Employment

Clothes encounters: I bought a new outfit for my first day at a real job

Steven Spielberg had to leave a lot out when he turned Peter Benchley’s novel “Jaws” into a movie. One deletion was Police Chief Martin Brody’s teenage memory of ripping up an Izod polo shirt in disgust and using it to clean his greasy lawn mower. Brody was an Amity townie who felt he couldn’t hang with the cool kids unless he had that pricey lizard on his chest. The lizard didn’t make any difference. Clothes can be like that: as…

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3 sleeping workers burn to death in Dubai warehouse fire

(MENAFN – Khaleej Times) Three sleeping workers burned to death after a fire broke out in a warehouse in Al Quoz early on Sunday. The fire was reported in the warehouse in industrial area number 3 at 4:50am, the civil defence said. The warehouse belonged to a private company. Mohammed Hamed, spokesperson of the Dubai Civil Defence, said when firefighters reached the site, they found the fire had spread to two other neighbouring warehouses. The flames spread because of flammable…

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Africa: Access to Mobile Phones Won’t Magically Fix Youth Unemployment in Africa

analysis By Ariane De Lannoy, Durham University and Gina Porter, University of Cape Town Many in the international development community view technology -not least, mobile phones – as a possible panacea for Africa’s youth unemployment crisis. Their use is sharply on the rise. Mobile phones reduce the need for physical travel, allow rapid access to information about job openings and enable people to contact potential employers. They can be used to help run more efficient businesses. Research my colleagues and…

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Badgers football: Jim Leonhard will listen to job opportunities but “not in a hurry” to leave Wisconsin | College Football

While University of Wisconsin defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard has yet to complete his second season as a coach, he’s been around football long enough to know how the coaching carousel works. Coaches are fired often, just as many are promoted and the chances of remaining at one program for an entire career are next to none. After leading the Badgers’ defense to top-five national rankings in a number of major statistical categories, Leonhard’s sure to be a wanted commodity this…

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Dual citizenship: Turnbull Government threatens to refer Labor and crossbench MPs to the High Court

Updated December 17, 2017 22:36:16 Photo: Christopher Pyne says Bill Shorten should do the right thing. (ABC News: Nick Haggarty) Reinvigorated by its win in the Bennelong by-election, the Turnbull Government has refreshed its threat to refer Labor and crossbench MPs to the High Court over their citizenship. Key points: John Alexander’s win gives the Coalition back its 76-vote majority in the lower house The Federal Government argues some MPs should refer themselves to the High Court over their citizenship…

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Employees Buy Prince Albert Daily Herald, Will Run It As Independent Newspaper

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — A group of employees at a Saskatchewan daily newspaper has reached a deal to purchase the outlet and run it as an independent publication, just over a week after a sister daily in the province closed. Star News Publishing says it has sold the Prince Albert Daily Herald to a group of employees led by publisher Donna Pfeil. “It’s an employee buyout. We’re all invested in keeping the paper going. We all love our jobs and…

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Only equitable growth to end unemployment, poverty | Business

Only equitable growth to end unemployment, poverty LAHORE: The rising rate of unemployment, which is an important indicator of a country’s overall economic health, failed to ruffle the feathers of incumbent regime during their entire tenure. The boom in construction and high domestic consumption may have nullified the negative impact of job losses in the exporting sector, but still the glaring as well as widening inequality exposes their development agenda. Economists are concerned over the indifference shown by the rulers…

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Pot shop employees arrested in ‘looping’ raids face drug charges

DENVER — More details were released Friday in a Denver Police operation that targeted several marijuana dispensaries and netted more than a dozen arrests. Police say employees at eight Sweet Leaf dispensaries in the Denver area were selling more than the legal limit of marijuana to undercover officers during multiple visits to the shops. The year-long investigation culminated Thursday morning when police raided the retail stores. Police executed search and arrest warrants at seven locations in Denver and at a Sweet…

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‘No regrets’ – Meet the man who gave up his banking job to make a film

Paul Mulligan, Anthony Mulligan, Mick Flannery, Alan Mulligan pictured at the Galway Film Fleadh (picture courtesy of Alan Mulligan) ‘No regrets’ – Meet the man who gave up his banking job to make a film Independent.ie Mayo man Alan Mulligan spent 12 years building a career in banking before walking away from it all to pursue a career in film – and the gamble has paid off. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/no-regrets-meet-the-man-who-gave-up-his-banking-job-to-make-a-film-36410048.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article36412563.ece/3b0ab/AUTOCROP/h342/Premiere.Paul.Anthony.MIck.Alan%202.jpg Email Mayo man Alan Mulligan spent 12 years building a career…

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Six Escambia, Santa Rosa cases among Florida’s disposable workers

From staff reports, pnj.com Published 11:00 a.m. CT Dec. 16, 2017 At least six undocumented laborers have been arrested since 2009 after they were injured while working landscaping, construction and housekeeping jobs in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. They are among at least 163 unauthorized immigrants in Florida who, over the last decade, have been charged with a felony for using false identification — but only after they were hurt at work and filed injury claims.   Some Florida businesses profit from the labor of unauthorized…

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Missing in action for ANC’s top job

JOHANNESBURG – As the much-anticipated African National Congress (ANC) elective conference gets underway in Johannesburg, a last-minute bid for the party’s top job has been launched by self-proclaimed puppet. Seven people are currently vying for the ANC’s top job, but an eighth presidential candidate is putting up his hand. It is not clear at this stage if there is anyone pulling the strings behind the scenes of Chester Missing’s surprise candidacy.  eNCA’s Joanne Joseph spoke to Missing about his chances…

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When a relative asks you ‘is that a real job?’ : Evewoman

The holidays can be a fun time, but they can also be stressful especially when family members are in the picture. From questions about when you’re going to settle down and get married to why you never visit, it can get uncomfortable real fast. But even worse is when you are completely misunderstood regarding what you do day-to-day. I once heard my aunt ask one of my cousins, ‘Is that a real job?’ And while he has never forgiven her,…

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Xceligent abruptly closes, leaving 300 workers jobless – News – Examiner

From staff and wire reports A commercial real estate records company based in Blue Springs has abruptly shut down, leaving about 300 people out of work less than two weeks before Christmas. WDAF-TV reports that workers at Xceligent’s headquarters received an email Thursday afternoon telling them to pack their belongings and be out of the building within 30 minutes. They say they received no severance or payment for accrued time off. Some former workers gathered at a restaurant Friday questioned…

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Air North workers at Vancouver airport join union – North

Air North check-in agents and baggage handlers at the Vancouver airport are now members of the United Steelworkers (USW) union. The Canadian Industrial Relations Board decided this week to allow the 138 workers to form a bargaining unit, and be represented by the union. The employees had voted on the move earlier this fall.  USW spokesperson Scott Lunny says the employees work for Air North in Vancouver, but are also contracted out to work for other airlines, such as American Airlines and…

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Garden State gas owner gets hit for violating labor laws

LAWRENCE >> Gas attendants used to the smell of fuel will get a whiff of rightly earned greenbacks. The owner of six Garden State gas stations agreed to pay back wages to two dozen employees to resolve employment violations. Manit Guleria, the owner of the half-dozen gas stations, will shell out more than $1.4 million in back pay and damages to 24 gas attendants after admitting he didn’t follow the Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage…

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Bid to uphold reputation of Fijian workers

THE Ministry for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations wants to make sure that the reputation of Fijian workers remain strong, especially for seasonal workers overseas. This remark was made by the Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate yesterday. Mr Usamate said the ministry was taking into consideration complaints in the past about Fijian seasonal workers working in Australia and New Zealand. “We are looking to have employers looking for us in Australia and New Zealand,” said Mr…

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