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Poll: Hiring will pick up, growth slow in 2nd half

NEW YORK — Economists increasingly see hiring picking up through the rest of 2011, even as they predict slower overall growth. The National Association for Business Economists quarterly survey found 43 percent of respondents say their firms will likely increase employment in the next six months, the highest number in a year.

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Study: More law grads struggling

When the National Association for Legal Placement released disappointing law school graduate job placement figures in early June, Executive Director James Leipold said he expected more bad news to come.

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ABA takes first step to improve law school data

New law school graduates prospects for meaningful employment as an attorney are decidedly bleak, and beginning in February, law schools won’t be able to put such a rosy spin on it for prospective students. As representatives of local hiring agencies point out, many area firms have hiring freezes ...

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Obama pushes jobs in trip fraught with politics

WASHINGTON — Bedeviled by a bleak employment picture, President Barack Obama is pushing for more private sector hiring while seeking to protect his own job during a two-day domestic trip that aims to raise his political profile in two key states and with an important Hispanic constituency.

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US service sector expanded at much slower pace

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The US service sector, which employs nearly 90 percent of the nation's work force, grew for the 17th straight month in April, though at the slowest pace since August. The Institute for Supply Management, a private trade group of purchasing executives ...

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Nurse can’t sue over forced role in abortion

Federal law does not create a private cause of action for a nurse who alleged that her employer forced her to participate in an abortion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in Cenzon-DeCarlo v. Mount Sinai Hospital, no. 10-0556-cv (Nov. 23).

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Holiday hiring picture gets a bit merrier

NEW YORK CITY — The holiday hiring picture looks a bit merrier this year. Macy's, Toys R Us, Pier 1, American Eagle Outfitters and Borders all plan to hire more temporary holiday workers this year than last, emboldened by several months of sales gains and a slowly improving economy.

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Moving, but not far

A lot of the new hires made by local law firms this year are not new faces. As the national trend of lateral movement continues to be felt in the Rochester area, more attorneys are moving between firms.

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