Posts tagged "service jobs"

Weekly Unemployment Claims Surprise Analysts: Stock Market Soars

One constant you can bank on in this economy is change!  The jobless claims for the week ending 2/26 came in at 368,000 which surprised analysts who expected the number to be at 398,000.  This number was also down 20,000 from the prior week’s revised figure of 388,000.  The four-week moving average is 388,500, a... Read more »

More Jobs Lost to Machines: The Demise of Check-Out Clerks

More Jobs Lost to Machines:  The Demise of Check-Out Clerks
More jobs are being lost to self-service machines as workers struggle to make money in this economy.  Have you noticed lately that there are more self-service machines at the check out line in stores like CVS, Fresh & Easy, and Jewel Foods?  No longer are the store clerks standing behind the counter ringing up your... Read more »