Government, Business

Payrolls, Wages Cool While Unemployment Rate Hits 48-Year Low

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While unemployment fell more than forecast in September to 3.7%, the lowest since December 1969, average hourly earnings climbed 2.8% from a year earlier, slowing as projected from a 2.9% advance the prior month.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2018
Government, Business

Survey: US Companies Added a Solid 163,000 Jobs in August

Cars drive by a help wanted sign at a Cook Out restaurant in Jackson, Miss. Rogelio V. Solis/AP

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses added 163,000 jobs in August, a private survey found, a decent gain that suggests that employers are confident enough to keep hiring.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
September 6, 2018
Government, Business

ADP Survey: US Companies Add 219,000 Jobs in July

Woman filling out job application next to Help Wanted sign Alan Diaz/AP

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses added 219,000 jobs in July, a private survey found, a robust total that suggests employers still are able to find the workers they need despite the low unemployment rate.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
August 1, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Editorial

Editorial: Influx of Talent on the Horizon

It’s our hope that the executive order President Donald Trump signed last week to create the National Council for the American Worker will lead to an influx of new talent across the industry’s spectrum — from behind the wheel to behind the scenes.

July 19, 2018

Trucking Industry Posts Big Job Gains in March

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March was a busy hiring month for trucking, as the industry added 6,700 jobs and transportation and logistics companies added 9,800 positions, according to the U.S. Labor Department monthly jobs report.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 10, 2018
Government, Business

Stocks Rise on Mediocre Jobs Report

Job applicants in line Jim Young/Bloomberg News

U.S. stocks rose and Treasuries declined as reports showing a gain in consumer sentiment and a rise in manufacturing offset a mediocre August employment report.

September 1, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

CSX Rail Hub in North Carolina Expected to Create 1,500 Jobs

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An intermodal CSX rail hub proposed for Rocky Mount will bring 1,500 jobs to North Carolina.

August 7, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Fulfillment Center Planned Near Cleveland, on Former Mall Site

Amazon warehouse Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News

An fulfillment center could bring more than 1,200 jobs to the long-ailing village of North Randall, Ohio. Across the country, the e-commerce giant is disrupting the traditional retail business and contributing to shopping malls’ struggles. In Northeast Ohio, though, Amazon is literally replacing them. The North Randall project, an 855,000-square-foot building, would occupy approximately 69 acres of the former Randall Park Mall site.

Michelle Jarboe | The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
July 20, 2017
Government, Business

Americans Feel Good About the Economy, Not so Good About Trump

Trump sitting Bloomberg News

Almost six months into Donald Trump’s presidency, Americans are feeling fairly optimistic about their jobs, the strength of the U.S. economy and their own fortunes. That should be welcome news for the president, except for one thing: The public’s confidence largely appears to be in spite of Trump, not because of him.

John McCormick | Bloomberg News
July 17, 2017
Government, Business

Trucking Drops 1,400 Jobs in June After Shedding 700 in May

Trucking Drops 1,400 Jobs in June Texas Lars Plougmann/Flickr

The nation’s for-hire trucking companies decreased their payrolls by 1,400 people in June, even as total U.S. employment increased by 222,000 positions.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
July 13, 2017