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Where Does the Minimum Wage Max Out?

Alan Krueger says we should set a nationwide wage floor no higher than $12/hr, since that’s as far as our research knowledge extends. We know that a statutory minimum at that level will have little or no employment impact, but anything above that is beyond empirical familiarity—we just don’t know. Show More Summary

5 Ways To Use Your Blog to Build a Kickass E-portfolio

An e-portfolio can increase your reach significantly with your employers. It is a great way to complement a great resume... The post 5 Ways To Use Your Blog to Build a Kickass E-portfolio appeared first on Lifehack.

Emanuel supports principal training amid CPS scandal fallout

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office reiterated his support for "professional development for school leaders" a day after his former schools chief was indicted on charges she steered contracts for training to a recent employer in exchange for bribes and kickbacks. Emanuel has emphasized the importance of...

The Grantland Exodus to Bill Simmons has reportedly begun

Ever since ESPN gave Bill Simmons the boot, The Sports Guy has been firing salvos against his former employer, criticizing them for their DeflateGate reporting and bowing down to Roger Goodell.  It’s been notable amongst a rising tide of criticism coming from those individuals that were formerly some of ESPN’s biggest personalities. Show More Summary

Pinterest engineer launches non-profit to boost employment for Black software engineers

Diversity in the tech industry has become a huge topic of conversation in recent years, and rightly so. Too many large companies like Apple, Facebook, Amazon and others still employ an overwhelmingly white and male workforce, especially on the technical side. Show More Summary

Quotes: Low Cut Scores "Killing" Employment/Competitiveness

That mentality of saying let’s set proficient at a level where not too many people fail is going to kill us... The global standard of what proficient is keeps moving up. - NCEE's Marc S. Tucker in the NYT via Education Dive (Are cut scores undermining Common Core's intent?)

One-Third Of This Company's Workers Have Criminal Backgrounds

5 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

When an offender is released from prison, many factors play into their risk of returning, perhaps none greater than their ability to find a job. And yet, research shows that the majority of employers largely remain reluctant to hire ex-convicts. Show More Summary

What to watch out for during employer health plan open-enrollment period

As October gets underway, so does the health insurance open enrollment period for millions of people who get their benefits on the job. Debbie Kleinman is one of the nearly 54% of Californians who have work-based health insurance. Each year about this time, she anticipates a notice telling her...

Raven Symone Gets Backlash for Comments on 'Ghetto' Names

Raven Symone is facing a whole lot of backlash after saying she discriminates against people who have “ghetto” names. The 29-year-old The View co-host was having a discussion with the ladies during Friday morning’s show about employers who are deemed racist for not hiring people with unusual names. “Can we take back racist and say [...]

Congressional Republicans Are in Total Chaos

GOP-land went crazy on Thursday when Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) abruptly pulled out of the race to replace Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) as House speaker. Tweets and headlines frequently employed the word "chaos" to describe what happened after McCarthy withdrew. Show More Summary

Apps: Blockr, Chesh, Sago Mini Babies, Puzzle & Glory + more

7 hours agoTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

New Apps Blockr ($1) — One of the lower profile features added in iOS 9 was support in Safari for third-party content blocking solutions, similar to what Mac users have been able to employ for years. Blockr is one of the first such apps...Show More Summary

Glassdoor’s Candidates’ Choice Awards 2015: Winners Announced

When it comes to the job interview process, some employers offer an amazing experience that can make you want to join the company on the spot. However, some companies offer an interview experience that may make you want to start your...Show More Summary

Saudi Employer Allegedly Cut Off Indian Domestic Maid's Arm After She Complained to Police About Abuse

The Indian government has demanded that Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, order an independent investigation after a Saudi employer allegedly chopped off the arm of their maid for reporting abuse. India wants the employer to be charged with attempted murder. Read more...

How Small Businesses are Key to the Survival of Corporate America

Without customers employed by small businesses, Corporate America is up a creek with no paddle.

7 Traits That Make You an Instant Win For Your Employer

Some qualities are rare and highly sought-after by employers, regardless of the job. Here are seven of them!

'Resurrecting the Role of the Product Market Wedge in Recession'

Some of you might find this interesting: Resurrecting the Role of the Product Market Wedge in Recessions Mark Bils, Peter J. Klenow, and Benjamin A. Malin: Abstract Employment and hours appear far more cyclical than dictated by the behavior of...

What We Can Learn From Minimalism

Discover the power of simplicity and how to employ a less-is-more approach in your decorating scheme

India protests after maid's arm cut off in Saudi Arabia

Foreign minister calls attack "unacceptable" and demands action against Saudi employer behind the brutal attack.

Lens-maker Alcon confirms $250M, 250-job expansion in Atlanta

Alcon Laboratories confirmed today plans to invest $250 million in an expansion at its contact lens manufacturing hub in Metro Atlanta The 850,000 square foot operation in Johns Creek, which employs 1,700 people, is Alcon’s largest contact lens manufacturing hub in the world. Show More Summary

The Restorative Workplace

Deborah Thompson Eisenberg just posted her piece on The Restorative Workplace: An Organizational Learning Approach to Discrimination. Here's the abstract: On the fiftieth anniversary of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, many employers continue to search for ways to...

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