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States and Feds Differ on Sharing Job Listings

June 4, 2007
The Wagner-Peyser Act, passed in 1933, established a nationwide system of public employment offices. And for years, states have sought to create a more efficient labor market by sharing job-opening information among themselves through America’s Job Bank, the public job Web site slated to close June 30.
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Breaking the Job Bank

June 4, 2007
Less than a month before America’s Job Bank disappears, employers, states and other organizations are scrambling to prepare for life without the free government job site. The Department of Labor announced in early 2006 that the venerable site would close June 30. And during the past year at least two private-sector groups have announced products designed to replace AJB’s services.
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Would You Have Hired Cho Seung-Hui

May 14, 2007
Don’t say no too quickly. The same questions required to weed out mentally disturbed gun purchasers cannot be asked of a person applying for a job operating a rivet gun or driving schoolchildren on a bus without violating the Americans With Disabilities Act.
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Facebook Faux Pas

March 22, 2007
Whose bright idea was it to use Facebook or MySpace to get information about job candidates? Certainly not any employer/defendant who has sat with me at counsel table in a case involving hiring discrimination.
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