Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday's News Briefs: Job Reports & Layoffs


 The hearing on the expansion of a NJ Walmart will be June 2nd.

Local 1500 represented King Kullen in St.James is seeking expansion.

U.S. Economy Added 244,000 Jobs in April; Unemployment Rate Rises to 9.0%...Check out 5 questions about these numbers via NY Times.

Mayor Bloomberg's new budget will layoff thousands of teachers.

UFCW and Smithfield are continuing their Hunger Tour, donating 228,000 servings of protein to the Alabama tornado victims.

In Ohio, Local 880 Rite-Aid workers have been on strike looking for a new contract from the company.

BJ's Wholesale Club saw an increase in sales in April.  Target saw double-digit increases in sales but were disappointed.

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