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JPMorgan Cutting 1,800 More Jobs
www.cnbc.com

JPMorgan Chase last Friday announced a nationwide 1,800 new job cuts in its mortgage unit, CNBC has learned.

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InternMatch Lands $4 Million Series A To Build Its Data-Based Job Search Platform
techcrunch.com

InternMatch has raised a $4 million Series A funding round led by ARTIS Ventures and Subtraction Capital, as well as follow-on investors including Kapor Capital and 500 Startups. The company will use the money to expand its engineering and marketing teams and build data-based technology to help ma..

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This Is How Much It Costs When Your Employees Smoke
www.fastcoexist.com

More and more companies are discriminating against smokers, either by not hiring them at all (in states where that’s allowed) or making every effort to get them to stop. It’s not particularly nice. But financially, it makes sense.Smokers cost employers a lot of money–$5,816 a year compared to someone who has never smoked, to be […]

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How to Tackle U.S. Employees’ Stagnating Engagement
businessjournal.gallup.com

More than half of U.S. workers don’t feel fully engaged in their work, and 18% are “actively disengaged,” according to a Gallup survey. Companies experiencing growth tended to have the most engaged workers, the survey found.

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Robots with your face want to invade workplaces and hospitals
tech.fortune.cnn.com

So-called robotic telepresence allows people to communicate remotely. Will it take off?

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Flexible vacation policies popular at some companies
www.startribune.com

Nine percent of employers allow employees to cash out unused vacation time, a Society for Human Resource Management survey says. The benefit gives employees more flexibility and when “times are a little tight, this benefit really doesn’t cost a lot of extra money to employers to provide,” says Julie Stich, research director for the International […]

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U.S. jobs growth highest in lowest-paying industries
www.bloomberg.com

News of growth in the U.S. job market is tempered by the fact that most of the jobs created in May were low-paying, extending a trend that may weigh on an already weak economic recovery. “We need to see more broad-based and even growth in the economy to see better jobs return. We’re still relying […]

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Jobless claims fall, labor market gradually improving
www.reuters.com

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to moderate job growth despite slowing economic activity.Initial claims for state unemployment

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A Laid-Off Zynga Employee Trashed The Company On Reddit Last Night
www.businessinsider.com

An employee laid-off from the San Francisco office of Zynga has taken to Reddit to trash the company.

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Marissa Mayer Favors ‘Mobile’ Employees With New Laptops And Ping Pong Tables
www.businessinsider.com

A source tells Garrett Sloane of Post that Mayer has created a “Haves and Have-Nots” situation at the company.

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Oregon poised to expand workplace protections for unpaid interns
www.oregonlive.com

Oregon lawmakers have approved a bill that would protect unpaid interns from workplace harassment and discrimination and would make it easier for them to pursue legal action against employers. The bill is expected to be signed by Gov. John Kitzhaber.

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U.S. jobs measure shows little progress in May
www.latimes.com

A key measure of U.S. job creation came in well short of expectations for May, suggesting a slowdown in employment growth as the effect of government budget cuts spills over into the private sector. The monthly report by payroll processing firm ADP showed growth of 135,000 jobs, a figure suggesting only slow progress in paring […]

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Didn’t Get the Job? You’ll Never Know Why [Video]
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It’s a painful conundrum of the job search process: rejected candidates want to understand why they didn’t get hired, but employers, fearing discrimination complaints, keep silent. And those who do speak up offer little more than platitudes.

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How Would You Feel If Your Co-Workers Decided Your Bonus?
www.fastcoexist.com

Employee of the month and “spot award”-type bonuses leave it to managers to decide who’s doing a good job. If they like a particular employee, lucky them; if not, tough luck.

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