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Employers Should Watch Out for Phony Job Seekers Looking for FCRA Lawsuits Not Work

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employers conducting background checks on prospective employees have to worry about the sharp rise in the number of class action lawsuits filed by job applicants over alleged technical violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Employment Screening Resources (ESR) saw the potential for phony job seekers looking to file FCRA class action lawsuits over technical violations of the FCRA as far back as a March 25, 2009 blog “Cup of Coffee with that Criminal Conviction? Starbucks Case Underscores Importance of Well-Crafted Employment Application” written by ESR founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen. Continue reading

September Jobs Report Shows Gain in Health Care and Business Services

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. economy added 142,000 jobs in September 2015 led by gains in the health care and professional and business services industries, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — SEPTEMBER 2015’ released by the Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. Continue reading

August Jobs Report Shows 173,000 Added in Month

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The United States economy added 173,000 jobs in August while the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons decreased to 5.1 percent and 8.0 million percent, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — AUGUST 2015’ released by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The latest jobs report is at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf. Continue reading

July Jobs Report Shows 215,000 Jobs Gained

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Total nonfarm employment in the United States increased by 215,000 jobs in July while the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons both remained unchanged at 5.3 percent and 8.3 percent respectively, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — JULY 2015’ released by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The latest jobs report is available at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf. Continue reading

June Jobs Report Shows Gain of 223,000


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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Total nonfarm employment in the United States increased by 223,000 jobs in June while the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons declined to 5.3 percent and 8.3 million respectively, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — JUNE 2015’ released by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The latest jobs report is available at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf. Continue reading

May Jobs Report Stronger than Expected with 280,000 Jobs Added

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Total nonfarm employment in the United States increased by a stronger than expected 280,000 jobs in May while the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons rose slightly to 5.5 percent and 8.7 million respectively, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — MAY 2015’ released by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The jobs report is available at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf. Continue reading

April Jobs Report: 223,000 Added

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Total nonfarm employment in the United States increased by 223,000 jobs in April while the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons dipped slightly to 5.4 percent and 8.5 million respectively, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — APRIL 2015’ jobs report released by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The most recent jobs report is available at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf. Continue reading

March Jobs Report: 126,000 Added

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 126,000 jobs in March while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.5 percent, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — MARCH 2015’ released by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The most recent jobs report is at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf. Continue reading

February 2015 Jobs Report: 295,000 Jobs Added

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 295,000 jobs in February while the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — FEBRUARY 2015’ jobs report released by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The most recent jobs report is available at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf. Continue reading