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The Heavy Metal (Steel, Mostly) Of Hubbardton Forge

The Heavy Metal (Steel, Mostly) Of Hubbardton Forge

'This is real and it's not made by a robot.'

During the past 20 years, Vermont's Hubbardton Forge has created a brand of American-made steel lighting fixtures that have become industry mainstays. Read More »

In North Carolina, Gerbing Sews Heated Apparel And a Family

In North Carolina, Gerbing Sews Heated Apparel And a Family

'Every day here, you see the needle move.'

When Tom Nolan bought heated apparel manufacturer Gerbing he learned to master needles and thread to understand the constraints and struggles of his sewers. Read More »

Hot Topics At Davos 2014: Jobs, Income Inequality

Hot Topics At Davos 2014: Jobs, Income Inequality

Global elite recognize and discuss pressing problems

Global elite gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to discuss income disparity and unemployment, among other things. Read More »

U.S. Private Sector Adds 130,000 Jobs in October

U.S. Private Sector Adds 130,000 Jobs in October

Employers added 130,000 jobs in October, lower than economists expectations for the month, a report shows. Read More »

Is Climate Change Creating Jobs? [VIDEO]

Is Climate Change Creating Jobs? [VIDEO]

America has its fair share of controversial issues. But certainly, climate change would have to rank near the top of the list of mostly hotly debated topics. As policymakers wrestle with how best to address the issue, workers have a much more immediate concern: is climate change creating new jobs -- or... Read More »

ADP: U.S. Private Sector Hiring Slowed In March

ADP: U.S. Private Sector Hiring Slowed In March

NEW YORK -- U.S. private employers added 158,000 jobs in March, the smallest gain in five months and falling short of analyst expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment Report would show a gain of 200,000 jobs. The... Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise, Labor Market Still Healing

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise, Labor Market Still Healing

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but probably not enough to suggest the labor market recovery was taking a step back. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 357,000, the Labor... Read More »

Guns And Ammo Spark Jobs Boom

Guns And Ammo Spark Jobs Boom

By Aaron Smith Guns and ammo are selling briskly these days, and that means weapons makers are hiring. Some manufacturers are scrambling to find enough workers. Mike Weddle, head of maintenance at Dynamic Research Technologies, an ammunition manufacturer in Albany, Mo., says he is adding 10 new hires to his... Read More »

The Taco That Created 15,000 Jobs

The Taco That Created 15,000 Jobs

By Abby Ellin It may take a village to raise a child. But all it takes to raise employment is a... Read More »

U.S. Private Sector Adds 198,000 Jobs In February, More Than Expected

U.S. Private Sector Adds 198,000 Jobs In February, More Than Expected

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- A private survey shows U.S. businesses added a solid number of jobs in February, indicating higher taxes and looming government spending cuts have yet to slow hiring. Read More »

Weekly Unemployment Claims Drop More Than Expected

Weekly Unemployment Claims Drop More Than Expected

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a continued steady improvement in labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 27,000 to a seasonally adjusted 341,000, the Labor Department said on... Read More »

January Jobs Report: U.S. Gains 157,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Up

January Jobs Report: U.S. Gains 157,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Up

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- U.S. job growth grew modestly in January and gains in the prior two months were bigger than initially reported, supporting views that the economy's sluggish recovery was on track despite a surprise contraction in output in the final three months of 2012. Employers added... Read More »

Unemployment Claims Drop, As Sandy's Effects Wear Off

Unemployment Claims Drop, As Sandy's Effects Wear Off

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped for a second straight week last week, unwinding some of the storm-related surge, which has muddled the labor market picture. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to a seasonally... Read More »

From Long-Term Unemployment To Full-Time Job: How I Beat The Odds

From Long-Term Unemployment To Full-Time Job: How I Beat The Odds

I'm starting a new, full-time job this week. I've waited 34 months to write that sentence. I received an offer on Tuesday and accepted it on Thursday. I can't even pinpoint exactly how I'm feeling right now, it's such a jumble. Happy, nervous, worried, anxious, sad, excited. Read More »

Jobless Claims Jump, Hurricane Sandy Blamed

Jobless Claims Jump, Hurricane Sandy Blamed

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits surged last week to a 1 1/2-year high, a sign superstorm Sandy had dented the U.S. economy by leaving tens of thousands of people out of work. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 78,000 to a seasonally adjusted... Read More »

Oil, Gas Boom To Create 3.5 Million Jobs By 2035, Industry Report Claims

Oil, Gas Boom To Create 3.5 Million Jobs By 2035, Industry Report Claims

By Roberta Rampton The U.S. oil and gas boom is cutting into jobless numbers, supporting a total of 1.7 million jobs this year, a number that will swell to almost 3 million by 2020, a leading consultant said in a study released on Tuesday. The report by forecaster IHS Global Insight is part of a series... Read More »

Tepid Jobs Report Better Than Expected: Employers Added 162,000 Jobs In September

Tepid Jobs Report Better Than Expected: Employers Added 162,000 Jobs In September

NEW YORK, Oct 3 (Reuters) - U.S. private employers added 162,000 jobs in September, topping economists' expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment Report would show a gain of 143,000 jobs. Read More »

A Sign That The Frozen Job Market Is Thawing

A Sign That The Frozen Job Market Is Thawing

By Chris Taylor NEW YORK -- If there are no jobs out there, someone forgot to tell Andrew Gordon. In late August, the 25-year-old started a new gig as a web specialist in the communications and marketing department of the American Health Assistance Foundation, a nonprofit in Clarksburg, Md. The job is a big... Read More »

U.S. Job Openings Rose To 4-Year High In June

U.S. Job Openings Rose To 4-Year High In June

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers posted the most job openings in four years in June, a positive sign that hiring may pick up. The Labor Department said Tuesday job openings rose to a seasonally adjusted 3.8 million in June, up from 3.7 million in May. That's the most since July 2008.... Read More »

More Hiring In July, But Jobless Rate Up To 8.3 Percent

More Hiring In July, But Jobless Rate Up To 8.3 Percent

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers in July hired the most workers in five months, but an increase in the jobless rate to 8.3 percent will probably keep expectations of additional monetary stimulus from the Federal Reserve intact. Nonfarm payrolls rose 163,000 last month, the Labor Department... Read More »

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