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Tech companies along Route 128 may not be hiring again like it was 1999, but they've clearly put the dark days of 2009 in their rearview mirrors.
WASHINGTON—The nation's unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in two years in March, and the outlook is brightening as major companies plan to add more jobs.
WASHINGTON—Companies added more workers in February than in any month in almost a year -- a turning point for the economy that finally pushed the unemployment rate below 9 percent. Economists say the stronger hiring should endure all year.
The employment outlook has improved to a 12-year high this quarter after sales strengthened and economic growth picked up, a survey showed.
Companies added nearly 300,000 jobs in December, according to an unofficial count by a private payroll firm — more than in any month in the past decade. The news raised hopes that the government's official report tomorrow on last month's job creation could be a blockbuster.
WASHINGTON — Job growth accelerated in October, but the unemployment rate held steady, the government said yesterday, the latest data pointing to an economy that is finally strengthening as the year nears its end.
Marilyn Santiesteban of King & Bishop is quoted in this article on The Ladders website.
Help wanted: pharmacists, engineers and nurses. Believe it or not, even some banks are hiring, at least for their technology teams.