Jobbing Archive: March, 2013

An NFL enigma: Why doesn't arena football match up?

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Why isn't arena football as popular in the U.S. as its NFL counterpart? As a non-fan, I can't see the allure of freezing to death in a cold... Read more

Update: City Council passed paid sick leave in Philadelphia

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I promised an update on this morning's Philadelphia City Council vote on a measure requiring most employers to provide some paid sick leave... Read more

Philadelphia unions promise to push hard

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Will Philadelphia's labor and activist community be able to draw 1,000 people to the rally scheduled for noon today at City Hall? The issues... Read more

What sick pay costs

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Just in time for the potential vote in Philadelphia on paid sick days legislation is the monthly report from the U.S. Labor Department on compensation... Read more

New Jersey help for laid-off pharmaceutical workers

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New Jersey's Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced a program today to help unemployed pharmaceutical workers retrain for... Read more

Construction jobs building, but could get hammered

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The construction trades have been hammered throughout the recession, but Friday's U.S. Labor Department report showed great progress for the... Read more

Commuting to Jersey

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Starting Monday, I'll be returning to my car to commute across state lines to the Inquirer's office in Cherry Hill. That's why I read the recent... Read more

Good news, bad news in employment

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As someone who covers unemployment, sometimes all I want to do is hang my head and sigh. What should be an uplifting day of news of positive... Read more