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Unemployment in Maine holds at a little less than 5%

Sep. 17, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The jobs picture held steady in Maine through the summer, as the state's unemployment rate held at 4.9% last month, officials said Friday. The Maine Department of Labor said the number of non-farm payroll jobs fell by 1,200 to 617,200 in August....

Seafood company owner pleads guilty to visa fraud

Sep. 16, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — An Eastern Shore ice and seafood company and its owner have pleaded guilty to employing foreign workers illegally and visa fraud in a manipulation of a seasonal worker program to boost profits at the workers’ expense, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. ...

Fast hiring: UPS to hire 100,000, many in 30 minutes or less

Sep. 09, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Besides packages, UPS is promising to deliver something else fast: job offers. The package delivery company said Thursday that it plans to hire more than 100,000 people for the busy holiday shipping season, many of whom will get job offers within 30...

West Yellowstone woman has staffed fire lookout for 25 years

Sep. 06, 2021 08:11 AM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The trail along Straight Creek climbs gradually for nearly 3 miles, plodding above small waterfalls, riffles and pools before making a beeline to a shallow ford. The ease of the hike to that point is quickly replaced by a 2-mile juggernaut of...

Cannabis company to pay $300,000 over payroll violations

Aug. 27, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A company that runs three cannabis dispensaries in Massachusetts failed to properly pay employees who worked Sunday and holiday shifts, according to the state attorney general’s office. Theory Wellness, with locations in Great Barrington, Chicopee and...

Real estate employees could face felony charges

Aug. 26, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Employees of a prominent Gainesville commercial real estate firm whose offices were stormed by an armed SWAT team this summer could face felony charges after a criminal investigation said they bilked their former employer out of a cache of confidential documents and...

Maine program to attract new workers has few takers

Aug. 20, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s $1,500 bonus to attract new workers this summer during the pandemic hasn't been successful. Only about 5% of the 7,500 people that the $10 million program could cover have been declared provisionally eligible, the Bangor Daily News...

Hot Jackson Hole housing market putting renters in a bind

Aug. 15, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — It’s a seller’s market, and property owners are cashing out of Jackson Hole at unprecedented rates. For renters, that rapid turnover often means a terminated lease and uncertain future in a state where tenants have limited rights and few options for legal recourse....

Coca-Cola to shutter plant in 2023; 319 to lose jobs

Aug. 06, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Coca-Cola has announced plans to shutter a Massachusetts bottling plant in summer 2023, leaving its 319 employees to find new jobs. The beverage giant announced plans Wednesday to close the Northampton plant ,as well as sell facilities in...

Aid to unemployed NY substitute teachers clawed back

Jul. 30, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After her work as a substitute teacher in New York City dried up, Ameena Ahmed got a welcome $4,200 boost last summer in federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits. Then New York state started taking it back. She was informed...