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Applications for U.S. jobless benefits remained below 300,000 for the 12th straight week, signaling the labor market remains firm even as the economy has been slow to rebound from a first-quarter slump. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed for unemployment benefits last week, a sign labor market momentum continues to strengthen. more
Part-time work is much less common in the U.S. than in most developed countries. There are a lot of possible reasons for this, some cultural, some policy-related. more
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits remained below 300,000 for a 14th straight week, a sign of labor market strength that will help fuel U.S. growth. more
Wages and salaries advanced in the first quarter at the fastest pace since 2006, indicating American companies are having to offer bigger paychecks to attract skilled workers. more
BOSTON – A bill that gradually raises the minimum wage to $11 in Massachusetts over three years has become law. more
Christine Cunneen, of Hire Image LLC, was named 2014-15 chair of the board of directors of the National Association of Background Screeners. Cunneen began her career as a CPA for major companies, such as Barnes and Noble and ING. While she was pursuing her MBA, she had an accounting client for an investigative company. The company had noticed a demand for employment screening and Cunneen’s business proposal landed her a position as CEO to lead the employment-screening market. She later became the co-founder of Hire Image LLC, a nationwide background screening, employment-verification and drug-testing company. more
It’s bad luck to be born 20 years before a time of high unemployment. It affects your income when you enter the workforce, naturally, but that’s not all. It can keep your earnings relatively low – and chip away at your health and happiness, as well – for a lifetime. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits held below 300,000 for the 16th straight week, signaling a tighter labor market that will help propel growth in the second half of 2015. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey has published final regulations to implement the new earned sick time law, which provides 1 million more workers in Massachusetts with access to sick leave for the first time. The earned sick time … more
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