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Hiring picks up at grocery stores in November

Food retail added about 4,500 jobs during the month, while hiring cooled significantly in other retail segments, including at warehouse clubs and supercenters, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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The cuts, which could start as soon as this week, will focus on corporate and tech jobs, as well as in the company’s retail division, The New York Times reported Monday.

The industry lost about 2,700 jobs, down about 0.1% from the month before, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate ticked up to 3.7%

Less than a month after the discounter was notified of more than $1.6 million in federal fines, inspectors have found new safety violations at Dollar General stores in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

Trader Joe’s United said it will meet with representatives from the company on Thursday and Friday for initial bargaining sessions.

The Target-owned delivery platform is accused of misclassifying its workers as independent contractors. The lawsuits are part of the mounting pressure on the business models of grocery delivery companies.

Workers at the store in Williamsburg voted 94 to 66 against joining a union Thursday, according to the National Labor Relations Board. Two Trader Joe’s stores unionized this summer.

The agency found that some of the discounter’s stores in Alabama, Florida and Georgia had unsafe working conditions, much like similar citations against the discounter in August.

The same-day delivery platform on Thursday launched “peak earning days,” designed to offer more money to workers who shop when customer demand is greatest. Shoppers can also switch locations to get a bigger paycheck.

The grocer this week said it hopes to fill thousands of open seasonal positions, with hopes to turn some of those temporary jobs into careers.

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