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A pink sign with white lettering saying "Black Friday/40% off everything/ 50% off really big deals). The sign stands in a mall.

Retailers pare back their seasonal hiring to prepare for ho-hum holidays

BY: - November 23, 2023

Black Friday shoppers may notice longer lines and fewer retail associates in some of their favorite stores than in past holiday seasons as retailers scale back seasonal hiring over concerns about consumer spending. JCPenney is hiring 12,000 fewer workers than last year. Macy’s 3,000 fewer. Meanwhile a Walmart executive said the retail giant has been […]

Lawmaker presents bill to committee members

Two bills proposing Juneteenth as state holiday sent to subcommittee

BY: - May 15, 2023

Two bills that would make Juneteenth a state holiday were sent to a subcommittee of the House State Government Committee on Wednesday. Rep. Chris Sells, R-Greenville, the chair of the committee, said that with several bills related to state holidays, he wants to come up with a single approach. “That means we’re going to put […]