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Quint Studer, Guest columnist Published 2:16 p.m. CT Jan. 6, 2018 Quint Studer(Photo: Special to the News Journal) The term “workforce development” has been popular in leadership circles of late. Why has it become such a hot issue now? Like most things that seem to appear from nowhere, the challenge of finding and retaining talent has been getting more and more prevalent in recent years. That critical need now is on the top of most communities’ list. Sure, there were certain job…

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Tamil Nadu bus strike day 3: Transport Minister appeals to employees to return to work- The New Indian Express

The buses stand still at Koyambedu Mofussil Bus terminus following the flash strike by the Transport Employees. (Express Photo | P Jawahar) CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Transport Minister MR Vijayabhaskar on Saturday appealed to striking bus employees to return to work. “I appeal to employees to come back for duty, honorable court has also asked them to come back,” Vijayabhaskar said addressing media here on the third day of the strike. He added that compared to yesterday more staff has reported to…

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Live Register falls again as employment conditions improve

The number of claimants on the Live Register fell again last month as conditions in the labour market continued to improve. The latest monthly figures show the number of people signing on dropped by 2,900 (-1.2 per cent) in December, bringing the seasonally adjusted total to 241,300, its lowest level recorded since August 2008. While the register is not a measure of unemployment, as people with part-time work can be entitled to benefits, it reflects conditions in the labour market.…

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Nearly 24,000 Texas state employees quit in 2017, report finds | Texas Politics

“You got a booming Texas population and taxpayers expect their government services to actually function and be there when you need it,” Hutchinson said. “But when you don’t have enough people to do the work, it won’t happen.” The state population recently surpassed the 28 million mark, but the rate employees quit state agencies has continued to increase. The unemployment rate has fallen, which also contributes to the state losing employees, Hutchinson said. “It’s always been this case,” he said. “When…

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Audio: Los Angeles Times newsroom employees to vote on unionizing

Journalists at the Los Angeles Times will vote Thursday on whether to form a union for the first time in the paper’s 136-year history. The organizing campaign has been driven by fears that years of job cuts will continue in 2018. There are also growing concerns about the paper’s new leadership and its commitment to journalism, as recent staff meetings with the paper’s new editor-in-chief have reflected. The Times may not have big movies out about its blockbuster exposes, yet…

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If you are jobless or earn a low income you could be missing out on £73 a week

Thousands of North East people who are out of work or on low incomes could be missing out on benefits of at least £73 a week, according to a report. The study by the Resolution Foundation says they are among 300,000 affected nationally who have not claimed £1.6bn they are entitled to. The think tank said the group it describes as the “forgotten unemployed” were mainly older people, especially women aged 55 to 64, and younger men. Most were jobless,…

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These are the best and worst cities to find a job in 2018

If you’re looking for a new job in the new year, 2018 seems to be a good time to be on the job market. The national unemployment rate had fallen to a 17-year low, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. RELATED: Retail left behind as San Diego job market zooms WalletHub has released its best and worst cities to find jobs. The survey compares more than 180 cities taking into account things like job opportunities, employment growth and monthly…

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Workers laid off in 2018 eligible for RM600 monthly aid, minister says | Malaysia

Riot said the move was aimed at empowering social security protection through EIS. — Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 2 — Workers who are laid off this year are eligible to receive interim aid of RM600 a month for three months under the Employment Insurance System (EIS) Act 2017 (Act 800). Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot said the move was aimed at empowering social security protection through EIS. Through EIS, the affected workers will be assisted to obtain new jobs through…

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Modesto disciplines sewer workers for goofing off

Modesto’s investigation of four wastewater employees suspected of goofing off on the job has resulted in the city firing one, suspending another for two weeks without pay and the other two retiring. The employees worked as plant mechanics — a position that pays $54,263 to $76,488 a year, according to information on the city’s website. They cleaned, serviced and repaired the city’s roughly 60 sewer and stormwater lift stations. The employees typically worked in pairs, with each pair assigned a…

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Employee Gives Help and Hope to CCNLA Clients

Allison Kulbeth, a former client of Catholic Charities of North Louisiana, now works for CCNLA as their Intake Coordinator and spreads warmth to all who walk through the door. by Lucy Medvec For Allison Kulbeth, a typical day in the Shreveport office of Catholic Charities of North Louisiana consists of answering or returning over 100 phone calls, coordinating client appointments, organizing files and paperwork, data entry, fulfilling staff requests and helping people who walk into the office requesting assistance. Through…

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Senate’s quick passage of Workers Safety Bill sought after Davao Mall Fire

Burning NCCC Mall, December 23, 2017. Photo grabbed from Valster Huera’s FB post. There was no fire alarm, fire exits were blocked, and sprinklers did not work in the SSI office at the NCCC mall. By MARYA SALAMATBulatlat.com MANILA – In the light of another fire that killed workers, Gabriela Women Rep. Arlene Brosas called on the Senate to swiftly pass the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) bill which has been pending in the Senate for over a year now.…

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With Vikings’ offensive humming, Shurmur in line for second chance at head coaching job

The Browns are 0-15 entering Sunday’s regular-season finale and 1-30 since the start of last year. Fox NFL analyst Charles Davis said Shurmur, now the Vikings’ offensive coordinator, did impressive work to win that many games in Cleveland. “It’s almost black humor,” Davis said. “Pat won nine games in Cleveland. I mean, when you look at where they are now, he must have been doing a heck of a job there.” Davis will serve as the analyst for Minnesota’s game…

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BBB: Memphis company’s identity stolen, used in job scam

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A local delivery service company is warning job seekers after learning it has become the victim of identity theft. Able Express Courier Service recently learned of the scam after it began taking calls from individuals claiming to have received job offers via email from the company. The victims told owner Christopher Duty they received the offers — which involved receiving and reshipping merchandise — after posting their resumes on legitimate job search sites online. The scammers have even…

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White Plains Career Closet dresses job seekers in need of a boost

If you didn’t know any better, you might think you were stepping inside a trendy new downtown boutique. Plush pillows and stools dot the floor, accented wood paneling lines the walls, a simple chandelier hangs from the ceiling above a glass jewelry counter, designer suits and handbags sit along shelves and dangle from hangers. Shopper Kacey Torpey, right, sizes up a dress for job interviews, assisted by Yascara Maldonado, coordinator and resident personal shopper at the Career Closet in White…

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IT/TELECOMS JOB | Globacom Massive Nationwide Recruitment of Retail Experience Centre Officers

Globacom Limited is Africa’s fastest growing telecommunications company with over twenty-five million subscribers and subsidiaries in the Republic of Benin, Ghana and other African countries. In its quest to further strengthen its operations and consolidate its market leadership position, the Company desires to engage highly competent, talented and self-motivated individuals for the vacant position below: Job Title: Retail Experience Centre Officer Locations: Aba, Abakaliki, Abeokuta, Abuja, Ado-Ekiti, Ago-Iwoye, Akure, Awka, Asaba, Bauchi, Benin, Bonny Island, Calabar, Dutse, Enugu, Gboko, Gombe,…

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Hawaii banks to give employees bonuses, raise minimum wage

Hawaii’s two largest banks say they’re going to give cash bonuses to most of their employees and raise the minimum wage. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the Bank of Hawaii and the First Hawaiian Bank on Friday announced their plans to give bonuses to nearly all of their employees except the upper management. Bank of Hawaii officials say 95 percent of their workforce will get a $1,000 bonus next week, and the bank will increase its minimum wage to $15 per…

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