Jobbing Archive: June, 2013

Hungering for impact: A "fast" way to attract attention to Philadelphia schools

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Union members are fasting in protest of the layoffs of 1,202 noontime aides from the Philadelphia School District. It makes an interesting... Read more

Happy Birthday to my favorite law

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The federal Fair Labor Standards Act turns 75 today! It may be old, but it's not obsolete. This is the law that requires people to be paid... Read more

Mass layoff: An obituary for some dying data

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This is an obituary for some data passing into the Great Beyond. On Friday, the U.S. Labor Department released its last report on mass layoffs... Read more

Jersey jobs: What are the prospects for the future?

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Sometimes, you put two employment reports up against each other and you just want to cry. That happened to me on Thursday when I looked at... Read more

Cruising for wages

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What would mean to you, as an employee, if your company gave you a car -- the same car you used all day to perform your duties -- and allowed... Read more

Good news for Pennsylvania jobless, with a troubling shadow

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Checked in this morning with John Dodds, head of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, about the state of the Pennsylvania unemployment compensation... Read more

Update: Ban-the-box and criminal background checks

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Some quick catch-up from the past week: First of all, in New Jersey, the Senate's Labor Committee heard testimony about the state's proposed... Read more

Fix my job

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What can employees do when their boss is a jerk, when he/she makes them work extra hours or not enough hours, when there are unreasonable demands... Read more