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  • RECRUITER Q&A: With hard work, seasonal job could turn permanent

    By Erinn Hutkin The fact that Thanksgiving is almost here shouldn't deter those seeking holiday jobs. The turnover rate in industries that often hire for the holidays -- retail, food service and hospitality -- is higher-than-average, said John...
  • Frustrating Job Search? This Lawmaker Can Relate

    Frustrating Job Search? This Lawmaker Can Relate
    WATERBURY¬†— State Rep. Larry Butler didn't intend to bare his soul when he got up to speak at the Platform to Employment graduation in October. But his voice filled with emotion as he told the job seekers he knows how hard it is to tell your...
  • Filling factory jobs through temporary-staffing agencies the new normal

    Filling factory jobs through temporary-staffing agencies the new normal
    Sara Rangel was making more than $11 an hour working in a stockroom when the recession hit and she was laid off. Afterward, she began applying for temporary jobs through staffing agencies with the goal of landing a permanent position. Five years later,...
  • Senators grill New York Fed chief over reports of lax bank oversight

    Senators grill New York Fed chief over reports of lax bank oversight
    Democratic senators on Friday hammered a key regulator over reports of lax oversight of large Wall Street banks that they said posed a risk to the financial system and broader economy. William Dudley, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New...
  • Unemployment falls to 6 percent

    The unemployment rate in Maryland fell to 6 percent in October, even as job creation remained sluggish. Maryland employers added an estimated 1,400 jobs in October, up about 1 percent since September, according to estimates released Friday by the...
  • California adds 41,500 jobs in October; unemployment rate holds at 7.3%

    California adds 41,500 jobs in October; unemployment rate holds at 7.3%
    California employers returned to hiring in October, adding 41,500 nonfarm payroll jobs after making unexpected cuts the previous month, according to official state numbers. California added more jobs than any other state, including Texas, which added...
  • Cost-of-living raises boost pay of top Pennsylvania officials

    Cost-of-living raises boost pay of top Pennsylvania officials
    It pays to be on the payroll of Pennsylvania state government. An automatic 1.6 percent cost-of-living increase will boost salaries of lawmakers, judges, the governor and his cabinet. That means the base salary in one of the nation's largest state...
  • U.S. unemployment rate falls to 6-year low of 5.8% on solid job growth

    Solid job growth in October, the ninth straight month with more than 200,000 new jobs created, and a drop in the unemployment rate to a new six-year low of 5.8% showed that the labor market is strengthening. But workers still aren't seeing much...
  • Inflation slowing here but still higher than U.S. overall

    Inflation slowing here but still higher than U.S. overall
    We got a break in food, gas and housing costs, but South Florida's inflation is still running ahead of the national average, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. South Florida's consumer price index for all urban consumers increased 2....
  • Connecticut Job Market Still Growing, Up 3,600 In October

    Connecticut Job Market Still Growing, Up 3,600 In October
    Connecticut employers added 3,600 jobs in October, and initial estimates are that the state's jobs base is up 23,000 from a year ago, a very strong year by Connecticut standards. The state has only broken the 20,000 mark twice in the past 15 years, in...
  • Consumer prices flat in October as low gas costs hold down inflation

    Consumer prices flat in October as low gas costs hold down inflation
    The prices Americans paid for household staples were unchanged last month as falling gasoline and energy costs kept inflation low, the Labor Department said Thursday. The Consumer Price Index was flat in October after rising just 0.1% the previous...