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Amazon offers to pay college fees of 750,000 frontline US workers

Amazon Amazon offers to pay college fees of 750,000 frontline US workers Company is latest big US firm to offer education-focused perks to workers after Walmart, Target and Kroger Mark Sweney @marksweney Fri 10 Sep 2021 04.58 EDT Last modified on Fri 10 Sep 2021 05.35 EDT Amazon has offered to pay the cost of […]

California jobless rate steady at 7.6%, but experts say labor market picking up steam

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California jobless rate steady at 7.6%, but experts say labor market picking up steam

(CN) — California’s unemployment rate remained at 7.6% in July, with employers adding 114,400 payroll jobs. That rate remains above the national 5.4% unemployment rate, according to numbers released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the California Employment Development Department. July’s numbers mirror the state’s unemployment rate for June, which was initially […]

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Economy gains 943,000 jobs as delta variant threatens recovery

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Economy gains 943,000 jobs as delta variant threatens recovery

(CN) — American employers added 943,000 jobs in July, a sign that the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic remained on track before the delta variant sparked new worries about a return to widespread restrictions.   While employers beat expectations of around 850,000 new jobs last month, some experts say the next jobs report may […]

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California’s June Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 7.7%

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California’s June Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 7.7%

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — The prolonged revival of the leisure and hospitality sector continues to spur California’s economic recovery as the state added more jobs in June than any other except Florida.  California gained a robust 73,500 payroll jobs last month, but signs of a slowdown are emerging as its 7.7% unemployment rate remains stubbornly […]

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Promising Jobs Data Closes Out Positive First Half of 2021

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Promising Jobs Data Closes Out Positive First Half of 2021

The economic recovery is getting better, jobs are rolling in faster, and Wall Street is taking notice. A man walks out of a Marc’s Store in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, on Jan. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File) MANHATTAN (CN) — The first six months of 2021 could have been better, but investors are hard-pressed to […]

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Economic Recovery Accelerates With 850,000 New Jobs

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Economic Recovery Accelerates With 850,000 New Jobs

The gain shows the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is picking up pace, but the U.S. is still down millions of jobs compared to February 2020. A shopper enters a Dollar Tree store displaying a now-hiring sign in Buffalo Grove, Ill., last week. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (CN) — American employers added a robust 850,000 […]

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