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Currituck-Knotts Island ferry run stops for staffing storage

Jul. 27, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

CURRITUCK, N.C. (AP) — The Currituck-Knotts Island ferry service is being suspended to alleviate a staffing shortage at the Hatteras terminal, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation's Ferry Division. In a news release, the division said the Currituck-Knotts...

$15 wage becoming a norm as employers struggle to fill jobs

Jul. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The signs and banners are dotted along suburban commercial strips and hanging in shop windows and restaurants, evidence of a new desperation among America's service-industry employers: “Now Hiring, $15 an hour.” It is hardly the official federal...

Georgia marijuana regulator inches toward issuing licenses

Jul. 08, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia regulator is getting closer to issuing licenses to grow medical marijuana, but isn't quite there yet. The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission voted Wednesday to finalize scores given to grower applications. Those scores will be used to...

New Mexico city pilots bike-to-school initiative

Jul. 06, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A city in New Mexico is tapping into federal grant money and other funding to pilot an initiative aimed at getting more children to ride their bicycles and walk to school. Students at Nina Otero Community School and El Camino Real Academy in Santa...

US hiring accelerated in June as workers earned higher pay

Jul. 02, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an encouraging burst of hiring, America’s employers added 850,000 jobs in June, well above the average of the previous three months and a sign that companies may be having an easier time finding enough workers to fill open jobs. Friday’s report...

As US companies scramble to hire, workers enjoy upper hand

Jul. 01, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the economy growing rapidly as it reopens from the pandemic, many employers are increasingly desperate to hire. Yet evidence suggests that as a group, the unemployed aren’t feeling the same urgency to take jobs. Many people who are out of work...

US: Big drop in migrant kids at largest emergency shelter

Jun. 29, 2021 00:45 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of migrant children housed at the Biden administration's largest emergency shelter for those who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone has dropped by more than 40% since mid-June, a top U.S. official said Monday, touting progress at the facility that has been...

Nurses strike Cook County Health for 1 day over staffing

Jun. 24, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County Health postponed non-urgent procedures and appointments and brought in temporary help after 900 nurses went on a one-day strike Thursday to protest staffing shortages. The nurses work at Stroger and Provident hospitals, the system’s clinics,...

AP sources: Officials mulling ousting US prisons director

Jun. 23, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Biden administration officials have discussed whether to remove the holdover director of the beleaguered federal Bureau of Prisons who has been at the center of the agency’s myriad crises. The discussions about whether to fire Michael...

West Virginia workforce department hit by April data breach

Jun. 23, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s unemployment agency said it was affected by a security breach several months ago. WorkForce West Virginia took its system offline after learning of a “potential security incident” with the Mid Atlantic Career Consortium...