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Will your boss match Netflix’s yearlong paid leave?

  Netflix stirred envy in sleep-deprived parents nationwide by saying it will give its employees up to a year of paid leave following the birth or adoption of a child. But outside of hypercompetitive Silicon Valley, don’t hold your breath ...

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Support grows for ‘Ban the Box’ law

Kenneth Barksdale spent 20 years in prison — two of those in solitary confinement — on four separate convictions. But he survived that battle only to be thrust headlong into another upon his release — finding a job. The obstacle, ...

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Applicants, bosses both blamed as jobs go unfilled

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NEW YORK — Many potential employees don’t follow directions on job postings, are no-shows at interviews and sometimes accept a job only to say at the last minute, they’re going to work for somebody else. It’s a situation that makes ...

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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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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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Employers aren’t cutting, or adding, many staffers

WASHINGTON — Companies have all but stopped laying off workers. They just aren’t hiring many. When the government issues the July employment report Friday, it will likely show another solid month of job growth. But the job gain can be ...

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State to give tax credits to hire recent veterans

ALBANY — The state Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference says the state budget will include five-figure tax credits to employers to hire recent veterans as a way to reduce the high unemployment rate of service members returning from combat. IDC spokesman ...

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US employers post more jobs, cut fewer workers

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers advertised more job openings in January, suggesting that hiring will remain healthy in the coming months. Job openings rose 2.2 percent in January from December to 3.69 million, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Openings had fallen ...

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Survey shows steady job gains in February

WASHINGTON — A private survey shows U.S. businesses added a solid number of jobs in February, indicating higher taxes and looming government spending cuts have yet to slow hiring. Employers added 198,000 jobs in February, according to data released Wednesday ...

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