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Unemployment insurance available for power plant workers

Feb. 14, 2020 10:59 PM EST

PREWITT, N.M. (AP) — State labor officials say workers who are laid off as a result of a planned power plant closure in western New Mexico will be eligible for unemployment benefits. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association announced earlier this year it would close the coal-fired Escalante...

FILE- This April 17, 2018, file photo shows the Wayfair website on a computer in New York. Online furniture seller Wayfair said that it is cutting about 550 jobs, or 3% of its total workforce. Most of the layoffs are at its Boston headquarters and a European office in Berlin. The company has about 17,000 employees worldwide. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Online furniture seller Wayfair cuts 550 jobs, 3% of workers

Feb. 13, 2020 2:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Online furniture seller Wayfair said Thursday that it is cutting about 550 jobs, or 3% of its total workforce. Most of the layoffs are at its Boston headquarters and its European office in Berlin. The company has about 17,000 employees worldwide. Shares of Wayfair Inc. fell 10% to $86...

Wayfair layoff to put dozens of Mainers out of a job

Feb. 13, 2020 2:46 PM EST

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A large downsizing of workers by online furnishings company Wayfair will put dozens of Maine residents out of a job. Wayfair will lay off 55 people from its contact center in Brunswick and one from a similar center in Bangor, the Bangor Daily News reported on Thursday. The company,...

Eugene mill to close, lay off 84

Feb. 11, 2020 6:33 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Chilean company notified Oregon state officials Tuesday that it will shutter a Eugene fiberboard mill and lay off all 84 workers on May 1. Arauco North America said the closure results from an “economic imbalance” in the U.S. market for medium density fiberboard, The...

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo people stand in line to inquire about jobs available at the Bean Automotive Group during a job fair designed for people fifty years or older in Miami. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for December. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

US open jobs fall sharply for 2nd straight month

Feb. 11, 2020 11:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses sharply cut the number of jobs they advertised in December for the second straight month, an unusual sign of weakness in an otherwise healthy job market. The number of available positions dropped 5.4% to 6.4 million, a historically solid number, the Labor Department said...

Deere plans to lay off 105 more workers in Dubuque

Feb. 10, 2020 1:55 PM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Deere & Co. plans to lay off 105 more workers in Dubuque. The company told workers Friday at the John Deere Dubuque Works that the layoffs will take effect April 6 and come because of market conditions. It would be the third round of layoffs at the plant in the past few months. In...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo, Gory Rodriguez, of Starbucks, right, interviews a job applicant during a job fair at Dolphin Mall in Miami. The January U.S. jobs report on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, may provide timely evidence of the U.S. economy's enduring health. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Healthy US job market: How big a political edge for Trump?

Feb. 7, 2020 5:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring jumped last month, and many more people were encouraged to look for work, showing that the economy remains robust despite threats from China’s viral outbreak, an ongoing trade war and struggles at Boeing. The strong job growth gives President Donald Trump more evidence...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo, Gory Rodriguez, of Starbucks, right, interviews a job applicant during a job fair at Dolphin Mall in Miami. The January U.S. jobs report on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, may provide timely evidence of the U.S. economy's enduring health. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

January US jobs report may provide clarity amid disruptions

Feb. 7, 2020 12:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With China's viral outbreak disrupting trade and Boeing's troubles weighing on American factories, the January U.S. jobs report on Friday may provide timely evidence of the U.S. economy's enduring health. Economists estimate that employers added 161,000 jobs last month and that the...

Maine food processing plant to lay off 93 employees in March

Feb. 6, 2020 11:10 PM EST

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A Maine food processing plant is planning to lay off nearly 100 employees by the end of March. Growers Express announced it will be cutting jobs in an effort to become more efficient in the constantly evolving food processing market, the Portland Press Herald reported Thursday. ...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during the New Hampshire Youth Climate and Clean Energy Town Hall, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The Latest: Buttigieg pitches military service to veterans

Feb. 6, 2020 4:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is pitching his military service to voters in New Hampshire, a state where nearly 10% of residents are veterans. Buttigieg, an Afghanistan War veteran, said at a...