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Service firms grew at slightly faster pace

WASHINGTON — Service firms that employ 90 percent of the U.S. work force expanded at a slightly faster pace in August. But the sector remains too weak to help an economy that is barely growing and struggling to create jobs.

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New rule requires union rights posters at work

The National Labor Relations Board has approved a new rule that requires private employers to display posters that tell workers about their right to form a union.

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Ex-offenders in need of employment assistance

As the Judicial Process Commission’s Legal Action Project Director Susan Porter noted, the unemployment rate may be high for the population as a whole, but for those convicted of a crime the unemployment figures are closer to 30 percent.

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Schumer pushing for high-tech jobs

At a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for a new Moser Baer high-tech OLED lighting manufacturing facility, Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced a new effort to have the Department of Defense invest in the area.

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NY man, 61, suing over skimpy lifeguard trunks

LONG BEACH — A 61-year-old New York man says he lost his job as a lifeguard when he refused to wear skimpy swim trunks for the annual swim test. Roy Lester tells the New York Daily News he was forced out of the job ...

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