June 2012 Employment Situation Report Shows US Economy Edged Up 80000 Jobs

According to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — JUNE 2012’ released today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), total nonfarm payroll employment in the U.S. edged up 80,000 jobs in June 2012 while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.2 percent and the number of unemployed persons was also essentially unchanged …

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DOL Hiring Discrimination Case against Federal Contractor Involving Applicant Screening Settled for Two Million Dollars

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has announced a federal contractor has agreed to settle “allegations of systemic discrimination stemming from the company’s applicant screening process”  that discriminated against 795 female and minority applicants by denying them the opportunity to advance to the interview stage. Under terms of the …

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March 2012 Employment Situation Report from US Labor Department Shows 120000 Jobs Added

Following three months of average gains of 246,000 jobs per month, total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States slowed in March 2012, rising only by 120,000 jobs, while the unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — MARCH 2012’ released today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. …

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November 2011 Jobs Report Shows Employment Rose by 120000 Jobs and Unemployment Rate Fell Under 9 Percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 120,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in November 2011 as employment continued to trend up in retail trade, leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, and health care, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION – NOVEMBER 2011’ from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor …

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Studies Show Drugs in Workplace Cost Employers Billions and Small Businesses Employ More Drug Users but Drug Test Less

According to statistics from recent studies on drug abuse by American workers, workplace drug and alcohol abuse may potentially cost U.S. businesses an estimated $100 billion each year and smaller businesses are more vulnerable to drug use in the workplace but drug tested less than larger businesses. In addition, statistics showed that a majority of …

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Disappointing June 2011 Jobs Report Shows US Economy Added Only 18,000 Jobs During Month

According to a disappointing ‘JUNE 2011 EMPLOYMENT SITUATION SUMMARY’ from the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the U.S. economy added only 18,000 non-farm jobs in June 2011 as employment in most major private sector industries remained stagnant over the month, government employment continued trending down, and the unemployment rate rose to 9.2 …

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Bureau of Labor Statistics Report Shows Employment Rose by 244,000 Jobs in April 2011

Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 244,000 jobs overall in April 2011 – with the private sector adding 268,000 jobs, the most in over five years since February 2006 – and the gains occurred mostly in several service-providing industries, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has reported. ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION – …

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February 2011 Employment Situation Report Shows Increase of 192000 Jobs Overall

Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 192,000 jobs overall in February 2011, with the private sector accounting for all gains in the month with an addition of 222,000 jobs – the largest gain since April 2010 – the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported. According to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — FEBRUARY 2011’ report, the unemployment …

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Latest Jobs Report Shows Unemployment Rate Fell to 9 Percent in January 2011

 By Thomas Ahearn, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) News Editor The latest jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) – ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — JANUARY 2011’ –shows the unemployment rate in the United States declined from 9.4 percent to 9.0 percent and the number of unemployed persons fell by approximately 600,000 to 13.9 million …

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