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U.S. weekly jobless claims fall; many unemployed losing benefits

U.S. weekly jobless claims fall; many unemployed losing benefits

By: Lucia Mutikani
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 22nd, 2020
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, but remained very high as the labor market recovery shows signs of strain amid a relentless COVID-19 pandemic and ebbing fiscal stimulus.
Dick's Sporting Goods to hire 9,000 holiday season workers, eyes surge in online orders

Dick's Sporting Goods to hire 9,000 holiday season workers, eyes surge in online orders

By: Richa Naidu
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 8th, 2020
Dick’s Sporting Goods said on Thursday it will hire up to 9,000 workers to cover the holiday season in its stores, 1,000 more than last year, expecting a jump in online orders amid the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. weekly jobless claims inch lower, but remain stubbornly high

U.S. weekly jobless claims inch lower, but remain stubbornly high

By: Dan Burns
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 8th, 2020
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits inched down last week, signaling the U.S. labor market is making little fresh headway in getting millions of people back on the job after being out of work due to COVID-19 disruptions.
U.S. consumer confidence posts biggest gain in 17 years; downside risks remain

U.S. consumer confidence posts biggest gain in 17 years; downside risks remain

By: Lucia Mutikani
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 29th, 2020
U.S. consumer confidence rebounded by the most in 17 years in September amid an improvement in labor market views, but it remained below levels that prevailed before the COVID-19 pandemic struck the nation early this year.
Papa John’s continues hiring spree with pledge to bring on 10,000 more workers

Papa John’s continues hiring spree with pledge to bring on 10,000 more workers

By: Amelia Lucas
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: July 27th, 2020
Papa John’s will hire 10,000 more workers as it tries to meet demand for its pizzas. Pizza chains have seen demand soar as more consumers stay at home. Papa John’s recently hired 20,000 employees.
Chipotle plans on hiring 10,000 workers to support drive-thru expansion

Chipotle plans on hiring 10,000 workers to support drive-thru expansion

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 15th, 2020
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (CMG.N) said on Wednesday it plans to hire as many as 10,000 employees over the next few months to help support the expansion of drive-thru lanes at its restaurants.
U.S. pandemic aid program saved 51.1 million jobs, but wealthy and connected also benefited

U.S. pandemic aid program saved 51.1 million jobs, but wealthy and connected also benefited

By: Michelle Price, David Lawder, Lawrence Delevingne
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 6th, 2020
A high-profile pandemic aid program protected about 51.1 million American jobs, the Trump administration said on Monday, as it revealed how $521.4 billion in taxpayer cash was injected into small businesses but also into the pockets of the rich and famous.
The US economy created 4.8 million jobs in June. But that's not the whole story

The US economy created 4.8 million jobs in June. But that's not the whole story

By: Anneken Tappe
Source: CNN Business
Date of Publication: July 2nd, 2020
The US unemployment rate fell to 11.1% as the economy added a record 4.8 million jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Thursday.
U.S. job growth accelerates in June; unemployment rate falls

U.S. job growth accelerates in June; unemployment rate falls

By: Lucia Mutikani
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 2nd, 2020
The U.S. economy created jobs at a record clip in June as more restaurants and bars resumed operations, further evidence that the COVID-19 recession was probably over, though a surge in cases of the coronavirus threatens the fledgling recovery.
U.S. farmers scramble for help as COVID-19 scuttles immigrant workforce

U.S. farmers scramble for help as COVID-19 scuttles immigrant workforce

By: Mark Weinraub, Julie Ingwersen
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 2nd, 2020
The novel coronavirus delayed the arrival of seasonal immigrants who normally help harvest U.S. wheat, leaving farmers to depend on high school students, school bus drivers, laid-off oilfield workers and others to run machines that bring in the crop.
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