US pay and benefits rose at slightly faster pace last year

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Wages and benefits rose at a slightly healthier rate last year, that could force companies to pay a bit more for workers…

2014 was US best hiring year since 1999

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The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December…

November job gains surge to nearly 3 year high

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A burst of U.S. hiring in November – the most in nearly three years – added 321,000 jobs…

California job market’s forecast looks good

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EDD said California will add 2.4 million jobs in the next eight years…

Despite job gains, US worker pay remains stagnant

US jobless rate fell to 5.8 percent, but the average hourly pay of workers rose only slightly…

Tech firm fined for paying workers $1.21 per hour

A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties to eight employees imported from India…

Marin, San Mateo counties have Bay Area’s lowest jobless rates

Marin and San Mateo counties had the lowest unemployment rates in the Bay Area in September…

US jobless applications fall to 14-year low

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The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week…

Amazon hires 80K seasonal holiday workers

Amazon is hiring 80,000 seasonal workers for its distribution centers as it looks to improve its shipping efficiency…

Surge of hiring cuts US jobless rate to 5.9%

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U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September and helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent…

Wal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10%

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season…

California mandates sick days for workers

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California will require most employers to provide millions of workers with up to three sick days each year…

Apple’s tech jobs held mostly by white, Asian men

Apple’s high-paying technology jobs are primarily filled by white and Asian men, just like its industry peers…

SF: Supervisor proposes ‘Retail Workers Bill of Rights’

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SF Supervisor Eric Mar introduced legislation that would discourage employers from giving their workers unpredictable hours…

Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year

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Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut up to 18,000 jobs…

Dow tops 17,000 after strong jobs report

The Dow Jones industrial average crossing 17,000 for the first time on Thursday…

Google’s workforce diversity data: White and male

In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed how very white and male its workforce is…

Applications for US unemployment aid falls

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The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 26,000 last week to 319,000….