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Labor Department to give $150 million in job-training grants
www.modbee.com

The U.S. Labor Department will set aside $150 million for state training programs aimed at reducing unemployment. States that are approved for the grants will receive from $500,000 to $6 million, said Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez.

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What Marriage Can Teach Us About Commitment in the Workplace
blog.goodhire.com

When a new employee joins your team, he or she is committing to your company. As the hiring manager, you must reciprocate that commitment. If this relationship is handled carelessly, your new hires may become a part of the 46% of new hires that fail within 18 months of joining the company.So what’s the solution? […]

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How to Save Time by Streamlining Your Hiring Process
paysimple.com

Hiring great people is one of the best things you can do for your business. Here are 4 tips for streamlining your hiring process.

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You’re Looking in the Wrong Social Network for Job Candidates
www.inc.com

A new study finds that businesses aren’t recruiting on the social networks that most people use to look for jobs.

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Why Factory Jobs Are Shrinking Everywhere
www.businessweek.com

More people worldwide are finding good jobs outside the manufacturing sector, with the service sector spurring growth in the developing world

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Low-Wage Jobs Dominate Employment Recovery
247wallst.com

The median household income of Americans has not increased in a decade, when adjusted for what has been modest inflation. The poverty level has not fluctuated either, stuck around 16 percent. Those figures could get worse soon.

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When to Re-Apply For a Job
www.hiredaily.com

Many of us have been unemployed long-term. Trolling the internet job boards for work just seems hopeless.  One of the most perplexing things about it is the confusion it causes when we see some job opportunities re-posted just weeks, and often months after receiving a rejection letter from that very same employer. We wrack our […]

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Jobless Claims Rise, But Economists Eye Seasonal Issues
www.foxbusiness.com

Weekly jobless claims rose more than expected last week, but economists said the increase was likely due to issues with seasonal adjustments. 

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Why Amazon Is Offering As Much As $5,000 To Workers Who Quit
www.ibtimes.com

Amazon bought Zappos in 2009, and four years after the acquisition the company has adopted one of its unconventional human resource strategies.

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Sometimes the only thing worse than having an HR department is not having one
online.wsj.com

Companies pursuing flat management structures and more accountability for employees are deciding to do without a traditional human-resources department, finding other ways to manage hiring, firing and benefits.

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Here’s why nixing HR is a bad idea.
www.marketplace.org

There’s a reason that early 21st Century companies of any size end up having – a human resource department.

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Telecommuting can qualify as workplace attendance, court rules
www.theemployerhandbook.com

These blogging fingers have had much to say about telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Now, if you’ll excuse me, these blogging fingers are going to dunk broccoli into spinach dip.

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More employers plan to hire new college grads
www.usatoday.com

Starting salaries staying about the same as last year for recent graduates.

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How to Create a High-Performance Culture
www.smartrecruiters.com

One of the best things about being an entrepreneur is the opportunity to craft your company culture. It’s also one of the hardest, because – let’s face it – you cannot dictate a culture. Ultimately, your company culture is going to be what people make it. But, as a leader, you ought to steer in […]

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