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Feb 17, 2011

Are jobless being excluded from hiring?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Are companies saying no to jobless applicants when there are job openings? After news accounts about the practice and requests from concerned lawmakers, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has jumped in ...

Feb 15, 2011

Businesses add to inventories as sales rise

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Businesses added to their stockpiles for a 12th consecutive month in December, suggesting further growth at U.S. factories that could lead to more hiring.

Feb 9, 2011

Bernanke encouraged by sharp drop in unemployment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress on Wednesday that the sharp drop in unemployment over the last two months is encouraging but cautioned that it will take several years for hiring to return to normal.

Feb 3, 2011

Service sector expands at fastest pace in 5 years

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. service sector, which employs nearly 90 percent of the work force, grew in January at the fastest pace in five years, a sign that hiring could pick up soon.

Jan 24, 2011

Poll: Hiring plans top layoffs by most in 12 years

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Industry economists say the U.S. economic recovery is gaining strength, with more firms expressing positive hiring plans than in over a decade.

Dec 7, 2010

Legal profession faring well

Jobs in the legal profession nationally dipped for the second straight month, according to a recent federal report. Local officials say the Rochester market has not been hit as hard. However, more than 1,100 jobs were lost nationally ...

Dec 3, 2010

Jobless rate rises to 9.8 pct. as job growth slows

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation's unemployment rate climbed to 9.8 percent in November, a seven-month high, as hiring slowed. Employers added only 39,000 jobs last month, a sharp decline from the 172,000 created in October.

Nov 5, 2010

Employers add 151K jobs, first gain since May

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The economy generated a net gain in jobs for the first time in five months in October, as businesses stepped up their painfully slow pace of hiring. But the unemployment rate, measured by a separate survey of households ...

Sep 30, 2010

Moving, but not far

A lot of the new hires made by local law firms this year are not new faces. As the national trend of lateral movement continues to be felt in the Rochester area, more attorneys are moving between firms.

Sep 28, 2010

Survey: CEOs more cautious about hiring

NEW YORK CITY — Top corporate executives aren’t quite as optimistic about sales growth now as they were in June, suggesting that some are putting plans to hire more workers on hold.

Aug 12, 2010

Some job-screening tactics could be challenged

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Companies using criminal records or bad credit reports to screen out job applicants might land afoul of anti-discrimination laws as the government steps up scrutiny of hiring policies that can hurt blacks and Hispanics.

Aug 2, 2010

Treasury: 5.6M hires qualify for tax break

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Businesses have hired 5.6 million workers under a new program that provides tax breaks for hiring unemployed workers, the Treasury Department said Monday.

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