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ILO Calls For Shift To Job-Centered Crisis Response In Europe

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ILO Calls For Shift To Job-Centered Crisis Response In Europe

ILO News– The International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for an urgent shift to a job-centred strategy to tackle the deepening unemployment crisis that has left more than 26 million Europeans without a job. While fiscal and competitiveness goals are important, it is crucial not to tackle them through austerity measures and structural reforms that […]

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Insurers Efforts To Delay Health Law Affects Benefits For Millions

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Insurers Efforts To Delay Health Law Affects Benefits For Millions

By JULIE APPLEBY KHN Staff Writer– Regulators in some states are trying to prevent insurers from getting around the health law by extending potentially cheaper, but more limited policies for another year, but other states are giving the firms leeway. At issue are rules that take effect Jan. 1, which require insurers to cover a set package […]

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Disappointingly Slow Labor Demand Before Sequester Kicks In

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Disappointingly Slow Labor Demand Before Sequester Kicks In

Disappointingly Slow Labor Demand Even Before Sequester Really Kicks In The labor market had some reasonable momentum during the past several months, but with just 88,000 job gains in March, once again we see a disappointing seasonal slowdown unfold as we head into spring. What is even more troubling about the most recent slowdown is […]

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The Conference Board Employment Trends Index Increased in February

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The Conference Board Employment Trends Index Increased in February

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index Increased in February But the Sequester is Looming …read more  

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In U.S., Government Hiring Levels Modest Before Sequester

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In U.S., Government Hiring Levels Modest Before Sequester

Government job creation in the U.S. was modest at +3 in February, before the sequester — essentially unchanged from +4 in January. At the same time, nongovernment job creation improved slightly to +21 last month from +18 in January. …read more  

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Most Say Sequester Spending Cuts Would Have Major Impact On Economy

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Most Say Sequester Spending Cuts Would Have Major Impact On Economy

Pewcenter.org-– While many Americans may be resigned to seeing automatic spending cuts in the budget sequester go into effect, the public is concerned about the potential impact of the reductions. A new national survey by the Pew Research Center and The Washington Post, conducted Feb. 21-24 among 1,000 adults, finds that most say the budget […]

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Spending Cuts For Most Programs Have Little Support, Sequester Looms

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Spending Cuts For Most Programs Have Little Support, Sequester Looms

Pew Center for the People and the Press– As the March 1 deadline for a possible budget sequester approaches, a new national survey finds limited public support for reducing spending for a range of specific programs, including defense, entitlements, education and health care. For 18 of 19 programs tested, majorities want either to increase spending […]

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Startup Act 3.0 Aims To Attract Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Students

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Startup Act 3.0 Aims To Attract Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Students

Aiming to attract immigrant entrepreneurs and science and technology students, a group of lawmakers has reintroduced, Startup Act 3.0, a new high-skilled visa scheme. A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Feb. 13, 2013, introduced the Startup Act 3.0, a bill giving as many as 75,000 immigration visas each year to immigrant startup entrepreneurs and 50,000 […]

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Unprecedented Immigration Reform Joint Statement From Business And Labor

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Unprecedented Immigration Reform Joint Statement From Business And Labor

On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, one of the nation’s largest business organizations, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and largest labor union, the AFL-CIO, have issued an unprecedented joint statement of principles on immigration. The statement called for progress on immigration reform that both supports business and protects American workers. The shared principles call for a […]

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Pressure Rising To Avoid Federal Health Care Program Spending Cuts

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Pressure Rising To Avoid Federal Health Care Program Spending Cuts

By MARY AGNES CAREY, KHN— Pressure is mounting for Washington to find a way to avoid the automatic spending reductions set to begin March 1, with President Barack Obama urging Congress to stop the “meat-cleaver approach” that he says will undermine U.S. military strength and “eviscerate job creating investments in education and energy and medical research.” But […]

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