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SPEAKING IN E.V.: Labor Secretary Elaine Chao says her department is working on training programs that will give workers the skills needed for jobs of the future.
WASHINGTON - Retreating under pressure, the Bush administration intends to revise a proposed overtime regulation to preserve eligibility for most white-collar wo rkers making up to $100,000 a year as well as for police, firefighters and other "first responders," Republican officials said Monday.
WASHINGTON - The government will make permanent its changes to a visa program that brings foreign workers to the U.S. for temporary nonagricultural work.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao attacked the “card check” bill Friday at a news conference in Scottsdale, saying the union-backed legislation designed to make it easier to organize American workers would take away the “fundamental” American right to a secret-ballot election.
The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Houston-based Cemex Inc., alleging that the company failed to properly pay more than $5 million in overtime back wages to about 2,000 ready-mix drivers from Arizona and seven other states.
The 5.7 percent March jobless rate, up from February’s 5.6 percent, may not look like good news, but it is, and, heaven knows, the Bush White House badly needs some.
Unwilling to wait for a federal fix, some southern Arizona lawmakers want the state to run its own temporary foreign worker program.
Gov. Janet Napolitano chided the Bush administration for refusing to send two top officials to hearings this week on immigration reform.
At least Romney had binders. Binders full of qualified women to fill cabinet positions, that is. Democrats mercilessly pounded Romney for the binders comment he made during the 2012 presidential campaign, but I’ll bet the Obama campaign now wishes Romney had passed the binders on to Obama since it seems he’s having a hard time picking women to fill his second term cabinet positions.
WASHINGTON - Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, who helped rebuild confidence in U.S. airports and flying after the Sept. 11 attacks, said Friday he's leaving the Bush administration.
WASHINGTON - Paychecks could surge or shrink for a few or for millions of workers across the country starting Monday, when sweeping changes to the nation's overtime pay rules take effect.
WASHINGTON - U.S. employers hired almost a quarter-million new workers in May, swelling payrolls by nearly 1.2 million for the year so far in a jobs market steadily gaining steam ahead of November’s presidential election.
WASHINGTON - U.S. employers added almost a quarter million workers in May, extending a nine-month hiring spree and accommodating enough new jobseekers to hold the unemployment rate steady at 5.6 percent.
WASHINGTON - The economy may at last be pulling out of a three-year slump that began with a bursting stock market bubble and was intensified by recession, terrorist attacks, corporate scandals and war.
WASHINGTON - The nation's unemployment rate climbed to 6.1 percent in May, the highest level in nine years, as businesses cut 17,000 jobs in a weak economy struggling toward recovery.
WASHINGTON - The nation's unemployment rate increased to 5.8 percent in February and companies across the economy slashed 308,000 jobs - the steepest one-month slide since hiring hit a slump in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
OK, so now that it‘s finished and we’ve all had some time to think about it, be honest: did you really think that a girl from the West Valley was going to win the whole thing?
WASHINGTON - In an unprecedented overhaul of the nation's overtime pay rules, the Bush administration is delivering to its business allies an election-year plum they've sought for decades.