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The Sacramento Bee
Laborers in gig economy drive legal, political battle over the nature of workOut of work after years with a stable job, Kerry Boozenny turned to a less pred
Laborers in gig economy drive legal, political battle over the nature of work
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 6 hours ago
Out of work after years with a stable job, Kerry Boozenny turned to a less predictable kind of employment. On Monday of a recent week, Boozenny, who is 52, helped someone with shipping and mail. On Tuesday, she did some administrative work in an... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Union calls for speaker's boycott, urging improved treatment of subcontracted workersA UC labor union is calling for a speaker’s boycott at UC Berkeley for the dura
Union calls for speaker's boycott, urging improved treatment of subcontracted workers
The Daily Californian / Posted 8 hours ago
A UC labor union is calling for a speaker’s boycott at UC Berkeley for the duration of the spring semester, urging the campus to improve its treatment of subcontracted workers. In a press release published Thursday, the labor union, AFSCME Local... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Seniors face obstacles to get back into workforceThere also are programs that help seniors get back into the workforce, such as
Seniors face obstacles to get back into workforce
Northwest Herald / Posted 9 hours ago
There also are programs that help seniors get back into the workforce, such as the Senior Community Service Employment Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and coordinated through SER-Jobs for Progress National, a nonprofit agency... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
Fact Check: Arizona Gov. Ducey gives misleading impression of California economyTHE COMMENT: "So the goal is simple — to grow our economy, to take full advanta
Fact Check: Arizona Gov. Ducey gives misleading impression of California economy
The Arizona Republic / Posted 21 hours ago
THE COMMENT: "So the goal is simple — to grow our economy, to take full advantage of our geography to better address the needs of businesses fleeing California and other states on the decline, and to ensure job creators who are already here, stay and... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Students find second chance at CassBradley Breaux, 20, struggled to finish high school because his family moved so
Students find second chance at Cass
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
Bradley Breaux, 20, struggled to finish high school because his family moved so much between Louisiana and Arkansas. He often took responsibility for four younger siblings while his mother was at work, giving him little time to search for jobs. "I... Read more
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The Post-Journal
CVCS Ranks No. 6 In Median Teacher SalaryThe median salary for a teacher at Cassadaga Valley was reported as $79,855, th
CVCS Ranks No. 6 In Median Teacher Salary
The Post-Journal / Posted yesterday
The median salary for a teacher at Cassadaga Valley was reported as $79,855, the highest in Chautauqua County. The median is the midpoint which means half of the teachers in a district have a higher salary and the other half have a lower... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
With changing job climate, employers will need to break with tradition to find new hiresAs boomers retire, employers need to break with tradition to find new hiresComm
With changing job climate, employers will need to break with tradition to find new hires
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 2 days ago
As boomers retire, employers need to break with tradition to find new hiresCommentsEmailPrint With the talent gap continuing to widen, second-stage businesses... Read more
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Orange County Register
The making of a CEO's $232 million retirementStuffing one’s face with gorditas from Taco Bell and deep dish from Pizza Hut h
The making of a CEO's $232 million retirement
Orange County Register / Posted 2 days ago
Stuffing one’s face with gorditas from Taco Bell and deep dish from Pizza Hut helps fund the Fortune 500’s most lavish CEO retirement account, according to a recent analysis that may feed fears of income inequality. David Novak, erstwhile CEO and... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Miss. campus news: Feb. 6Ole Miss New doctoral program begins in fall The University of Mississippi ha
Miss. campus news: Feb. 6
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 2 days ago
Ole Miss New doctoral program begins in fall The University of Mississippi has been approved to start a doctor of philosophy program in the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management that will offer concentrations in general nutrition,... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
American River College seeks to spark interest in welding careersTo help attract and train more welding professionals, American River College on
American River College seeks to spark interest in welding careers
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 2 days ago
To help attract and train more welding professionals, American River College on Saturday promoted its technical education programs. According to the American Welding Society and the college, the country will need more than 374,000 welders by 2024.... Read more
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The Advocate
H-2B guest-worker program under fire over salary discrepanciesWith crawfish season just around the corner, Congress’ decision to quadruple th
H-2B guest-worker program under fire over salary discrepancies
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
With crawfish season just around the corner, Congress’ decision to quadruple the size of a guest-worker program might be described as a gift to Louisiana’s seafood processing industry, which struggles to fill the seasonal jobs each year. But a... Read more
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The Morning Call
Three Berks steel executives ordered to repay government in highway construction fraudTwo Kutztown men who funneled business to their family's steel construction fir
Three Berks steel executives ordered to repay government in highway construction fraud
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
Two Kutztown men who funneled business to their family's steel construction firm by using a shell company to qualify as a disadvantaged business must repay the government $1 million. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Stengel last week sentenced brothers... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Fed economist: employers boost hours instead of hiringAs senior Federal Reserve economist Joe Tracy warmed up to his task on a snowy
Fed economist: employers boost hours instead of hiring
Darien News-Review / Posted 3 days ago
As senior Federal Reserve economist Joe Tracy warmed up to his task on a snowy Friday morning in Stamford, explaining the potentials and perils of the local and U.S. economies to members of the Business Council of Fairfield County, whoops and... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
San Diego Job Market Fueled By Demand For Skilled WorkersPeople work on computers at a San Diego Workforce Partnership job center in San
San Diego Job Market Fueled By Demand For Skilled Workers
KPBS San Diego / Posted 3 days ago
People work on computers at a San Diego Workforce Partnership job center in San Diego, Feb. 5, 2016. The national unemployment rate has dropped below 5 percent for the first time since 2008, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Bureau of... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
Federal court issues $385K judgment against blueberry growersSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Some Washington blueberry growers have admitted that they
Federal court issues $385K judgment against blueberry growers
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 3 days ago
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Some Washington blueberry growers have admitted that they systematically violated the rights of their agricultural workers over a period of years. That includes failing to pay the minimum wage and overtime in the 2011, 2012 and... Read more
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The Columbian
Some blueberry growers admit underpaying workersSPOKANE — Some Washington blueberry growers have admitted that they systematica
Some blueberry growers admit underpaying workers
The Columbian / Posted 3 days ago
SPOKANE — Some Washington blueberry growers have admitted that they systematically violated the rights of their agricultural workers over a period of years. That includes failing to pay them minimum wage and overtime in the 2011, 2012 and 2013... Read more
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KXLY-TV Spokane
Fed court issues $385K judgment against blueberry growersSome Washington blueberry growers have admitted that they systematically violat
Fed court issues $385K judgment against blueberry growers
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 3 days ago
Some Washington blueberry growers have admitted that they systematically violated the rights of their agricultural workers over a period of years. That includes failing to pay the minimum wage and overtime in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 growing... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Fed court issues $385K judgment against blueberry growersSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Some blueberry growers in Walla Walla County have admitte
Fed court issues $385K judgment against blueberry growers
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 3 days ago
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Some blueberry growers in Walla Walla County have admitted in federal court that they systematically violated the rights of their agricultural workers over a period of three years. That includes failing to pay the minimum wage... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Fed economist: employers boost hours instead of hiringAs senior Federal Reserve economist Joe Tracy warmed up to his task on a snowy
Fed economist: employers boost hours instead of hiring
Connecticut Post / Posted 3 days ago
As senior Federal Reserve economist Joe Tracy warmed up to his task on a snowy Friday morning in Stamford, explaining the potentials and perils of the local and U.S. economies to members of the Business Council of Fairfield County, whoops and... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Fed economist: employers boost hours instead of hiringAs senior Federal Reserve economist Joe Tracy warmed up to his task on a snowy
Fed economist: employers boost hours instead of hiring
Stamford Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
As senior Federal Reserve economist Joe Tracy warmed up to his task on a snowy Friday morning in Stamford, explaining the potentials and perils of the local and U.S. economies to members of the Business Council of Fairfield County, whoops and... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Fed court issues $385K judgment against blueberry growersSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) _ Some Washington blueberry growers have admitted that they
Fed court issues $385K judgment against blueberry growers
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 3 days ago
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) _ Some Washington blueberry growers have admitted that they systematically violated the rights of their agricultural workers over a period of years. That includes failing to pay the minimum wage and overtime in the 2011, 2012 and... Read more
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The Hill
Stop ‘raise theft’ at US CapitolJust before Christmas, my co-workers who cook and clean at the Capitol and Sena
Stop ‘raise theft’ at US Capitol
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
Just before Christmas, my co-workers who cook and clean at the Capitol and Senate got a surprise gift. After going on strike 7 times to highlight our struggles to survive on low pay and to fight for $15 and the right to form a union, we heard that... Read more
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Washington City Paper
D.C.’s Summer Youth Employment Program Expands, But Questions RemainOn Tuesday, the D.C. Council's 13 members unanimously voted to extend the Mario
D.C.’s Summer Youth Employment Program Expands, But Questions Remain
Washington City Paper / Posted 4 days ago
On Tuesday, the D.C. Council's 13 members unanimously voted to extend the Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment program, a work-readiness initiative, for another two years—but not without concerns. When permanently expanding the program to cover... Read more
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Wired News
The US Labor Chief Is Here to Figure Out How Silicon Valley WorksU.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez in his office in Washington, on
The US Labor Chief Is Here to Figure Out How Silicon Valley Works
Wired News / Posted 4 days ago
U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez in his office in Washington, on September 17, 2015. T.J. Kirkpatrick/The New York Times/Redux The Secretary of Labor sits in a tiny conference room on a far edge of Pinterest’s headquarters in San... Read more
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The Advertiser-Tribune
Judge: Re-ad owes $54,000 in payJudge Steven Bell ordered the sheltered workshop, operated by Seneca County Boa
Judge: Re-ad owes $54,000 in pay
The Advertiser-Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
Judge Steven Bell ordered the sheltered workshop, operated by Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities through a partnership with Roppe Industries, to pay more than $54,000. Attorney fees and litigation costs also were awarded, according to... Read more
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The Gadsden Times
Birmingham mayor issues 'ban the box' order for city jobsBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) � Birmingham Mayor William Bell has issued an executive o
Birmingham mayor issues 'ban the box' order for city jobs
The Gadsden Times / Posted 4 days ago
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) � Birmingham Mayor William Bell has issued an executive order to protect applicants for city jobs from automatic disqualification over their criminal records. Bell was flanked by officials from the U.S. Attorney's Office, the... Read more
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WAFF 48 News Huntsville
Birmingham mayor issues 'ban the box' order for city jobsBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Birmingham Mayor William Bell has issued an executive o
Birmingham mayor issues 'ban the box' order for city jobs
WAFF 48 News Huntsville / Posted 4 days ago
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Birmingham Mayor William Bell has issued an executive order to protect applicants for city jobs from automatic disqualification over their criminal records. Bell was flanked by officials from the U.S. Attorney's Office, the... Read more
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NBC 15 Mobile
North Carolina News - WPMI Local 15Birmingham mayor issues 'ban the box' order for city jobs February 04, 2016 18
North Carolina News - WPMI Local 15
NBC 15 Mobile / Posted 4 days ago
Birmingham mayor issues 'ban the box' order for city jobs February 04, 2016 18:30 CST BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Birmingham Mayor William Bell has issued an executive order to protect applicants for city jobs from automatic disqualification over... Read more
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WHO-TV 13 Des Moines
The 18 Most Stressful Jobs (And Average Salaries)No matter what industry you work in, stress is an unwelcome part of any occupat
The 18 Most Stressful Jobs (And Average Salaries)
WHO-TV 13 Des Moines / Posted 4 days ago
No matter what industry you work in, stress is an unwelcome part of any occupation. A recent study by Chicago-based employee assistance provider ComPsych deemed “unclear expectations from supervisors” as the most stressful part of any job. The study... Read more
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KPLR 11 St. Louis
The 18 most stressful jobs (and average salaries)No matter what industry you work in, stress is an unwelcome part of any occupat
The 18 most stressful jobs (and average salaries)
KPLR 11 St. Louis / Posted 4 days ago
No matter what industry you work in, stress is an unwelcome part of any occupation. A recent study by Chicago-based employee assistance provider ComPsych deemed “unclear expectations from supervisors” as the most stressful part of any job. The study... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
The 18 most stressful jobs (and average salaries)No matter what industry you work in, stress is an unwelcome part of any occupat
The 18 most stressful jobs (and average salaries)
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 4 days ago
No matter what industry you work in, stress is an unwelcome part of any occupation. A recent study by Chicago-based employee assistance provider ComPsych deemed “unclear expectations from supervisors” as the most stressful part of any job. The study... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Women lag men on median salaries in N.J.New Jersey women are lagging their male counterparts when it comes to median sa
Women lag men on median salaries in N.J.
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 4 days ago
New Jersey women are lagging their male counterparts when it comes to median salaries, and fare worse than in most other states, statistics released by the U.S. Department of Labor Thursday show. New Jersey, with women earning a median salary that... Read more
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FOX 31 Denver
The 18 most stressful jobs (and average salaries)No matter what industry you work in, stress is an unwelcome part of any occupat
The 18 most stressful jobs (and average salaries)
FOX 31 Denver / Posted 4 days ago
No matter what industry you work in, stress is an unwelcome part of any occupation. A recent study by Chicago-based employee assistance provider ComPsych deemed “unclear expectations from supervisors” as the most stressful part of any job. The study... Read more
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Bankrate.com
Financial stress hits quarterbacks, tooEven football players are vulnerable to a retirement shortfall if they don't pl
Financial stress hits quarterbacks, too
Bankrate.com / Posted 4 days ago
Even football players are vulnerable to a retirement shortfall if they don't plan. Above, quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos gets sacked at the recent AFC championship game. Helen H. Richardson/Denver Post/Getty Images If you are a... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
The 18 most stressful jobs (and average salaries)No matter what industry you work in, stress is an unwelcome part of any occupat
The 18 most stressful jobs (and average salaries)
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 4 days ago
No matter what industry you work in, stress is an unwelcome part of any occupation. A recent study by Chicago-based employee assistance provider ComPsych deemed “unclear expectations from supervisors” as the most stressful part of any job. The study... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
The 18 most stressful jobs (and average salaries)CHICAGO — No matter what industry you work in, stress is an unwelcome part of a
The 18 most stressful jobs (and average salaries)
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 4 days ago
CHICAGO — No matter what industry you work in, stress is an unwelcome part of any occupation. A recent study by Chicago-based employee assistance provider ComPsych deemed “unclear expectations from supervisors” as the most stressful part of any... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
The 18 most stressful jobs (and average salaries)No matter what industry you work in, stress is an unwelcome part of any occupat
The 18 most stressful jobs (and average salaries)
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 4 days ago
No matter what industry you work in, stress is an unwelcome part of any occupation. A recent study by Chicago-based employee assistance provider ComPsych deemed “unclear expectations from supervisors” as the most stressful part of any job. The study... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
The 18 most stressful jobs (and average salaries)No matter what industry you work in, stress is an unwelcome part of any occupat
The 18 most stressful jobs (and average salaries)
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 4 days ago
No matter what industry you work in, stress is an unwelcome part of any occupation. A recent study by Chicago-based employee assistance provider ComPsych deemed “unclear expectations from supervisors” as the most stressful part of any job. The study... Read more
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FOX40 Sacramento
The 18 Most Stressful Jobs (and Average Salaries)No matter what industry you work in, stress is an unwelcome part of any occupat
The 18 Most Stressful Jobs (and Average Salaries)
FOX40 Sacramento / Posted 4 days ago
No matter what industry you work in, stress is an unwelcome part of any occupation. A recent study by Chicago-based employee assistance provider ComPsych deemed “unclear expectations from supervisors” as the most stressful part of any job. The study... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
The 18 most stressful jobs (and average salaries)No matter what industry you work in, stress is an unwelcome part of any occupat
The 18 most stressful jobs (and average salaries)
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 4 days ago
No matter what industry you work in, stress is an unwelcome part of any occupation. A recent study by Chicago-based employee assistance provider ComPsych deemed “unclear expectations from supervisors” as the most stressful part of any job. The study... Read more
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Leominster Champion
What’s happening at the Leominster Senior Center | February 5, 2016From the Council on Aging/ Leominster Senior Center Newsletter, made possible t
What’s happening at the Leominster Senior Center | February 5, 2016
Leominster Champion / Posted 5 days ago
From the Council on Aging/ Leominster Senior Center Newsletter, made possible through an E.O.E.A grant and local sponsors AARP TAX AIDE DATES AARP will be providing tax services through April 4 at the Leominster Senior Center. Appointments will... Read more
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The Toledo Blade
Judge: Seneca Co. workshop owes back pay Low wages wrong for 3 with disabilities TIFFIN — A judge has ordered Seneca R
Judge: Seneca Co. workshop owes back pay
The Toledo Blade / Posted 5 days ago
Low wages wrong for 3 with disabilities TIFFIN — A judge has ordered Seneca Re-ad Industries Inc. to pay more than $54,000 in damages and back pay after ruling that the sheltered workshop wrongly set... Read more
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KWWL Iowa
Audit: State agency paid $97,000 to fictitious companiesDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A state audit has revealed that Iowa Workforce Developm
Audit: State agency paid $97,000 to fictitious companies
KWWL Iowa / Posted 5 days ago
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A state audit has revealed that Iowa Workforce Development paid more than $97,000 in unemployment benefits to people claiming to work for companies that didn't exist in 2013 and 2014s and paid more than $66,000 to people not... Read more
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KCCI 8 Des Moines
Thousands paid in unemployment for companies that don't existA state audit has revealed that Iowa Workforce Development paid more than $97,0
Thousands paid in unemployment for companies that don't exist
KCCI 8 Des Moines / Posted 5 days ago
A state audit has revealed that Iowa Workforce Development paid more than $97,000 in unemployment benefits to people claiming to work for companies that didn't exist in 2013 and 2014s and paid more than $66,000 to people not eligible for unemployment... Read more
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KTTC Rochester
Audit: State agency paid $97,000 to fictitious companiesDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A state audit has revealed that Iowa Workforce Developm
Audit: State agency paid $97,000 to fictitious companies
KTTC Rochester / Posted 5 days ago
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A state audit has revealed that Iowa Workforce Development paid more than $97,000 in unemployment benefits to people claiming to work for companies that didn't exist in 2013 and 2014s and paid more than $66,000 to people not... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
Focus: HOPE CEO William Jones to retire at year's endFocus: HOPE CEO William Jones Jr. plans to retire at year’s end. The Detroit-b
Focus: HOPE CEO William Jones to retire at year's end
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 5 days ago
Focus: HOPE CEO William Jones Jr. plans to retire at year’s end. The Detroit-based nonprofit’s board of directors has formed an executive search committee led by board member Elliot Forsyth, vice president of business operations at Michigan... Read more
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Island Packet
Wilson asks budget panel to prioritize Fort Jackson, Savannah River SiteCongress’ support for the Army’s Fort Jackson training center and the Savannah
Wilson asks budget panel to prioritize Fort Jackson, Savannah River Site
Island Packet / Posted 5 days ago
Congress’ support for the Army’s Fort Jackson training center and the Savannah River nuclear site is not just crucial for South Carolina but also a matter of national security, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., told the House Budget Committee on... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
Warren County unemployment rate continues to dropThat's a .2 percent drop from November and a .3 percent decrease from December
Warren County unemployment rate continues to drop
Warren Times Observer / Posted 6 days ago
That's a .2 percent drop from November and a .3 percent decrease from December 2014. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Center for Workforce Information and Analysis released the December data on Tuesday. Warren County's rate is one... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Hartford to Host Defense Manufacturing Summit in AprilDefense industry leaders from across New England will gather to discuss the fut
Hartford to Host Defense Manufacturing Summit in April
Hartford Courant / Posted 6 days ago
Defense industry leaders from across New England will gather to discuss the future of defense manufacturing in the region at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford for the first Regional Aerospace and Defense Exchange Summit on April 14. The... Read more
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Business Insurance
'Huge potential' for funding employee benefits risks through captivesBOCA RATON, Fla. — Only a sliver of the world’s roughly 7,000 captive insurers
'Huge potential' for funding employee benefits risks through captives
Business Insurance / Posted 6 days ago
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Only a sliver of the world’s roughly 7,000 captive insurers fund their parents’ employee benefit risks, but that number is likely to grow significantly as more employers become aware of the advantages. “There is a huge potential... Read more
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