• House panel to probe unemployment data
    A House panel plans to investigate allegations in a published report that workers in the Census Bureau fabricated data used to prepare monthly unemployment reports.November 20, 2013
  • Starbucks is latest company helping vets land jobs
    Starbucks will hire at least 10,000 veterans or their spouses over the next five years.November 7, 2013
  • Should anyone be able to take a job anywhere?
    Letting people go where the jobs are would improve the lives of millions around the world, some argue. But others say an influx of labor into the richest countries would devalue workers' worth and actually hurt more in the long run.November 7, 2013
  • Minimum wage hike could be gaining support
    On many economic issues, Americans are deeply divided. But when it comes to giving pay raises to minimum wage workers, voters overwhelmingly say: Do it.November 7, 2013
  • Older workers happier with their jobs
    A study by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 9 in 10 workers who are age 50 or older say they are very or somewhat satisfied with their job. Older workers reported satisfaction regardless of gender, race, educational level, political ideology and income level.October 27, 2013
  • LGBT workplace equality subject of gathering
    The gathering will help companies navigate the range of laws tied to gay and lesbian issues, said Selisse Berry, executive director of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, the San Francisco-based nonprofit sponsoring the conference.October 27, 2013
  • For jobless over 50, a challenging search for work
    Many people over 50 report great difficulty finding work and feel that their age is a factor, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.October 22, 2013
  • New talks raise hopes for end to SF transit strike
    Representatives of the San Francisco Bay Area's transit rail system and its striking unions returned to the bargaining table, raising hopes that a four-day work stoppage is about to end.October 21, 2013
  • Delayed Sept. U.S. jobs report to be issued Tuesday
    After a two-week delay, the government on Tuesday will issue the September employment report, providing a snapshot of the job market's health before the 16-day partial government shutdown.October 21, 2013
  • Train strike clogs San Francisco-area highways
    San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officials and union leaders are offering what they say are solutions to a strike that scrambled the commute for hundreds of thousands of workers, who faced clogged highways and crowded buses.October 19, 2013
  • 2nd SF Bay transit strike in 4 months begins
    The walkout officially began at midnight Thursday and it comes after six months of on-again, off-again talks fell apart. The impasse came after a marathon negotiating session that led the agency and its two largest unions closer to a contract deal.October 18, 2013
  • Unions threaten SF Bay Area train strike
    Union workers are threatening to go on strike at midnight unless San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit agrees to enter arbitration after a marathon negotiating session with management and its two largest unions came to a halt Thursday.October 17, 2013
  • St. Paul police press mayor for higher pay
    The city ranks 22nd out of 27 metro departments in pay, the St. Paul Police Federation said in a recently launched media campaign urging the public to press Mayor Chris Coleman on the issue.October 15, 2013
  • SF Bay could be hours from second transit strike
    If the clock strikes midnight with no agreement, BART's workers could walk off the job - and thousands of Northern California commuters could be stranded - for the second time in recent months.October 10, 2013
  • 148 more federal workers furloughed in Minnesota
    One week into the government shutdown, 148 more federal employees in Minnesota were sent home on furlough Tuesday.October 8, 2013

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