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3 Takeaways From the May Jobs Report

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added 559,000 jobs in May, reducing the national unemployment rate to 5.8 percent. Notable job gains happened in public and private education, hospitality and health care. Take a deeper dive …

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3 Hiring Tips to Create a Stronger Team

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After being declared an essential industry during the earliest days of the pandemic, home improvement is attracting many job seekers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that compared to the first quarter of 2020, the number of home improvement …

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Register Now: Learn to Lead Diverse Teams

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Does your team reflect the diversity of the community you serve? Do you want to take steps toward hiring and leading a more diverse team? Then you’ll want to mark your calendar to attend the North American Hardware and Paint …

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Lowe’s Plans to Hire 50,000 Employees for Spring

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Lowe’s has announced plans to hire roughly 50,000 frontline associates across its U.S. stores this spring. The company says the 50,000 new hires will fulfill both seasonal and full-time roles at its stores ahead of the busiest home improvement selling …

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NFIB Data Shows Small Business Optimism Rebounding

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New data from the National Federation of Independent Business shows the small business labor market continued to improve in September amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to NFIB’s monthly jobs data, 10 percent of small business owners reported increasing employment an …

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Finding and Delivering Value By Hiring Young People

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Ben Houser was 16 years old when he interviewed for a job at King’s Ace Hardware in Billings, Montana. He had zero work experience and knew nothing about hardware, but he wanted to earn some cash. King’s Ace hired Ben …

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Lowe’s CEO Discusses Changing Retail Landscape

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Lowe’s president and CEO Marvin Ellison recently discussed how the big-box home improvement chain is adapting to serve customers during COVID-19, prioritize shopper safety and respond to nationwide social movements. Ellison was the latest guest in the National Retail Federation‘s …

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U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls to 13.3% in May

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a report Friday showing the U.S. economy gained 2.5 million jobs in May, bringing the U.S. unemployment rate to 13.3 percent for the month, lower than April’s unemployment rate of 14.7 percent. Friday’s …

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