Unemployment down in Solano, Napa, with most jobs found in Fairfield

The unemployment rate in the Solano and Napa counties was down in November, as is often the case in non-farm areas, as retail stores ramp up for the holidays, a state unemployment department spokesman said. The Vallejo area unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in November, down from a revised 4.3 percent in October, and below the year-ago estimate of 5.1 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4 percent for California and 3.9 percent for the nation during…

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Weekly unemployment claims up over 100

Vermont Business Magazine Weekly unemployment claims increased last week as holiday hiring fluctuated. Volatility is typical this time of year. Claims remain lower than at the same time last year, as they have been for most weeks in 2017. Holiday hiring will see a reverse after Christmas, when claims typically spike again. For the week of December 16, 2017, there were 688 claims, 102 more than than they were last week but 93 fewer than they were a year ago. Altogether 4,371…

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Former Greenwood Hall employees will not be paid after company’s assets purchased

Related Coverage MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – The 50 workers that were left unemployed by the Greenwood Hall Center on Friday, December 15, received confirmation via email on Wednesday that they would not be getting their final paychecks due to a lack of leftover cash. Gary Pudles, CEO of the call center outsourcing company Answernet, sent four documents to the former employees, one of them being an apology. In a phone call with News 13 on Thursday, Pudles explained that…

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‘This is not a pay cut’: Hundreds of Surrey social workers could lose £1,500 each year after council blunder

People who are employed to protect vulnerable adults in Surrey were told they could lose out on around £1,500 a year in pay, one week before Christmas. Adult social care workers were given an incremental pay rise for the first time in 10 years in October and it was backdated to July 2016, after Surrey County Council carried out a review of their pay. However, on Monday (December 18) the council told around 230 social workers the pay rise was…

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Emolument data on the best paid graduate jobs in finance

A demonstrator dressed as a banker throws away imitation bank notes during a protest outside the Barclays’ AGM in central London April 24, 2014. Barclays Plc said its first-quarter profit fell after a “significant” drop in revenue from its investment bank’s fixed- income operations, extending an industry slump across that business. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett Graduates working in quantitative analysis can expect to earn £85,000 a year straight out of university. They outstrip other entry level finance workers by as much as…

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‘An employer? No, we have a master’: the Sikhs secretly exploited in Italy | Daniela Sala | Global development

Singh was full of resolve the day he walked into an Italian police station to report the abuse he was facing in the fields of southern Italy. “I am a Sikh,” says the farm worker from Punjab in northern India. “And when a Sikh takes a decision, he will go forward, no matter what.” Singh knew the risk he was taking. A few days after his visit to the police station, he says, the threats and intimidation began in earnest.…

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Labor protests continue at Mayo | Local News

The standoff between Mayo Clinic and union employees prevented from returning to work after a one-day strike continues. On Thursday, members of SEIU Healthcare ratcheted up their protests surrounding Mayo Clinic’s decision to block employees from returning to their jobs at Mayo Clinic Health System’s Albert Lea campus for a week. About 30 people traveled to Rochester to picket in front of the Gonda Building. The protesters wore Santa hats and delivered a “Christmas present” for Mayo Clinic President and…

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Jobless rate drops to 3.6 percent – News – Milford Daily News

BOSTON – The state’s total unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent in November, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced Thursday. The rate was 3.7 percent in October. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary job estimates indicate Massachusetts added 6,700 jobs in November. Over the month, the private sector added 7,300 jobs as gains occurred in leisure and hospitality; education and health services; construction; professional, scientific and business services; and manufacturing. The October estimate was revised to a…

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Labour shows support for floating bridge workers

LABOUR members have shown their support for floating bridge workers who deal with criticism on the front line.  Members from Cowes and East Cowes have expressed their support for workers and recognised their professionalism during a tough time. The £3.2 million vessel was taken out of service earlier in the year after a series of problems. It returned to service earlier this month, but was pulled again after issues. It then returned to service shortly after. Will Matthews, assistant branch…

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Locked-out D-J Composites employees mark bleak anniversary with rally in St. John’s – Newfoundland & Labrador

After travelling nearly 350 kilometres, some 30 locked-out workers with D-J Composites in Gander stepped off a bus in St. John’s Tuesday to chants of, “One day longer, one day stronger.” Forming up in front of Confederation Building, the workers stepped into the spotlight after a year-long dispute with the American-based owners of their company. Carolyn Wrice (left) and Iggy Oram are union leaders with Unifor local 597, which represents locked-out workers at D-J Composites in Gander. (Eddy Kennedy/CBC) “The stress that this…

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St. Charles wants to require massage employees to report sexual misconduct

Inspired by a national massage franchise embroiled in scandal, St. Charles officials took a precedent-setting step Monday toward closing a loophole that may be contributing to problems with its own local establishments. Aldermen gave preliminary approval Monday to a change in the city’s massage licensing laws. The amendment would require all employees of local massage establishments to report sexual misconduct to the local police. The provision is similar to Illinois’ mandatory reporting laws regarding possible child abuse spotted by teachers,…

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How Many Taxpayer Dollars Is An Amazon Warehouse Job Worth?

BALTIMORE, Md. ― Joshua Geathers spent two exhausting years inside an Amazon warehouse complex in Southeast Baltimore. He worked first as a packer, bundling shipments to go out for delivery, and later supervised for quality control, eventually earning $14.70 an hour. The position paid better than his previous job at Staples, but he was often so drained after working that he used his paid time off just to sleep and recover. “I felt tired all the time,” said the 24-year-old…

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Kraken Issues Options to Employees – International Employment Today

ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND–(Marketwired – December 18, 2017) – Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX VENTURE: PNG) (OTCQB: KRKNF) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has approved the issuance of 1,770,000 stock options to company employees. These options have a three-year term, with vesting in three equal installments consisting of the date of grant and on the one and two-year anniversaries of the initial grant. The exercise price on the options is $0.18. “Employees are the lifeblood of any organization,”…

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