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Sears, State Farm, Navistar and Others Show How to Bring Veterans on Board

January 12, 2012
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Keeping positions open while employees are on military duty presents a challenge for the managers and peers left behind—a difficulty large corporations often find easier to absorb than smaller employers. But employers that have made a commitment to hiring and retaining military veterans say the payoffs usually outweigh the difficulties.
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Pepsi Settles EEOC Charges of Racial Bias in Screenings for $3M

January 12, 2012
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Under Pepsi's former policy, job applicants who had been arrested pending prosecution were not hired for a permanent job even if they had never been convicted of any offense.
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Home Depot Hiring 70,000 Seasonal Workers

January 12, 2012
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The home improvement retailer said that half of last year's seasonal hires stayed on in permanent jobs. Those positions included cashiers, sales associates, lot associates and garden associates.
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Archer Daniels Midland Announces Plan to Cut 1,000 Jobs

January 11, 2012
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The cutbacks represent 3 percent of the company's total workforce, according to a release issued Jan. 11.
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Survey Reveals Slight Climb in Full-Time Hiring

December 28, 2011
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An annual CareerBuilder forecast also shows 59 percent anticipate no change in their staff levels and 11 percent are unsure whether there will be change.
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Survey: Crowd Sourcing a Second Job for Many

December 22, 2011
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Crowd sourcing can involve breaking up a large task such as validating data or translation into many small tasks and farming them out to numerous workers online instead of hiring a single worker or small number of workers to do the single large task.
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Help Wanted: Vets, Foreign Workers Sought by U.S. Organizations

December 20, 2011
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A new SHRM survey, ‘Global Competition and Hiring Strategies,' marks the third and final survey in a series by SHRM that explores the ongoing impact of the recession.
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Majority of Workers to Be Independent By 2020

December 20, 2011
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Independent workers include those on fixed-term contracts, independent consultants, those working through temporary agencies, workers on an on-call arrangement and those who own a business with less than five employees.
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California Supreme Court Nears Ruling on Meal Breaks

December 16, 2011
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While meal-period laws vary nationwide, California is among the states wrestling with how far employers should go in policing meal and rest breaks.
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Morgan Stanley to Pare Workforce by 1,600

December 15, 2011
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Reps are safe, but 'business won't entirely escape the belt-tightening.'
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