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  • Coffee Shop
    Our Gloomy Economy Is Real
    Have you noticed that most coffee shop talk around the economy is less than enthusiastic? The fact is our economy has not really recovered. A recent government report validates the lack luster recovery following the Great Recession and helps us...
  • Walmart's new dress code policy could equate to treating employees as property
    Walmart's new dress code policy could equate to treating employees as property
    On Sept. 12, Heidi Moore, the current finance and economic editor for the UK Guardian and former marketplace reporter for the Wall Street Journal, spoke in an interview with Yahoo Finance on the new mandatory dress code being imposed upon...
  • STEM
    Focus on STEM
    The focus of this year's White House Science Fair includes the acknowledgment of girls and women who have excelled in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) content matter. The administration prospers to increase interest in those...
  • June 2014 unemployment article pic
    WA State's unemployment rate sees another decrease to lowest number in six years
    The initial findings are in for Washington State’s June unemployment rate and job growth numbers, and they are quite positive as reported today by the Employment Security Department. Although our state’s unemployment rate held steady...
  • Construction company gets cited by OSHA
    Construction company gets cited by OSHA
    Duce Construction Co., based in Champaign, was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today for failing to protect workers from trenching hazards at a job site on East Airport Road in Savoy...
  • Robots giving employers the last word
    Robots giving employers the last word
    Because of fast moving technology the balance of power will soon shift from unions to employers who will replace human workers with robots in repetitive jobs. At a cost of $50,000 a small robot can work day and night just needing a battery charge...
  • Would you like teleworking from your home?
    Would you like teleworking from your home?
    Because of our modern email, mobile phone, and internet capabilities, employees now can perform many occupations on line and almost anywhere, including from home. More and more employers such as the federal government are offering their employees...
  • Black Friday
    Keeping 'Thanks' in Thanksgiving is getting harder
    For a number of years we have been bombarded with OP-EDs about keeping "Christ" in Christmas. Sarah Palin is supposed to have written a book titled "Good Tidings and Great Joy,about the issue, released before the Christmas shopping...
  • Older workers
    WorkSource supports National Employ Older Worker's Week with career events
    This week is National Employ Older Workers Week. We’ve seen a large growth in the number of working folks 55 or older and expect that this trend will continue into the future. It’s important that we realize and support the important...
  • Healthcare Jobs
    Jobs: where we’re finding them now
    With so many Americans out of work, it can seem that jobs are nowhere to be found. Fortunately, there are researchers out there who are in the trenches keeping an eye out on employment opportunities that may not be common knowledge among the...
  • Business as usual goes on at Walmart as labor unions demand higher wages
    Business as usual goes on at Walmart as labor unions demand higher wages
    Walmart gleefully reported on Friday September 6, 2013 about the low turnout for the walkout sponsored by an affiliate of the United Food and Commercial International Union (UFCW) indicating that unions no longer have any teeth.The statement...
  • William Howard Taft
    Republican Ohio president Taft created U.S. Department of Labor in 1913
    Born in September in Cincinnati, in 1857, William Howard Taft, was elected the 27th President of the United States (1909–1913) and became the 5th of seven presidents hailing from Ohio. On March 4, 1913, the most portly American to be elected...
  • Fast-food workers launch a nationwide strike
    Fast-food workers launch a nationwide strike
    Fast-food workers are taking part in a nationwide strike in big cities including Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Charlotte and Chicago. The latest strike comes just one-month after thousands of strikers took to the streets in various cities...
  • Zombies
    Are American workers zombies now ?
    Seventy percent of full-time working Americans are either mentally “checked out” at work or purposefully sabotaging the company’s productivity.Well, aren’t they a bunch of sad sacks.?The latest count in one of those ongoing...
  • Immigrants submerge natives in U.S. job pool
    Immigrants submerge natives in U.S. job pool
    Government data show that from the first quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2013 the number of native-born Americans holding a job fell by 1.3 million, even though the overall size of the working-age native population increased by 16.4...