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Kohl’s to hire 40,000 holiday workers

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Kohl’s Department Stores said this week that it plans to hire 40,000 seasonal workers for the holidays. The company, which has three stores in Colorado Springs, plans to hire an average of 35 workers for each of its 1,089 U.S. stores in addition to 2,200 workers at its distribution centers and 60 workers at its credit… Continue Reading Kohl’s to hire 40,000 holiday workers

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Holiday hiring picture gets a bit merrier

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Macy’s, Toys R Us, Pier 1, American Eagle Outfitters and Borders all plan to hire more temporary holiday workers this year than last, emboldened by several months of sales gains and a slowly improving economy. The jobs probably won’t be enough to be a dent in the nation’s nearly 10 percent unemployment rate, but for… Continue Reading Holiday hiring picture gets a bit merrier

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Fifty four percent of employers reported losing high-performing workers during the first half of the year. Apparently, they’re leaving for better offers as businesses are quickening their hiring pace again,according to the survey by Right Management, a talent and career management consulting firm. About 18 percent of companies reported that workers quit, but that they… Continue Reading High-performing workers jumping ship as opportunity grows

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Lockheed Martin early buyout attracts 600

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About 600 top executives with Lockheed Martin Corp. have accepted the company’s early buyout program offer. Those qualifying must leave the company by Feb. 1. Their departure represents about 25 percent of Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed’s total number of executive level employees. Lockheed did not break down numbers by division or location. Approximately 2,000 people work… Continue Reading Lockheed Martin early buyout attracts 600

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JD Farmer rents a modest, 900-square-foot house on the Westside. Surrounded by hundreds of books, photos of his children and a “fish tremble when they hear my name” plaque, Farmer has turned the place into a home. But how long he’ll be able to remain is uncertain. A single father, Farmer lost his job almost… Continue Reading Desperation sets in as ‘99ers’ see unemployment benefits run out

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Jobs picture dims as unemployment claims rise

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The economy is looking bleaker as new applications for jobless benefits rose last week to the highest level in almost six months. It’s a sign that hiring remains weak and employers may be going back to cutting their staffs. Analysts say the increase suggests companies won’t be adding enough workers in August to lower the… Continue Reading Jobs picture dims as unemployment claims rise

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Staffing employment showed little change from June to July, according to the latest data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. For the month, jobs filled by staffing firms, usually temporary placements, declined by only 5,600 jobs, or 0.3 percent. Despite the recent slowdown in job growth, over the past 10 months, staffing… Continue Reading Staffing down for month, but outlook brightening

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Job creation by private companies grew at the slowest pace of the year in May, even while the hiring of temporary census workers drove overall payrolls up 431,000. The unemployment rate dipped to 9.7 percent as many people gave up searching for work. The Labor Department’s new employment snapshot released Friday suggested that outside of… Continue Reading Economy adds 431K jobs but few in private sector

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Staffing-firm employment takes a jump

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For the first time in more than two years, employment in staffing firms has increased. America’s staffing companies employed an average of 2 million temporary and contract workers per day from January through March. That’s an increase of 0.8 percent from the same quarter last year, according to the American Staffing Association. In contrast, staffing employment… Continue Reading Staffing-firm employment takes a jump

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April hiring up so far

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Staffing employment so far in April is 19 percent higher than during the same month last year, according to the American Staffing Association’s Staffing Index. Some consider staffing employment to be one of several key economic and employment indicators, especially as the economy recovers from recession. The index has risen to 86 in April, up… Continue Reading April hiring up so far

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