- Massachusetts AG awards $300k for summer youth jobs Updated: Jul-05-15 6:58 pm
BOSTON - More than $300,000 in grant funding has been awarded to 46 organizations for an estimated 200 summer youth jobs across Massachusetts.
- Rhode Island awarded Department of Labor grants Updated: Jul-05-15 9:32 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island has been awarded two federal grants that officials say will help connect job seekers with employers.
- Nigeria fires Stephen Keshi as coach of national team Updated: Jul-05-15 9:14 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's football federation has fired national coach Stephen Keshi amid charges he applied for a job with the Ivory Coast team.
- Barber buys mentor's shop in small business initiative Updated: Jul-05-15 3:04 am
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Clyde Thompson was the stand-in for the quintessential small business person, that icon always held up as the solution to the nation's economy.
- Job market's new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay Updated: Jul-03-15 10:38 am
WASHINGTON - Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be.
- South Dakota's 'Mars' marketing campaign drawing job-seekers Updated: Jul-02-15 9:13 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A workforce development campaign in South Dakota that sells the state as being a better place to live than Mars is generating traffic to the state's workforce website, despite not-always favorable national attention.
- VDOT clearing work zones, lifting lane closures for holiday Updated: Jul-02-15 3:05 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia transportation officials are suspending most highway work zones to make room for the rush of Fourth of July holiday travelers.
- Legislative work to continue through summer Updated: Jun-29-15 4:37 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The regular legislative calendar may be coming to an end, but work is far from done for New Hampshire lawmakers and Gov. Maggie Hassan.
- Big job gains could lengthen quick Reno-Sparks commutes Updated: Jun-28-15 12:46 pm
RENO, Nevada - Focused the past two decades on new highway construction, transportation officials are now eying expanding bus transit routes, car pooling and other ride-sharing opportunities in the Reno-Sparks area to keep up with growth as tens of thousands of new workers head for Tesla Motors, Switch and other new employers in the future.
- Honolulu commuters sleep, eat in cars to deal with traffic Updated: Jun-28-15 11:23 am
HONOLULU - Hawaii Rep. Matt LoPresti knew he had a problem when his preschool-aged daughter Nina started drawing pictures of herself sitting in traffic.
- Anchorage area commutes below national average Updated: Jun-28-15 11:17 am
JUNEAU, Alaska - Dennis DeWinter's workday typically begins around 6 a.m., when he leaves his home in Palmer to catch the ride-share program van for a 45-mile drive into Anchorage for his job at a printing company.
- Denver commute times slightly longer than national average Updated: Jun-27-15 12:50 pm
DENVER - It's not in your head - driving to work in the Denver metro area can be a hassle, and people are taking slightly longer to get to their jobs than the national average commute time.
- Fear of longer commutes puts pressure on US cities to act Updated: Jun-27-15 11:54 am
At 4:35 a.m. each weekday, Stan Paul drives out of his Southern California suburb with 10 passengers in a van, headed to his job as an undergraduate counselor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Some 80 miles and 90 minutes later, the vanpoolers finally arrive to start their workday.
- Avoiding future freeway congestion could come with a cost Updated: Jun-26-15 2:49 pm
LOS ANGELES - Fewer of tomorrow's freeways will be free. In exchange, drivers willing and able to pay will avoid the traffic congestion that bedevils everyone else.
- Despite large growth, commutes in Sioux Falls still quick Updated: Jun-26-15 2:23 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The Sioux Falls metro area has grown by thousands of working commuters since 2005, but residents haven't seen a huge uptick in the average time it takes them to get to their jobs.
- Providence metro public transit commute averages near 1 hour Updated: Jun-26-15 10:53 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Workers in Providence and nearby communities who travel by bus or train face longer commute times than their counterparts in other medium-sized metropolitan areas in the U.S.
- Maine's large metro area bucks national commuting trends Updated: Jun-26-15 10:45 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Workers in Maine's largest metropolitan area enjoy shorter commuting times than the national average despite the area's status as an employment hub for the state.
- Scott says Connecticut officials help his recruitment effort Updated: Jun-25-15 11:36 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Florida's governor says Connecticut officials are unintentionally helping his effort to recruit out-of-state businesses by offering up state budgets that increase taxes.
- Ikea raises minimum wage for US workers 2nd year in a row Updated: Jun-24-15 10:57 am
NEW YORK - Ikea's U.S division is raising the minimum wage for the second year in a row as the Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture chain looks to improve its relations with workers and reduce worker turnover.
- Gov. Hickenlooper announcing Colorado employment initiative Updated: Jun-23-15 7:53 pm
DENVER - LinkedIn is among several companies working to build a digital platform to be launched in Colorado that aims to connect employers, educators, and job-seekers with the goal of making sure workers have the right skills for employment opportunities.
- New Mexico looks to expand work requirements for food stamps Updated: Jun-23-15 5:16 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Republican Gov. Susana Martinez's administration wants to expand work, training and job-search requirements for low-income New Mexicans to qualify for food stamps.
- Portland man accused of luring woman with job interview Updated: Jun-23-15 6:28 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Portland man accused of luring a woman to his condo with the promise of a job interview, then raping her and choking her unconscious, has pleaded innocent to charges including rape, kidnapping and strangulation.
- Fort Hood pushes jobs for soldiers easing into civilian life Updated: Jun-22-15 6:11 pm
FORT HOOD, Texas - Each year about 11,000 soldiers depart the post at Fort Hood, stepping back into the civilian life and the private workforce.
- Local pools feel squeeze of decreasing lifeguard numbers Updated: Jun-20-15 10:48 am
HOLSTEIN, Iowa - Donna Bremer recalls a time some two decades ago when lifeguarding at the Holstein pool was one of the most sought-after summer jobs for teens.
- Mississippi unemployment rate ticks up despite job gains Updated: Jun-19-15 1:37 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - With people flooding into Mississippi's labor force, the state's job market couldn't quite keep up in May.