Hurricanes hit hospitality hiring

September job openings flat, reflecting fall at resort areas

Posted: November 8, 2017 at 2:06 a.m.

Job seekers check in at a booth during a recent job fair at the Dolphin Mall in Sweetwater, Fla. The U.S. Labor Department reported Tuesday that job openings were "at in September, after thousands of businesses closed after hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

U.S. employers posted roughly the same number of open jobs in September as the previous month, partly because hurricanes held back hiring at restaurants and hotels.

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