U.S. Hiring Falls 33,000 After Hurricanes Slam Texas, FloridaThe U.S. lost 33,000 jobs in September after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit Texas, Florida and other Southeastern states. It was the first decline in six years.
FedEx Hiring 2,000+ In Dallas To Help With HolidaysAcross the country FedEx is expected to hire more than 50,000 people to fill seasonal positions and some 2,300 of those jobs will be in Dallas.
A Dozen North Texas Cities Vying For Amazon HQ2Amazon is talking about offering up to 50,000 jobs with salaries and total compensation of $100,000 and investing up to $5 billion.
Target To Up Hourly Base Pay To $15 By End Of 2020Target is raising its minimum hourly wage for its workers to $11 starting next month, and then to $15 by the end of 2020, in a move that it said will help to better recruit and retain top quality staff members for customers.
JCPenney To Hire 40,000 Workers For HolidaysJCPenney said that it plans to hire more than 40,000 people during the holiday season, the same number as last year. The retailer said that it is looking for cashiers, workers to restock stores and beauty consultants.
Toys R Us Revs Up Holiday Hiring Despite BankruptcyToys R Us may have filed for bankruptcy this week, but the toy chain is revving up its holiday hiring. They will be accepting job applications for part-time positions at stores and distribution centers.
Walmart Offering Extra Holiday Hours To Current WorkersWalmart won't be doing large-scale holiday hiring at its stores this year. Instead, like last year, it will offer extra hours to its current workers. So far, retailers have detailed mixed hiring plans for the holidays.
Texas Unemployment Rate For August Improves To 4.2 PercentThe Texas unemployment rate for August improved to 4.2 percent for the fourth straight month of declining jobless figures.
Target Bumps Holiday Hiring Up By 40 PercentTarget said that it plans to hire about 100,000 workers for the coming holiday season, up from the 70,000 workers that the company hired a year ago. The seasonal workers will mostly be stocking shelves and fulfilling online orders.
Texas Police Departments Competing For Good OfficersAs the need for officers grows, police departments across North Texas have started competing against each other to poach the best officers and keep their current officers on board.
Toyota, Mazda Joint Venture Will Build New $1.6 billion U.S. PlantJapanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. said Friday they plan to spend $1.6 billion to set up a joint-venture auto manufacturing plant in the U.S. — a move that will create up to 4,000 jobs.
IKEA Looking To Hire 300 Workers For New Grand Prairie StoreThe popular Swedish home furnishings retailer IKEA announced that recruitment is now underway for its second Dallas-Fort Worth-area store, opening this Fall.