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Small businesses scramble to keep top staffers

...a recent survey by Principal Financial Group. The reason: A growing number of employees are giving notice. The Labor Department reported more than 2.5 million people quit their jobs in July, up from 2.3 million a year earlier.The trend...
Cal Thomas: Americans can handle the truth

...7 percent, the lowest it has been since the 1970s and down from 66.1 percent in January 2004, according to Labor Department figures.Former ABC News anchor Ted Koppel once said: "Our society finds truth too strong a medicine to digest...
What others say: More jobs available, but paying less

...reached in the first quarter of 2008.Then, the Labor Department reported Tuesday that there were 4.7 million job...represents $93 billion in lost wages."As to the Labor Department's monthly report on Job Openings and Labor Turnover...

...December.The January figure was slightly below the national unemployment rate of 6.6 percent. The the state's labor department said was the closest the two unemployment rates have been since late 2008.The department says Alaska's rate was...
Low-wage jobs unexpectedly a way of life for many

...average wages of $16.54 an hour, according to the Labor Department. Since the mid-1980s, the economy has shed these...the number of lower-wage jobs increased: The Labor Department says restaurants added 777,800 jobs since the recession...

...annualized returns."The Labor Department announced plans last month to...assistant secretary for the Labor Department's Employee Benefits Security...decades. The researchers say the Labor Department could require more explicit...
Scamming overtime

...time-and-a-half compensation. Right now, the Bush-era pay dividing line is $455 per week. This president has directed his Labor Department to increase that to an as-yet-undetermined amount, saying "We're going to update those overtime rules to...

...gas industry.Construction employment peaked last year in August at 21,600 jobs across the state, according to Labor Department figures. It marked the most construction jobs in Alaska since September 2005.Combined private spending in other...
House education panel delves into vo-tech credits

...graduates to fill all the jobs people were contacting them about," said Rep. Harriet Drummond, D-Anchorage.Only one in five Alaska high school graduates eventually hold a four-year degree, according to the state labor department.

...ADP survey with some skepticism because it has diverged sharply at times from the government's job figures. The Labor Department releases its employment report Friday.BOSTON - Trial is set to begin Friday in a lawsuit brought by four sisters...


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