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Federal Minimum Wage in US – 62 months since the last increase and more facts

As the debate continues in Congress and in states, here are … numbers to help you understand what it means to be making the federal minimum wage, and why it’s long past time for an increase: 62 The number of months since the last minimum wage increase, in July 2009. 12 The number of months … Continue reading

Washington / The 2013 Best Places to Work present a disturbing picture of federal employees says report

The 2013 Best Places to Work data present a disturbing picture of federal employees throughout the government who are increasingly dissatisfied with their jobs and workplaces Continue reading

Job Search in US / Washington, D.C. is the No. 1

Washington, D.C. is No. 1, the easiest city for finding a job. Listings for jobs paying $50,000 and up, per 1,000 residents, during the third quarter of 2013 gave 59 The Easiest And Hardest Cities To Find A Job Right Now If you’ve exhausted all other options, moving can be a smart way to improve your job … Continue reading

Working Poor for Washington / Workers Protest Taxpayer-Funded ‘Poverty Jobs’

Close to 100 cleaning and concessions contract workers from various federal facilities in Washington walked off their jobs and marched to the White House to protest what they called taxpayer-funded “poverty jobs” Continue reading

Colorado and Washington / Cuts to unemployment benefits

Coloradans receiving unemployment benefits as part of a federal extension are beginning to see an 18.2 percent reduction in compensation as a result of the across-the-board U.S. government spending cuts. The cuts apply specifically to federal extensions known as Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC), which is a tiered system for paying the unemployed once their state … Continue reading

D.C. area / Local governments restart hiring

As many state and local governments strengthen their once-shaky fiscal footing, there are signs that municipalities in the Washington region have returned to a more normal trajectory for hiring after being constrained during the recession and its immediate aftermath. The government sector added 8,900 jobs in the D.C. area in 2012, according to the Labor … Continue reading

A lower minimum wage for trainees in Washington state ?

Washington state has the highest state minimum wage in the nation, but a new bill being considered by lawmakers would allow some employers to pay a lower “training wage” to new employees for a certain period of time. The measure heard before the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee on Wednesday would establish a special training … Continue reading

Pentagon: Automatic cuts could wipe out nearly 1 million jobs

The report, by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), is the latest in a growing heap of studies warning of dire economic consequences if policymakers fail to avert about $100 billion in cuts to the Pentagon and nondefense programs next year. Across-the-board budget cuts scheduled to hit the Pentagon in January would eliminate nearly 1 … Continue reading

Extended UI Benefits Ending In Washington and Oregon

Thousands of long-term unemployed workers in the northwest will soon lose unemployment checks. It’ll happen this weekend in Oregon; two weeks later in Washington State but likely not for several more months in Idaho. The federal government won’t pay for extended benefits anymore because the jobless rates have improved. Washington and Oregon’s employment departments announced that … Continue reading

DC Employees Unemployment Scam Leads to Layoffs

Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s administration has fired 61 public employees for collecting unemployment benefits while working for the city, the Washington Post reports. “The city’s Department of Employment Services [DOES], which oversees the jobless-compensation program, said in February that dozens of current and former city workers had received the fraudulent payments,” the Post … Continue reading

U.S. | Reverse Brain Drain | More U.S. Children of Immigrants Are Leaving

In growing numbers, experts say, highly educated children of immigrants to the United States are uprooting themselves and moving to their ancestral countries. They are embracing homelands that their parents once spurned but that are now economic powers. Some have arrived in the United States as young children, becoming citizens, while others were born in the … Continue reading

Slow Job Recovery | Low-Wage Jobs to Be Blamed

Slower-than-expected employment growth in March 2012 has brought the halting pace of economic recovery into sharp focus again. Nearly three years since the recession officially ended in June of 2009, 12.7 million people are still out of work and unable to find a job—a figure that rises to 22.8 million if workers who have given … Continue reading

U.S. | Who is really creating job ?

For the last four decades, U.S. corporations have been sinking our economy through the off-shoring of jobs, the squeezing of wages, and a magician’s hat full of bluffs and tricks designed to extort subsidies and sweetheart deals from local and state governments that often result in mass layoffs and empty treasuries. We keep hearing that … Continue reading

U.S. | Men Taking 88% of Recovery Jobs

Men, who lost more than twice as many jobs as women during the worst economic slump since the Great Depression, have landed 88 percent of the non-farm jobs created since the recession ended in June 2009. The share of men saying the economy was improving jumped to 41 percent in March, compared with 26 percent … Continue reading

Wanted: Engineers and Web developers to staff D.C. upstarts – The Washington Post

Members of the Washington region’s start-up community gather each month and meeting co-organizer Peter Corbett almost always asks the same question: How many of you are looking to hire? Without fail, dozens, if not hundreds, of hands fly into the air. Like so many of their counterparts around the country, the region’s up-and-coming technology companies … Continue reading

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