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City Successfully Negotiates New Amazon Fulfillment Center to Bring More Than 1,500 New Jobs with Benefits to Oxnard

City Successfully Negotiates New Amazon Fulfillment Center to Bring More Than 1,500 New Jobs with Benefits to Oxnard

OXNARD, Calif. – The City of Oxnard today announced a partnership with Amazon, the global internet retailer, to open a new fulfillment center at the Sakioka Farms Business Park in Oxnard. Located just off the 101 freeway between Rice Avenue and Del Norte Boulevard, the Amazon project will bring more than 1,500 jobs with benefits […]

US Economy Adds 661,000 Jobs in September, Unemployment Falls Below 8 Percent

US Economy Adds 661,000 Jobs in September, Unemployment Falls Below 8 Percent

BY TOM OZIMEK The U.S. economy added 661,000 jobs in September, while the unemployment rate fell from 8.4 percent in August to 7.9 percent last month, the Labor Department said in a release Friday. The agency’s last monthly employment report ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election shows labor market recovery continues from the lockdown-driven lows of March and April, although […]

US Private Hiring Exceeds Expectations in September

US Private Hiring Exceeds Expectations in September

BY TOM OZIMEK Private employers added 749,000 jobs; economists surveyed by Refinitiv predicted 650,000 Private employers in the United States hired more workers in September than economists predicted, with the ADP National Employment Report on Sept. 30 showing 749,000 new jobs. Economists surveyed by Refinitiv anticipated a figure of 650,000, with the better-than-expected jobs number a […]

Jobs and Economy Most Important Election Issue in Rust Belt States: Poll

Jobs and Economy Most Important Election Issue in Rust Belt States: Poll

BY TOM OZIMEK A new Epoch Times poll of registered voters in the Rust Belt shows that by far the most important issues in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin are the state of the economy and jobs. More voters cited the “economy and jobs” as the issues most important to their vote in the November presidential election, at […]

US Economy Adds 1.4 Million Jobs in August as Unemployment Falls to 8.4 Percent

US Economy Adds 1.4 Million Jobs in August as Unemployment Falls to 8.4 Percent

BY TOM OZIMEK America’s economy added some 1.4 million jobs in August while unemployment fell by more than economists anticipated, as the labor market continues its grueling recovery from the depths of the COVID-19 recession. The Labor Department’s closely watched jobs report, released Friday, showed that nonfarm payrolls increased by 1.371 million last month after the economy added […]

Trump Vows to Create 10 Million Jobs, Says Biden White House Would ‘Kill’ Economy

Trump Vows to Create 10 Million Jobs, Says Biden White House Would ‘Kill’ Economy

BY TOM OZIMEK At Friday’s rally in New Hampshire, President Donald Trump defended his record on jobs and growth, vowing to adopt policies that would see the post-pandemic rebound soar to new heights, while claiming that Democrat policies of high taxes and higher regulations would “kill” the economy. Speaking before an audience of supporters in Londonderry, Trump began by saying that […]

Amazon To Add Thousands Of Tech, Corporate Jobs In 6 American Cities

Amazon To Add Thousands Of Tech, Corporate Jobs In 6 American Cities

THOMAS CATENACCI CONTRIBUTOR Amazon plans to create 3,500 new tech and corporate jobs in six cities nationwide, the company announced Tuesday. Most of the company’s new hires will be located in Amazon’s New York office with the rest being added in Dallas, Detroit, Denver, Phoenix and San Diego, according to a press release. Amazon also announced plans […]

Jobs Recovery Stalls in States Experiencing COVID-19 Surge: Report

Jobs Recovery Stalls in States Experiencing COVID-19 Surge: Report

BY TOM OZIMEK Small-business hiring has slowed in states experiencing a COVID-19 resurgence, according to high-frequency labor market data from a recent report by scheduling firm Homebase. The report found that after more than two months of steady labor market recovery across all states following a sharp plunge in April amid lockdowns, some states are showing a split. Those that […]

US Can Continue Workplace Reopenings Safely Despite Rise in CCP Virus Cases: Labor Secretary

US Can Continue Workplace Reopenings Safely Despite Rise in CCP Virus Cases: Labor Secretary

BY ALLEN ZHONG Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia said on Sunday that the United States can move forward in workplaces reopening despite more new COVID-19 cases being reported. “Yes, we have new cases, we have to keep an eye on that,” he said during an interview with Fox News. “I believe that we can continue to reopen our workplaces safely. Our workplaces […]

Construction Adds 158,000 Jobs in June, Infrastructure Jobs Decline

Construction Adds 158,000 Jobs in June, Infrastructure Jobs Decline

BY ALAN MCDONNELL According to analysis of recent government data by the Association of General Contractors of America (AGC), employment in the construction sector increased by 158,000 jobs in June. However, jobs in infrastructural construction continued to shrink over the same period. The overall rate of unemployment in construction was 10.1 percent, with 962,000 construction workers currently off work. The unemployment […]

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