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Young women see pay gains, but inequality, too

WASHINGTON — About 75 percent of young women believe the U.S. needs to do more to bring about equality in the workplace, a new study finds, despite a narrowing pay gap and steady employment gains for women at higher levels ...

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Employers step in to prevent worker burnout

LONDON — Volkswagen turns off some employees’ email 30 minutes after their shifts end. Goldman Sachs is urging junior staff to take weekends off. BMW is planning new rules that will keep workers from being contacted after hours. This surge ...

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Hundreds take part in high-tech jobs fair

More than 400 people participated in a Nano Job Fair Wednesday, conducted by the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the CNSE Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility in Rochester. In expanding the governor’s high-tech strategy to grow ...

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Program helps veterans find construction jobs

Monroe County is working with UNICON and the Rochester Building and Construction Trades Council in a national, nonprofit program called Helmets to Hardhats. The program connects National Guard, Reserve retired, and transitioning active-duty military service members with skilled-training and career ...

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Job credit for vets to begin for employers

ALBANY — New York employers will soon be able to claim a new tax credit when they hire a veteran who served after the 9/11 terror attacks. More benefits are expected to be announced during an upcoming “veterans summit” to ...

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Manchin backs bill banning anti-gay job bias

WASHINGTON — All Democrats in the Senate are backing a bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Sen. Joe Manchin was the last holdout. His spokesman said Wednesday that ...

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US job openings rise, but hiring flat

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers advertised more jobs in August but hiring was essentially flat, further evidence of a job market that has weakened after a promising start to the year. The Labor Department said Thursday that job postings rose 75,000 ...

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Will hiring accelerate if economy doesn’t?

WASHINGTON — The uncertainty and weakness that hung over the U.S. job market in September before the government shut down aren’t going away. Employers will likely remain slow to hire as long as the economy struggles to accelerate, consumers limit ...

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US jobless claims jump to 374,000 due to backlog

WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped by 66,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 374,000. But the spike was largely because California processed a huge backlog of claims and the partial government shutdown prompted ...

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Wells Fargo to lay off 1,800 employees

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo plans to lay off an additional 1,800 employees from its mortgage department, after cutting about 2,300 jobs from the same unit in August. Spokesman Alfredo Padillo said Thursday that the San Francisco-based bank is cutting ...

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US women regain lost jobs; men still short 2.1M

WASHINGTON — U.S. women have recovered all the jobs they lost to the Great Recession. The same can’t be said for men, who remain 2.1 million jobs short. The biggest factor is that men dominate construction and manufacturing — industries ...

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New York receives federal grant

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $2.3 million in grants to New York and Mississippi to develop and enhance self-employment assistance programs. Participants in the voluntary program will receive entrepreneurial training, access to resources to help launch their own ...

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