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The Conference Board Employment Trends Index Down Slightly in March

Employment Trends Index Still Signaling Moderate Job Growth The Conference Board Employment Trends Index declined in March. The index now stands at 111.20, down from 111.43 (an upward revision) in February. The March figure is 3.7% higher than a year ago. “Despite the decline in March, the Employment Trends index is still signaling moderate job growth […]

Imports Helped Kill The Twinkie, Hostess Brands Workers Get Assistance

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Imports Helped Kill The Twinkie, Hostess Brands Workers Get Assistance

By WideWorldOfWork.com— Imports of cheap baked goods helped kill the Twinkie and the Ding Dong. A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has found that increased imports of baked products contributed importantly to Hostess Brands’ sales declines, worker layoffs and ultimately its bankruptcy liquidation. The DOL says that the approximately 18,000 workers laid off in 48 […]

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Hiring On Hold At Many Small Businesses, Cutting More Than Hiring

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Hiring On Hold At Many Small Businesses, Cutting More Than Hiring

Small business isn’t hiring: That’s one reason the U.S. employment situation isn’t improving. Nobody wants to hire new employees if they don’t have to. Small business owners lack the confidence the current state of the economy to take on new employees. Many businesses are also operating with fewer employees, having been forced to do so in […]

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Leading Human Resources Trade Magazine Workforce Management Sold

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Leading Human Resources Trade Magazine Workforce Management Sold

Human resources trade publication and website Workforce Management has been by sold Crain Communications to Chicago-based MediaTec Publishing Inc. for an undisclosed sum. An integrated media company covering the human capital, management and workforce development industries, MediaTec publishes Certification, Chief Learning Officer, Talent Management and Diversity Executive magazines. MediaTec also operates the online industry resource HumanCapitalMedia.com. Workforce Management and […]

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Coping With Unemployment’s Emotional Toll

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Coping With Unemployment’s Emotional Toll

Few things in life can hit you as hard emotionally than being unemployed. Even if you’ve been laid off before or you knew the layoff was coming, the act of being rendered jobless stings. Fortunately there are many positive ways to cope with emotional toll that come with unemployment. Here’s one how-to take from four […]

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