• Desperate to hire, more businesses open door to pot smokers

    3 monthes ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need workers. Hotels in Las Vegas are desperate to fill jobs.
    Those employers and many others are quietly taking what once would have been a radical step: They're dropping marijuana from the drug tests they require of prospective employees. Marijuana testing - a fixture at large American employers for at least 30 years - excludes too many potential workers, experts say, at a time when filling jobs is more challenging.
    "It has come out of nowhere," said...
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  • ADP: Small business hiring picked up moderately in April

    3 monthes ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - Small business hiring picked up moderately last month as owners held to their strategy of cautiously adding to their payrolls.
    That report comes from payroll company ADP, which counted 62,000 new jobs at its customers with up to 49 employees. The April number rebounded from a downwardly revised 42,000 in March.
    Small company owners are hiring more cautiously than companies overall. Businesses of all sizes added a robust 204,000 jobs last month, the sixth straight month that 200,000 or more jobs were created, ADP said. Small businesses have added an average of nearly 66,000 jobs...
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  • ADP: Private Employment increased 204,000 in April

    3 monthes ago - By Calculated Risk

    From ADP:
    Private sector employment increased by 204,000 jobs from March to April according to the April ADP National Employment Report®.... The report, which is derived from ADP's actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.
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    “The labor market continues to maintain a steady pace of strong job growth with little sign of a slowdown,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “However, as the labor pool tightens it will become increasingly difficult for employers to find skilled...
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  • Companies hire 204,000 more workers in April despite signs of tightening job market: ADP

    3 monthes ago - By CNBC

    Hiring continued at a solid pace in April, with private companies adding 204,000 positions, in line with expectations.
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