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Employers added 196,000 jobs in March, bouncing back from February’s weak growth, the Labor Department said Friday. The jobless rate was unchanged at nearly 50-year lows.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State officials say Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February was 4.6 percent. That is down slightly from 4.7 percent in January but up from a year ago, when the state rate was 4.5 percent. It also remains higher than the national unemployment rate, which was 3.8 percent, down from 4… Read More
Amazon employee Andre Woodson made his way among yellow bins traveling through a vast warehouse filled with boxes and envelopes to be packed, sorted and shipped. In Amazon-speak, this is a “fulfillment center.” “Our Jeffersonville, Indiana, fulfillment center is about 1.2 million square feet, which is equivalent to about 28 football fields,” Woodson explained. About… Read More
Store managers are told to make “every effort” to offer new job options as the greeter position goes away. Workers and their families tell NPR about chaos and anxiety of being in limbo.
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – A marketing and communications company is planning to add 100 new jobs to a West Virginia facility. The Intelligencer reports Williams Lea Tag plans to add the jobs in downtown Wheeling during the next nine months, bringing the total number of employees at its Stone Center facility to nearly 660. The… Read More
The Appalachian Regional Commission announced Thursday another $22.8 million in funding to 33 projects aimed at revitalizing economies in places affected by the decline in the coal industry. The awards are the latest in the ARC’s POWER Initiative, an acronym for Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization. Congress has funded the initiative for four years specifically… Read More
In West Virginia, mining jobs have been declining for years, and there have been few other options to make a living. The Appalachian Beekeeping Collective is hoping to help turn that around.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State officials say Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged from October to November. The state’s unemployment rate remained at 4.6 percent last month, down from 4.9 percent in November 2017. The national rate was 3.7 percent, unchanged from October and down from 4.1 percent in November 2017. The state Department… Read More
News that GM will be idling its Lordstown factory on March 1st is prompting Ohio’s leaders to issue angry statements in news releases and on social media. John Kasich said he’ll work with GM’s leaders to see if anything can be done to save the plant and if not. The estimated 2500 employees will be directed… Read More
The economy continued to add jobs at a steady pace last month and the unemployment rate remained low. Analysts have been looking for signs that wage growth might pick up, but it held steady, too.