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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Jobless claims fall again: 'No sign of softening'

    Jobless claims fall again: 'No sign of softening'
    Fewer people applied for first-time unemployment insurance last week, indicating a more stable market for jobs despite fears that a late February claims surge was a sign of weakening conditions. The number of initial jobless claims, which is...
  • More layoffs planned at Express-Times newspaper

    More layoffs planned at Express-Times newspaper
    The Express-Times newspaper of Easton and its website will be hit with additional layoffs as the company integrates its staff with NJ Advance Media, the newspaper reported on its website Wednesday. Many employees will be offered jobs with NJ Advance...
  • Heinz's appetite grows with deal to acquire Kraft

    Heinz's appetite grows with deal to acquire Kraft
    H.J. Heinz is buying Kraft Foods in a deal that gives Kraft the chance to bring its iconic American foods to international markets while boosting Heinz's sales in the U.S. The acquisition, announced Wednesday with backing from Heinz owners Berkshire...
  • Lehigh Valley people aren't as healthy as they used to be

    Lehigh Valley people aren't as healthy as they used to be
    Lehigh and Northampton counties have slipped in an annual health ranking. Lehigh County's "health outcomes" ranking, released Wednesday, was No. 21 among the state's 67 counties, sliding two spots since last year in the report from the Robert Wood...
  • Hampton School Board approves $195.2 million budget, closing of Tarrant Elementary School

    Hampton School Board approves $195.2 million budget, closing of Tarrant Elementary School
    Closing Tarrant Elementary School, increasing class sizes to 30 students in fourth and fifth grades, and asking parents to pay for Advanced Placement tests were in the 2015-16 budget passed by the Hampton School Board Wednesday. Employee pay raises...
  • Justin Fox - Pack up the peanuts: Kraft's party is ending

    Justin Fox - Pack up the peanuts: Kraft's party is ending
    It is nothing new for Kraft Foods Group to undergo an ownership change. Since 1980, the company — which got its start in 1903 when James Lewis Kraft rented a horse and wagon to bring cheese from wholesalers to small stores in Chicago — has...
  • WorkForce West Virginia issues monthly jobless rates

    Unemployment increased in all 55 West Virginia counties in February. WorkForce West Virginia says the unemployment rate statewide increased from 7.0 percent to 7.6 percent. The rates have not been seasonally adjusted. The state's seasonally adjusted...
  • Hinsdale District 86 staff will be cut by fewer than two positions

    Hinsdale District 86 staff will be cut by fewer than two positions
    The Hinsdale High School District 86 Board approved a staffing plan that will slightly raise the average class size at each school, based on current enrollment projections, but remain below the limits previously set. At Hinsdale Central High School, the...
  • Connecticut lags much of the US in personal income growth

    With unemployment still relatively high and job losses in prized industries weighing on Connecticut's economy, personal income for state residents failed to increase as much last year as it did in most other states, according to federal statistics...
  • Unemployment up in most Wisconsin cities, counties

    Unemployment is up in most major Wisconsin cities and counties between January and February. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday that preliminary unemployment rates increased in 20 of the 32 largest cities and in 52 of 72...
  • U.S. Steel to temporarily idle operations at Granite City, Ill.

    ST. LOUIS United States Steel Corp. announced it would temporarily idle its steelmaking operations at Granite City, Ill., and lay off more than 2,000 local workers as part of a plan to consolidate its North American flat-rolled operations. The move comes...