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Workers fed up with nights, weekends seek flexible schedules

Oct. 20, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After struggling to hire workers for its outlet store in Dallas, Balsam Hill finally opened on Sept. 1. But the very next day, the online purveyor of high-end artificial holiday trees was forced to close after four of its five workers quit. The main...

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...

California law requires gender-neutral area in some stores

Oct. 09, 2021 22:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Saturday became the first state to say large department stores must display products like toys and toothbrushes in gender-neutral ways, a win for LGBT advocates who say the pink and blue hues of traditional marketing methods pressure children to...

Toymakers race to get products on shelves amid supply clogs

Oct. 06, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Running out of time to get its products on store shelves ahead of the holidays, the Basic Fun toy company made an unprecedented decision: It's leaving one-third of its iconic Tonka Mighty Dump Trucks destined for the U.S. in China. Why? Given surging...

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...

The Latest: March protests Australia state's vaccine mandate

Sep. 20, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Hundreds of demonstrators have marched in the streets of Australia’s second-largest city to protest against mandatory coronavirus vaccine rules in the construction industry., The protest Tuesday in Melbourne was aimed at a Victoria state...

Delaware game store owner lives up to his business’ name

Sep. 19, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Clad in his iconic Superman T-shirt, James Jerman provided the stereotypical look one would expect from a man who owns his own gaming and comic book shop. But then, faster than a speeding bullet, he reached for a Spider-Man comic book that was marked...

White House, Democrats tangle over Biden bid to raise taxes

Sep. 11, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has a simple message for fellow Democrats about his plan to raise taxes to remake large swaths of the American economy: look beyond the bottom line. Biden is trying to persuade Democrats to embrace a more emotional argument, namely...

Amazon to pay hourly worker's college tuition

Sep. 09, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Thursday that it will pay the full college tuition for hourly workers starting next year, as competition to hire and retain those workers gets fierce. Other companies, including Walmart and Target, have recently started to pay for college or...

California seeks gender neutral displays in large stores

Sep. 01, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could soon force large department stores to display some child products in gender neutral ways after the state Legislature passed a bill on Wednesday aimed at getting rid of traditional pink and blue marketing schemes for items like toys and...