Archive for August, 2013

Worker pay may be heading up

As Labor Day approaches, the belt-tightening that characterized the depths of the recession is easing in Volusia and Flagler counties - as the employment market swings more in favor of job seekers and workers, local and national experts say.

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The look of labor: Health care industry dominates; service sector jobs most common

When it comes to work, La Crosse has undergone a seismic shift in the past two decades.

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Aging workforce may leave manufacturing skills shortage

By Adam Smeltz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Western Pennsylvania laborers rank among the best-skilled technical workforces in the country, giving the region a clear upper hand for its manufacturing resurgence. But those …

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Ramon Renteria: 'Nonrevenue producing unit' Esteban survives Gannett cuts

Dear Esteban, Glad to hear that you survived the latest round of Gannett layoffs at the Wilmington, Del.

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Woman fights 'land of minimum wage' in western Minnesota

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. - Jessica English is the face of a newly revived effort to raise Minnesota's minimum wage. She earned minimum wage while working in rural western Minnesota, places such as Fergus Falls, Ortonville and Kerkhoven. A case worker called it the "land of the minimum wage."

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District 17 primary: Perez says compromise vote was to keep child care costs down

When Westchester Legislator Virginia Perez, a Democrat who represents District 17 in southwest Yonkers, voted with the board's Republicans on a compromise budget for 2013, her main thought, she said, was to keep the increase in child care costs for the si

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