Tag: employment

Amazon “automated machine” punctures bear spray can, 24 employees hospitalized

Enlarge / Employees fufill online orders at the Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey, on Thursday, June 7, 2018. reader comments 16 with 14 posters participating Share this story On Wednesday, 24 Amazon employees working in a Robbinsville Township, New Jersey, warehouse were sent to five different area hospitals after a 9oz canister […]

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DC-area unemployment falls to 3.2 percent

WASHINGTON — The Washington metro’s unemployment rate in October fell to 3.2 percent, from 3.3 percent in September. A year ago, the D.C.-area’s unemployment rate was 3.5 percent. Metro Baltimore’s unemployment rate fell as well, to 3.8 percent in October, from 3.9 percent in September. The Baltimore area’s unemployment rate in October 2017 was 4.0 […]

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Winning…Big League! The Economy Created 250,000 Jobs in October, Wages Rise More Than 3% for First Time Since Recession

The American job creation machine is sizzling hot. The U.S. economy added 250,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent, according to Labor Department figures released Friday. Economists had predicted the economy would add 190,000 jobs and the unemployment rate would to hold steady at 3.7 percent, the lowest level […]

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Job opening: senior security engineer to work on SecureDrop and protect whistleblowers

Sumana writes, “SecureDrop (previously) (originally coded by Aaron Swartz) is an open source whistleblower submission system that media organizations can install to securely accept documents from anonymous sources. Its parent nonprofit, the Freedom of the Press Foundation (previously), is hiring a Senior Software Engineer to join the team and:” “be responsible for […]

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Exploring the ruins of a Toys R Us, discovering a trove of sensitive employee data

[embedded content] When the private equity raiders who took over Toys R Us, saddled it up with debt, extracted $200,000,000 and then crashed it, they took the employee severance fund with them, but that wasn’t the final indignity the titans of finance inflicted on the workforce before turning them out on the unemployment line. […]

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Moxy DC hotel holding ‘casting call’ for employees

WASHINGTON — Marriott’s millennial-leaning, hip, Moxy hotel brand opens its first Moxy in Washington, D.C. in late fall — and it is hiring. But Moxy isn’t planning just job interviews. Moxy DC is hosting a casting call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27. “This is not your mom’s job interview, so potential employees should […]

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Jobs coming to DC, but more housing needed

WASHINGTON — By 2045 the D.C. region will see an additional 990,000 new jobs. But unless there’s a push to build new housing, the employees coming to fill those jobs will struggle to find a place to live. That’s the upshot of the report from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. According to COG’S forecast, […]

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Higher than Expected Job Growth and Wage Gains in August Signal Economic Strength

The American economy added  201,000 jobs in August and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.9 percent. Economists had forecast 191,100 new jobs and the unemployment rate falling to 3.8 percent. Average hourly earnings increased 2.9 percent for the month on an annualized basis, according to a Department of Labor report released Friday. That also […]

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Sarah Sanders is sorry, not-sorry for lying about President Obama

On Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dialed her smarminess up to eleven to deliver some Trump-bragging economics. Sanders: This President since he took office, in the year and a half that he’s been here, has created 700,000 new jobs for African-Americans. That’s 700,000 African-Americans that are working now that weren’t working when […]

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Sarah Sanders Apologizes For False Claim About African-American Jobs

(CNN) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders issued a rare correction Tuesday night after falsely declaring that President Donald Trump has created three times as many jobs for African-American workers as former President Barack Obama did during his two terms in office. “Correction from today’s briefing: Jobs numbers for Pres Trump and Pres Obama […]

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Video: Man Cries Tears of Joy for Low Black Unemployment Under Trump

An African-American man named Henry Davis uploaded a video of himself crying tears of joy for the state of the economy under President Donald Trump. After describing some of Trump’s economic accomplishments, Davis recalled how a black woman named Celia Griffin praised Trump during a speech at the Foxconn factory in Wisconsin. “He had this black […]

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How AI augmentation will fuel net job growth by 2020

The year 2020 will be a pivotal one in AI-related employment dynamics — Gartner predicts 2.3 million jobs will be created and 1.8 jobs will be eliminated. While AI-prompted employee churn is a new reality, net job growth from AI will cross into positive territory in the coming years as companies evaluate the impact of their […]

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