Changes touted to make H-1B visa applications easier

Mar 22, 2019
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service this week announced some changes to the visa program for highly-skilled foreigners who fill U.S. jobs in technology, science, engineering and other fields. These changes are supposed to make the process of applying for…
Triple the number of applicants applied for the H1-B visa program last year. Chances of getting your application picked were only about one in three.
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Job creation stalls in February as unemployment falls and wages rise

Mar 8, 2019
Strikingly low job growth weighs strongly on the side of the Fed not raising rates in the coming months.
Strikingly low job growth weighs strongly on the side of the Fed not raising rates in the coming months.
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February job cuts hit three-year high, report says

Mar 7, 2019
In February, U.S.-based employers announced the highest number of monthly job cuts in more than three and a half years. Online shopping made a dent in terms of retail jobs.
In February, U.S.-based employers announced the highest number of monthly job cuts in more than three and a half years. Online shopping made a dent in terms of retail jobs.
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The Beige Book, illustrated: worker shortages, immigration woes and tariff chaos

Mar 6, 2019
The collection of anecdotes lets us in on interesting economic realities.
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Tight job market hits small business confidence

Feb 13, 2019
Small business owners, who have struggled to find the workers they need, are frustrated.
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Fact checking President Trump's economic claims

Feb 6, 2019
The economy was the first big issue President Donald Trump tackled last night.
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America's "economic miracle." But for everyone?

Feb 6, 2019
President Donald Trump claims uptick in jobs and wages for workers.
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One member of Congress is still taking on tariffs

"We're trying to make sure that we don't lose jobs and that we treat our American companies fairly," Rep. Jackie Walorski says.
U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) visits a manufacturing facility in Wabash, Indiana.
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Are wages finally starting to pick up?

Feb 1, 2019
The January jobs report was the fourth report where average hourly earnings topped 3 percent compared to a year earlier. But do four months of solid gains make a difference to wages across the board?

Will the recent government shutdown show up in the jobs report?

Jan 31, 2019
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its January jobs report on Friday.
Recruiting companies are removing race and gender from résumés to eliminate bias.
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