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Where the Jobs are in Australia

Australian data continue to paint a positive picture of employment, with the number of jobs rising 119,800 in the June-August quarter, the biggest increase in almost a decade, the government said. Here are the areas doing the best.

Best of the Sidebar: How To Demoralize Employees: A DIY Guide For Terrible Companies

If you talk to employers about what it's like trying to attract and retain IT talent the answer is usually the same - IT'S NEAR FRICKIN' IMPOSSIBLE!! Even if you treat employees right, offer a bucket of cash, unlimited vacation, and a hammock in every cubicle, then only maybe will you attract the talent you want. Show More Summary

How to Create Your Next Great Career Opportunity

Earlier this year, I was approached by a successful thirty-something director level who was nearing his fourth year of employment in a multi-billion dollar Atlanta company. As is true of many high achievers who don’t want to settle for...Show More Summary

Labor and employment roundup

8 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Latest NLRB jaw-dropper: ban on retaliation against “concerted” labor action extends to employee acting alone in self-interest [Fresh & Easy case; Hackman/Barley, Vorys, Ian Gabriel Nanos/Management Memo] Connecticut Law Tribune assails...Show More Summary

J. CHRISTIAN ADAMS: ‘CATALIST’: Obama’s Database For Fundamentally Transforming America. “Th…

J. CHRISTIAN ADAMS: ‘CATALIST’: Obama’s Database For Fundamentally Transforming America. “This tool, the Catalist database, was employed in the 2012 election. That election defied conventional wisdom: Mitt Romney sought and won independent voters overwhelmingly, but still lost. Show More Summary

Thursday: Housing Starts, Unemployment Claims, Preliminary Employment Benchmark Revision, Scotland and More

On Scotland, from the NY Times: Scottish Independence Vote Balances Politics and EconomicsOn Thursday, Scotland will vote on a referendum that could establish a Scottish state separate from Britain for the first time since 1707. If it...Show More Summary

Annual Study Shows Women’s Employment In Prime-Time TV Has Plateaued; Overwhelming Percentage Of Female Characters Still White, Young, & One-Dimensional - Can I get a KNOPE?

12 hours agoOdd : Geekosystem

It helps your statistical chances for a "successful" career if you're a white actress who hasn't hit 30 yet and doesn't mind playing a non-speaking character with an easily "identifiable marital status," and no--that's not me being cynical. Those are the boob tube facts.

Chiropractors who sell 'cures' for diabetes

12 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: I think David Lazarus shows some intestinal fortitude in writing this column, given that his employer (The Times) is deriving advertising revenue from one of the very advertisements Lazarus cites. ("A cure for diabetes? Don't look to chiropractors, state says," Column, Sept. 15)

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes anti-discrimination measure for unemployed

13 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a measure Wednesday that would have barred employers from discriminating against unemployed job seekers.

How Jared Polis Plans to Force a Vote on ENDA

Colorado Rep. Jared Polis just introduced a petition that could finally bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to a vote in the House. read more

GBP/USD - Pound Improves On Strong U.K. Job Data

By Dean Popplewell: By Kenny Fisher The pound pushed above the 1.63 line on Wednesday, marking a two-week high for GBP/USD. The currency received a helping hand from strong UK employment numbers, as Claimant Count Change dropped sharply and the unemployment rate continued to improve. Show More Summary

A Fundamentalist Mormon Was Allowed to Keep Silent About Child Labor Violations Due to (Wait For It…) Hobby Lobby

You might remember that a number of atheists, religious progressives, and women's health advocates had some concerns about allowing an employer's beliefs about women's healthcare to determine what kind of coverage they offered, and what that might portend for religious freedom and the law in general. Show More Summary

The 6 Craziest Things People Have Done to Land a Job

As the job market continues to disappoint with fewer and fewer available jobs, we have to work harder at impressing potential employers. There are thousands of tutorials out there about how to impress interviewers and job gatekeepers. And just like you, everybody else is reading those same...

Jenna Lyons Spills the Secret to Getting J.Crew's Perfectly Cuffed Shirts

15 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : FabSugar

We've long coveted the effortlessly cool styling Jenna Lyons employs in every J.Crew lookbook, so when the creative genius sat down with Man Repeller's Leandra Medine, we were all ears. And, between the speed-round questions and lipstick...Show More Summary

De Blasio, council urged to ban credit checks in hiring

While the de Blasio administration and the City Council work through the details of a bill that would prohibit employers from reviewing the credit histories of potential hires, liberal advocates are... To view the full story, click the title link.

Rep. Jared Polis Files Discharge Petition for ENDA with Narrowed Religious Exemption

17 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Out Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) announced today that he has filed a discharge petition in the House of Representatives for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Polis is the chief sponsor of ENDA and is also the co-chair of the LGBT...

Thomas Jefferson School of Law about to go under?

Thomas Jefferson is a big, although shrinking, ABA law school in San Diego, featuring horrible employment statistics (less than three in ten graduates have legal jobs nine months after graduation), terrible bar passage rates (over the past three years less than half of the school’s graduates who have taken the California bar have passed), and […]

Obamanomics' Fatal Flaw: Minimum Wage-Hiking States Are Seeing Slower Job Growth

Who could have seen this coming? While facts are awkward things - especially in the face of populist policies - the data shows that retail trade employment growth since the start of the year is notably slower for 'minimum-wage-hiking' states than 'non-minimum-wage-hiking' states. Show More Summary

Mike Francesa goes from taking day off to being an hour late

Mike Francesa will get you the sports any way that he can... just don’t ask him to deliver the day after he blasted his employers during his WFAN show.

Democrats See Opportunity in Gay-Rights Stalemate

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would ban workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers, is dead for the foreseeable future. But Democrats see political opportunity in the cause.

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