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Business Briefing: Fazoli’s to conduct mass hirings Tuesday

Will Buss
Will Buss

An Italian restaurant chain wants to hire more than 500 new employees by the end of Tuesday.

Fazoli’s is hosting what it calls its “National Signing Day” on Tuesday and is planning to interview and hire hundreds of new employees on the spot. The company said its business is booming and new restaurants are getting ready to open, so more employees are needed.

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Bridgestone is buying auto parts and repair company Pep Boys. The deal is expected to close by the beginning of next year and will add 800 locations to Bridgestone’s network of 2,200 nationwide. Read more here.

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Stocks are mostly unchanged in early trading Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average has gone up 11 points to 17,657. Find out more here.

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General Motors has avoided a strike with the United Auto Workers. The two sides reached a tentative agreement late Sunday night on a new four-year contract that covers 52,600 U.S. auto workers at 62 GM facilities across the country. Learn more here.

-Will Buss, BND business writer

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