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Labor

Jobs Surprise: Grocery Hiring Speeds Up in July

Food and beverage stores added 8,600 jobs in July after they added 4,300 jobs in June, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Trader Joe's Workers Vote to Form the Grocer's 1st Union

Workers in Hadley, Massachusetts, on Thursday voted to unionize. Trader Joe’s workers in Minneapolis and Boulder are also pushing to create union shops.

Trader Joe’s employees in Hadley, Massachusetts are voting on whether to unionize, a move with major potential ripple effects for the grocery chain and the industry at large.

The specialty retailer said it is raising wages for some managers and assistants as it embarks on a hiring drive in several “hot-spot” cities.