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Volkswagen Tennessee job fair seeks 1000 production workers

May. 11, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen is holding a job fair aimed at hiring 1,000 production workers for its assembly plant in Tennessee. The hiring event will take place Saturday onsite at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. The effort to add workers comes as...

Joshua Cohen, the late Winfred Rembert win arts Pulitzers

May. 09, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joshua Cohen's “The Netanyahus,” a comic and rigorous campus novel based on the true story of the father of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeking a job in academia, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Benzion Netanyahu, who died in 2012,...

EXPLAINER: More pressure on the Fed from April jobs report

May. 06, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Friday's jobs report for April provided mixed signals on the economic issue most on the minds of Americans: Chronically high inflation. On the one hand, the proportion of people either working or looking for work slipped in April after a string of increases....

Small businesses still struggle to find enough workers

May. 05, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some small businesses are still struggling to hire qualified workers, even as Americans return to the U.S. job market in droves. Hiring and retaining employees remains the top challenge for small businesses, according to a survey of 1,100 businesses by Goldman...

Maine town says fewer people applying for government jobs

May. 04, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

BLUE HILL, Maine (AP) — A Maine town says it has seen a decrease in job applicants for local government jobs, a pattern that has also left vacancies in administrative positions in municipalities across the state. Blue Hill town administrator Shawna Ambrose left her position at the...

Employers post record 11.5 million job openings in March

May. 03, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers posted a record 11.5 million job openings in March, meaning the United States now has an unprecedented two job openings for every person who is unemployed. The latest data released Tuesday by the the Bureau of Labor Statistics further reveals an...

Former state worker gets prison time for unemployment fraud

Apr. 29, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former employee of the Massachusetts agency that oversees unemployment insurance benefits has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years behind bars for using her job to fraudulently apply for federal COVID-19 relief funds through stolen identities and manipulated records. ...

In NYC, ads for jobs will have to say what they pay

Apr. 28, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Help wanted. The job: putting one of the nation’s most far-reaching salary disclosure laws into practice. Location: New York City. Just four months ago, city lawmakers overwhelmingly voted to require many ads for jobs in the nation’s most populous city to...

DaVita, ex-CEO Thiry acquitted of labor collusion charges

Apr. 15, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A jury on Friday acquitted Denver-based dialysis giant DaVita Inc. and former chairman and CEO Kent Thiry of charges that they conspired with three competing firms not to hire certain employees from each other, in violation of federal labor law. The Denver federal...

A safe bet: If you want a casino job, odds are on your side

Apr. 14, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As a casino dealer, Shamikah Townsend knows when the odds are in her favor. And they definitely are right now. While working at one Atlantic City casino last year, she went to a job fair held by a different one, and was surprised at how...