Skip to comments.Employers cut jobs in 20 US states in August
Posted on 09/20/2013 9:17:17 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Employers cut jobs in 20 states last month, suggesting modest improvement in the U.S. job market this year is not enough to benefit all areas of the country.
The Labor Department said Friday that 29 states added jobs, while Montana showed no net gain or loss in August. Unemployment rates rose in 18 states, fell in 17 and were unchanged in 15.
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Home Depot to switch part-time workers to health-exchange coverage
September 19, 2013|Reuters
Home Depot Inc. plans to shift medical coverage for part-time employees to public health care exchanges.
The world’s largest home improvement retail chain announced its move shortly after a similar announcement from Trader Joe’s Co, a privately held grocery chain.
The change, which the home improvement chain detailed to Reuters Thursday, would affect the roughly 20,000 part-time workers who had chosen the limited liability medical coverage offered by the company, spokesman Stephen Holmes said.
After Dec. 31, companies can no longer offer those plans under the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Recovery Summer 4.0!!!
This just cannot be true.
AP must be racists intent on harming a black President!! (MSNBC)
Stopped by Lowe’s a few days ago. Lots of people in red smocks running around asking people if they needed help. Lots more in smocks than there were customers. Yet there’s a big “Help Wanted” sign up front. I told my wife they’re going to a total part time work force.
where is the actual labor dep rpt that lists the states that saw improvement and those that don’t
reports that simply report X number of states here and Y number of states there - out of all the data - tells most readers very little of what THEY want to know - where is THEIR state in that report?????
I see this as a good thing.
Anything that separates “health insurance” (which is really pre-aid healthcare, not insurance) from employment is a good thing.
The only hope to save the system is for people to actually realize what “healthcare” costs.
Not sure if that is much of a change for big box stores, but yes "29ers" are going to be the "new normal".