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Labor Department collects $21 million

New York state leads the nation in the number of recoveries made through a partnership with the US Department of Treasury’s Treasury Offset Program. More than 19,000 individuals who filed fraudulent unemployment insurance claims have had their federal tax refunds ...

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Labor rules to boost employment for vets

WASHINGTON — Veterans and disabled workers who often struggle to find work could have an easier time landing a job under new federal regulations. The rules, announced Tuesday by the Labor Department, will require most government contractors to set a ...

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Senate nears approval of Labor Department chief

WASHINGTON — The Senate moved toward approval Thursday of President Barack Obama’s choice to head the Labor Department after lawmakers, by the thinnest of margins, honored a bipartisan pact and removed procedural obstacles that had been blocking the nomination. The ...

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Nearly 3,300 jobs saved in 2012

The state Labor Department’s Shared Work program is being credited with saving 3,280 jobs in 2012. Commissioner Peter M. Rivera urges any employer in New York who is considering layoffs to immediately contact the Labor Department to get help in ...

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US unemployment aid applications decline to 366K

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, indicating companies continue to hire at a modest but steady pace. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 366,000. The four-week ...

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New jobs report brings subdued reaction

Throughout the presidential race, politicians, analysts, pollsters and financial markets became fixated on one monthly economic report: unemployment. Its trajectory was seen as a good barometer on whether President Barack Obama would be re-elected. He was. And now the jobs ...

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US employers post fewest jobs in 5 months

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in September after advertising more in August than first estimated. The report suggests hiring will likely remain modest in the coming months. The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings dropped by ...

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Kodak plans to lay off 91 workers in Rochester

Eastman Kodak Co. plans to lay off 91 workers at its Rochester operations in June. The Democrat and Chronicle reports that the company has filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice with the state Labor Department about the ...

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