Stories tagged: "jobs"


Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at McGregor Industries in Dunmore, Pa., Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
This Is How Joe Biden Plans to Remake the American Economy

Biden said his new $700 billion plan would rebuild the American economy, spur innovation, and create as many as five million new jobs in the United States.

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Biden Will Unveil a $700 Billion Economic Plan Today. Here’s How to Watch.

“The vice president believes it’s not the time to just build it back the way things were before ... it’s time to imagine and build a new American economy for the next generation.”

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They Had a Plan for Their Future. Then Coronavirus Happened.

Millions of college seniors are graduating into an economy that is collapsing at rates not seen since the Great Depression.

Workers line up to enter the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Logansport, Ind., Thursday, May 7, 2020. In Cass County, home to the Tyson plant, confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1,500. That’s given the county — home to about 38,000 residents — one of the nation’s highest per-capita infection rates. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
As Trump Urges States to Reopen, Thousands of Workers Are Falling Sick

“The people who are getting sick right now are generally people who are working,” Dr. Mark Escott, a regional health official, told city council members in Austin, Texas.“ That risk is going to increase the more people are working.”

In this May 7, 2020 file photo, a pedestrian walks by The Framing Gallery, closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in Grosse Pointe, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
The April Jobs Report Is Really, Really Bleak

Nearly all the job growth achieved during the 11-year recovery from the Great Recession has now been lost in one month.

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Workers Are Taking Jobs on the Frontlines Because They Have No Other Options

“My boss told us if we needed to find other jobs we could do it, but I need to keep my job where I'm kind of furloughed because I also still have both my sons on my health insurance. So I had to try to balance it all out."

A masked worker at this state WIN job center in Pearl, Miss., holds an unemployment benefit application form as she waits for a client, Tuesday, April 21, 2020.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
1 in 6 Americans Have Lost Their Jobs Because of Coronavirus

More than 4.4 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week as job cuts escalated across an economy that remains all but shut down, the government said Thursday.