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Feb 7, 2012

Job openings jump to near a 3-year high

WASHINGTON — The number of available jobs in the United States jumped in December to near a three-year high, supporting other data that show a brighter outlook for hiring. Companies and governments posted 3.38 million jobs in December, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That’s up from the 3.12 million advertised in the previous month and […]

Jan 26, 2012

Foundation Financial Group hiring

Coming off a record breaking 2011, Foundation Financial Group, with Rochester offices at 1 S. Washington St., Suite 300, seeks to hire 11 full-time employees for positions such as marketing professionals, loan officers, a unit sales manager and an insurance agent. Interested professionals should apply online at Earlier this month, Foundation Financial Group added […]

Jan 11, 2012

Law firms, leaders offer insights to year ahead

Rochester area law firms are cautiously optimistic for the new year, with many starting to hire again at pre-recession levels. “I’m really bullish on the outlook,” said Carolyn Nussbaum, managing partner for Nixon Peabody LLP’s Rochester office. “I expect we will be at or slightly in excess of the hiring we’ve done in the past […]

Jan 9, 2012

Unemployment rate falls to 8.5 pct., hiring surges

WASHINGTON — A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added a net 200,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent, the lowest since […]

Jul 22, 2011

Unemployment rates rose in majority of US states

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states in June, evidence that slower hiring is affecting many parts of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates ...

Jul 21, 2011

More people sought unemployment benefits last week

WASHINGTON — More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, evidence that layoffs are rising and the job market is weak. Applications for unemployment benefits rose by 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 418,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.

Jul 18, 2011

Poll: Hiring will pick up, growth slow in 2nd half

NEW YORK — Economists increasingly see hiring picking up through the rest of 2011, even as they predict slower overall growth. The National Association for Business Economists quarterly survey found 43 percent of respondents say their firms will likely increase employment in the next six months, the highest number in a year.

Jul 15, 2011

Bill would give tax breaks to employers who hire

A bill introduced in the Senate will give employers refundable tax credits for hiring previously unemployed workers. The Job Creation Tax Credit Act, S. 1271, was introduced by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. It would amend the tax code to provide refundable tax credits ...

Jul 8, 2011

Unemployment rose to 9.2 percent as hiring stalls

WASHINGTON — Hiring slowed to a near-standstill last month. U.S. employers added the fewest jobs in nine months and the unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent. The economy generated only 18,000 net jobs in June, the Labor Department said Friday.

Mar 11, 2011

Government job openings plunge in January

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Governments advertised far fewer jobs in January, offering the latest sign that cuts at the state and local level could slow hiring this year.

Mar 4, 2011

Unemployment dips to 8.9 pct., 192K jobs added

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Employers hired in February at the fastest pace in almost a year, and the unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent — a nearly two-year low. The economy added a net 192,000 jobs. Factories, professional and business services, education and health care ...

Mar 3, 2011

Service sector grows at fastest pace in 5 years

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The service sector, which employs about 90 percent of the work force, expanded in February at the fastest pace in more than five years, offering the latest sign that hiring could accelerate this year.

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