The Hartford Public Library will host an information session May 18th outlining the demand for police officers, nurses, machinists and other jobs considered ‘middle skill’ jobs, as part of an ongoing project between WNPR, The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and the library, among others.
As part of the session, attendees can learn how to [...]
The Subway chain, headquartered in Milford, will use its reach in corporate training to educate independent franchisees around the country about the importance of complying with minimum wage and overtime laws.
The U.S. Department of Labor lauded the chain’s efforts to increase compliance with labor laws in a press release Wednesday.
“Too often, franchisors ignore [...]
Nesco Resources, a job placement firm with an office in Stratford, is recruiting in Waterbury Thursday at the Waterbury CT Works for manufacturing and administrative jobs.
The openings for customer service, call center jobs, accounting clerks, toolmakers, CNC machinists, CNC operators, forklift operators, assemblers and more, have a wide range in pay, from minimum wage [...]
A new report from the AFL-CIO shows that Connecticut had the fourth lowest worker fatality rate in the U.S. in 2011, with just 2.2 deaths per every 100,000 workers.
The national workplace death rate was 3.5 per 100,000.
Connecticut had 37 workers die in 2011, down from 49 in 2010. Over the last five years, [...]
Never make yourself indispensable at a job you don’t want
It’s not personal
There’s more to life than work
Decide you want it more than you’re afraid of it
and a personal favorite of mine these last few years:
The only way out is through.
I belatedly came across Daniel Schwartz’s blog post reminding us that while marriage laws are rapidly changing in the U.S. to provide legal protections to same-gender couples, in more than half of states, firing someone or refusing to hire them because you perceive him or her to be gay is perfectly legal. (From [...]
What does immigration reform have to do with unemployment? It’s not as simple as you might think. Having more computer programmers, gardeners and scientists from outside the U.S. doesn’t mean there’s an out-of-work American in each of those categories. (There is wage pressure, naturally, where there is the most competition).
Immigration is a not a [...]
UBS, the Swiss banking giant, had 21,376 U.S. employees last fall when it announced it would cut 10,000 people worldwide. By the end of April, the U.S. workforce had fallen to 20,504.
As the layoffs ripple through UBS’s investment banking segment, Bloomberg is reporting that the bank is exiting about three-quarters of one of its [...]
I met a woman at a job fair last year who’d lost her longtime clerical job at the same time her husband was downsized from Sikorsky. They were terrified about how they’d manage to get and pay for insurance.
While that couple didn’t want to share their story with readers, it got me thinking about [...]
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