How to legally hire your kids

Mar 23rd 2017 12:39PM By Troy Frisby, Buzz60 You may be concerned about the implications of hiring your child. If you’re hoping to help your kids learn a thing or two about the family business, there are guidelines out there to help you make sure you’re on the up and up. For one thing, the…

Starbucks says it will hire 15,000 more veterans after facing backlash for refugee hiring plan

Having recently hit its target of hiring 10,000 veterans, Starbucks just announced plans to hire 15,000 more. Starbucks announced at its annual shareholders’ meeting on Wednesday that it hit its initial goal of hiring 10,000 veterans and military spouses one year ahead of the company’s 2018 deadline. The coffee chain is aiming to accomplish its…

US economy adds 235,000 jobs in February

Akin Oyedele Mar 10th 2017 8:37AM The U.S. economy added 235,000 nonfarm payrolls in February, while the unemployment rate dipped to 4.7%, a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed on Friday. Economists had forecast that the U.S. economy added 200,000 nonfarm payrolls in February, according to Bloomberg. Those forecasts were raised on Thursday…

President Trump signs executive order to freeze federal hiring

Jan 23rd 2017 9:38PM On Monday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that put a freeze on federal hiring, except for national security employees, specifically those working with the “military, public safety, and public health.” The order was part of what is being called Trump’s “Contract with the American Voter” and was the second…

Wal-Mart to create 10,000 U.S. jobs in 2017

Jan 17th 2017 9:35AM Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) said it would create about 10,000 jobs in the United States this year, adding to its near 1.5 million workforce in the country, by opening or remodeling stores and investing in its e-commerce business. The number of jobs being created is consistent with previous years, said Lorenzo…

The job market is still healing

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images This election season had enough October surprises, right? At least the jobs report for last month didn’t dump another one on us. The employment data that arrived on Friday was largely as expected: The jobless rate fell back to 4.9 percent, and hiring continued at a familiar pace, helping to remove further slack from…

Please tell us our pay is improving

© Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com With employers adding an average of nearly 180,000 jobs a month so far this year, we have every reason to believe that pace is continuing here in 2016’s closing act. The Labor Department on Friday releases the October employment report, which should show steady job creation even for an economy that’s…

The Fed keeps its hands off rates

Win McNamee/Getty Images The Federal Reserve’s rate-setting panel has opted to leave interest rates where they’ve been in since December. That means the federal funds rate, the rate at which banks and credit unions lend money to other institutions overnight, stays between 0.25% and 0.5%. The prime rate and rates on home equity lines of…

Top college majors for finding full-time work

A college degree – for many – is the first major financial decision, and picking a major that is highly employable is one way to improve the odds of making a return on that investment more quickly. There’s been a recent push for college students to “know before you go” on understanding labor market performance…

The Republican convention and your job

A worker carries a sign for the Louisiana delegation amid preparations for the arrival of visitors and delegates for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. DOMINICK REUTER/Getty Images The Republican platform proposal drafted for this week’s party convention in Cleveland has stirred some controversy over its far-right positions on issues of the family and marriage,…

Hiring comes roaring back

XiXinXing/Getty Images The nation’s job market got its groove back in June, with hiring making a stunning rebound as the economy added 287,000 jobs. It’s the latest big swoosh on the roller coaster ride for payrolls, which the government now says inched up by just 11,000 in May. Previously, officials had reported that 38,000 had been added during that…

30 jobs that are quickly disappearing in the US

Thanks in part to advances like email, Facebook, and Twitter, mail carriers may be all but obsolete in the not-so-distant future. By 2024, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 28% decline in postal-service jobs, totaling around 136,000 fewer positions than 2014. Mail carriers aren’t the only ones whose jobs are disappearing. Technology and…

15 weird jobs you'll be surprised to know exist

Jacquelyn Smith Jul 5th 2016 11:40AM It seems as though we can pay people to do anything for us these days: walk our dogs, build our furniture, organize our homes … cuddle with us when we’re feeling lonely. That’s right: You care hire a professional cuddler to snuggle with you for about $60 an hour.…