United Parcel Service said Wednesday it plans to hire more than 100,000 extra workers to help handle an increase in packages during the holiday season.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska had 42,200 fewer jobs in April than a year earlier as coronavirus fears shut down or disrupted businesses at a time when many traditionally would start adding jobs for...
WASHINGTON (AP) — An additional 35,000 temporary foreign workers will be allowed into the U.S. this year to fill seasonal jobs amid a tight labor market, the Trump administration said...
WARREN, Vt. (AP) — It used to be that a free ski pass was enough to lure workers to seasonal jobs at mountain resorts. No longer.
In the current tight labor market, ski areas across the...
DALLAS (AP) — UPS said Monday it expects to hire about 100,000 seasonal workers and pay them more to handle the avalanche of packages shipped between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
PHIPPSBURG, Maine (AP) — U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King say they hope the release of additional visas for summer workers will help businesses that were squeezed over the past two...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's U.S. senators are working with a bipartisan group of colleagues to call for an increased number of work visas to help small businesses find seasonal...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sara Ellis, a cook who was killed this week at a North Carolina mountain lodge, loved to make omelets and chocolate cake for friends and often went out of her way to brighten a stranger's day, family and friends say.
"She was the kind of person who would give a high-five to a stranger just to make them laugh," Carrie Ellis said of her younger sister.
CANTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the death of an employee at a scenic North Carolina inn (all times local):
The owner of a scenic North Carolina inn says his workers are devastated after one of the employees was charged with killing another one.
Owner Bruce O'Connell says there are grief counselors for his approximately 100 employees after their co-worker was found dead on Tuesday. He said he has owned and operated the Pisgah Inn since 1979.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Already facing a severe labor shortage, landscaping businesses that can't keep up with booming demand for backyard patios and fire pits worry that an immigration raid that rounded up over 100 people last week will make it even tougher to persuade Congress to allow more foreign workers into America for seasonal jobs.
Summer jobs for teens are an endangered species worth saving.
These seasonal jobs offer more than a paycheck. Summer employment can:
?Improve academic performance, especially among lower-income teens.
?Teach important employment skills, including teamwork and problem-solving.
DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit is seeking to hire 100 people for seasonal jobs that include vehicle operators and park maintenance workers.
A hiring fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Edison Public Library. Attendees must register to attend the job fair and complete an online application .
NEW YORK (AP) — Lowe's and Home Depot plan on hiring thousands of workers to fill seasonal jobs as the spring and summer rush approaches.
Mooresville, North Carolina-based Lowe's Cos. plans to hire more than 53,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal workers to meet demand at its more than 1,700 stores in the U.S. It will hold a hiring event Feb. 21 at its locations throughout the U.S., from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Halloween may still be weeks out, but Nebraska companies are already planning for winter holiday hiring.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new employee housing building for workers in the Bryce Canyon National Park area has opened after years of struggling to find a place to stay during their seasonal jobs.
The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/2xsPtWk ) the national park in southern Utah, known for its oddly shaped pillars called hoodoos, draws in more than 1 million visitors annually.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Officials at a farmer-owned cooperative say 223 mostly seasonal jobs in Salem will be eliminated after they sell their canning business.
NORPAC Foods will be selling the canning business to Seneca Foods Corp., based in New York.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (http://bit.ly/2tr2HPC ) Chief Executive Shawn Campbell announced last week that the canning business had become a small part of the NORPAC's overall operations.
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Some Vermont ski resorts and luxury hotels are facing an acute labor shortage because of a congressional cap on the number of special visas issued to international workers who fill seasonal jobs such as ski lift operators and waiters, officials say.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Some seasonal workers in Montana's tourist-dependent industries may have to live with lower pay if a bill moves forward to exempt them from the state's minimum wage and overtime laws.
Republican Rep. Vince Ricci of Laurel says his proposal would give more flexibility to outdoor recreational companies and other seasonal businesses. He adds that potential employees are always free to refuse a job if the pay is too low.
MASON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio theme park plans a March 4 job fair as it seeks to fill some 4,200 seasonal positions for the 2017 season.
Kings Island opens April 15. Job opportunities are in a range of areas including rides, lifeguards, entertainment and security.
Those interested should be at least 16 years old, and should apply online before coming to the job fair for an interview.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says it will hire 1,000 temporary workers in the Pacific Northwest for spring and summer jobs.
The Statesman Journal reports (http://stjr.nl/2f9Cugz ) that applications for the jobs in Oregon and Washington will be accepted from Nov. 15 to 21. Positions will be in recreation, natural resources, fire, timber, engineering, visitor services and archaeology.
DALLAS (AP) — The calendar says it's not even fall yet, but delivery companies and retailers are making their hiring lists for the holiday season.
It looks like short-term employment in stores may be flat with last year, but more people will be needed to deliver gifts bought online.