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Metro is creating living wage for Pennsylvania jobs

Posted on June 1, 2015

One metro area is creating a living wage for Pennsylvania jobs, along with other areas, according to a new survey from Careerbuilder. Led by Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas and Detroit, Michigan, 28 U.S. metros saw at least 50 percent of its new jobs since 2010 created in occupations that pay a living wage for households with […]

Some good news for those with Virginia nuclear energy jobs

Posted on May 8, 2015

Some benefits may be available for those who held Virginia nuclear energy jobs. Benefits may be available to them under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. “More than $86 million in compensation and medical benefits has been paid to 780 Virginia residents eligible for EEOICPA benefits […]

Solar jobs in Maryland see growth

Posted on May 4, 2015

The Solar Foundation (TSF), an independent nonprofit research and education organization, has released a survey showing that solar jobs in Maryland are growing. The Census found that Maryland’s solar industry employed 3,012 Marylanders in 2014 and added 670 solar jobs over the previous year. Maryland’s 28.6% solar industry employment growth allowed it to jump to […]

Grants to help youth find Maryland jobs

Posted on April 24, 2015

Job challenge grants are going towards second-chance youths to help find Maryland jobs, among other locations. U.S. Department of Labor will award $12 million in grants to offer vigorous job training and real-life work experience on the path toward a good job. The grants are possible thanks to the U.S. Department of Defense which created […]

Unemployment rate in Pennsylvania increases

Posted on April 7, 2015

The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania has increased by one-tenth of a percentage point in January to 5.1 percent, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for January 2015. Total nonfarm jobs were down 3,500 in January to 5,822,000. The January decline followed six consecutive monthly gains. Within industries, the largest […]

Employment trends for Maryland jobs grow

Posted on March 31, 2015

A recent survey from the Conference Board shows that employment trends for Maryland jobs is possibly growing. The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in February. The index now stands at 127.76, up from 127.62 (a downward revision) in January. The eight labor-market indicators aggregated into the Employment Trends Index include: Percentage of Respondents […]

Mayor to create Pennsylvania youth jobs

Posted on March 25, 2015

The mayor of Harrisburg has announced an initiative to create Pennsylvania youth jobs. Mayor Eric Papenfuse will issue a “Call to Action” for area businesses and non-profits to provide summer jobs and internships for Harrisburg students at a press conference at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the atrium of the MLK Government Center, 10 N. Second […]

Temporary jobs in Pennsylvania grow

Posted on March 9, 2015

Temporary jobs in Pennsylvania are growing over the next few years, according to a report from Careerbuilder.com. Temporary jobs grew 15 percent from 2009 to 2010 and 57 percent from 2009 to 2014. “Temporary employment will continue on an upward trajectory as companies look for ways to quickly adapt to market dynamics,” said Eric Gilpin, […]

Labor Dept focuses on Pennsylvania oil and gas jobs

Posted on February 21, 2015

Workers from the natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale are included in an initiative by the US Labor Department to get back pay from Pennsylvania oil and gas jobs. An ongoing multiyear enforcement initiative conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division offices in Wilkes-Barre and Pittsburgh from 2012 to 2014 […]

IT jobs in Jacksonville get a pay raise

Posted on February 18, 2015

The number of people who saw pay raises for IT jobs in Jacksonville may be going up, according to a new survey from Dice.com. Technology pay in the United States saw another year of hikes with technology professionals earning $89,450 on average annually, up two percent from 2013, according to Dice’s annual salary survey. More […]

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