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Viewpoint: The shared opportunity of a tight labor market

By almost any broad measure, Greater Boston is an economic powerhouse. Our unemployment rate is low, we’re creating jobs at a rapid pace, and we’re building out one of the nation’s strongest high-tech economies. But scratch the surface, look b.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 15th, 2019

How small businesses can compete with larger companies on benefits packages

Creative approaches to benefits and perks may give smaller companies the opportunity to compete for workers in a tight labor market......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 28th, 2019

3 golden rules to turbo-charge your job hunt

The latest jobs reports show the labor market is tight — here’s how to make the most of the moment......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 7th, 2019

Three ways to turbo-charge your job hunt now that unemployment is at a 49-year low

The latest jobs report showed the labor market is tight — here’s how to make the most of the moment......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 6th, 2019

Why job seekers are relocating at historically low rates

The tight labor market, soaring real-estate prices and new technology make moving for a better job less desirable......»»

Category: dealsSource: nytMay 3rd, 2019

Bond Report: Treasury yields hold ground after job gains but lackluster wage data

Treasury yields struggle for direction on Friday after strong employment gains are offset by subdued wage increases, disappointing investors looking for the tight labor market to drive up inflation......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 3rd, 2019

Bond Report: Treasury yields hold ground after back-to-back climb ahead of employment report

Treasury yields are marginally higher on Monday as investors gear up for the official employment report, which could show if the tight labor market is leading to increased wage pressures......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 3rd, 2019

Scenes from a hiring crunch: Hiring parties, better pay and senior workers

Employers are boosting pay and benefits to lure talent in a tight labor market, and also recruiting beyond the traditional labor pool......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 2nd, 2019

Maui"s fight for talent

Finding and retaining employees in a tight labor market was one of the top concerns when five Maui executives gathered at the second annual Maui Means Business panel earlier this month......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 18th, 2019

Beige Book says labor market is tight, leading to continued pressure on wages

This is a Real-time headline. These are breaking news, delivered the minute it happens, delivered ticker-tape style. Visit www.marketwatch.com or the quote page for more information about this breaking news......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 17th, 2019

U.S. labor market remains tight, economy continues to grow: Fed Beige Book

Labor markets remained tight across the United States as businesses struggled to find skilled workers and wages grew modestly, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday in its latest report on the economy......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 17th, 2019

Jamie Dimon defends JPMorgan Chase’s $16.50-an-hour minimum wage, saying it’s not an ‘arms race’

Giant corporations have been under increasing pressure to raise their minimum wages amid a tight labor market, a push that is expected to intensify during the 2020 presidential campaign......»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 12th, 2019

Jamie Dimon defends JPMorgan Chase’s $16.50-an-hour minimum wage, saying it’s not an ‘arms race’

Giant corporations have been under increasing pressure to raise their minimum wages amid a tight labor market, a push that is expected to intensify during the 2020 presidential campaign......»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 12th, 2019

Jamie Dimon defends JPMorgan Chase’s $16.50 an hour minimum wage, says it’s not an ‘arms race’

Giant corporations have been under increasing pressure to raise their minimum wages amid a tight labor market, a push that is expected to intensify during the 2020 presidential campaign......»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 12th, 2019

Weekly jobless claims fall to 49-year low as market tightens

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly dropped, falling to the lowest level since October 1969 and suggesting little sign of cooling in a tight labor market......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 11th, 2019

Bank of America to raise minimum wage to $20 an hour by 2021

The company's announcement comes as Democratic lawmakers push legislation to raise the federal minimum wage from the current $7.25 to $15 per hour by 2024 amid a tight labor market......»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 9th, 2019

First look at renovated MGIC headquarters: Slideshow

Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp. renovated and modernized its downtown Milwaukee office recently to help make the company a stronger competitor in a tight labor market. Check out the attached slideshow to get your first look inside the office. The c.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 6th, 2019

Target raises hourly minimum wage to $13, topping Walmart"s $11

Target raises minimum wage to $13 an hour in tight labor market.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 4th, 2019

In tight labor market, Target raises minimum wage to $13 an hour

Target raises minimum wage to $13 an hour in tight labor market.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 4th, 2019

Target raises minimum wage to $13 an hour in tight labor market

Target Corp will raise its U.S. minimum wage to $13 an hour in June, from $12 currently, increasing its payroll costs and putting new pressure on rival Walmart Inc to attract retail workers in a tight labor market......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 4th, 2019

Short of workers, builders and farmers crave more immigrants

As a tight labor market raises costs, employers say the need for low-wage help can’t be met by the declining ranks of the native-born......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 3rd, 2019