Tiny Nebraska Town Says No To 1,100 Jobs, Citing Way Of LifeOfficials thought Nickerson, Nebraska was the perfect spot for a chicken processing plant that would liven up the 400-person town with 1,100 jobs, more than it had ever seen. When plans leaked out, though, there was no celebration.
Texas Unemployment Holds Steady At 4.3 PercentThe Texas unemployment rate held steady in March at 4.3 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission announced Friday. The figure matches the revised statewide jobless rate for February.
Texas Jobless At 4.4 Percent For February, Down 0.1 PercentThe Texas unemployment rate in February fell to 4.4 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month.
Abbott To Announce Company Expansion To North TexasGov. Greg Abbott will make the announcement Monday afternoon at the capitol.
Obama Administration Expands "TechHire" Jobs InitiativeThe White House is adding 15 new communities to its "TechHire" initiative for getting low-skilled workers jobs in the tech economy.
JetBlue To Train Novices To Be PilotsJetBlue Airways is taking applications for 24 slots in a new pilot training program. No aviation background is required. Training will cost about $125,000 and take four years, but graduates could wind up flying 100-seat passenger jets.
Texas Unemployment Starts Year Down, 4.5 Percent In JanuaryThe Texas jobless rate has started the year on a lower note with 4.5 percent unemployment during January.
Retailer Sports Authority To Close Stores Across North Texas, USAt one time they were the largest sports retailer in the country, now the Sports Authority is struggling financially, leading to the closing of several stores across Texas, and the US.
Variety Of Factors Prevent Some From Working To Retirement Age Increasing numbers of Americans are expecting to work well past the traditional retirement age, and in some cases they are dismissing the idea of retirement altogether.
The Home Depot Hiring More Than 80,000 Spring WorkersThe Home Depot is on a hiring spree. The nation's largest home improvement chain said Wednesday that it's hiring more than 80,000 seasonal workers nationwide for its busy spring season.
Governor: Economic Dev. Trip To Bring Jobs to DFW"There will be some announcements coming forth soon about new jobs, especially thousands of new jobs in the Dallas area, that hopefully will be announced in the coming months," Gov. Abbott said.
Texas Jobless Rate Up Slightly In DecemberThe Texas jobless rate for December rose slightly to reach 4.7 percent in the fourth straight month of higher unemployment. The nationwide jobless rate for December held steady at 5 percent.