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  • Jobless claims jump from 15-year low, but still below key level

    Jobless claims jump from 15-year low, but still below key level
    Initial jobless claims jumped last week from a 15-year-low amid renewed concerns about job growth, but remained below the 300,000 level that indicates a healthy labor market There were 281,000 people who applied for first-time unemployment benefits in...
  • Wanted: a better job

    Wanted: a better job
    Ruben Ocasio and Alexandra Gonzalez started working while the region was still in the midst of the Great Recession. The 20-somethings from Allentown said they have kept working through it, and they see current economic trends in their favor. "I...
  • Job fair in Hammond swarms with employers, applicants

    Job fair in Hammond swarms with employers, applicants
    Judging by the number of cars crammed around the Hammond Civic Center recently, the 12th annual Hammond Job Fair was a resounding success. Almost 900 job-seekers converged on the gymnasium to speak with 79 vendors, which included companies, schools...
  • Cover letters: dead or alive?

    DEAR JOYCE: Hoping to change jobs soon, I recently read that cover letters are yesterday and to forget about them. True or false? -- V.S. We've heard about the demise of cover letters for years. Opinions vary. But this time it's probably true for a...
  • More than 1,000 openings at job fair Wednesday

    More than 1,000 openings at job fair Wednesday
    More than 1,000 jobs with more than 25 companies will be available at a job fair Wednesday in West Palm Beach, said job fair general manager Tiffany Price. The job fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marriott West Palm Beach, 1001 Okeechobee...
  • 5 health-care jobs for bachelor's degree holders

    5 health-care jobs for bachelor's degree holders
    CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING HEALTH-CARE JOBS IN YOUR SEARCH. Getting into health care doesn't necessarily require a doctoral degree. It's possible to help people feel their best and care for their health with a bachelor's degree. A bachelor's degree can...
  • Hampton Roads labor force down in February from previous year

    Hampton Roads labor force down in February from previous year
    The Hampton Roads unemployment rate in February was better than a year earlier, but the labor force contracted, according to Virginia Employment Commission. Hampton Roads, like all other metro areas in Virginia except for Blacksburg, saw its...
  • Swing for the fences at job fair

    Swing for the fences at job fair
    You might be among the more than 24,000 people the government lists as unemployed in the region. Or you might hold a job but hope to hit a career home run with a prospective new employer. The Morning Call/CareerBuilder Career Fair will return...
  • Fed gives cautious reading on economy, holds main interest rate near zero

    Fed gives cautious reading on economy, holds main interest rate near zero
    The Federal Reserve on Wednesday broadly lowered its assessment of the U.S. economy and labor market, reinforcing the view that the central bank's first interest-rate hike in years will come later than previously thought. The Fed, in its statement after...
  • Lehigh Valley job market stumbled in March

    Lehigh Valley job market stumbled in March
    As far as job growth goes, early 2015 hasn't exactly been gangbusters. March was another case in point. After two months of fair-to-middling job growth, the Lehigh Valley's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ticked up in March, hitting 5.7 percent....
  • Spring job fair brings hiring employers to Westminster

    If you're looking for a job, Tuesday, April 28, is an opportunity to meet with more than 15 Carroll County employers looking to hire in fields as diverse as hospitality, health care and manufacturing. The Carroll County Business and Employment...