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Obama to renew push for paid leave for working parents
www.stltoday.com

Renewing a push for paid leave for workers, President Barack Obama on Thursday will call on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to allow tens of parents new benefits.

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Facebook (Sort Of) Launches Facebook at Work
recode.net

Facebook’s office tool has arrived. Watch out LinkedIn.

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US job openings at 14-year high
www.chron.com

U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in nearly 14 years in November, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Employers have been slow to fill their openings for most of the recovery, but that started to change last year as companies ramped up their overall hiring.

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Trade, employment data boost U.S. economy’s fundamentals
www.reuters.com

The U.S. trade deficit fell to an 11-month low in November as declining crude oil prices curbed the import bill, prompting economists to sharply raise their growth estimates.

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Glassdoor Closes $70 Million Funding Round
techcrunch.com

Glassdoor, the site that lets employees rate their companies’ work environment and anonymously disclose their salary information, today announced that it has raised a $70 million funding round led by Google Capital, the search engine’s late-stage growth equity fund, and Tiger Global. Other participants include current investors Battery Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures. This new […]

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TinyPulse Raises $3.5 Million to Help Companies Keep Tabs On Employee Happiness
techcrunch.com

TinyPulse launched to change the way employee reviews were done. Based on the promise of weekly, one-question surveys, the company has grown fast.

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Economic recovery hasn’t brought robust wage growth
www.startribune.com

The decreasing unemployment rate is a positive sign for the economy, but wage growth is still weak, writes the editorial board of the Star Tribune of Minneapolis/St. Paul. “Hourly wages were up 9 cents in November to $24.66, but that’s not nearly enough to make up for three decades of stagnation and barely enough to […]

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All Four Major Regions Add Fewer Jobs in November Than Previous Six-Month Average
www.marketwatch.com

ADP reports.

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Where The Jobs Will (And Won’t) Be In 2015
www.forbes.com

If you hope to land a job in the next three months, where in the US will you find the most vibrant employment market? According to the just-released Employment Outlook Survey from Milwaukee-based staffing giant ManpowerGroup.

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The Top 50 Best Places To Work In The U.S.
www.fastcompany.com

The top spot might not come as a surprise, but fast food companies edging out tech giants?

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Talent Marketplace Hired.com Secures $15 Million at $200 Million Valuation
www.wsj.com

Talent marketplace Hired.com Inc. has secured fresh funding in a pre-emptive blitz by investors clamoring to get a slice of the two-year-old startup now valued at $200 million.

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Recruiters, advocates see optimism in jobs market, but wages still a concern
www.philly.com

The nation’s businesses added a whopping 321,000 jobs in November, demonstrating strength in the job market. But Kenny Dubin, who runs a recruiting company in Bala Cynwyd, didn’t need Friday’s report from the U.S. Labor Department to evaluate the economy.

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New Zealand butchers commute thousands of miles
www.bbc.com

About 30 New Zealand butchers each year commute nearly 14,000 miles to Iceland for two months of work during lamb-processing season. Meat companies that operate in Iceland say they rely on New Zealanders because they struggle to hire and train local workers.

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The Surprising Reason Employers Want You to Save for Retirement
time.com

Companies have stepped up their game with better options and features. Still, savings lag.

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