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Kansas Labor Department says state lost 5600 jobs in July - Washington Times

August 20, 2016 - 1:54pm

Kansas Labor Department says state lost 5600 jobs in July
Washington Times
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A new report shows Kansas shed thousands of jobs in July, raising concerns that the state is falling behind as it continues to face budget difficulties. The Kansas Department of Labor said in a report this week that the state's ...

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Wives of 3 Arkansas lawmakers get new state jobs, pay raises - KSPR

August 20, 2016 - 1:39pm

KSPR

Wives of 3 Arkansas lawmakers get new state jobs, pay raises
KSPR
[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Designed in the Neo-classical style, the Arkansas State Capitol building was built over a century ago as a replica of the US Capitol and has been used in many movies as a stand in. Posted: Sat 1:26 PM, Aug 20, 2016. LITTLE ROCK ...

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Wives of 3 Arkansas lawmakers get new state jobs, pay raises - Washington Times

August 20, 2016 - 1:25pm

Wives of 3 Arkansas lawmakers get new state jobs, pay raises
Washington Times
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Three Arkansas lawmakers' wives who hold state jobs have been approved for promotions or new jobs at higher pay. The Legislative Council on Friday agreed to the new jobs and salaries for Phyllis Bell, ShaRhonda Love and ...

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Report: IRS auditing U of L employment contracts - The Courier-Journal

August 20, 2016 - 12:33pm

The Courier-Journal

Report: IRS auditing U of L employment contracts
The Courier-Journal
University of Louisville's problems continue to mount. Spokesman John Karman confirmed Saturday that the Internal Revenue Service is auditing U of L's 2014 federal employment tax returns and is seeking the employment contracts of former President ...

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Truly, Minimum Wage Rises Cost Jobs - Germany's Minimum Wage Introduction Cost 60000 Jobs - Forbes

August 20, 2016 - 5:06am

Truly, Minimum Wage Rises Cost Jobs - Germany's Minimum Wage Introduction Cost 60000 Jobs
Forbes
Yes, I know, there're all too many poeple who just flat out insist that a rise in the minimum wage just won't cost any jobs. This is not, to put it mildly, an assertion backed up by any observations of the real universe that we inhabit. I entirely ...

Farm jobs surge in Merced County; July jobless rate lowest since 2007 - Merced Sun-Star

August 19, 2016 - 8:10pm

Merced Sun-Star

Farm jobs surge in Merced County; July jobless rate lowest since 2007
Merced Sun-Star
Workers harvest sweet potatoes in Livingston, Calif., on Sept. 23, 2015. Merced County added 800 farm jobs in July 2016. Andrew Kuhn Merced Sun-Star file. i. Workers harvest sweet potatoes in Livingston, Calif., on Sept. 23, 2015. Merced County added ...

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Poor LA County, Inland Empire jobs report could be an outlier or bad omen - LA Daily News

August 19, 2016 - 7:14pm

LA Daily News

Poor LA County, Inland Empire jobs report could be an outlier or bad omen
LA Daily News
Heathcare has been one of Southern California's biggest drivers of employment growth in recent years. In July, healthcare and social assistance accounted for 21,800 of the 75,900 jobs that were added year over year. By Kevin Smith, San Gabriel Valley ...

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More older people are working, but what jobs are they finding? - Tampabay.com

August 19, 2016 - 6:38pm

More older people are working, but what jobs are they finding?
Tampabay.com
As men and women 55 or older looking for employment probably suspect, at a certain point the kinds of jobs available to them narrow significantly. New research by Matthew Rutledge, an economist at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, ...

IT now accounts for 4.6 million jobs — and most of them are going to men - Washington Post

August 19, 2016 - 4:49pm

Washington Post

IT now accounts for 4.6 million jobs — and most of them are going to men
Washington Post
The percentage of women working in IT has always been relatively low, but it didn't used to be as low as it is now. The percentage of women in information technology peaked at 31 percent in 1990, then declined by about 6 percent over the past decade ...

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Jobs, jobless rate rise again in Orlando - Orlando Sentinel

August 19, 2016 - 4:49pm

Orlando Sentinel

Jobs, jobless rate rise again in Orlando
Orlando Sentinel
Metro Orlando is still adding jobs, but the workforce is also growing — and the unemployment rate has ticked upward again for July, according to the latest state report. The metro area's unemployment rate for July was reported Friday at 4.6 percent ...

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Self-driving trucks could mean fewer jobs for drivers - Marketplace.org

August 19, 2016 - 4:09pm

Marketplace.org

Self-driving trucks could mean fewer jobs for drivers
Marketplace.org
What comes after self-driving cars? Self-driving trucks. The impact these autonomous vehicles could have on our economy is pretty significant. In a recent Vox article, David Roberts explains how self-driving trucks could result in 1.8 million truck ...

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What To Study In College To Score The Jobs Of The Future - Forbes

August 19, 2016 - 2:53pm

Forbes

What To Study In College To Score The Jobs Of The Future
Forbes
Students on their way to university sometimes think ahead to what kind of future they'd like their education to provide. Are they zeroing in on a specific career they'd like to pursue upon graduation? Do they have a specific job in mind they'd like to ...

D.C. suburbs becoming one of the country's fastest-growing ... - Washington Post

August 19, 2016 - 2:32pm

Washington Post

D.C. suburbs becoming one of the country's fastest-growing ...
Washington Post
The D.C. metropolitan area added a blistering 94,800 jobs in the past year, according to government data released Friday. The region's 2.98 percent ...
Maryland lost 4,400 public sector jobs in July - Baltimore Business ...Baltimore Business Journal (blog)

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Employment for homeless is Job One - Orlando Sentinel

August 19, 2016 - 1:57pm

Orlando Sentinel

Employment for homeless is Job One
Orlando Sentinel
Roosevelt Williams, who works in the warehouse at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections, on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Roosevelt Williams, who works in the warehouse at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections, on Thursday, August 18, 2016.

Mayor sets sights on 1000 youth jobs next year - Chicago Tribune

August 19, 2016 - 1:49pm

Chicago Tribune

Mayor sets sights on 1000 youth jobs next year
Chicago Tribune
Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl recently praised the preparation that went into the city's Summer Youth Employment Program. At the 2015 Job Fair, Jill Collins, 13, of Evanston and an Evanston Haven Middle School eighth-grader, fills out job ...

Maryland lost 4400 public sector jobs in July - Baltimore Business Journal (blog)

August 19, 2016 - 1:45pm

Baltimore Business Journal (blog)

Maryland lost 4400 public sector jobs in July
Baltimore Business Journal (blog)
Maryland lost 4,400 government jobs in July, but the unemployment rate remained steady thanks to a bump in private sector jobs. The state reported Friday that it saw an increase of 7,300 jobs in the private sector, allowing the unemployment rate to ...

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The 37 highest-paying jobs in America - Business Insider

August 19, 2016 - 1:38pm

Business Insider

The 37 highest-paying jobs in America
Business Insider
C-Suite executives are known for pulling in a pretty penny. But as it turns out, doctors make even more. That's right: On average, those sporting scrubs and stethoscopes bring home fatter paychecks than those donning suits and ties, according to the ...

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Palm Beach County job growth rebounds; construction jobs up - MyPalmBeachPost

August 19, 2016 - 12:38pm

MyPalmBeachPost

Palm Beach County job growth rebounds; construction jobs up
MyPalmBeachPost
Palm Beach County's labor market added jobs at a robust pace in July, bouncing back from a tepid showing in June. Palm Beach County employment grew by 3.1 percent from July 2015 to July 2016, matching the statewide pace of growth, Florida's labor ...

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Key Presidential Swing States Gain Jobs in July - Wall Street Journal (blog)

August 19, 2016 - 10:52am

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Key Presidential Swing States Gain Jobs in July
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Employment rose and unemployment fell or held steady last month across five key states that could decide this year's U.S. presidential election. Total nonfarm payrolls, adjusted for seasonal factors, rose in July from the prior month in Florida, North ...

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'Tide has begun to turn' on middle class jobs - CNNMoney

August 19, 2016 - 10:46am

CNNMoney

'Tide has begun to turn' on middle class jobs
CNNMoney
A major problem since America's recovery from the recession has been the quality of jobs that have come back. For years, job growth was strongest in high-wage and low-wage jobs, hollowing out the growth of middle class positions. The decades-long trend ...
Report: Middle Class Jobs Are Finally ReboundingFortune
The underreported surge in blue-collar jobsChicago Tribune

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