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Would-Be Replacement for America’s Job Bank Gets Backing

September 16, 2011
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The planned exchange is a new service designed to take the place of America’s Job Bank, the U.S. Labor Department’s free online job site that is set to expire on June 30.
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University of Michigan Study If We’re in a Recession, It’s a Mild One

September 16, 2011
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If this is a recession, it is the mildest one the U.S. economy has experienced in 55 years, and 2008 will more likely be a year of subpar growth, according to a new economic forecast.
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North Carolina Proposes Workers’ Comp Rate Cut

September 16, 2011
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The state’s Rate Bureau proposed a 4.4 percent average decrease this month after three years of higher rates. Improved workplace safety and lower claims costs are the two main reasons for the proposed rate cut, the bureau says.
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N.Y. Human Rights Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Ad Agencies’ Hiring of Minorities

September 16, 2011
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Patricia Gatling, head of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, testifies she’s optimistic that agencies will ramp up the numbers of minority executives in their ranks.
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Turmoil Doesn’t Crimp Women’s Programs at Wall Street Firms

September 16, 2011
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Despite market conditions, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs are introducing new programs to recruit women who have left the workforce for extended periods.
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The Goods on the 'Good Employer'

September 15, 2011
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In an essay based on their new book, Workforce Management senior editor Ed Frauenheim and his co-authors, Laurie Bassi and Dan McMurrer, say workplaces must be at once caring, exacting, and stirring in the emerging "Worthiness Era."
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Accenture Settles Whistle-Blower Lawsuit for $63.7 Million

September 14, 2011
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The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Little Rock, Arkansas, alleged that Accenture submitted, or caused to be submitted, false claims for payment under numerous contracts with federal agencies for information technology services.
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Dear Workforce How Do We Get Flex Schedules in HR

September 7, 2011
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My company doesn’t have an official flexible schedule policy, which means some departments are able to work flex hours whereas other departments do not (including my department: human resources). How could I approach my vice president of HR and request that the benefits of flexible scheduling be considered?
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Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse and Central New York Optimas Award Winner for Partnership

September 7, 2011
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Through its Essential New York Initiative, the group works with employers, universities and government officials to bring jobs back to the region.
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