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Southington helps promote employment opportunities for veterans - Meriden Record-Journal

August 17, 2014 - 12:03am

Southington helps promote employment opportunities for veterans
Meriden Record-Journal
SOUTHINGTON — Veterans are offered an opportunity to sign up for job opportunities in the area through the state American Legion. A spike in email signups came from Southington veterans after the link for the service was posted on the front page of ...

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Surprising salaries for jobs you'd never imagine - BBC News

August 16, 2014 - 9:14pm

Surprising salaries for jobs you'd never imagine
BBC News
Growing up, your parents may have encouraged you to become a doctor or lawyer, careers that elicited prestige and, quite often, were equated with very high pay. But it turns out that your childhood dreams of becoming a carpenter or a crane operator may ...

South Florida adds more jobs, but gets fewer incentives - Sun-Sentinel

August 16, 2014 - 12:30pm

South Florida adds more jobs, but gets fewer incentives
Sun-Sentinel
Despite its strong job creation, South Florida is getting fewer financial incentives from the state than Florida's other large metro areas. Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade employers created 8,384 jobs compared with 6,638 in the Orlando region during ...
Record Florida tourism numbers creating thousands of jobs, boosting local ...WPTV

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Employees continue to push back on proposed changes to public employment - The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com

August 16, 2014 - 12:16pm

Employees continue to push back on proposed changes to public employment
The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com
City workers have a deep distrust for Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration, and they fear his overhaul of the public-employment system will open the door to political interference in the workplace. That was the assessment of Bill Rousel, a public ...

California's July 2014 Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 7.4 Percent ... - Sierra Sun Times

August 16, 2014 - 10:24am

Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)

California's July 2014 Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 7.4 Percent ...
Sierra Sun Times
August 15, 2014 - SACRAMENTO – California's unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.4 percent in July, and nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 27,700 during the month for a total gain of 1,371,500 jobs since the recovery began in February 2010, according ...
Division of Employment Security accelerates unemployment appealsNews & Observer
OC Loses Jobs, Unemployment Rate Ticks UpOrange County Business Journal
California adds more than 27000 jobs in July; unemployment rate flatLos Angeles Times
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A Menagerie of Ideas, Unlocked in Odd Jobs - New York Times

August 16, 2014 - 8:15am

New York Times

A Menagerie of Ideas, Unlocked in Odd Jobs
New York Times
From the ages of 18 to 36 — when I began to teach creative writing — I worked variously as a house cleaner, house painter, landscaper, masseuse, editor and secretary. I worked as a tree planter in Zambia for a half-year when I was 19, then as a ...

Social Security Q&A: Would Switching to Non-Covered Employment Exempt Me ... - Forbes

August 16, 2014 - 1:43am

Social Security Q&A: Would Switching to Non-Covered Employment Exempt Me ...
Forbes
Social Security may be your largest or one of your largest assets. How you manage it, by deciding which benefits to collect and when, can make an absolutely huge difference to your lifetime benefits. And those with the highest past covered earnings ...

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Study: Split views on robots' employment role - The News Journal

August 16, 2014 - 12:45am

BBC News

Study: Split views on robots' employment role
The News Journal
The iCub robot, created by the Italian Institute of Technology, is used for research into human cognition and artificial intelligence. (Photo: AP ). CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. WASHINGTON – In 2025, self-driving cars could be the norm, ...
Can You Guess Which Jobs Robots Will Probably Takeover?Boston.com

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Wisconsin program helps mentally ill residents find, keep jobs - Minneapolis Star Tribune

August 16, 2014 - 12:08am

Wisconsin program helps mentally ill residents find, keep jobs
Minneapolis Star Tribune
WAUSAU, Wis. — The nation's unemployment rate — currently 6.2 percent — is a statistic that gets plenty of scrutiny. But it pales in comparison to 82 percent. That's the U.S. unemployment rate among people with serious mental illnesses, according to ...

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Division of Employment Security accelerates unemployment appeals - News & Observer

August 15, 2014 - 11:13pm

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Division of Employment Security accelerates unemployment appeals
News & Observer
The state Division of Employment Security handled appeals on unemployment benefits decisions significantly faster in the second quarter. The agency reported that 64.5 percent of initial appeals of decisions to approve or reject claims for unemployment ...
Nevada jobs count up 44600 in last year, report saysLas Vegas Review-Journal
California adds more than 27000 jobs in July; unemployment rate flatLos Angeles Times
OC Loses Jobs, Unemployment Rate Ticks UpOrange County Business Journal
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High school diploma can lead to good jobs - WTSP 10 News

August 15, 2014 - 8:31pm

WTSP 10 News

High school diploma can lead to good jobs
WTSP 10 News
Armed with a high school degree, job seekers can pick from 115 occupations that pay at least $20 an hour on average, or more than twice the federal minimum wage, the analysis found. (Photo: Justin Sullivan Getty Images).

East Bay continues to add jobs - Contra Costa Times

August 15, 2014 - 7:55pm

East Bay continues to add jobs
Contra Costa Times
The East Bay economy continues to gain momentum, adding 2,500 jobs in July and extending a hiring surge that has produced steady job gains in recent months, state labor officials reported Friday. The job gains in the East Bay, led by more restaurant ...
Santa Clara County suffers jobs slumpSan Jose Mercury News

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California adds more than 27000 jobs in July - Los Angeles Times

August 15, 2014 - 7:54pm

California adds more than 27000 jobs in July
Los Angeles Times
Job seekers attend a job fair at the Anaheim Convention Center in June. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times). By Chris Kirkham contact the reporter · BusinessJobs and WorkplaceUnemployment and LayoffsJob Market. California adds more than 27,000 jobs ...
Despite slight unemployment rate rise, Inland Empire jobs growingSan Bernardino Sun

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More Jobs Are Open, but They're Filling Slowly - New York Times

August 15, 2014 - 7:34pm

NBCNews.com

More Jobs Are Open, but They're Filling Slowly
New York Times
THERE are now more jobs available — but unfilled — in the United States than there were before the Great Recession began at the end of 2007. And employers are firing fewer workers than they did when times were good. But they are also hiring fewer ...
More jobs available, many paying lessSanta Rosa Press Democrat

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Fairfield County's Strength Drives State's Job Recovery - Hartford Courant

August 15, 2014 - 6:57pm

Fairfield County's Strength Drives State's Job Recovery
Hartford Courant
Fairfield County has been Connecticut's jobs engine for the past year, with a growth rate of 2.3 percent, nearly four times faster than the statewide pace. Connecticut employers added 2,400 jobs in July — the sixth consecutive month of job growth in ...

Nevada jobs count up 44600 in last year, report says - Las Vegas Review-Journal

August 15, 2014 - 6:35pm

Fox News Latino

Nevada jobs count up 44600 in last year, report says
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nevada's jobless rate stayed at 7.7 percent from June to July. Unemployment in the Las Vegas Valley ticked up from 7.9 percent to 8.2 percent, the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday morning. (AP Photo, file).
More construction workers finding jobsKLAS-TV

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Largest Number of Jobs Open in 13 Years - WLTX.com

August 15, 2014 - 5:40pm

Largest Number of Jobs Open in 13 Years
WLTX.com
If you're looking for a job, or even looking to change careers, now could be the best time to do so in more than a decade. Loading… Post to Facebook. Largest Number of Jobs Open in 13 Years If you're looking for a job, or even looking to change ...

Arizona's soft job market persists as Phoenix sheds private-sector jobs - Phoenix Business Journal

August 15, 2014 - 5:00pm

Arizona's soft job market persists as Phoenix sheds private-sector jobs
Phoenix Business Journal
Tucson, Flagstaff and Prescott are adding more private sector jobs than Phoenix — highlighting the continued softness in the job market. The Valley lost 500 private-sector jobs in July, according to new employment figures from the Arizona Department ...

Sacramento region loses 11000 jobs, mostly tied to seasonal education cuts - Sacramento Business Journal

August 15, 2014 - 3:05pm

Sacramento region loses 11000 jobs, mostly tied to seasonal education cuts
Sacramento Business Journal
The region lost 11,100 jobs last month, but the losses were squarely centered on local and state government, particularly the public education sector. If not for government, the region would have added 2,700 jobs. Allen Young: Staff Writer- Sacramento ...

California adds more than 27000 jobs in July; unemployment rate flat - Los Angeles Times

August 15, 2014 - 11:46am

Minneapolis Star Tribune

California adds more than 27000 jobs in July; unemployment rate flat
Los Angeles Times
About 1,000 attendees gather at an April job fair in Carson. The state's unemployment rate has consistently dropped this year as the state continues to grow jobs at one of the fastest rates in the nation. About 1,000 attendees gather at an April job ...
State lost 4200 jobs in JulyMinneapolis Star Tribune
State: Jobs grow againAlbany Times Union
Division of Employment Security accelerates appealsNews & Observer
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