Filings for Jobless Benefits Show Steady Job Market

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Even with an increase last week, the level of U.S. filings for unemployment benefits indicates steady demand for workers, Labor Department figures showed Nov. 9. The average number of applications filed over the past month was the lowest in 44 years.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
November 9, 2017

Unemployment Drops to 4.1%; Trucking Employment Flat


The national unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage point in October to 4.1%, the lowest level since December 2000, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2017

Small-Business Job Openings Match Second-Highest on Record

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The share of U.S. small companies with open positions in October matched the second-highest on record and more businesses said they plan to boost compensation, signs that a tight labor market could soon translate into bigger pay raises.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
November 2, 2017

US Companies Add Most Workers in Seven Months, ADP Data Show

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Companies added more workers than forecast to U.S. payrolls in October, indicating hiring snapped back after hurricanes Harvey and Irma, according to data released Nov. 1 from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, N.J

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
November 1, 2017

Fewest Jobless Claims Since 1973 Show Firm Job Market

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Filings for unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level since 1973 as workers affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma continued to return to their jobs, Labor Department figures showed Oct. 19.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 19, 2017

Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since Before Storms

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Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits declined last week to the lowest level since late August, before major hurricanes sent jobless claims soaring, Labor Department figures showed Oct 12.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 12, 2017
Business, Logistics

TMC Workforce Expands Supply Chain Business With Purchase of Summitline Industries

TMC Workforce Solutions, a national staffing and recruiting firm based in Houston, announced it has acquired Summitline Industries in Fort Wayne, Ind., as part of an effort to expand its supply chain support business.

Transport Topics
October 9, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Mining Giant Vies With Tech Firms for Workers in Push for Self-Driving Trucks

Nick Courtois, project manager of autonomous haulage systems at Rio Tinto Group, watches as an autonomous haul truck drives through a pit at the company's West Angelas iron ore mine in Pilbara, Australia. Ian Waldie/Bloomberg News

Rio Tinto Group, the world’s second-largest mining company, is focused as much on driver-less trucks and automated drills as conventional shovels and loaders these days. That means it needs a whole lot more high-tech workers.

Joe Deaux | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2017

Companies Add Fewest Workers in Nearly a Year, ADP Says

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Companies last month added the fewest number of workers in nearly a year, reflecting a hit to the U.S. job market from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, according to data released Oct. 4 from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, New Jersey.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Hiring 2,600 in Memphis to Handle Peak Season Demand

FedEx Corp. trucks sit lined up in a parking lot of the company's ship center near the Memphis International Airport in Memphis, Tenn. Andrea Morales/Bloomberg News

FedEx will hire 2,600 people in Memphis to help meet peak season demand.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
September 28, 2017