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  • Am I getting my fair share of paid time off?

    DEAR JOYCE: I have been employed by my company for five years. When recently meeting with friends, I was upset to learn that two of them, who have held their jobs for only a couple of years, are getting more vacation time than I am! Unfair! -- T.O.J. The...
  • Jobless rate falls to 6.3% as economy adds 288,000 jobs in April

    Jobless rate falls to 6.3% as economy adds 288,000 jobs in April
    U.S. job growth increased at its fastest pace in more than two years in April, suggesting a sharp rebound in economic activity early in the second quarter. Nonfarm payrolls surged 288,000 last month, the Labor Department said on Friday. That was the...
  • Was Toyota driven out of California? Not so fast

    Was Toyota driven out of California? Not so fast
    Toyota's plan to close its Torrance headquarters and ship 3,000 jobs to a Dallas suburb has triggered a new round of hand-wringing among those who see business-friendly Texas gaining at the expense of regulation-choked California. In Austin, Texas Gov....
  • Another look at the April jobs report: Why is the workforce shrinking?

    Scott Martelle's Opinion L.A. post about Friday's employment report argues that there's something ugly bubbling beneath the sharp decline in the unemployment rate. I agree with him on the big picture but disagree on how the pieces fit together. For...
  • Economy is looking up, but politics are stuck in neutral

    WASHINGTON -- On the surface, the news that the nation's unemployment rate dropped last month from 6.7 to 6.3 percent would seem to be cause to conclude that the American economy is finally recovering from the Great Recession of 2008. Instead, the...
  • Baltimore helps end employment discrimination [Letter]

    Baltimore helps end employment discrimination [Letter]
    As job training practitioners and advocates for effective policies and practices for people returning from prison, we are pleased with the Baltimore City Council's decision to "Ban the Box." ("Council passes 'Ban the Box' legislation," April 28). The...
  • Job-seeking millennials need to tell their stories

    Job-seeking millennials need to tell their stories
    As a big-time player in the workplace writing game, I learned long ago to give the people what they want. That was the motivation behind my award-winning 17-part series, "The Art and Craft of Napping at Work," and my recurring feature, "Work Doughnuts:...
  • Horseshoe Baltimore to hold hiring event, offer free dealer courses

    Horseshoe Baltimore to hold hiring event, offer free dealer courses
    Horseshoe Baltimore Casino will host a hiring event at M&T Bank Stadium on Monday and Tuesday for local residents interested in becoming table games dealers. Those selected as potential employees will be offered a free course in card dealing through a...
  • Service sector grows at fastest pace since summer

    Service sector grows at fastest pace since summer
    The service sector expanded last month at its fastest pace since the summer, adding to recent upbeat news about economic growth after a harsh winter slowed the recovery. The Institute for Supply Management said Monday that its purchasing managers...
  • Yellen upbeat about growth in coming quarter

    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen painted a mostly upbeat picture of the economy emerging from a weather-induced winter slowdown but gave no hints of when the central bank might start raising rock-bottom interest rates. In Capitol Hill...
  • Obama vows to cut red tape to speed up construction projects

    Obama vows to cut red tape to speed up construction projects
    President Obama on Wednesday vowed to speed up major construction projects by cutting federal red tape, part of his push to show he can make an impact without relying on Congress. With the Tappan Zee Bridge and its partially built replacement looming...