July Jobs Report Shows U.S. Economy Continues to Grow

The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9% in a jobs report that was below analysts’ expectations but still showed an economy humming along. Experts had expected job gains of 190,000 for the month. Among the sectors adding the most positions were manufacturing with 37,000, health care […]

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President Hails 4.1% GDP Growth as Sign of Strong Economy

President Trump touted the strength of the economy on Friday, pointing to a GDP rate of 4.1% and record-low unemployment. “I am thrilled to announce that, in the second quarter of this year, the United States economy grew at the amazing rate of 4.1 percent. We’re on track to hit the highest annual average growth […]

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Four-Day Workweek Leads to Greater Productivity, Study Finds

A company in New Zealand has found that a four-day workweek not only doesn’t hurt productivity, but actually improves it. The experiment was so successful that management is seeking to make the change permanent. Perpetual Guardian is a New Zealand firm that manages trusts, wills and estates. It recently concluded a two-month trial period where […]

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Starbucks to Open First U.S. “Signing Store” for Hearing Impaired

Coffee giant Starbucks will open its first Signing Store in the U.S. this October. The store will be staffed by Deaf Starbucks partners (employees) and will offer a unique store format that promotes accessibility, as well as employment and career advancement opportunities for Deaf and hard of hearing people. The store will be located in […]

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Tesla Rolls Out New Attendance Policies for Employees

Tesla has introduced new attendance policies for its hourly workers and it has left some scratching their heads. The policy allows Tesla to cite employees who are even one minute late to work. Enough citations, called “occurrences” under the new internal policy, and employees could face termination. The policy is designed to be more equitable […]

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1 in 5 Business Owners Say Finding Workers Single Biggest Problem

Small business owners are continuing to hire at near-record levels, according to a monthly jobs report published by the National Federation of Independent Business. Sixty-three percent of owners reported either hiring or attempting to hire new employees in the last month, an increase of five points from the previous month, and the highest level of […]

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