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Atlantic City Mayor Hopes New Federal Program Will Brighten Prospects for UnemployedA number of job training programs are now in place, but they only go so far, according to Atlantic City mayor Don Guardian.
NJ Official Says Getting Hurricane Sandy Relief From Feds Was 'Cumbersome' But Worth ItAn audit by the federal government has shown that the State of New Jersey had to apply 15 times to extend a grant in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
US Labor Dept. Presses Gas Stations in N.J. To Pay Employees Overtime As RequiredAccording to the feds, more than 1,000 attendants at both major branded gas stations and independents were due a total of $5.5 million in overtime that was not paid.
Obama Will Ask Congress To Increase Minimum Wage For Private-Sector WorkersUS 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."
OSHA Cites Demolition Contractor and Equipment Operator in Deadly Center City Building CollapseA 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.
New Figures Show Pa. Lagging Behind US in Jobless RecoveryThe number of the nation's jobless fell, but the number of Pennsylvanians still seeking employment went up.
NJ Labor Commissioner Wonders If Federal Jobless Calculation is FlawedState 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.
Fewer Men Attracted To TeachingThe 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.
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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.
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.
Part 4: Combatting Homelessness Among VetsFor 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.
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