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Restaurateurs contend with new challenges for survival

Jul. 03, 2021 03:07 AM EDT

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Restaurants were hit hard by the pandemic and restrictions meant to curb the spread of covid-19 — and, for many restaurateurs, the struggles aren’t over yet. Navigating a pandemic — and the related rules and...

More jobless getting aid than in past even as cutoffs loom

May. 27, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Far more Americans are receiving unemployment benefits than the last time the jobless rate was at the current 6.1%, thanks to a major expansion of the federal safety net that has provided aid to millions of people out of work. Yet many businesses and...

As COVID increased evictions, Black renters’ lives upended

May. 23, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Every few days, Bathsheba Collingwood sprays her furniture and walls with bleach to scrub away new traces of the persistent mold she suspects caused her 3-year-old son’s asthma. The bathroom pipes have been leaking into her closet for months,...

Changed by pandemic, many workers won't return to old jobs

May. 18, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

There’s a wild card in the push to return to pre-pandemic life: Many workers don’t want to go back to the jobs they once had. Layoffs and lockdowns, combined with enhanced unemployment benefits and stimulus checks, gave many Americans the time and the financial...

Connecticut to pay $1,000 bonus to unemployed who find jobs

May. 17, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

As other governors have announced plans to end a $300 a week supplemental unemployment benefit to encourage people to find work, Connecticut is offering a much different incentive: a $1,000 signing bonus. Starting May 24, up to 10,000 people considered to have been...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

May. 11, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

KPC News. May 9, 2021. Editorial: Legislature not kind to unemployed When the Legislature was entering its final days, Indiana lawmakers were particularly proud of themselves for providing record funding for education. As we all...

Job market for new grads: Much hiring but much competition

May. 10, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

After a painful year of joblessness, the future has finally brightened for Alycia St. Germain, a 22-year-old college senior at the University of Minnesota. Having lost a part-time gig at Barnes and Noble last March as the viral pandemic tore through the U.S. economy, she...

Liz Weston: You may be entitled to free health insurance now

May. 10, 2021 07:00 AM EDT

The latest coronavirus relief package did more than dole out $1,400 checks. The law also made health insurance free for millions more people and reduced costs for others, at least for now. The American Rescue Plan , which President Joe Biden signed in March, expanded...

EXPLAINER: Did US hiring slow because of a ‘labor shortage’?

May. 08, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The anticipation for the U.S. jobs report for April, released Friday morning, was high. Most experts agreed that after a yearlong pandemic, tens of millions of layoffs and widespread disease and death, a likely second straight month of nearly 1 million...

US job growth slows sharply in sign of hiring struggles

May. 07, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The recovery of America’s job market hit a pause last month as many businesses — from restaurants and hotels to factories and construction companies — struggled to find enough workers to catch up with a rapidly strengthening economic rebound. ...