Employment

Foreign workers again limited for summer industries

Some employers who depend on seasonal labor are in a bind again this year as they look toward the start of their busy seasons. Landscapers, resort owners and horse trainers, for a second year in a row, are facing sharp limits on the importation of foreign workers under the H-2B visa program. At the same time, the economy is strong enough that local workers can, and in many cases do, opt against taking jobs that promise hard work for several months and a…

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Alcoa refinery workers walk off job after negotiations break down

Workers at Alcoa’s Pinjarra, Wagerup, and Kwinana refineries have walked off the job following a breakdown in negotiations over pay and conditions. Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) members employed by the mining giant met in Pinjarra yesterday before starting a four-day work stoppage. Workers met in Pinjarra on Thursday morning. Photo: Supplied. AWU secretary Mike Zoetbrood said minesite workers had been taking industrial action for “some time”, and continued to take action. “The protected industrial action comes after more than 14 months…

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City employment keeps growing, with one exception

… 73,100 The state Labor Department revised its job numbers for 2016 … are the two big takeaways: Job growth was better than … a downward revision, total manufacturing employment dropped by 3,000, or … jobs represent 1.6% of employment in the city. article continues … Source link

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North Wales firms among those ‘named and shamed’ for underpaying workers

The UK Government has “named and shamed” 182 UK employers – including a North Wales care firm and holiday park – for underpaying more than 9,000 minimum wage workers by £1.11 million. In Wales 10 employers were named for underpaying 159 workers a total of £76,659. They were fined a total of £87,396 by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Read More The list included care company Seashells Limited, based in Colwyn Bay, which underpaid 68 workers a…

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Carson City, Nevada’s metro areas show continued job growth since height of recession | Carson City Nevada News

Newly released figures from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation show Carson City and Nevada’s two other metro areas continuing to see job growth improvements since the height of the recession. Carson City job growth has increased by 1,400 jobs since January 2017, or 4.8 percent. Carson City’s unemployment is 5.8 percent; down 0.7 point from a year ago, according to DETR figures. Meanwhile, Reno jobs are up 4.5 percent, adding 10,100 jobs, while the Las Vegas metro…

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82 Fijian absorbed in NZ seasonal workers scheme

Update: 5:59PM EIGHTY-two Fijian workers will leave this week at one time to work in New Zealand under the Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme. According to a Government statement issued this afternoon by the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, the workers received their pre-departure certificates today to work for Apata and Eastpack New Zealand under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme. This is the largest single number of seasonal workers to leave at one time, the Government said. Ministry…

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San Diego unemployment at 3.6%

The jobless rate in San Diego County was up slightly in January as work added during the holiday season went away, showed state labor statistics released Wednesday. The upside: San Diego’s unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, up from a revised 3.3 percent in December, said the state Employment Development Department. The region was better off than most areas. The California unemployment rate, not adjusted for inflation, was 4.6 percent. The nation’s jobless rate stands at 4.5 percent. The downside: Temporary…

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Latvian unemployment rises to 7.1% in February :: The Baltic Course

The registered unemployment level in Latvia reached 7.1 % in February, which is by 0.1 %age points more than in January, said State Employment Agency (NVA) head Evita Simsone in an interview with the Latvian commercial LNT television. Still, Simsone said that there is still a trend for the unemployment level to drop because of the growing economy. “Information at the disposal of NVA and the Economics Ministry suggests that employment in the country is growing and…

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West Virginia teachers’ victory gives hope to sagging labor movement

Late in this winter of organized labor’s discontent, the green shoots of what some are calling the “West Virginia Spring” have broken through. A dramatic and possibly illegal statewide job walk-off by 35,000 public school employees in West Virginia that began Feb. 22 ended Tuesday in a victory for the educators — a raise five times higher than what the state’s governor had first proposed and a promise to attempt to curb their rising health insurance premiums. Parents and other…

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Son praises Sainsbury’s for keeping mother employed despite Alzheimer’s

The son of a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s has praised Sainsbury’s for keeping his mother in a job as a grocery picker despite her illness. Doron Salomon, 29, thanked the supermarket for the accommodations they made for his mother – whose identity the family wish to keep private – at work despite her condition. This included changing her hours, organising regular welfare meetings with her husband, and even creating a role for her in the store that did not exist.…

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Unemployment Rate in India: Nearly 31 million Indians are jobless

The number of job-seeking people in India has always been on a high. As per information available on the official website of the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), there are currently nearly 31 million unemployed Indians looking for jobs. CMIE is a board that tracks business and economic data of the country. It was noted that in the week ended on February 25, the unemployment rate increased to 6.1 per cent as compared to 5 per cent in January.…

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City roundup: Monterey addresses employee policies

What: Monterey City Council meeting Where: Council Chambers, 580 Pacific St., Monterey When: Tuesday at 4 p.m. What: Pacific Grove City Council meeting Where: Council Chambers, 300 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove When: Wednesday at 6 p.m. Monterey >> While Pacific Grove will address its future housing goals and how the city might brand itself in the coming years, the city of Monterey will put a spotlight on amending its harassment and discrimination policies. The Monterey City Council will consider the…

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Machinists union files another petition to represent Boeing workers in North Charleston | Business

More than a year after Boeing Co.’s workers in North Charleston rejected union representation, the International Association of Machinists (IAM) is seeking to organize a smaller group of employees at the 787 Dreamliner campus. The IAM has filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board seeking to represent about 180 of Boeing’s flight line employees, including technicians and inspectors.  The limited petition follows a vote in February 2017 in which roughly 3,000 Boeing workers in North Charleston overwhelmingly rejected…

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76% of audited Caltex franchises found to be underpaying workers

Caltex has defended its attempts to stamp out wage underpayment in its franchise network after the Fair Work Ombudsman found that more than three-quarters of outlets it inspected were exploiting workers. Only six of 25 retail fuel outlet sites operated by 23 Caltex franchisees in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide inspected by the FWO were found to be complying with workplace laws. This represented a non-compliance rate of 76 per cent. Play Video Don’t Play ASX winners and losers –…

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North Carolina salesman quits his job at DICK’S Sporting Goods in protest of new gun sales policy

SWANSBORO, N.C. — A North Carolina salesman at a DICK’S Sporting Goods store said he quitting his job over the store’s new “liberal policies” on gun sales. WGHP reports, Griffin Mccullar posted his resignation letter to Facebook on Thursday saying: ” … I do not have one bad thing to say about this store. However I cannot be the face of these new gun policies in affect. I find them morally and constitutionally wrong. I refuse to be a part…

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Employment Act to be amended to cover workers earning more than S$4,500

SINGAPORE: About 430,000 more professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) will be covered under the Employment Act when it is amended to remove the S$4,500 salary cap, said Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say in Parliament on Monday (Mar 5). “The exceptions are public servants, domestic workers and seafarers who are covered separately, such as by other Acts due to their nature of work,” Mr Lim added in his ministry’s Committee of Supply debate. The removal of the salary cap and other amendments to Singapore’s main labour law will…

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