May 6, 2017

U.S. unemployment fell to 10-year low in April

Unemployment in the world’s largest economy fell to the lowest rate in 10 years due to a strong rebound in job creation in April, bringing relief to Donald Trump after disappointing economic data early in his presidency. After a slow March, when hiring likely ...

Robotic pickers may help orchards with worker shortage

Apr 29, 2017

Robotic pickers may help orchards with worker shortage

Harvesting Washington state’s vast orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, many of whom work illegally in the United States. That could change dramatically; at least two companies are rushing to get robotic fruit-picking machines to market. The robotic pickers don’t get tired and ...