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Wichita State Business Research Center examines labor market trends

Wichita State Business Research Center examines labor market trends

Wichita State University’s Center for Economic Development and Business Research was recently asked (by Wallet Hub) about labor market issues and provided the following information on what staff are observing: Why do employers have difficulty filling positions? The three driving forces behind employers experiencing a shortage of qualified applicants are demographics, an overheated economy, and …

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Employers and job seekers attend a multi-industry job fair held during the grand opening of the PA CareerLink Buck County One-Stop Career Center, Wednesday, September 28, 2022. The career center moved from its Bristol location to its newly renovated Trevose facility in August.

Optimistic Employment Forecast for Bucks, Montco Labor Market in 2023

The local job market for 2023 appears to be looking for job seekers looking to change careers, re-enter the workforce, and those entering the workforce for the first time. Bucks and Montgomery county workforce development department officials said they have an ‘optimistic’ outlook for the year ahead as unemployment rates have fallen to pre-pandemic levels …

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Labor Shortage: How "Fairer Labor" Can Bring Women Back

Labor Shortage: How “Fairer Labor” Can Bring Women Back

The nationwide labor shortage in the United States is about to complete its second year. More than three million people have been missing since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and many of them are women. Despite a slight progression in the decline in female unemployment over the past month, their overall employment rate has …

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US labor market remains tight as unemployment hits 10-month high

US labor market remains tight as unemployment hits 10-month high

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased moderately last week, indicating a still tight and strong labor market despite growing fears of a recession as the US Federal Reserve battles to rein in demand . Although the US Department of Labor’s weekly jobless claims report on Thursday showed jobless listings, or …

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US labor market shrugs off recession fears;  keeps the Fed on a tightening path

US labor market remains tight despite continued claims hitting 10-month high

Weekly jobless claims rise by 4,000 to 230,000 Continuing claims rise by 62,000 to 1.671 million WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased moderately last week, indicating a still tight and strong labor market despite growing fears of a recession as the Reserve federal government is …

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Operators of 13 Pittsburgh-area McDonald's locations charged with child labor violations

Operators of 13 Pittsburgh-area McDonald’s locations charged with child labor violations

Thirteen McDonald’s franchises in the Pittsburgh area are accused of violating child labor laws by allegedly employing 101 14- and 15-year-olds outside authorized working hours, the Labor Department announced Monday. Santonastasso Enterprises LLC, which is owned and operated by John and Kathleen Santonastasso and based in Bridgeville, Pa., a borough about 10 miles southwest of …

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Owner of 13 McDonald's restaurants charged with child labor violations

Owner of 13 McDonald’s restaurants charged with child labor violations

The US Department of Labor discovered 101 child labor violations at 13 McDonald’s restaurants in western Pennsylvania. The restaurants are owned by Santonastasso Enterprises of Bridgeville. The Department of Labor said the company paid a fine of $57,332. The government said the franchise owner allowed 14- and 15-year-old employees to work outside authorized hours. Violations …

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Sandra Jauregui, center, a fast-food worker for 14 years, and other workers in the industry rally at the state Capitol in Sacramento on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, demanding that fast-food companies such as McDonald’s, In-N-Out Burger and Chipotle stop seeking to repeal Assembly Bill 257, which creates a government-run labor council for the industry.

California restaurants collect 1 million signatures to challenge new fast food labor law

Sandra Jauregui, center, a fast food worker for 14 years, and other industry workers rally at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, demanding that fast food companies such as McDonald’s, In- N-Out Burger and Chipotle stop seeking to repeal Assembly Bill 257, which creates a government-run labor council for the industry. …

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