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  • For many, college isn't worth the debt [Commentary]

    For many, college isn't worth the debt [Commentary]
    President Barack Obama's recent grant award to three Prince George's county schools for the development of student apprenticeship programs in high-demand Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) industries, is a sign of a paradigm shift in...
  • Weekly jobless claims surprisingly jump to two-month high of 344,000

    Weekly jobless claims surprisingly jump to two-month high of 344,000
    First-time unemployment claims surprisingly jumped last week to a two-month high of 344,000, a downbeat sign ahead of Friday's jobs report. The number of people filing for initial jobless benefits was up from the previous week's revised figure of 330,...
  • Strong April jobs report also contains warning signs on labor market

    The unexpectedly strong job creation in April was a welcome sign to economists that slow hiring over the winter appeared to be related to severe weather and not a harbinger of another downturn in the uneven recovery. But the economy probably can't...
  • Economy adds 288,000 jobs; unemployment rate lowest since 2008

    Hiring surprisingly surged last month as the economy added 288,000 net new jobs -- the best performance in more than two years -- and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.3%, its lowest level since September 2008, the Labor Department said Friday. Job-...
  • Morning Call Career Fair at Coca-Cola Park

    If you're looking for a job or just a new opportunity, there's a chance you could score a home run at Coca-Cola Park today. The Morning Call Career Fair will be held 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the home of the IronPigs, 1050 IronPigs Way, Allentown....
  • U.S. adds 288,000 jobs in April

    U.S. adds 288,000 jobs in April
    WASHINGTON — The labor market heated up last month, producing a bumper crop of 288,000 new jobs — the most in more than two years — and easing fears that a winter slowdown in hiring foreshadowed another downturn in the uneven recovery....
  • State's tax incentive overhaul advances amid Chamber criticism

    State's tax incentive overhaul advances amid Chamber criticism
    SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan advanced a proposed overhaul of one of the state's special tax incentive programs Wednesday with an eye toward helping areas of high unemployment and poverty. But Doug Whitley, president of the...
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  • New head of NAACP, a relative unknown, has deep civil rights background

    New head of NAACP, a relative unknown, has deep civil rights background
    He'd been leader of a New Jersey social justice organization since 2008, making inroads on housing and employment issues, when Cornell Brooks, a soft-spoken lawyer and minister, got an opportunity he didn't see coming. The NAACP, a national...
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  • Illinois unemployment rate falls to 7.9% in April, lowest since 2008

    Illinois unemployment rate falls to 7.9% in April, lowest since 2008
    The Illinois unemployment rate fell to 7.9 percent last month, marking its lowest point since 2008 and the largest monthly decline since data was first collected in 1976. The data was released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the...