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  • Hire Ground Chat: Preparing Your Resume

    Hire Ground Chat: Preparing Your Resume
    • Resume` examples from Department Of Labor Newsteam: Good morning! Our live chat with Karen Quesnel, a professional resume writer with the Connecticut Department Of Labor, will begin shortly before 9 a.m. Have questions about preparing your...
  • Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions

    Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions
    Despite numerous hours of talks over the past two months, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered layoff notices to start going out Tuesday because no deal has been reached between his administration and the state employee unions. Malloy had been warning workers...
  • US job openings stay high, but actual hiring falters in May

    Job openings stayed close to a 15-year high in May. It's a sign that companies are expecting continued economic growth, but the level of advertised jobs hasn't driven the same kind of increase in actual hiring. The Labor Department said Tuesday that...
  • State budget cuts could mean local courthouse delays

    State budget cuts could mean local courthouse delays
    Going to court, changing a deed, getting a marriage license and handling other legal issues will likely take longer in Palm Beach County due to budget cuts made far away in Tallahassee. State lawmakers taking more locally paid legal fees to pick up...
  • Point Park University in Pittsburgh lays off 32 employees

    Point Park University in Pittsburgh laying off 32 full- and part-time employees as part of restructuring spurred by declining enrollment. University officials said the cuts amount to 3 percent of the school's workforce, but did not specify how the...
  • Illinois babies fare slightly better than national average

     Illinois babies fare slightly better than national average
    Illinois ranks 20th in the nation for the well-being of its youth, with 43 percent of the state's children under age 3 living at or near poverty, according to a new report on the state of the nation's babies. "The clearest way to envision what the...
  • Aetna: Louisville Workforce May Grow; No Word On Hartford

    Aetna: Louisville Workforce May Grow; No Word On Hartford
    In the first public discussion of the merger announced Friday, Aetna executives made no predictions on how Hartford employment would change but said they expect the size of Humana's Louisville workforce will not to shrink at all, and might grow....
  • American Apparel to close underperforming stores, lay off workers

    American Apparel to close underperforming stores, lay off workers
    Struggling Los Angeles clothier American Apparel Inc. is laying off workers and closing some stores as part of an ongoing effort to turn around its tumultuous business. The Los Angeles clothing maker would not disclose the number of stores or jobs that...
  • Job market's new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay

    Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be. Pay is sluggish. Many part-timers can't find full-time work. And a diminished share of Americans either have a job or...
  • Will unemployment doom your resume?

    DEAR JOYCE: Recently unemployed, I had planned to apply for jobs through website ads. My wife says this is a waste of time when you're out of work. Your take? -- G.M. Don't assume that your online search efforts are dead in the water merely because you...
  • Aetna Plans To Buy Humana For $37 Billion

    Aetna Plans To Buy Humana For $37 Billion
    HARTFORD — Aetna Inc. will buy Humana Inc. for $37 billion in a merger of two of the top health insurers in the nation, under a deal announced Friday. Mark Bertolini, Aetna's CEO, will lead the combined company, whose headquarters will remain in...