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Probe: Michaels, Minnesota cops violated Black teen's rights

Sep. 23, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The manager of a suburban Minneapolis Michaels store called police on a teenager looking for a job simply because he is Black and officers then used unreasonable force against him because of his race, a state agency that investigates civil rights abuses said in findings...

Corporate diversity, accountability focus of conference

Sep. 19, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Recruiting people of color for roles in the corporate world and accountability in hiring will be discussed by chief executives and other business leaders during an event hosted by Chicago-based Diversity MBA. The 15th Annual National Business Leaders...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Sep. 13, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. Sept. 12, 2021. Editorial: Ohio panel must do its job, create fair maps for public tired of one-sided politics Attacks on voting rights. Curbing the governor’s public health powers. Irresponsibly presenting a fanatical witness...

Audit: Arizona database flaws may put public safety at risk

Sep. 11, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — State auditors say public safety may be put at risk by reporting gaps and a backlog in the database that Arizona uses for conducting background checks of people seeking certain jobs or occupational licenses and for helping prosecutors and judges decide whether defendants...

Vaccine mandate spawns new fear: finding and keeping workers

Sep. 10, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

The new federal vaccine requirement announced by President Joe Biden has created another worry for large businesses: With help wanted signs up almost everywhere, some could lose valuable employees or won't be able to find new ones. Biden announced sweeping new orders...

Economic oddity: Record job openings and many unemployed

Sep. 08, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The disconnect is jarring: Across the United States, employers who are desperate to fill jobs have posted a record-high number of job openings. They're raising pay, too, and dangling bonuses to people who accept job offers or recruit their friends. And...

Companies loosen job requirements but challenges remain

Sep. 03, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Landing a waitressing job or bartending gig at a Lost Dog Cafe in Northern Virginia had never been easy. “Help Wanted” signs were a rarity, and half the chain's staff stuck around for at least 10 years. The onset of the pandemic made job prospects...

US hiring slows as delta variant weakens travel and tourism

Sep. 03, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers added just 235,000 jobs in August, a surprisingly weak gain after two months of robust hiring and the clearest sign to date that the delta variant’s spread has discouraged some people from flying, shopping and eating out. The...

Western Montana sawmill closing this fall, 99 to lose jobs

Aug. 31, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A western Montana sawmill is closing this fall, putting 99 people out of work when they finish processing its remaining log supply, likely by mid-November. Idaho Forest Group officials notified employees at the St. Regis mill of the decision on...

Alabama unemployment rate remains below national numbers

Aug. 21, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's unemployment rate for July remains well below the national rate, Gov. Kay Ivey said. The preliminary, seasonally adjusted July rate is 3.2%. That's down from June's rate of 3.3% and well below July 2020's rate of 7.4%, Ivey and state...