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6.6M People File Unemployment Claims

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More than 6.6 million people have filed unemployment claims in the week ending March 28, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor. This figure is in addition to 3.3 million people who filed unemployment claims in the …

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COVID-19 Employment Law Resources for Home Improvement Stores

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced independent home improvement retailers to evaluate their businesses from every angle. To assist home improvement operators answer questions about employment law, Hardware Retailing has compiled legal resources from the U.S. government and legal firm Taft. …

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What the $2T CARES Act Means for Your Small Business

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Amid economic upset resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. has passed a $2 trillion economic stimulus package meant to bring relief to individuals and businesses, The New York Times reports. The $2 trillion aid package was signed into law …

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Unemployment Claims Rise to 3.3M in Wake of COVID-19

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Jobless claims in the U.S. rose to 3.3 million for the week ending March 21, CNN reports. This figure represents the highest number of initial jobless claims in history since the Department of Labor started recording the number in 1967. …

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COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Package Nears Passage

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Amid economic instability caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Congress is poised to vote on a $2 trillion stimulus package. According to The New York Times, the bill provides $150 billion to assist state and local governments in their …

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3 Strategies to Handle Hiring in a Tight Job Market

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Retailers across the country have expressed similar challenges when it comes to hiring long-term, qualified employees: It’s tough out there. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2019, unemployment was the lowest it had been in 50 years. …

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