Government, Business

Hiring Rebounded in October, With 531,000 Jobs Added

hiring sign Charles Krupa/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — America’s employers stepped up their hiring in October, adding a solid 531,000 jobs, the most since July and a sign that the recovery from the pandemic recession may be overcoming a virus-induced slowdown.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
November 5, 2021
Business, TCA

Florida Trucking Jobs in High Demand

Student driver Jacqueline James of Orlando, Fla., climbs into her truck for a training session Student driver Jacqueline James climbs into the cab for training at the Truckmaster CDL Training and Testing center in Apopka, Fla. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via Tribune News Services)

Thousands of trucking jobs need to be filled in Florida and trucking companies are offering sign-on bonuses as high as $15,000 to entice applicants with commercial driver licenses.

Skyler Swisher | Orlando Sentinel
October 29, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS to Hire 100,000, Many in 30 Minutes or Less

UPS to Hire 100,000 Employees A UPS employee in uniform. (Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press)

The package delivery company said Sept. 9 that it plans to hire more than 100,000 people for the busy holiday shipping season, many of whom will get job offers within 30 minutes of applying.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
September 9, 2021
Government, Business

State, Local Job Recovery Stalls Amid Virus Resurgence

Empty classroom The lethargic rebound at the state and local level is most acute in education. (MarianVejcik/Getty Images)

State and local governments shed employees in August, underscoring the impact of the latest surge in U.S. coronavirus infections and the cautious approach municipalities have been taking with their windfall from federal aid.

Fola Akinnibi | Bloomberg News
September 3, 2021
Government, Business

Hiring Slows to 235,000 Jobs After Two Strong Months

Clock maker A worker uses a buffer to smooth the outer edge of a clock at a production facility in Cincinnatti. (Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

WASHINGTON — America’s employers added just 235,000 jobs in August, a surprisingly weak gain after two months of robust hiring at a time when the delta variant’s spread has discouraged some people from flying, shopping and eating out.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
September 3, 2021
Business, Top 100, TCA

Walmart Hiring 20,000, Including Freight Handlers, Technicians

 Customers wait in line outside a Walmart Supercenter store April 7 in Miami. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press) A Walmart store in Miami. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press)

Walmart is looking to hire 20,000 new workers ahead of the holiday season, including freight handlers, lift drivers, technicians and more.

Leada Gore | al.com
September 1, 2021
Government, Business

Perspective: Promoting Inclusiveness Is Every Trucking Leader's Responsibility

Diversity and inclusion Getty Images

Today’s young people want to live and work in diverse and inclusive communities, and are looking for companies that share that vision. U.S. Xpress President Eric Fuller says he can address these issues within his company, but it is the responsibility of all trucking leaders to look out for the industry.

Eric Fuller | President and CEO, U.S. Xpress
June 30, 2021
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 | Senior Reporter
March 17, 2020