Government, Business

US Employers Add 916,000 Jobs in March as Hiring Accelerates

U.S. companies added more than 900,000 jobs in March U.S. companies added more than 900,000 jobs in March — roughly double the February figure. (Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press)

America’s employers unleashed a burst of hiring in March, adding 916,000 jobs in a sign that a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession is taking hold as vaccinations accelerate, stimulus checks flow through the economy and businesses increasingly reopen.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
April 2, 2021
Business, Logistics

Direct Connect Logistix to Bolster Sales Force

Direct Connect Logistix CEO and co-founder Greg Humrichouser Direct Connect Logistix CEO and co-founder Greg Humrichouser by Myranda Annakin/Porch Light

Despite the coronavirus, salespeople experienced in arranging freight shipments remain in demand, as was made clear at one logistics company looking to add employees using virtual methods.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 22, 2020
Business, Logistics

Trucking Companies Increase Hiring to Bolster Supply Chain

Hiring truck drivers sign Getty Images

Despite the pressure the coronavirus is putting on the economy, some transportation-related companies are hiring.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 17, 2020

Smaller Share of US Small Businesses Unable to Fill Positions

Small business Getty Images

U.S. small businesses found it a little easier to fill jobs in December, consistent with a moderating, yet still-robust, labor market, National Federation of Independent Business data showed Jan. 9.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
January 9, 2020

How to Hire More Drivers By Training Recruiter in Sales

As the industry-wide [quality] driver shortage continues to loom large, attracting, hiring, and retaining drivers has become incredibly important, and much of this responsibility rests on the shoulders of CDL driver recruiters. Understanding the parallel between recruiting and sales is a critical step. With drivers considered as ‘leads’ in a ‘sales funnel’, recruiters can nurture these contacts, create lasting relationships, and be successful in today’s challenging environment.

December 12, 2019
Government, Business

Joseph Campbell Wins Kenworth Truck as Part of Military Hiring Program

Joseph Campbell accepts the award with his family Joseph Campbell, winner of the Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award, accepts the award with his father, Joseph H. Campbell Sr. (from left), mother Littie A. Campbell, and wife Debra Campbell, in Washington. (Courtesy Paul Feenstra)

Military veteran Joseph Campbell, a driver for Roehl Transport, won the Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award on Dec. 6 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 9, 2019
Government, Business

Survey: Business Hiring Falls to Seven-Year Low

Hiring managers wait for applicants Managers wait for job applicants at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood during a job fair in Hollywood, Fla. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

WASHINGTON — A measure of hiring by U.S. companies has fallen to a seven-year low and fewer employers are raising pay, a business survey has found.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
October 28, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Western Express to Invest $88 Million, Add 225 Jobs in Tennessee

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Western Express, a Nashville-based freight company, announced May 1 it will spend $88 million and add 225 jobs as it adds new technology, business services and back-office support at its headquarters and expands its truck fleet nationwide.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
May 1, 2019
Government, Business

US Employers Add 157,000 Jobs in July

157,00 Jobs Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding 157,000 jobs, a solid gain but below the healthy pace in the first half of this year.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
August 6, 2018

US Job Openings at Record, Almost Matching Unemployed Workers

Matthew Busch/Bloomberg News

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