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U.S. Adds 156,000 Jobs in September

September marked the 72nd consecutive month that total nonfarm payrolls rose—this time, adding a modest 156,000 jobs. Unemployment edged up slightly from 4.9 percent in August to 5 percent in September. However, the unemployment rate reflects that the overall labor ...

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Hilton Introduces Adoption Assistance

Hilton Introduces Adoption Assistance

MCLEAN, Va.—Hilton has announced its newest industry-leading family benefit, adoption assistance, offering hourly and salaried team members reimbursement for expenses incurred while adopting children. Hilton’s adoption assistance program will launch one year after its best-in-industry parental leave policy, and marks ...

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Hotels Booked Ahead of Hurricane Matthew

With Hurricane Matthew headed swiftly toward the continental United States, many hotels are booked solid through Saturday with guests attempting to escape the storm. Florida tourists are fleeing to Fort Myers, Tampa, and Sarasota to avoid the hurricane. To make ...

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The Best and Worst Hotel Loyalty Programs

Consulting firm IdeaWorks has declared that the top loyalty program in terms of payback is Wyndham Hotel Group’s recently revamped Wyndham Rewards program. The lowest payback comes from Starwood Preferred Guest, where guests earned back only 5.6 percent of value in ...

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