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Job Openings Drop in October

While the biggest number from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the U.S. Department of Labor is the monthly payrolls and unemployment report, its Job Openings and Labor Turnover ...
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Productivity Outpaces Labor Costs in Q3 2016

Is it possible that the endless decline and stagnation in worker productivity is ending? The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Tuesday that the nonfarm productivity rose by 3.1% ...
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Over 6 Million Americans Work Part Time but Would Like Full-Time Jobs

Americans puzzled by why unemployment of less than 5% has not caused a surge in either gross domestic product or inflation do not need to look beyond the workforce for ...
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ADP Payrolls Gain May Boost Labor Department Expectations — With a Caveat

Each and every month, the U.S. Department of Labor's payrolls and unemployment rate report is effectively previewed by ADP's monthly private sector payrolls report. These reports are not unilaterally mirror ...
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McDonald’s Workers Demonstrate Again for $15 Wage

In a series of demonstrations and strikes taking place Tuesday, November 29, workers in a variety of jobs and industries will continue to press demands for a $15-an-hour minimum wage, ...
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Small Business Trends Not Improving Much in November

Maybe there has been a huge stock market recovery and maybe consumer sentiment has screamed higher in the three weeks since the presidential election. The overall employment picture remains one ...
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Uber Drivers Strike for $15 Wage

Drivers at Uber are joining the nationwide fight for a livable wage. Announced early on Monday, Uber drivers will be literally taking to the streets on Tuesday demanding a $15 ...
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Volkswagen to Cut 23,000 Jobs

Google Translation of Volkswagen statement: The Board of Management and the General Works Council of Volkswagen signed a future pact in Wolfsburg after constructive negotiations. He is leading the return ...
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Will JOLTS Show the Job Openings and Quits Confirming Weak Employment?

On Tuesday, November 8, most of America will be tuned in hotly and heavily into watching news coverage about the presidential and congressional elections. After all, how the election turns out ...
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8% of Workers Are Prisoners at Their Companies

Some 8% of workers worldwide consider themselves "prisoners" at their own companies. Fortunately for employers, these people have been with their companies a long time and are unlikely to leave. ...
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Ford Delays October Sales Report, Reaches Deal With Canadian Workers

Automakers are scheduled to report U.S. October sales Tuesday morning. All but one, that is. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) has postponed its report until "later this week" as a ...
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Why Ford’s Plan to Suspend F-150 Production Will Inflame Pickup Price War

From a recent high of 70,937 units sold in June, the Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) has seen sales of its F-Series pickups fall: to 65,657 units in July, to ...
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Fiat Chrysler Reaches Agreement With Canadian Labor Union

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) on Monday night reached an 11th-hour agreement with its Canadian labor union, Unifor, that dodged a strike set to begin at midnight. The four-year ...
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Employment Trends Index Confirms Slight Payrolls Gain

When most people think of employment readings, they most likely think of the U.S. Department of Labor's unemployment and payrolls report. Still, there are other reports that act to confirm the ...
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Are There Really 55 Million Freelancers in America?

It is no secret that the labor force is constantly changing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the size of the civilian labor force was 159.463 million as of August ...
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