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Jobless Claims Are At An All-Time Low Since November 2007

The unemployment rate was 7.5 percent as of July 2013 in Pennsylvania and eight percent in the Philadelphia area.

09/09/2013

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Resume Designer App

Resume Designer helps you create a more professional looking CV – and it does so in a simple way.

09/09/2013

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Firing Requires No Written Notice

Even though the unemployment board may require written notice of termination, there’s no law that requires employers to provide written notice to a terminated employee.

09/03/2013

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The Job Of The Unemployed

Being unemployed has some benefits – you certainly have more time to take a vacation. But if you’re looking for actual benefits, that’s probably not a great plan.

08/22/2013

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4 In 5 In US Face Near-Poverty, No Work

Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.

07/28/2013

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Unemployment Hits Five Year Low For Vets, Underemployment Remains A Problem

The Labor Department doesn’t break its’ figures down enough to say, statistically, whether Philadelphia area veterans are enjoying the same employment gains as younger vets elsewhere in the country.

07/17/2013

Stigall Show Log 7.5.13

Chris reviews yesterday’s 4th of July festivities in Philadelphia and the continuing political strife in Egypt. He also talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3′s Beasley Reece, and Comedian Kevin Nealon, who will be performing at Helium Comedy Club this weekend.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/05/2013

Worker’s Comp Fraud Could Cost You

Workers compensation fraud occurs when someone willfully makes a false statement or conceals information in order to receive workers compensation benefits.

06/24/2013

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Study: Some College Degrees Offer Greater Risk Of Unemployment

One study has found that college is worth it, but not all degrees are created equal.

06/14/2013

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Proven Job Search App

Proven Job Search aims to make the job application process a little easier, letting you search CraigsList and SimplyHired, then apply for positions of interest in seconds.

06/03/2013

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Unemployment Rates Fall In Nearly All US Cities

In Ocean City, New Jersey, unemployment declined to 13.8 percent last month, from 17.1 percent in March.

05/29/2013

Audit Finds NJ Inmates Collecting Government Benefits

The report by state Comptroller Matt Boxer released Wednesday shows the state paid $23 million to prisoners over a 22-month period ending in April 2011.

05/29/2013

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New Jersey Officials Delighted With Big Drop In State’s Jobless Rate

“We’ve gone from 9.3 (percent) two months ago to 8.7,” said state labor commissioner Harold Wirths. “That’s the steepest drop since 1977.”

05/16/2013

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Pa. Legislature Considers Bill To Speed Up Unemployment Claims

Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Labor and Industry acknowledges missing the federal metric for first check issuance in the latest quarterly report card, but says the department had previously been criticized for paying claimants too much.

05/14/2013

Collecting Unemployment After Being Fired

You can lose your right to collect unemployment if you are fired for work related willful misconduct, a deliberate violation of the employer’s rules.

05/09/2013

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