Employment

TOKYO | Shrinking Japan OKs divisive bill to get more foreign labor

TOKYO — Japan is set to approve legislation that would officially open the door to foreign workers to do unskilled jobs and possibly eventually become citizens. Lawmakers were due to vote late Friday on a government proposal to allow hundreds of thousands of foreign laborers to live and work in a country that has long … Continue reading TOKYO | Shrinking Japan OKs divisive bill to get more foreign labor

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | European tech leaders warn against EU digital services tax

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A group of technology company chiefs is warning that a digital services tax proposed by the European Commission would hinder innovation and economic growth. In a letter to EU finance ministers, the leaders of 16 tech companies including Spotify, Booking.com and Zalando say the effect of the proposed tax “would be … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | European tech leaders warn against EU digital services tax

Illinois News: Chicago Mayor Emanuel Announces $2.07 Million Boost in Funding to Support Employment of Returning Citizens and Neighborhood Beautification Efforts

Additional Funds Will Fund and Support 2,595 Employment and Job Readiness Opportunities CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that his 2019 budget proposal will include an additional $2.07 million investment to support the employment of returning citizens and beautification efforts in communities with elevated levels of gun violence.  Over 200 more returning … Continue reading Illinois News: Chicago Mayor Emanuel Announces $2.07 Million Boost in Funding to Support Employment of Returning Citizens and Neighborhood Beautification Efforts

U.S. Wages Grow 2.9 Percent Over Past Year, Information Industry Experienced Highest Wage Growth of 5.6 Percent

ROSELAND, N.J./ April 25, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Wages for U.S. workers grew 2.9 percent over the last year, increasing the average wage level by $0.57 to $27.36 an hour, according to the ADP Research Institute® Workforce Vitality Report (WVR) released today. The growth, down from 3.1 percent annual growth as of December 2017, was driven … Continue reading U.S. Wages Grow 2.9 Percent Over Past Year, Information Industry Experienced Highest Wage Growth of 5.6 Percent

Alabama Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Has Record Number of People Working in December 2017

Unemployment Rate Remains at Record Low 3.5% MONTGOMERY, AL (STL.News) Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced on Friday, January 19, 2018 that 2,093,063 people were counted as employed in December, the most ever recorded.  This number is up from November’s count of 2,087,509, and up from December 2016’s count of 2,047,753.  Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted December … Continue reading Alabama Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Has Record Number of People Working in December 2017

EEOC Religious Discrimination Suit costing Security Services Company $90K to Settle

SAN DIEGO, CA (STL.News) Universal Protection Services, LP, dba Allied Universal Security Services, a nationwide private security services company, will pay $90,000 and furnish other relief to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, the security company refused … Continue reading EEOC Religious Discrimination Suit costing Security Services Company $90K to Settle

Slower job growth in December does not alter the overall positive picture

NEW YORK/ Jan. 5, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — Employment increased by 148,000 jobs in December after increasing by 252,000 jobs in November. December’s job growth came well below expectations. Still, the overall labor market picture is brighter than this month’s figure suggests with average job growth exceeding 200,000 for the past three months and 170,000 for … Continue reading Slower job growth in December does not alter the overall positive picture

8,000 Financial Jobs Added in November

ATLANTA/December 29, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) –The financial industry added 8,000 jobs in November according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Economic Situation Report released on Friday, December 8, 2017. “November’s employment gains in the financial industry is comparable to October’s gain of 7,000 jobs,“ said Jay Rollins, owner of FinancialJobsWeb.com, a leading career site specializing in … Continue reading 8,000 Financial Jobs Added in November