Boeing partners with UH Clear Lake to hire students
University of Houston-Clear Lake is one of only four universities in the country selected by aircraft manufacturer Boeing to participate in design and engineering projects. The university and multinational company signed a contract enabling Boeing to offer engineering students entry-level employment experience and internships that support multiple projects.
Harris County adopts new ‘Fair Chance’ policy, no longer asking about criminal histories on county job applications
Harris County Commissioners adopted a plan Tuesday from Harris Attorney Christian Menefee to remove barriers for job candidates with criminal histories who apply for positions with the county.
Goodwill Houston serves veterans through the power of work
Veterans sometimes face challenges when returning home after military service. At Goodwill, they believe finding a good job shouldn’t be one of them. U.S. Army veteran Pedro Castillo was joined by Goodwill Houston’s VP of Fund Development and Community Relations Barbie Parker to share Pedro’s story.
Looking for a job with perks in the Houston area? These companies are offering incentives, sign-on bonuses upon hire
If you or someone you know is looking for a job, tons of Houston-area restaurants, retail, and grocery stores are looking to hire workers as soon as possible and companies are offering incentives, such as signing bonuses, to attract them.
Mayor Turner joins community leaders to highlight American Jobs Plans impact in Houston
Mayor Sylvester Turner joined Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and other community leaders during a news conference Thursday afternoon that highlighted the direct impact the American Jobs Plan will have on the city of Houston.
March hiring accelerated to 916K, yet many jobs remain lost
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.
US jobless claims fall to 684,000, fewest since pandemic
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to 684,000, the fewest since the pandemic erupted a year ago and a sign the economy is improving. Thursday’s report from the Labor Department showed that jobless claims fell from 781,000 the week before. All told, the number of applicants fell below 1 million for the first time since the pandemic. AdNationally, though, the number of recipients in an extended federal jobless benefits program jumped by 730,000 to 5.5 million. Historically, the weekly unemployment claims figure has been considered an accurate reflection of the pace of layoffs.
These are the Houston businesses and industries hiring right now
Houston – Good news for Texans: As our economy improves, more companies are hiring again. In April 2020, as businesses shut down, the percentage of unemployed Texans shot up to 14.3%. If you are part of the 8% looking for work, these are the industries and businesses hiring right now:Healthcare and social assistanceHealthcare and medical workers are not only essential, they are in demand. These agencies are usually paid by the businesses who need the employees. AdOn Brookwoods site right now, there are just five jobs listed, but Milks says there are more.
Stocks climb again after stronger-than-expected jobs report — Here's what experts are watching
Stocks saw a major reversal on Friday. Here's what experts are watching in the market and what they have to say about the U.S. economic outlook. David Kelly, chief global strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management, lays out why this could be beneficial for value stocks. It just does threaten growth stocks, it threatens high P/E stocks, and I think that's what we're seeing in markets." I do think it matters how fast we get there, and I think we've had quite an aggressive move and do not expect that speed to continue."cnbc.com
The coronavirus pandemic will intensify competition for white-collar jobs, says Singapore minister
SINGAPORE — Competition for white-collar jobs will become more intense after the coronavirus pandemic showed that a lot of work can be done over the internet, Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said on Thursday. "But increasingly, I think the world is realizing that competition is even tougher for the white-collar jobs that can be done over the internet," he said. "The jobs that can be done over the internet can be done anywhere in the world and because of this, white-collar jobs will no longer have the geographical insulation it used to have." That led Singapore's economy to shrink by a record 13.2% in the second quarter this year compared to a year ago. The jobs that can be done over the internet can be done anywhere in the world and because of this, white-collar jobs will no longer have the geographical insulation it used to have.cnbc.com
Houston-area job losses, unemployment rate reach record levels in April
HOUSTON Job losses and the unemployment rate in the Houston area reached record levels in April due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released by Workforce Solutions Friday morning. The economy in the Houston area has taken a significant hit with more than 452,000 Houston-area workers now unemployed, according to the data. Not surprisingly, customer-facing industries were the hardest hit, said Parker Harvey, the regional economist at Workforce Solutions. Michelle Castrow, a manager at Workforce Solutions, said that some companies are still hiring despite the downturn. Were working with our employer partners daily and posting new job openings to wrksolutions.com/jobsnow, she said.
S&P 500 and Nasdaq eke out fresh record closing highs
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite rose marginally on Tuesday eking out fresh record closing highs as investors digested testimony from the top U.S. central banking official and assessed the potential economic impact of the coronavirus. During the Q&A portion of his testimony, Powell noted it is "too early to say" how the coronavirus will ultimately impact the U.S. economy. "The coronavirus clearly presents a risk to the global economy," said Danielle DiMartino Booth, CEO of Quill Intelligence. Investors have been grappling with fears that of the coronavirus denting global economic growth. Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite closed at fresh highs on Monday, while the Dow jumped more than 170 points.cnbc.com
Stock market live updates: Dow down 300, coronavirus names fall, Uber best day ever
Franck2:08 pm: Dow drops 300 points to session lowThe Dow slid 300 points in afternoon trading to its session low, as sharp declines in Dow Inc and Caterpillar put pressure on the 30-stock index. Shares of Uber jumped more than 9% on Friday, putting the stock on pace for its best day ever. The jobs report is essentially out of the markets' mind now. Melloy8:33 am: US added 225,000 jobs in January, versus 158,000 expectedStock futures pared losses after the blowout January jobs report. Li8:07 am: Jobs report approachesThe Labor Department's report on nonfarm payrolls for January will set the tone for Friday.cnbc.com
These are the jobs with the fastest-growing wagesand online shopping is giving them a boost
Jobs tied to the holiday shopping season are seeing some of the fastest-growing wages in the country, according to Glassdoor's latest job market report. Warehouse associates saw a 6.3% boost in pay year over year in September, and those workers earned a median of $42,864. The career site analyzed wages for workers in September 2019 compared to September 2018 for the report. Retail key holders are generally in charge of opening and closing the store, as well as overseeing operations when a manager isn't present. The increased pay for these jobs reflects not only seasonal consumer trends, but also the changing nature of retail as a whole.cnbc.com
Steve Jobs: 'Technology is nothing'here's what he said it really takes to achieve great success
It's been eight years since Steve Jobs passed away on Oct. 5, 2011, but his lessons about life, work and success still live on today. He taught them to focusAfter his return to Apple, Jobs would take his top employees on annual retreats. "Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do," Jobs told Isaacson. According to Isaacson, Jobs believed in the power of in-person conversations and always preferred face-to-face meetings. "There's a temptation in our networked age to think that ideas can be developed by email and iChat," he told Isaacson.cnbc.com
Bill Gates says Steve Jobs was a master at 'casting spells' to keep Apple from dying
Steve Jobs was a master at "casting spells" to keep Apple employees motivated and working long hours, said Bill Gates, the billionaire co-founder of technology giant Microsoft. "I was like a minor wizard because he would be casting spells, and I would see people mesmerized, but because I'm a minor wizard, the spells don't work on me," said Gates, the world's second-richest person. Despite that, Jobs, the former Apple CEO who died of pancreatic cancer in 2011, was an example of "don't do this at home" in his style of leadership, Gates said. Jobs was a singular case, Gates said, where Apple was on a path to die and goes on to become the most valuable company in the world. Since Jobs' passing, leadership of the company has gone to current CEO Tim Cook.cnbc.com
February sees 295,000 jobs added as unemployment rate falls
February sees 295,000 jobs added as unemployment rate falls The latest job report shows the unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent nationwide. CBS News' contributor and analyst Mellody Hobson joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to tell us more about what this means for the economy.cbsnews.com
MoneyWatch: Jobs report due Friday; Google to sell car insurance
MoneyWatch: Jobs report due Friday; Google to sell car insurance The November jobs report will be released Friday, and analysts expect another strong month. Also, Google is reportedly working on a comparison shopping site for car insurance. Jill Wagner reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.cbsnews.com
Jobs return, but long-term unemployed still left behind
Jobs return, but long-term unemployed still left behind While hiring has rebounded, it's still a challenge for people who have been out of work a year or more to get jobs, says Geoffrey Hoffmann, chief executive at search firm DHR International.cbsnews.com
New Google initiative looks to close the tech world's gender gap
New Google initiative looks to close the tech world's gender gap Jobs in computer science are multiplying fast, with the Labor Department predicting more than 4-million positions by the year 2020. But so far, it's mostly a man's world. Google is launching a new campaign to help close the gender gap. CBS News' Alexis Christoforous reports.cbsnews.com