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Holiday hiring expected to be down

Anyone looking for a temporary job during the upcoming holiday shopping season might have to look a little harder to find one than in past years. U.S. retailers are expected to add only 410,00 seasonal positions this year, the lowest number since 2008, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., …

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Fast-food workers get $20 an hour

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that guarantees fast-food workers a minimum wage of $20 an hour. The new law, which Newsom made official Sept. 28 during a gathering in Los Angeles, gives California’s fast-food employees the highest guaranteed base pay for that sector of any state, according to …

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Record Halloween spending predicted

U.S. consumers are expected to spend $12.2 billion on Halloween items this year, $1.6 billion more than last year’s record spending if that prediction is accurate, according to the leading retail trade association.] Seventy-three percent are expected to take part in Halloween activities this year, a four-percent increase compared with …

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Inland Empire manufacturing back in growth mode

IE manufacturing surges

Inland Empire manufacturing is growing again. The region’s purchasing managers index in July was 54.2, up 2.1 from June, according to data released Aug.1 by the Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis at Cal State State San Bernardino. More important, June was the third consecutive month the index was …

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State job growth slows

California’s labor market added a modest 11,600 non-agricultural jobs in June, according to data released today. That number was in contrast to the revised 38,200 non-farm employees that were added to the labor force last month, the state Employment Development Department reported. California’s unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in June, …

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Report: IE adds tech firms

Inland Empire tech firms added 8,210 jobs between 2017 and 2022, a 44 percent growth rate, according to data released this week. The two-county region also ranked among the top 10 North American markets for software engineers working in the tech industry, and it was the fourth most-diverse market for …

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