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Wages stagnate despite improved economy
www.oregonlive.com

Unemployment is down to 6.1%, layoffs are way down and 2.5 million jobs were added over the past year, according to The Associated Press. Despite these strong numbers, hourly pay has increased only 2%. The disparity may be due to the number of people searching for full-time employment, experts say.

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Nursing college receives $1 million federal grant to recruit veterans for nursing
www.masslive.com

With the program, at least 70 minority and disadvantaged veterans, some of whom have served in Iraq and Afghanistan as U.S. Army combat medics and U.S. Navy hospital corpsmen will be recruited, according to the release. Those with combat medical experience who are able to successfully complete a university-based nursing education and become employed in […]

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A Mall With Two Minimum Wages
www.npr.org

There’s a mall in California that straddles two cities. Here’s what happened when workers on one side of the mall started making 25 percent more because one city voted to raise the minimum wage.

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U.S. Job Creation Holds at Six-Year High
www.gallup.com

Gallup’s U.S. Job Creation Index was steady in August at +28, tying the six-year high reached in July. This is up from +22 in August 2013. The index has been fairly flat since May, after trending up in the first few months of 2014.

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Texas returns as the top U.S. job creator in July
www.dallasnews.com

With 46,600 jobs added in July, the state ranked No. 1 nationwide in job growth, according to state-by-state data released Monday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Do Higher Minimum Wages Create More Jobs?
online.wsj.com

In The Wall Street Journal, Liya Palagashvili and Rachel Mace write that President Obama points to evidence that they do, but he must have missed New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

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Employers hiring young people say attitude key to success
www.onrec.com

Job prospects for young people are picking up with two thirds (64%) of employers having hired a young person in the last year, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

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Fewer Workers in the U.S. Are Worried About Job Setbacks
www.gallup.com

Fewer Americans employed full or part time are worried about their job security or compensation than has been true since the financial collapse of late 2008. Their concerns are still higher now than before the collapse.

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Why 3 Google execs have left for Chinese companies in a year
venturebeat.com

Chinese companies are getting big enough to attract top talent, and they’ve got opportunities to boot.

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Cisco is laying off up to 8% of its employees
money.cnn.com

Cisco announced Wednesday it plans to lay off up to 6,000 employees in the coming months, or about 8% of its workforce.

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Job Openings in U.S. Increase to Highest Level Since 2001
www.bloomberg.com

Job openings rose in June to the highest level in more than 13 years, firming up the U.S. labor market picture for the second half of the year.

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REC survey shows sharp increase in hiring and salaries
www.thisismoney.co.uk

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation said it found the highest level of people placed in permanent jobs since February.

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U.S. productivity recovers after steep first quarter fall
www.denverpost.com

U.S. worker productivity, which saw a 31-year-record annualized drop of 4.5% in the first quarter, bounced back for a 2.5% gain in the second quarter, an improvement that points to low inflation. The first-quarter performance was chalked up to severe weather and reduced business stockpiling.

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Simply Hired Report Finds Job Openings Grew 1.74% in July 2014
www.businesswire.com

Simply Hired today released its August 2014 U.S. Employment Outlook report, which finds that nationwide job openings grew 1.74% month-over-month in July.

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