Employment

Former cruise ship workers confess the shocking truth about what really goes on at sea

Earlier this month, people were shocked when a cruise ship being filmed for a Channel 4 reality show allegedly ‘descended into a drug-fuelled orgy’ during a ‘mad’ week-long sojourn around the Mediterranean.  Guests reported that the Vision of the Seas transformed into a ‘floating Geordie Shore’ where people were ‘snorting cocaine’ and ‘all over each other’ on deck beds. And while there have been reports of raucous guest behaviour like this on cruise ships over the years, there’s a whole…

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In Robust Texas Economy, Some Employers Up the Incentives for Job Seekers

Texas minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. One well-known Texas-based business is getting some attention for its starting wages which are well north of that number. Buc-ee’s is offering an attractive incentives package including higher wages and benefits. Unemployment in Texas hovers just above 4 percent. Some careers, like construction are offering great pay because they’re having a hard time finding enough workers. At the convenience store chain Buc-ee’s, a sign which hangs prominently in all its locations tells a…

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk hires 14-year-olds, needs older workers

Industry May 2017 May 2018 Government 22,800 24,500 Private education, health 17,900 18,300 Trade, transportation, utilities 17,200 17,100 Leisure and hospitality 14,700 14,900 Professional and business 10,400 10,500 Manufacturing 6,800 7,000 Mining, logging, construction 4,700 5,000 Other services 4,600 5,000 Financial activities 3,600 3,500 Information 800 800 Total Nonfarm 103,500 106,600 Total Farm 8,900 9,400 Total 112,400 116,000 Employed vs unemployed Labor force 143,800 145,800 Employed* 136,100 139,500 Unemployed 7,700 6,200 *Includes people commuting outside Santa Cruz County. Source: California…

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Universal credit flaws inflict childcare costs on new workers | Society

Design flaws in the way universal credit supports families with the cost of childcare are pushing low-income parents hundreds of pounds into debt “just for getting a new job”, according to Save the Children. The charity said the requirement by childcare providers for costs to be paid in advance – as much as £1,000 a month for a full-time place for a one-year-old on average in England – leaves families out of pocket for weeks and risks tipping them “over…

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Job Fair Offers Opportunities, Hope « CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Long lines form outside the former UIC Forum, now renamed the Dorin Forum. People aren’t there for a concert or basketball game. They’re looking for something far more valuable. Zarka Garrott was at the Chicago Urban League job fair Wednesday. Some 6,700 people preregistered for the event. Garrott goes from table-to-table, where the 51-year-old veteran uses his smile and resume to try to land a job. “Consturction, fork lift, possibly truck driver,” he said. He meets Gail from…

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Unemployed graduates commend Gov. Dickson – Prompt News

The Bayelsa State Unemployed Graduates Forum has commended Governor Seriake Dickson for directing the employment of 1,000 Bayelsans into the state civil service.   The governor made the pronocument recently at a live media chat in Yenagoa and on Tuesday the process for the commencement of the employment began in Yenagoa.    At the media chat, the governor was quoted to have said the move became imperative following the success recorded so far in the ongoing public service reforms.   …

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Revealed: The UK’s top CEOs voted by employees | News

Check out this year’s winners Glassdoor today, 20 June 2018, announced the winners of its annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honouring the Top CEOs in 2018 across parts of Europe and in North America. Unlike any other workplace award, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards are based on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback by completing a company review about their CEO’s leadership, along with insight into their job, work environment and employer over the past year. This year,…

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Are Spirit AeroSystems employees working ‘excessive’ overtime?

Spirit AeroSystems’ two biggest unions say overtime at the supplier to Airbus and Boeing has become a problem. The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, or SPEEA, calls it “excessive,” while the International Association of Machinists — Spirit’s largest union — says it’s a safety issue. Their concern about overtime comes as Spirit is producing Boeing 737 jetliner fuselages at a record rate of 47 a month — a rate that will only move higher this year and next.…

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IT sector will become the largest employer of freelancers

June 20, 2018, New Delhi: TimesJobs, recently, conducted a survey to study the emergence of the gig economy in India. The survey analysed responses from 2,100 HR professionals across diverse industry verticals. These findings reveal a tectonic shift in the way businesses operate. According to the survey finding, 23% of respondents think that freelance jobs will capture 40% of the Indian job market in future. Organisations fuelling this gig economy are witnessing benefits not only in terms of cost savings…

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Unemployment in Slovakia declines in May yet at a slower rate

The decline was slowest in five years in May, with analyst suggesting that cyclical recovery is coming to an end. The unemployment rate in Slovakia in May stood at 5.37 percent, down 0.05 percentage points (p.p.) month-on-month and 1.98 p.p. year-on-year, according to the latest data released by the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Centre (ÚPSVaR) . The number of jobseekers immediately able to take a job was 148,090 in May, a decrease of 1,521 individuals m-o-m and of…

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‘Strong work ethics:’ Job fair looks to fill 600 part-time positions at new Bucks’ arena

Please enable Javascript to watch this video MILWAUKEE — More than 1,000 applicants are expected to interview at The Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center (WESC) job fair on Wednesday, June 20. Milwaukee’s upcoming arena will be interviewing candidates for 600 part-time positions from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Wisconsin Center — located 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. The WESC will begin hiring in early July for positions in guest experience, retail, box office and security, all with hourly wages…

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Employment levels higher than pre-crash peak

The number of people employed in the economy has eclipsed its pre-crash peak, marking a major milestone for the State. Figures from the Central Statistics Office show total employment in the first quarter of 2018 stood at 2.237 million. This was marginally above the boom-time high recorded in the final quarter of 2007. This means that statistically all the jobs lost during the downturn have now been recovered. However, the CSO cautioned that the Republic now had a bigger population…

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My Lazy Summer as a Public Employee

One summer during college in the early 1990s, I landed a cushy job reading residential water meters for the local utility. The pay was excellent—thank you, taxpayers—and I enjoyed working outdoors in the warm weather. But what made the job so memorable was the minimal work requirements. Each morning after we’d punched in and donned our uniforms, a half-dozen of us summer hires—mostly college kids like me who had gotten the job via our parents’ connections—would pile into a utility…

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Local unemployment rate drops in May

June 20, 2018 at 12:00a.m. Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Mahoning Valley’s nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped from 5.9 percent in May 2017 to 5 percent in May 2018, according to Ohio Department of Job and Family Services data released Tuesday. Employment, however, did not increase. According to the data, 228,200 people in the Mahoning Valley were employed in May 2017, compared with 227,500 last month. The number of people in the labor force dropped by 3,000, from 242,000 to 239,000.…

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The Latest: Unionized MGM workers in Las Vegas OK contract

Updated 8:53 pm, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: ‘thumbnails-c’, container: ‘taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-3’, placement: ‘Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 3’, target_type: ‘mix’ }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); FILE – In this Jan. 14, 2016, photo, cars drive into the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Thousands of unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International are set to approve their newly negotiated five-year contract. The agreement up for a vote Tuesday, June 19, 2018, includes…

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