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
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.

April 6, 2018
Government, Business

Outsize Gains in US Employment Show Scope for Economic Growth


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.

March 12, 2018

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.

March 9, 2018

Companies Add More Jobs Than Expected, ADP Data Show

Ross D. Franklin/AP

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

Magellan Transport Logistics

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