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Private sector job gains offer hope for labor market

Private sector job gains offer hope for labor market | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it

Private-sector employers stepped up hiring in December, offering further evidence of underlying strength in the economy as 2012 ended.

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US unemployment rate falls to 7.7% as economy adds 146,000 jobs

US unemployment rate falls to 7.7% as economy adds 146,000 jobs | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it
Jobless rate falls to lowest level since December 2008 but data shows sharp downward revisions to previous two months...
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California farmers complain of labor shortage - The Sacramento Bee

California farmers complain of labor shortage - The Sacramento Bee | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it
Nearly two-thirds of farmers who responded to a California Farm Bureau Federation survey said they were challenged to find enough workers to help tend and harvest crops this year.
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Employment Index in U.S. Rose in October on More Job Openings

Employment Index in U.S. Rose in October on More Job Openings | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it
A measure of employment prospects in
the U.S. improved in October for the first time in three months
as fewer Americans said jobs were harder to get.
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Report: Layoffs, Office Closures at Zynga

Report: Layoffs, Office Closures at Zynga | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it

Zynga laid off more than 100 employees from Austin office, possibly shut down  Boston location.

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One Man's Odyssey With Long-Term Unemployment

One Man's Odyssey With Long-Term Unemployment | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it
In the first 919 days that Jim Pawlak was out of work, he sent out 908 resumes and was called for fewer than 50 interviews. He has just one explanation: age discrimination.
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California employers add 12,000 jobs; jobless rate falls to 10.6%

California employers add 12,000 jobs; jobless rate falls to 10.6% | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it
The state's labor market slowed in August as California employers added only 12,000 nonfarm jobs last month, the 13th straight month of net job gains.
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Pending home sales rise in July

Pending home sales rise in July | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it
Pending home sales in July rose to their highest level in more than two years -- the latest sign that the nation’s housing market is healing.
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CBO: Even if Fiscal Cliff Avoided Unemployment to Remain High

CBO: Even if Fiscal Cliff Avoided Unemployment to Remain High | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it
The Congressional Budget Office released its updated budget and economic outlook on Wednesday, likely the last official forecast to come this year ahead of the November elections.
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Pension costs lead San Bernardino's unsecured debts - ContraCostaTimes.com

Pension costs lead San Bernardino's unsecured debts - ContraCostaTimes.com | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it
SAN BERNARDINO -- The city has nearly $200 million in unfunded pension costs, according to a Bankruptcy Court filing showing to whom the city owes the most in unsecured claims.
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Capitol Alert: California ranks second highest in employment distress - sacbee.com

Capitol Alert: California ranks second highest in employment distress - sacbee.com | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it
California's unemployment rate - currently 10.7 percent - has been the nation's third highest for months but ranks second worst in a broader measure of employment distress by the federal...
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Employment Costs in the U.S. Increased 0.5% in Second Quarter

Employment Costs in the U.S. Increased 0.5% in Second Quarter | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it
Employment expenses in the U.S. rose slightly in the second quarter amid high unemployment, presenting little threat that wage pressures will stoke inflation.
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California waitress sues bar over schoolgirl miniskirt flap

California waitress sues bar over schoolgirl miniskirt flap | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it
A 23-year-old waitress is suing the California sports bar where she worked after she was allegedly fired for refusing to serve drinks in a skimpy schoolgirl uniform. Courtney Scaramella filed suit...
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State unemployment rate falls to 9.8% even as employers shed jobs

State unemployment rate falls to 9.8% even as employers shed jobs | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it
California's unemployment rate hit single-digits in November for the first time in almost four years, thanks in part to a holiday hiring surge by retailers.
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Citigroup to Cut 11,000 Jobs and Take $1 Billion Charge

Citigroup to Cut 11,000 Jobs and Take $1 Billion Charge | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it
Citigroup announced on Wednesday that it would cut 11,000 jobs, reducing its work force by roughly 4 percent; the news sent its stock up in early morning trading.
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California unemployment agency still plagued by delays, audit finds

California unemployment system plagued by delays...
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UBS to Cut 10,000 Jobs in Major Overhaul

UBS to Cut 10,000 Jobs in Major Overhaul | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it
The Swiss bank announced a wholesale restructuring of its investment banking division as it reported a third-quarter loss of $2.3 billion related to restructuring costs and charges connected to its own debt.
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Filipino-Americans Win Discrimination Case in California - HispanicBusiness.com

A group of Filipino American hospital
employees in California have won in a case of national origin
discrimination and harassment, the Asian Pacific American Legal
Center (APALC) announced.
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Jobless claims point to steady labor market

Jobless claims point to steady labor market | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose only slightly last week after a big drop the week before, a hopeful sign the job market is still on the mend.Other...
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Jobless Claims in U.S. Unchanged Last Week at One-Month High

Jobless Claims in U.S. Unchanged Last Week at One-Month High | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it
More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that progress in the labor market is faltering amid a slowing economy.
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Household income is below recession levels, report says

Household income is below recession levels, report says | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it
From June 2009 to June 2012, inflation-adjusted median household income fell 4.8 percent to $50,964, a new report says.
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Editorial: Ventura County rolls up its sleeves on job creation | Pacific Coast Business Times

Ventura County has taken some first steps toward setting an economic vitality framework into place. A plan presented to the Board of Supervisors on Aug. 7 brings the issue of economic vitality to center stage in a county that’s experienced a very slow recovery from the Great Recession.

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Economy generates 163K jobs in sign of resilience

Economy generates 163K jobs in sign of resilience | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy generated jobs last month at the fastest pace since February, a sign it is resilient enough to pull out of a midyear slump and grow modestly even as the rest of the world slows down.
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Stocks Perform Better if Women Are on Company Boards

Stocks Perform Better if Women Are on Company Boards | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it
Companies with women on their boards performed better in challenging markets than those with all-male boards in a study suggesting that mixing genders may temper risky investment moves and increase return on equity.
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Who's in Charge Here? Recent Decision May Cause Headaches for California Franchisors

Who's in Charge Here? Recent Decision May Cause Headaches for California Franchisors | Employment Law for Employers | Scoop.it
California is the birthplace of the franchise business model. Today, there are approximately 62,000 independent franchisees operating in California,...
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