Employment

Tehama County jobless rate falls to 5.4 percent

Red Bluff >> Tehama County’s jobless rate fell by 1.4 percent in September to 5.4 percent, according to data released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. In September there were 26,590 people in the labor work force in the county. Of those, 25,140 people were employed and 1,450 people were unemployed. That’s 630 more people in the labor work force, 940 more employed and 310 less unemployed. The data is not seasonally adjusted. Tehama County increased five spots to…

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Jobs on the rise, unemployment dropping in Arizona

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) – The latest Arizona economic report shows jobs are increasing statewide and the unemployment rate is dropping, although it’s still above the federal figures. And while the state has every reason to celebrate the good news, things are not as stellar in southern Arizona. Pima County lost jobs, even in the coveted manufacturing sector. The reasons, according to U of A Economist George Hammond, are the same that have been hampering southern Arizona for decades.…

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What would happen if Amazon brought 50,000 workers to your city? Ask Seattle

The global retail and e-commerce giant Amazon is planning to open a warehousing operation in Australia and is considering New Zealand as well. Hamilton City Council member Angela O’Leary is looking for a business romance for her city. She says Hamilton has the $3 billion Tainui Ruakura Inland Port coming on stream in 2020, and huge amounts of industrial land. The Washington Post reports that Amazon has driven an economic boom in Seattle, bestowing more than 40,000 jobs upon a…

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Alabama’s Unemployment Rate Hits Historic Low

Posted: Oct 20, 2017 9:57 AM CDT by Alabama News Network Staff Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate is 3.8%, down from August’s rate of 4.2%, and well below September 2016’s rate of 6.0%.  According to Ivey’s office, the last time Alabama’s unemployment rate was this low was in April 2007, when it also measured 3.8%, the lowest rate in recorded history. “We’ve been working extremely hard over the past six months to…

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Paul Scholes wanted Oldham job and does not rule out future move in to coaching

Paul Scholes had his managerial interest piqued by Oldham and has not ruled out applying for more jobs in the future. The boyhood Latics fan was interviewed for the position but missed out to caretaker boss Richie Wellens after he masterminded four wins from four matches. Scholes told Press Association Sport: “I had a good chat with Mark (Moisley), the chief executive, and Simon Corney the owner. Talks went very well. “I’m sure they interviewed quite a few people. It…

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Rhode Island unemployment rates drops to 4.2 percent

Rhode Island’s unemployment rate has ticked down to 4.2 percent. The state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday that the jobless rate for September was down one-tenth of a percentage point from the August rate. The September 2016 rate was 5.3 percent. The national unemployment rate was also 4.2 percent in September, which is down two-tenths of a percentage point. Rhode Island lost 3,700 jobs from the revised August employment level of 498,800. Employment in the accommodation and food…

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US Unemployment Claims Fall To 222,000, Lowest Since Nixon « CBS Boston

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since Richard Nixon was president. THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that claims for jobless aid dropped by 22,000 to 222,000, fewest since March 1973. The less volatile four-week average slid by 9,500 to 248,250, lowest since late August. The overall number of Americans collecting unemployment checks dropped to 1.89 million, lowest since December 1973 and down nearly 9 percent from a…

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Scottish unemployment grows again after recent record low

SCOTLAND’S unemployment rate has rebounded from its recent record low, but remains below that of the UK as a whole, according to official figures. The jobless rate dropped to 3.8 per cent in the three months between May and July, but crept back up to 4.1 per cent in the quarter from June to August. The seasonally adjusted UK unemployment rate in both periods was 4.3 per cent. The figures show the Scottish unemployment count rose 9000 to 113,000, while…

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Companies are wasting money on ‘quirky benefits’ employees don’t value | News

According to new research from Sage Sage, the market leader in cloud business management solutions today released research titled, ‘Why your workforce isn’t working’. The research reveals that while many companies invest in quirky benefits to keep staff happy, employees aren’t impressed. More than half (55 per cent) of UK employees are productive for less than 30 hours per week UK employers plough money into quirky benefits but 52 per cent of employees see office games as a distraction Almost…

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Unemployment drops by 52,000 but pay squeeze continues

Image copyright Getty Images UK unemployment fell by 52,000 in the three months to August to 1.4 million, leaving the jobless rate unchanged at 4.3% from the previous quarter. However, pay still failed to keep pace with inflation, with the real value of earnings down 0.3% over the past year. Total earnings, excluding bonuses, rose by 2.1% from June to August, said the Office for National Statistics. The news will increase expectations that the Bank of England will raise interest…

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Donald Trump: Trump effect? 40% decline in Indians looking for work in US

BENGALURU: US president Donald Trump’s anti-immigration stance and Britain’s exit from the European Union last year have resulted in a lower number of Indians looking for jobs in these countries. There has been a 38% and 42% drop in Indians looking to move to the US and UK respectively in the last one year (September 2016 to October 2017), compared to the corresponding previous year, data from job site Indeed showed. Overall, there has been a 5% decrease in Indians…

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Boom or bust: students grapple with job security uncertainty in oil industry | News

His job was over before it began. Wesley Glenn was like most high school seniors. He had no idea what he wanted to study in college. A booth at a Jenks High School career fair piqued Glenn’s interest in the oil industry. He couldn’t remember the name of the man who told him about production graphs and fracturing, but he remembered the man was excited about his job. That’s what Glenn wanted. He set out to the University of Oklahoma…

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Ontario bill seeks to ban mandatory high heels on the job – Toronto

Women in Ontario would be protected from being required to wear high heels at work under a bill being introduced Tuesday. The private member’s bill from Liberal MPP Cristina Martins would amend the province’s Occupational Health and Safety Act to prohibit employers from mandating workers to wear unsafe footwear as part of dress and uniform codes. It’s an issue that is a particular problem in restaurants and bars, Martins said. “We’ve had some women coming forward and saying that as a…

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Bethlehem call center employing about 460 to close

Wells Fargo has announced plans to close a call center in Bethlehem that employs about 460 people. Bank spokesman Jim Baum said Tuesday that the commonwealth will be provided with written notice Wednesday that the building is slated to close in 60 days. He said the decision stemmed from demands by customers for more “self-service options” such as online banking and interactive voice response. The exact number of employees affected will be included in Wednesday’s notice. Baum said officials hope…

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Bombardier deal with Airbus brings relief, new questions for Quebec workers – Montreal

Bombardier’s decision to sell a majority stake in its CSeries passenger jet to European aerospace giant Airbus is being met with “mixed feelings” by a union representative for workers at the Montreal-based company. David Chartrand said Bombardier was in a difficult spot, given lacklustre sales of the jet and a round of crippling tariffs imposed by the U.S. Commerce Department. The program, he said, was at risk of shutting down entirely. “Our priority is always securing the jobs here, securing…

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Ontario bosses won’t be able to make workers wear high heels if proposed bill passes

A Liberal MPP is putting her foot down with a new private members bill banning employers from forcing workers to wear high heels on the job. The proposed legislation follows a move earlier this year in British Columbia, where, for health and safety reasons, heels can’t be a mandatory part of any uniform. Toronto MPP Cristina Martins (Davenport) will formally announce her “Putting Your Best Foot Forward Act” on Tuesday, which will make changes to the Occupational Health and Safety…

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