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Cyberattack disrupts unemployment benefits in some states

Jun. 30, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A cyberattack on a software company has disrupted unemployment benefits and job seeking assistance for thousands of people in several states. In Tennessee, the website for unemployment benefits remained down Thursday morning after the vendor, Geographic...

Oregon's prison chief in lead for top federal prisons job

Jun. 15, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colette Peters, the director of Oregon’s prison system, has now emerged as the leading contender to run the federal prison system, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Peters, who has run the state’s corrections department...

Man sought by department of corrections dies in crash

Jun. 09, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A man who was put on escape status from a Department of Corrections transitional housing unit was struck and killed by a car on a New Hampshire highway, state police said. Roland Labbe, 67, was a pedestrian who was struck on the southbound Everett Turnpike on...

Deaf job applicant wins $225K settlement over discrimination

Jun. 08, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland, Oregon, software company and its staffing agency will each pay $112,500 to a deaf job applicant who said they refused to hire him because he requested a sign-language interpreter at a group job interview. Viewpoint Construction Software’s...

More job gains point to a solid economy and Fed rate hikes

Jun. 03, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 390,000 jobs in May, extending a streak of solid hiring that has bolstered an economy under pressure from high inflation and rising interest rates. Last month’s gain reflects a resilient job market that has so far shrugged off concerns that...

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...