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Obama Will Ask Congress To Increase Minimum Wage For Private-Sector Workers

US labor secretary Tom Perez says the president will call for job creation, immigration reform, and a higher minimum wage, “to insure that we have a healthy middle class.”

01/28/2014

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OSHA Cites Demolition Contractor and Equipment Operator in Deadly Center City Building Collapse

A new OSHA report a report pins much of the responsibility on demolition contractor Griffin Campbell and heavy equipment operator Sean Benschop. The building’s owner and the Salvation Army are not mentioned.

11/14/2013

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New Figures Show Pa. Lagging Behind US in Jobless Recovery

The number of the nation’s jobless fell, but the number of Pennsylvanians still seeking employment went up.

10/05/2012

(Graphic by Ed Fischer)

NJ Labor Commissioner Wonders If Federal Jobless Calculation is Flawed

State labor commissioner Harold Wirths isn’t ready to go as far as his counterparts some other states who have criticized how the Bureau of Labor Statistics is calculating the unemployment rate.

09/20/2012

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Fewer Men Attracted To Teaching

The 2011 US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that men comprise only 18.3% of elementary and middle school teachers and 2.3% of preschool and kindergarten teachers – depriving kids of good role models.

06/13/2012

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Career Opportunities In The Health Field

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – When Frank Stevens graduated from high school he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life. He planned to start college with a two-year, associate’s degree. […]

04/23/2012

(The Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook, Pa., prior to its shutdown.  File photo by David Madden)

Federal Government Approves Aid For Displaced Employees Of Delaware County Refineries

The feds have approved some $5 million that will aid displaced workers at a pair of shuttered oil refineries in Delaware County.

03/25/2012

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Job Corps Cooking Winners Serve Treats at Reading Terminal Market

Winners of a regional Job Corps cooking competition showed off their skills Tuesday at a free cooking demonstration at Reading Terminal Market.

07/26/2011

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Part 4: Combatting Homelessness Among Vets

For thousands of soldiers, a new battle will begin: to adjust here at home. Not all will succeed, and the most vulnerable may end up on the street.

06/03/2011

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Homicide Is #1 Cause Of Death In Philadelphia Area Workplaces

New numbers are out on workplace-related deaths in the Philadelphia metro area. And the US Labor Department says homicide is the most common way to die on the job.

12/01/2010