Low Pay, No Benefits, Rude Customers: Restaurant Workers Quit At Record Rate

A wooden spoon gliding over cast iron. Barely tall enough to see over the stove, Lamar Cornett watched his mother, a cook, make his favorite dish of scrambled eggs. That first cooking lesson launched a lifelong journey in food. Cornett has spent over 20 years in Kentucky restaurants, doing every job short of being the… Continue reading Low Pay, No Benefits, Rude Customers: Restaurant Workers Quit At Record Rate

Business Should Be Booming — If Only There Were Enough Workers For The Job

Solstice Wood Fire Pizza in Hood River, Ore., made it through the pandemic. And now that Americans are eating out and doing all the things that were off limits, this should be a booming time for owner Aaron Baumhackl. Instead, Baumhackl is facing an unexpected problem. He’s struggling to find all the workers he needs… Continue reading Business Should Be Booming — If Only There Were Enough Workers For The Job

Generation Unemployed: Another Class Of Graduates Face Pandemic-Scarred Future

The job market is starting to roar back, but for anxious college seniors like Bao Ha, it’s a different reality altogether. “I’ve probably applied to like 130 or 40 jobs or something,” Ha says. “I have not gotten even an email back, or an interview.” Ha is graduating soon from Macalaster College in Minnesota, and… Continue reading Generation Unemployed: Another Class Of Graduates Face Pandemic-Scarred Future

Roaring Back: Employers Add 916,000 Jobs As Economy Emerges From Winter Slump

Hiring accelerated last month as U.S. employers added 916,000 workers to their payrolls. It was the largest job gain since August, fueled in part by an improving public health outlook and a new round of $1,400 relief payments. The unemployment rate dropped to 6%, from 6.2% in February. Job growth has improved in each of… Continue reading Roaring Back: Employers Add 916,000 Jobs As Economy Emerges From Winter Slump

Millions Are Out Of A Job. Yet Some Employers Wonder: Why Can’t I Find Workers?

MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 04: A 'Help Wanted' sign is posted in front of a business on February 04, 2021 in Miami, Florida. The Labor Department announced weekly unemployment claims declined to 779,000 last week. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

At a time when millions of Americans are unemployed, businessman Bill Martin has a head-scratching problem: He’s got plenty of jobs but few people willing to take them. “I keep hearing about all the unemployed people,” Martin says. “I certainly can’t find any of those folks.” Martin runs M.A. Industries, a plastics manufacturing company in… Continue reading Millions Are Out Of A Job. Yet Some Employers Wonder: Why Can’t I Find Workers?

U.S. Adds Just 49,000 Jobs In January, ‘Not Anywhere Close’ To Recovering Lost Jobs

Construction workers talk at a USA Properties Fund site, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in Simi Valley, Calif. Hiring has weakened for six straight months. Nearly 10 million jobs remain lost since the coronavirus struck. And this week, the Congressional Budget Office forecast that employment won’t regain its pre-pandemic level until 2024. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Hiring resumed just tepidly last month after a slump in December, as the labor market faces a long climb to recover the millions of jobs lost during the pandemic. U.S. employers added 49,000 jobs in January, after a revised drop of 227,000 the month before. Unemployment fell to 6.3%, from 6.7% in December, as hundreds… Continue reading U.S. Adds Just 49,000 Jobs In January, ‘Not Anywhere Close’ To Recovering Lost Jobs

Stocks on track to close out month of big gains as jobs data looms

Stocks are set to close out November with some of the biggest gains ever, thanks to positive news on vaccines.The week ahead includes some important data, including November’s employment report on Friday.The rotation into cyclicals and value is expected to continue, but some strategists say tech, which lagged in November, could pick up some momentum.… Continue reading Stocks on track to close out month of big gains as jobs data looms

Worst hit towns for job losses named as pandemic smashes local communities

Seaside resorts and manufacturing hubs are among the places that have been worst hit with job losses since the coronavirus pandemic struck – with some seeing the number of people looking for work more than triple in a year The places worst hit for job losses since the start of the pandemic have been named.… Continue reading Worst hit towns for job losses named as pandemic smashes local communities

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U.S. hits fiscal cliff with jobs, economic recovery in the balance

The U.S. push to fire up its economy in the middle of a pandemic remained stalled last week with signs the lapse of emergency unemployment benefits and business grants may have begun taking a toll. Hiring at small businesses, shifts worked across a range of industries, credit card spending and even gasoline demand that typically… Continue reading U.S. hits fiscal cliff with jobs, economic recovery in the balance

TIKTOK INFLUENCERS TERRIFIED OF POTENTIAL BAN … Looking for ‘Real Jobs’

TikTok influencers are dusting off their resumes because of President Trump — they’re terrified he’s about to ban the app, and force them to find J-O-Bs outside social media. With the Trump Administration considering a ban on the super-popular video creation app — due to the escalating trade war with China — TikTok influencers who… Continue reading TIKTOK INFLUENCERS TERRIFIED OF POTENTIAL BAN … Looking for ‘Real Jobs’