Texas Unemployment Rate Up Slightly, Despite Adding Jobs In JulyThe Texas Workforce Commission is reporting the Texas unemployment rate rose slightly in July to 4.6 percent, continuing a recent trend.
Applications For US Unemployment Benefits FallFewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that layoffs are scarce and employers are likely hiring at a solid clip.
Abbott Gives Charles Schwab 3rd State-Funded GrantGov. Greg Abbott is giving $6 million in taxpayer funds to the Charles Schwab Corp. for a new office near Fort Worth. The grant money will help create 1,200 jobs over the next decade in Westlake.
Scam Involving Supposed Deaf Mom & Son In Wheelchair Hits TexasA deaf mom with a dead husband and a son in a wheelchair needs help. It's a story so sad it almost tricked a recent college graduate looking for a job. The scam popped up on on a popular website used by moms across North Texas.
Starbucks Increasing Employee Base Pay In OctoberStarbucks is boosting the base pay of all employees and store managers at American company-run stores by 5 percent or more on October 3. The amount of the raise will be determined by geographic and market factors.
Dallas Police Assoc. Says Low Pay, Morale Trigger Several Police ResignationsJune was not a good month for staffing at the Dallas Police Department. The Dallas Police Association says nearly 50 officers resigned over the past month to take jobs in other North Texas cities.
State's Withholding Of Professional Licenses ExaminedCourt records show the Texas Department of Public Safety has denied professional licenses to people accused of something as little as stealing socks or sleeping in an abandoned house while homeless.
Texas Jobless Rate Holds Steady At 4.4 PercentThe statewide unemployment rate held steady in May at 4.4 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. Nationwide unemployment for May was 4.7 percent, according to a statement.
Microsoft To Buy LinkedIn For $26.2 BillionIn a surprise move, Microsoft said Monday that it is buying professional networking service site LinkedIn for about $26.2 billion. It is by far Microsoft's largest acquisition.
Texas Unemployment For April Up Slightly To 4.4 PercentThe Texas unemployment rate rose slightly in April to reach 4.4 percent. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, state employers have added 189,600 jobs over the past year.
Report: Black America Doing Much Better Than 40 Years AgoAfrican-Americans are doing about the same as they have in previous years as the nation rises out of the Great Recession, and much better than they did when the National Urban League issued its first "State of Black America" report 40 years ago.
Supermarket Operator Kroger To Hire 14,000 EmployeesKroger is holding a nationwide hiring event to fill 14,000 open jobs across all its supermarket chains.

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