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Amazon Boosts Holiday Hiring, Signaling Shift In Retail JobsAmazon is planning to hire 100,000 people to help with the holiday rush, a 25 percent jump from last year.
SeaWorld Loses Appeal In Death By Killer Whale A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a regulatory safety finding against SeaWorld in the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale at the theme park.
Big Overtime Pay Changes May Be On HorizonMillions of American workers may be seeing a boost in their paychecks soon thanks to a planned executive order from President Barack Obama.
"Blackfish" Director Responds To SeaWorld's AllegationsSeaWorld questioned a director’s contact with an Occupational Safety and Health Administration last week for the making of the documentary “Blackfish”.
Florida Improves Unemployment Numbers, Other States StruggleSouth Floridians still stuck in the unemployment line may be in luck. New national data shows that people have higher likelihood of being hired within the Sunshine State.
157,000 Jobs Created Nationally, Unemployment Rate Ticks UpWhile the job market in South Florida continues to struggle, nationally, the numbers remain positive, but not enough to bring the unemployment rate down.
Economy Adds Just 155,000 Jobs In DecemberThe economy continued to show growth over the final two months of the 2012 calendar year, but it wasn’t enough to bring down the unemployment rate in December.
Unemployment Claims Drop Again Over Last WeekThe number of people asking for unemployment benefits last week dropped to the lowest level since March 2008, according to the Labor Department.
November Unemployment Ticks Down NationallyThe U.S. economy continued to show signs of life in November even as the nation edged ever closer to the fiscal cliff/austerity crisis.
National Unemployment Drops To 7.8%The U.S. unemployment rate fell in September to the lowest rate since President Barack Obama’s first month in office. The Labor Department reported Friday that unemployment dropped to 7.8 percent primarily because more people found jobs.
Promising Job Numbers Give Hope For Unemployment ReportThe sputtering economy received a small shot in the arm Thursday when new data showed U.S. private employers added 176,000 jobs in June and new jobless claims dropped roughly 14,000 from last week.
Jobs Growth Anemic In MayAs the 2012 election heats up, a dismal jobs report for May is showing that while corporations and CEO’s are recovered from the Great Recession; the working class is far behind.
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