500 workers as the pandemic eases and demand for the face coverings wanes. A...

Poland defies EU court ruling to close major lignite mine

May. 24, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's government on Monday defied an injunction by the top European Union court that ordered the immediate closure of a major brown coal mine, with officials saying it would shake the nation’s energy system and lead to the layoff of thousands of employees. ...

Unions want priority rehiring of workers as Nevada reopens

May. 18, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Laid-off casino and hotel workers picketed at the Nevada statehouse on Tuesday to demand state lawmakers pass a bill to require their former employers bring them back at pre-pandemic wages rather than hire new workers. Thousands of workers in...

1,600 layoffs coming at Illinois Jeep Cherokee factory

May. 15, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

BELVIDERE, Ill. (AP) — Some 1,600 jobs are being cut at a Jeep Cherokee factory in northern Illinois as automakers continue being plagued by the global shortage of semiconductors. The U.S. arm of Stellantis, formerly known as Fiat Chrysler, said Friday it was cutting...

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...