Small businesses are having a hard time hiring, despite high unemployment

Oct 9, 2020
Many furloughed workers are hoping to return to their old jobs.
A waitress folds silverware at a restaurant in Youngstown, Ohio, in September. Small businesses are having trouble hiring even though millions of Americans are out of work.
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Job gains don't paint a clear picture of the recovery

Oct 2, 2020
The jobs created in September obscure the fact that thousands were lost permanently and millions of people have stopped looking for work.
A restaurant displays a "Now Hiring" sign amid the coronavirus pandemic, on Aug. 4 in Arlington, Virginia.
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Diversity recruitment is booming, but retention remains a "huge issue"

Jul 17, 2020
For companies, hiring people of color is just the first step.
Employers need to support and advance people of color as well as hire them, says Arthur Woods of Mathison.
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Is two weeks' notice outdated?

Feb 11, 2020
The old standard is too long for some workers, but far too short for many employers.
Two weeks might not be enough notice for some employers to find a replacement in this tight job market.
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Illinois cracks down on AI interviews

Jan 2, 2020
A new law requires greater disclosure when companies use artificial intelligence technology to sift through job candidates.
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Scarcity of parking in Austin makes it hard for some businesses to hire

Jan 2, 2020
In tight labor market, businesses say parking can be a factor in whether employees stay or go.
A sign points the way to a parking lot in Austin's popular South Congress district.
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The big problem for small business? Finding qualified people to hire

Nov 12, 2019
One in four small businesses is having a hard time recruiting, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.
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