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WRAPUP 3-Three-month low in US jobless claims offers hope for labor market
Weekly jobless claims fall 26,000, hit 3-month low * Factory orders fall 0.7 percent in January * Fourth-quarter productivity growth slashed to 1.8 percent By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for …
Jobless claims improve to 3-month low
In terms of metrics, when jobless claims fall below the 400,000 threshold, it's considered evidence of an improving jobs landscape, and when the number drops below 370,000, it suggests jobs are being created rather quickly. At this point, we've been …
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NC hopes to clear backlog of jobless claims by end of month
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RALEIGH — The head of the state Division of Employment Security said the agency remains intent on clearing its backlog of unemployment claims by the end of this month — weather permitting. When severe weather shuts down local public schools, efforts …
North Carolina unemployment claims stay backed up
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Mobile Words Notified By Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor, That $7.5 Million Hurricane Ivan Disaster Relief Grant Given to Governor Bob Riley for the State of Alabama – Mobile Works to Receive $407,418 to Fund 105 Disaster Relief Jobs in City Of Mobile, Mobile County and Other Local Municipalities
Mobile, AL (PRWEB) October 7, 2004
Mobile Works Inc. announced today that it was notified by Elaine Chao, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, that Governor Bob Riley of the State of Alabama will receive $ 7.5 million for Hurricane Ivan disaster relief. Mobile Works was notified by Governor Riley that it had received $ 407,418 in grant monies from the Department of Labor under Section 173 of the Workforce Investment Act that will be awarded to the City of Mobile, Mobile County and other municipalities within the county of Mobile for Hurricane Ivan disaster relief.
National Emergency Grants are discretionary grants awarded by the Secretary of Labor that provide supplemental funding for workforce development, employment services and other assistance for workers affected by major economic issues, such as plant closures, and major disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes or floods, during which their jobs were displaced.
Mobile Works has targeted the grant monies for infrastructure cleanup of the City of Mobile and Mobile County for the damage from Hurricane Ivanwith 105 local workers being hired for these tasks. 35 positions will be supervised by the City of Mobile and 35 positions will be overseen by Mobile County. There will be an additional 35 positions available for other municipalities within Mobile County based on need due to hurricane damage. All positions will work up to 350 regular hours.
Eligible adult workers for the 105 temporary positions are those who were displaced either temporarily or permanently by Hurricane Ivan, other long-term displaced workers and either short-term or long-term unemployed workers as well. Mobile Works will provide the payroll and workers compensation for all of these temporary employees, as well as required safety equipment. The temporary positions will be used for general debris removal, post-storm cleanup and other basic tasks.
“This Disaster Relief grant represents one of the many investments by Mobile Works to provide jobs, training and economic initiatives for Mobile,” said Sydney Raine, President of Mobile Works. “This award will aid significantly in the Mobile areas recovery from Ivan and, just as importantly, will help up to 105 people whose jobs were displaced by Ivan to bring in much-needed income until they can find another permanent position or other workers in need of such jobs.”
Mobile Works Inc., a local partnership of business, education, labor and community leaders, provides businesses with training, leadership, labor market information and employment programs designed to stimulate local business by meeting the needs of Mobile area businesses while increasing the available labor pool of skilled jobseekers in the Mobile area. Since its inception in 2000, the group has invested more than $ 19 million overall to support Mobile area job and educational programs. In addition, in the 2004-2005 fiscal year alone, Mobile Works will invest nearly $ 4.9 million dollars in jobs, training and economic initiatives for all of Mobile County.
What would happen to the unemployment rate if all discouraged workers are suddenly counted in the labor force?
Question by Jacob: What would happen to the unemployment rate if all discouraged workers are suddenly counted in the labor force?
Discouraged workers are workers who have stopped looking for work because they believe that no one will offer them a job.
The unemployment rate is the percentage of the labor force that is not working.
Because there is no way to account for them, the official unemployment rate does not include discouraged workers. What would happen to the unemployment rate if, because of a program that gave them new hope, all discouraged workers suddenly began reporting themselves as ready to work?
Answer by Irfan Halimi
The unemployment rate would increase. The real unemployment rate in this country is close to 18%.
What do you think? Answer below!
Labor pact tentatively OK'd by Passaic hospital, union, potential buyer
… reached a tentative labor contract. Gov. Chris Christie's administration is still reviewing Prime Healthcare Services' proposal to buy the struggling hospital and could reject the deal. The purchase must still be approved by New Jersey's Department …
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Labor issues remain for Republic Services
Some unionized Republic Services Inc. workers in California returned to their jobs Wednesday, but others walked out. The Phoenix-based solid waste management company asked that residents with a missed collection this week in Anaheim and several …
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Dumping Labor for Abbott won't cure the poisonous mood
There was a worry that Abbott would follow his state counterparts in slashing and burning public spending on essential services in pursuit of a surplus, just at the time when the economy looks like it's picking up: “I think people will very quickly …
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In his highly regarded new book, Paul Antonellis — fire service veteran, training/education consultant, instructor, author — explores the aspects of labor relations that are intertwined with human resource management in today’s fire service organizations.
Intended as a text for college-level fire service programs, Labor Relations for the Fire Service meets USFA’s FESHE requirement for the Personnel Management for the Fire and Emergency Services course.
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Many stores and businesses are looking for some extra help during the season. If you’re unemployed, this is your opportunity to make a good impression in hop…
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The North Dakota Senate passes an amendment to deny union workers involved in labor disputes unemployment benefits. This comes after a North Dakota Supreme C…