After the wildfire, an out-of-work HR director works to find jobs for her colleagues

When the wildfires roared through Santa Rosa, California, it burned the picturesque Hilton Sonoma Wine Country hotel, perched high on a hilltop, to the ground. One hundred and thirty jobs burned up with it — including that of Lenora Olson, the hotel’s human resources director. But she still went right back to work: finding jobs […]

Almost a dozen Trump nominees have withdrawn from consideration for administration jobs

Rep. Tom Marino is the eleventh nominee to withdraw from consideration for a Trump administration post, according to CNN’s nomination tracker. President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Tuesday morning that Marino had pulled out of consideration to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a position commonly known as the “drug czar.” “Rep. Tom […]

If Trump kills NAFTA, farmers, bars and factories lose jobs

President Trump’s threat to blow up NAFTA once seemed far fetched. But life without the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement could become a reality. The fourth round of the renegotiation of NAFTA ends Tuesday, and little progress on tough issues has been made thus far. Trump routinely threatens to withdraw from the pact if negotiations go south. […]

Google to donate $1 billion to help people land technical jobs

Google is pledging $1 billion to change the future of work. The company has committed to donating the funds over the next five through grants to organizations that focus on job training and opportunities. The $1 billion will be given out as grants to non-profits around the world specializing in addressing the education and technology […]

US Navy officers lose jobs after fatal collision

The two officers in charge of the destroyer USS John S. McCain have been relieved of duty after a deadly accident earlier this year, the US Navy said in a statement Tuesday. The guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant ship off Singapore on August 21, leaving 10 US sailors dead and five more injured. The […]

Britain’s top defense firm cuts 2,000 jobs as fighter jet orders slow

Defense contractor BAE Systems will slash nearly 2,000 jobs in Britain as it struggles to land big orders for its Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft. The company said Tuesday that up to 1,400 cuts would come from its aerospace division as production of the fighter jet slows. A total of 525 jobs will be lost across […]

How a hurricane can wipe out a jobs report

For the first time in seven years, the United States lost jobs this month. The reason? Hurricanes. Roughly 33,000 jobs were lost during the month of September, according to preliminary numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, likely ending 83 consecutive months of job growth in the United States that stretched for years under former […]

Good news in a bad jobs report: Wages going up

The September jobs report looks troubling at first glance, but there may be some really good news below the surface. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that average hourly wages have grown by 2.9% over the past 12 months. That is the highest level of annual wage growth in more than eight years, and […]

Hurricane hit: U.S. lost 33,000 jobs in September

The United States lost 33,000 jobs in September as the economy took a hit from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. It was the first monthly decline in jobs in seven years. The jobless rate dropped to 4.2%, the lowest since 2001. Economists had been expecting an increase of 90,000 jobs, even after accounting for the hurricanes. […]

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