US employers add 916,000 jobs in March as hiring accelerates
America’s employers unleashed a burst of hiring in March, adding 916,000 jobs in a sign that a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession is taking hold as vaccinations accelerate, stimulus checks flow through the economy and businesses increasingly reopen.
Many more likely sought US jobless aid as layoffs persist
WASHINGTON The U.S. government will provide its latest snapshot Thursday of the pace of layoffs, which have remained elevated but have been declining as some sectors of the economy have rebounded in the months since the viral pandemic erupted. The number of people who are seeking unemployment benefits each week still exceeds the number who did so in any week on record before the virus triggered a recession in early spring. The government's August jobs report showed that the economy had recovered about half the 22 million jobs that were lost to the pandemic. The rate of confirmed viral infections has dropped over the past several weeks but remains well above where it was in the spring. Many analysts say the economy wont likely be able to sustain a recovery until a vaccine is available.
Coronavirus: Walgreens hiring 9,500, giving current employees bonuses
Published: March 24, 2020, 9:26 am Updated: March 24, 2020, 9:34 amAnother retailer has announced it's hiring. Walgreens says it is looking to hire more than 9,500 full-time, part-time and temporary workers. The boost in hiring comes in response to the coronavirus and increased demand for supplies. It announced full-time employees will receive $300, while part-time hourly employees will receive $150. To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6′s coronavirus newsletter or go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.