All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘department of labor’

Department Of Labor: LinkedIn To Pay $6 Million In Unpaid Overtime, Damages

The United States Department of Labor announced that LinkedIn has agreed to pay $3,346,195 in overtime back wages and $2,509,646 in liquidated damages to 359 former and current employees. The money will go to people from the company’s California, Illinois, Nebraska and New York branches. The DoL’s Wage and Hour Division investigated the company, finding that it violated the overtime …

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Unemployment Claims Rise Due to Shutdown & Glitches

The unemployment weekly claims report released by the US Department of Labor indicates that initial unemployment claims rose to 374,000 this week, up 66,000 from the 308,000 total last week. The shutdown of the United States government was bound to impact the labor market, but the impact on these reported claims is perhaps less than one thinks. While 500,000 government …

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169K Jobs Added Last Month, Unemployment Hangs at 7.3%

The U.S. employment numbers for the last few months have been ok. Not good or great, but generally trending in the right direction. Back in July, the U.S. Department of Labor revealed that unemployment insurance benefits dropped by 48,000 from the same month in 2012. Last month, the Labor Department released the good news that jobless claims are down to …

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Jobless Claims in U.S. Hit Five-Year Low

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor reported unemployment insurance benefit claims were down from the previous year for the week ending July 13 – down some 48,000 claims. The numbers began to spark hope that the U.S. economy, or at least hiring numbers, were on the rise once again. This week, the Department of Labor is reporting that jobless …

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Unemployment Benefits Claims Down From Last Year

The U.S. Department of Labor this week revealed that initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits was down to 334,000 for the week ending July 13. That number is down 24,000 from the previous week, and down 48,000 from the same week one year ago. The numbers spark hope that the U.S. economy, or at least hiring numbers, is improving. The …

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Facebook Launches New Social Jobs App with 1.7 Million Listings

Today, Facebook and a handful of partners are launching a new Social Jobs Partnership app that allows employers to cast a line into the Facebook population, and allows prospective employees to search a directory of jobs fast approaching 2 million. Facebook joins with the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), DirectEmployers Association, and the …

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Labor Department Launches Website For Job Seekers

The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a new website aimed at helping people find jobs.

The site is called “mySkills myFuture” and it allows users to view local job postings, find training and education providers. The site offers job descriptions, salary information and common tasks related to a new occupation.

"Americans deserve good jobs, and mySkills myFuture is one of the ways we’re ensuring they can find and access them," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. 


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Unemployment and AdSense May Cause Headaches

Unemployed bloggers are apparently at risk of losing their unemployment checks (or at least having them drastically reduced) if they include ads on their blogs. That is exactly what happened to a woman named Karin, from New York, according to a recent Forbes piece.

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