Employment

Hoyer Says Jump in Unemployment Claims Is a Further Call to Action in Virus Fight
Economy
Hoyer Says Jump in Unemployment Claims Is a Further Call to Action in Virus Fight
2020-03-19 20:49:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits surged to its highest level in more than two years last week, causing House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to vow the government will do "everything necessary" to help... Read More

O'Halleran, A Warrior for Job Creation, Seeks Solar Energy Training for Veterans
Employment
O'Halleran, A Warrior for Job Creation, Seeks Solar Energy Training for Veterans
2020-03-19 15:02:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Ariz., is no stranger to fighting to create jobs and a stronger economy for all Americans. His latest effort in this area is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation to foster workforce training for transitioning military personnel in... Read More

Rice Leads Bipartisan Effort to Address Shortage of Support Professionals
Employment
Rice Leads Bipartisan Effort to Address Shortage of Support Professionals
2020-03-19 14:56:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., is one of the leaders in a bipartisan effort to address an oft-overlooked area of jobs development -- the dramatic shortage of support professionals to work with the disabled. Rice, along with Reps. Peter... Read More

Allred Talks Education and Job Training in District Workforce Roundtable
Employment
Allred Talks Education and Job Training in District Workforce Roundtable
2020-02-22 00:12:34
by Dan McCue

Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas, met with North Texas business, education and labor leaders this week to discuss ways to expand job training opportunities for students, retain talent in the area and ensure higher education is both accessible and affordable for... Read More

Industry Analysis Finds Trump’s War Restricts Solar Energy Job Growth
Employment
Industry Analysis Finds Trump’s War Restricts Solar Energy Job Growth
2020-02-19 19:21:02
by Dan McCue

President Donald Trump's tariff war with China significantly restricted the growth of the nation's solar energy workforce last year, an industry analysis shows. According to a report released Wednesday by The Solar Energy Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to... Read More

Decline in New Jobs Hints at Weakness in Otherwise Healthy Market
Employment
Decline in New Jobs Hints at Weakness in Otherwise Healthy Market
2020-02-11 21:55:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Businesses across the U.S. cut back in the number of new job openings they advertised in December, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. The pullback, following a similar decline in November is seen by some economists as a sign... Read More

Luria Joins Effort to Protect Older Workers from Discrimination
Employment
Luria Joins Effort to Protect Older Workers from Discrimination
2020-02-06 22:15:53
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Americans are working more and longer than ever, yet age discrimination worries often give older workers a lack of confidence in being able to keep their jobs or find new ones.  That’s why the House threw its bipartisan... Read More

Survey Finds Large Employers Expanding Paid Leave Benefits
Employment
Survey Finds Large Employers Expanding Paid Leave Benefits
2020-02-04 21:34:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A majority of U.S.- based large employers are expanding paid leave benefits by increasing the number of days available for leave, broadening eligibility, and considering new types of paid leave, a new Business Group on Health survey found.... Read More

DOJ's Inspector General Says More Subpoena Power Needed to Protect Whistleblowers
Employment
DOJ's Inspector General Says More Subpoena Power Needed to Protect Whistleblowers
2020-01-28 21:44:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Justice's chief internal investigator told a House panel on Tuesday that he and his colleagues across federal departments need more subpoena power to help protect whistleblowers alleging fraud and other malfeasance. DOJ Inspector General... Read More

Hiring Slows in December As Employers Add Just 145,000 Jobs
Employment
Hiring Slows in December As Employers Add Just 145,000 Jobs
2020-01-10 18:06:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Employers slowed their hiring in December, adding just 145,000 jobs, the Labor Department said Friday. Though the unemployment rate held at 3.5%, matching a 50-year low for the second straight month, Friday's report suggests continued weakness in the... Read More

Democratic Debate in LA Back On After Tentative Union Deal
2020 Elections
Democratic Debate in LA Back On After Tentative Union Deal

LOS ANGELES — A Democratic presidential debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles is back on track after a labor dispute there was ended Tuesday morning. The televised debate, set for Thursday, had been in peril since last week,... Read More

Brindisi Secures Key Victory for Upstate New York in Defense Bill
Employment
Brindisi Secures Key Victory for Upstate New York in Defense Bill
2019-12-13 15:04:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act means many things to many people, but to the residents of one region in Upstate New York, the massive spending bill means one thing: good-paying jobs for the foreseeable... Read More

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