Business, Logistics

UPS Hiring 95,000 Seasonal Workers to Keep Up With Holiday Surge

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UPS Inc. expects to hire 95,000 temporary workers this year to help it with the annual holiday surge, when daily shipments rise by more than half.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
September 20, 2017

Unexpected Drop in Jobless Claims Shows Sturdy Job Market

Filings for jobless benefits in the U.S. unexpectedly settled back last week, underscoring a resilient labor market even as the Atlantic hurricane season introduces added volatility to the figures, Labor Department data showed Sept. 14.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
September 14, 2017

ATA Revives Finance Council, Adds Staff to TMC

American Trucking Associations has hired tax attorney Jennifer Wieroniey to help revive its dormant National Accounting & Finance Council, an organization that once fielded a staff of 10 and was a potent voice on matters of interest to trucking finance officers, tax specialists and staff dedicated to credit and collections issues.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
September 13, 2017

Job Openings in US Increased to a Record in July

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U.S. job openings unexpectedly rose to a record in July, indicating resilient demand for workers, Labor Department figures showed Sept. 12.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
September 12, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump’s Planned Infrastructure Boom Bumps Up Against Worker Shortage

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President Donald Trump’s plan to boost the economy with millions of jobs rebuilding roads, bridges and ports has a snag, the construction industry says: There aren’t nearly enough skilled workers to fill them.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2017

Companies Add More Jobs Than Forecast, ADP Data Show

A "Now Hiring" sign stands outside the 84 Lumber Co. California Truss Plant in Coal Center, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Friday, June 9, 2017. One of the nation's largest building-supply chains, 84 Lumber Co., spends millions on ads to drive home its message th Stephanie Strasburg/Bloomberg News

Companies added more workers than forecast in August, indicating the U.S. job market remains solid, according to data released Aug. 30 from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, New Jersey.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

With California’s New Gas Tax Approved, Caltrans Is on a Hiring Spree as Construction Work Ramps Up

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Vallejo native Chris Haynes had just finished high school when he signed up to work for the California Conservation Corps, a job that took him down back roads across the state. But wherever he went, he saw Caltrans workers too.

Erin Baldassari | East Bay Times
August 18, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

Indiana Governor Touts 500 New Trucking Jobs

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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb visited Gary on Aug. 17 to tout the new corporate headquarters of HMD Trucking, which plans to create 500 jobs in the Steel City by 2021.

Joseph S. Pete | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
August 18, 2017

Jobless Claims Decrease to Lowest Level Since February

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A strengthening labor market remains an engine for U.S. growth as the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest since February, Labor Department data showed Aug. 17.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
August 17, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Competing in Tight Labor Market to Staff Round-the-Clock Memphis World Hub

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FedEx scheduled at least its fourth job fair of the year Aug. 12 to hire for 800 openings at its Memphis hub. The number of permanent, part-time jobs was the same as in June, down from 1,000 in April and up from 600 in January.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn.
August 14, 2017