Veterans find it's a tough terrain in getting from the battlefield to their chosen field.
Leaders of 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East will push for City Council passage of a bill hiking the minimum wage by 59 percent at certain subsidized developments. Business interests oppose the measure.
Gigwalk is the latest entry in the slowly growing field of online labor exchanges. Services like this only may work well for certain kinds of jobs and tasks, but if the fit is right, it offers an opportunity for predictable and high-quality work.Read More
A CareerBuilder survey found that 20 percent of employers plan to actively recruit U.S. veterans over the next 12 months while a separate survey by Monster.com found that 69 percent of firms found that veterans perform their job functions 'much better' than non-veterans.
The Chicago-based website offering deep discounts on local businesses has been more aggressive in doing performance reviews, starting earlier this year. It raised quotas and began holding employees more accountable to those targets and forcing out those who couldn't hit them.Read More
The tool focuses on three federal tax incentive programs: the Work Opportunity Credit, which can provide a maximum $2,400 tax credit; the Disabled Access Credit, which helps small businesses defray the cost of providing special equipment; and the Architectural Barrier Removal Tax Deduction, which provides a deduction of up to $15,000 for the removal of architectural and transportation barriers to persons with disabilities and senior citizens.Read More
The acquisition was announced on Oct. 17. Terms were not disclosed. Read More