Tag: Jobs

Lowe’s has 1,300 DC-area jobs to fill, in one day

WASHINGTON — Spring and summer are the busy seasons for home improvement chains, and Lowe’s has hundreds of jobs in the D.C.-area to fill right now. Lowe’s hopes to hire 1,300 seasonal workers for its Washington-area stores on its annual National Hiring Day on Feb. 13. The local jobs are both full-time and part-time, and will be […]

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AT&T Continues Laying Off Americans After Profiting Billions from Tax Cut

Multinational conglomerate AT&T is continuing to layoff American workers across the United States after raking in billions in additional profits from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Despite enjoying a $20 billion tax windfall from President Donald Trump and the GOP’s tax cuts in late 2017, AT&T executives are starting off the new year by […]

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Watch– Rep. Matt Gaetz: Republicans, Democrats Have Been ‘the Valets’ for Multinational Corporations

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) says past Republican and Democrat presidents have been “the valets” for multinational corporations and business lobbyists with their support for job-killing multilateral free trade deals. During an interview on Fox News’s Lou Dobbs Tonight, Gaetz called out former Republicans and Democrats who have allowed the big business lobby, Chamber of Commerce, and […]

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DC kicks off annual Summer Youth Employment program

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia has opened its annual Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment program for applications from both D.C. youth and employers who want to participate this year. Mayor Muriel Bowser kicked off the application opening at an event at the Newseum Thursday morning. The Summer Youth Program, first launched in […]

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Breaking into DC’s freelance economy? Tips for first-timers

WASHINGTON — Whether you call it gig economy or freelancing or career independence, more and more people in the Washington area are breaking out on their own. For those newbies, reality sets in when they realize they are not only the talent, but also the payroll department, finance department, human resources department and procurement department. […]

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DC area unemployment falls to 3 percent

WASHINGTON — On the heels of a strong December jobs report, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has released November jobs data for major metropolitan areas. The Washington region’s unemployment rate in November fell to 3.0 percent, from 3.2 percent in October, and down from 3.5 percent a year earlier. The numbers are not seasonally adjusted. […]

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UAW Sues General Motors Over Temporary Workforce

Last week a lawsuit was filed with the U.S. District Court in Youngstown claiming that General Motors is in violation of a “memorandum of understanding” with the United Automobile Workers by allowing temporary employees to support the launch of some new product from Fort Wayne Assembly Plant. The facility, which […]

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Jobs Growth Explodes Higher, Adding 312,000 Jobs in December, Far More than Expected

Job creation boomed in December. U.S. economy added 312,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent, according to data released Friday. Economists had expected nonfarm payrolls to rise by 176,000 and the unemployment to hold steady at 3.7 percent. The previous month was revised up as well. November, initially reported at […]

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5 ‘America First’ Legal Immigration Promises Trump Must Keep This Year

While much of President Trump’s attention has been focused on illegal immigration and the soaring level of border-crossers at the United States-Mexico border, reforms to the country’s legal immigration system remain one of the key tenets of his “America First” agenda. These are five legal immigration reforms that Trump can readily follow through on in […]

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Billionaire Class Enjoys 15X the Wage Growth of American Working Class

The billionaire class — the country’s top 0.01 percent of earners — have enjoyed more than 15 times as much wage growth as America’s working and middle class since 1979, new wage data reveals. Between 1979 and 2017, the wages of the bottom 90 percent — the country’s working and lower middle class — have […]

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Trump’s Year of Tariffs: American Manufacturing Optimism Soars to Record High

President Trump’s year of imposing tariffs on foreign imports to protect American jobs and industry has marked the highest level of optimism among U.S. manufacturers, a survey by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) reveals. The survey of nearly 540 U.S. manufacturing firms found that about 90.6 percent, or 9-in-10, say they expect to increase […]

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Android Police is looking for a dedicated freelance news writer in the US or Canada

Android Police has grown a lot in the eight-plus years I’ve been here, and next year will mark a decade the site itself has been around. It’s hard to believe where we are now compared to then, having since launched APK Mirror, completely redesigned the site, and introduced a number of new faces on the […]

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Business Aims to Outsource 420K U.S. Jobs to Foreign Workers in 2018

Businesses in Fiscal Year 2018 aimed to outsource nearly 420,000 American jobs to foreign workers, a total that outpaces the total population of Tampa, Florida. Every year, more than 100,000 foreign workers are brought to the U.S. on the H-1B visa and are allowed to stay for up to six years. There are about 650,000 H-1B […]

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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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GOP’s H-2B Expansion Gives Business Unlimited Supply of Foreign Workers

A plan to massively expand the importation of low-skilled foreign workers to the United States would allow American businesses to hire an unlimited number of foreigners instead of American citizens. Every year, the U.S. companies are allowed to import 66,000 low-skilled H-2B foreign workers to take blue-collar, non-agricultural jobs. The H-2B visa program is used by businesses […]

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