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Poll: Small business makes small move on adding jobs

U.S. small businesses inched closer to adding jobs in July, a survey showed Thursday, offering a faint glimmer of hope for the long-suffering labor market a day before government employment data is released.

The National Federation of Independent Business’s monthly employment poll showed that 10 percent of small businesses added jobs last month, up from 5 percent in June, while 15 percent cut. The rest made no change to their labor force. Get the full story »

Job openings rise to highest level in 16 months

Associated Press | Job openings jumped in April by the most in 16 months, a sign that
hiring by private employers is healthy despite last week’s disappointing
jobs report. The Labor Department says the number of jobs advertised at
the end of April rose to 3.1 million from 2.8 million in March. That’s
the most openings since December 2008.

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