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Business

US Job Openings at Record, Almost Matching Unemployed Workers

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U.S. job openings surged to a record in March, putting vacancies at about par with the number of unemployed workers, Labor Department data showed May 8.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
May 8, 2018
Business, Technology

Transportation Firms Try New Tactics to Attract, Sign Recruits

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More than three-quarters of transportation industry firms plan to grow their workforce this year, but 69% say it’s a challenge to recruit qualified candidates, according to the 2018 Transportation Spotlight report taken from the annual employment screening survey from HireRight.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2018
Government, Business

Payrolls Rise Below-Forecast 103,000 as Wages Pick Up

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U.S. hiring cooled in March after a strong February while wages picked up, returning labor-market progress to a more sustainable pace that keeps the Federal Reserve on track for further interest-rate increases.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2018
Government, Business

Outsize Gains in US Employment Show Scope for Economic Growth

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The U.S. labor market still has plenty of room to run. That’s the message from government data on March 9, which gave multiple indications America’s jobs situation isn’t as tight as previously thought, sending stocks and bond yields higher.

Katia Dmitrieva Sho Chandra and Shelly Hagan | Bloomberg News
March 12, 2018
Business

US Added 313,000 Jobs in February; Wage Gains Cool to 2.6%

Damon Thibodeaux drives behind the wheel of his truck at daybreak on I-90 in Wisconsin en route to Chicago. (Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

U.S. employers added the most workers since mid-2016 as labor-force participation swelled, while below-forecast wages and a downward revision to January’s figure suggest the pay gains that spooked markets last month haven’t yet taken hold.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
March 9, 2018
Business

Companies Add More Jobs Than Expected, ADP Data Show

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Companies in the U.S. added more workers in February than expected, underscoring continued strengthening in the labor market, according to data released March 7 from the ADP Research Institute.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
March 7, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Magellan Transport Logistics Plans Major Florida Expansion

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Magellan Transport Logistics, the nation’s largest Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Busines,s is setting down solid roots in Jacksonville, Fla., with a significant expansion of its North American logistics headquarters.

Teresa Stepzinski | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
February 26, 2018
Business, TCA

Former Amazon Executive Joins Covenant Transport as Chief Transformation Officer

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Covenant Transport Services has hired a former executive at Amazon and rival U.S. Xpress Enterprises to serve in the newly created position of chief transformation officer.

Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
February 21, 2018
Business

US Adds 200,000 Jobs; Wages Rise by Most Since Recession

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U.S. hiring picked up in January and wages rose at the fastest annual pace since the recession ended, as the economy’s steady move toward full employment extended into 2018.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
February 2, 2018
Business

Companies Add More Jobs Than Forecast, ADP Data Show

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Companies in the U.S. added more workers in January than projected, indicating the labor market remains healthy, according to data released Jan. 31 from the ADP Research Institute.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
January 31, 2018

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