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Employment News for April 23, 2014

  • First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets

    The Salt Lake Tribune » Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:36:02 MDT

    First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets By JIM KUHNHENN The Associated Press Updated Apr 23, 2014 09:36AM MDT Washington • Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for companies to mine for skills and talents. First lady Michelle Obama was announcing the launch of the new Veterans Employment Center on Wednesday at Fort Campbell, Ky., during a special veterans’ jobs summit organized by the U.S. Chamb... Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ... Read More
  • Job market for college grads better but still weak

    The Salt Lake Tribune » Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:50:47 MDT

    Job market for college grads better but still weak By PAUL WISEMAN The Associated Press Updated Apr 22, 2014 03:50PM MDT Washington • With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads — a bit. But finding work — especially a dream job — remains tough for those just graduating. Many are settling for jobs outside their fields of study or for less pay than they’d expected or hoped for. The Labor Department on Tuesday said the unemployment rate for 2013 college graduates — defined as those ages 20 to 2... Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ... Read More
  • The Cricket’s Daily 3: DiCaprio as Steve Jobs?

    The Salt Lake Tribune » Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:22:50 MDT

    The Cricket’s Daily 3: DiCaprio as Steve Jobs? By Sean P. Means The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Apr 23, 2014 09:22AM MDT Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • With David Fincher no longer involved with Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic (thus preventing a “Social Network” reunion), Sony is in talks to have Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire,” “127 Hours”) direct. Boyle reportedly wants Leonardo DiCaprio to play Jobs. [The Hollywood Reporter] • Will Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks work together again? They’re talking about it, for a Cold War-era project. [Vulture] • It’s less than a month until “Godzilla” ... Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ... Read More
  • Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

    The Salt Lake Tribune » Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:04:10 MDT

    Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom By KEVIN BEGOS Associated Press Updated Apr 20, 2014 05:04PM MDT Pittsburgh • After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they’re now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom. That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts by environmentalists to limit the drilling process known as fracking. “The shale became a lifesaver and a lifeline for a lot of working families,” said Dennis Martire, ... Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ... Read More
  • Letter: Make it easier for immigrants to work

    The Salt Lake Tribune » Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:44:28 MDT

    Letter: Make it easier for immigrants to work Updated Apr 15, 2014 04:44PM MDT I hear a lot of negative talk about immigrants in our community, and I disagree with these views. I feel that work visas should be easier to get. Immigrants working on a visa will pay taxes and will contribute to their communities rather than strain resources. Immigrants make up 5 percent of the unskilled work force. This is a significant contribution to the community job market. I have a teen child that I had to force to take a job in the food industry. Most teens do not want jobs that they dee... Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ... Read More
  • Utah police officer pleads guilty to faking DUI reports

    The Salt Lake Tribune » Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:09:44 MDT

    Utah police officer pleads guilty to faking DUI reports By Jessica MIller The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:09PM MDT A former Unified Police Department officer accused of making fake DUI reports and working overlapping shifts to steal taxpayer money pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday. Stephen F. Hall, 44, retired last May amid an internal investigation that allegedly found he had faked reports while working grant-funded overtime shifts, sometimes at the same time he was clocked-in at other jobs. From 2010 to 2013, Hall was double-paid about $14,100, according to charges filed against him in 3rd District... Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ... Read More
  • U.S. retail sales up strong 1.1 percent in March

    The Salt Lake Tribune » Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:24:03 MDT

    U.S. retail sales up strong 1.1 percent in March By MARTIN CRUTSINGER The Associated Press Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:24AM MDT Washington • U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products. The 1.1 percent jump reported by the Commerce Department on Monday was the best showing since September 2012. The government also revised February to a 0.7 percent gain, more than double its previous estimate. Sales had fallen in January and December. Sales of autos climbed 3.1 percent while sales at general merchandise stores, a catego... Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ... Read More
  • Op-ed: Congress must act to keep Utah’s exports moving

    The Salt Lake Tribune » Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:18:01 MDT

    Op-ed: Congress must act to keep Utah’s exports moving By Derek Monson Updated Apr 11, 2014 06:18PM MDT Quick, name the biggest drivers of Utah’s economic growth. Did you guess exports? Probably not. But it’s right up there. Utah’s exports have nearly tripled in just five years, climbing from $6.8 billion in 2007 to $19.3 billion in 2012. Indeed, exports now support more than one in five Utah jobs. As welcome as this growth is, it’s not guaranteed to continue. In fact, Utah’s exports dipped last year. And they’re at risk of further declines if Congress fails to restore the president’s authority to... Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ... Read More
  • State incentives expected to yield about 200 jobs

    The Salt Lake Tribune » Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:18:59 MDT

    State incentives expected to yield about 200 jobs By Mike Gorrell The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Apr 11, 2014 06:18PM MDT State economic development officials approved $1.1 million in financial incentives Thursday to two companies that expect to add 135 to 200 jobs to Utah’s economy in the next few years. Wilson Electronics received a post-performance tax credit of $266,312 from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) board to expand its plant in Washington County, adding 75 to 150 jobs in the next five years. That credit represents 15 percent of the net taxes Wilson is projected to pay in that time. ... Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ... Read More
  • Letter: CBO job-loss estimate if minimum wage raised seems dubious

    The Salt Lake Tribune » Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:01:03 MDT

    Letter: CBO job-loss estimate if minimum wage raised seems dubious Updated Apr 11, 2014 01:01AM MDT While trusting the majority of Congressional Budget Office forecasts, I’m wondering if they’ve considered all the angles when recently projecting a loss of half a million jobs should the minimum wage be increased to $10.10 an hour (“Minimum wage value falling but fairness is debated,” Tribune, March 31). Not only do other studies disagree, but I wonder if the CBO gave enough emphasis to the impact of lower employee turnover and increased customer satisfaction. Two recent personal observations h... Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ... Read More
  • Kristof: Where the GOP is right, and where it’s wrong

    The Salt Lake Tribune » Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:33:45 MDT

    Kristof: Where the GOP is right, and where it’s wrong By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF The New York Times Updated Apr 10, 2014 05:33PM MDT Republicans may seem like ultimate Scrooges. Many want to slash food stamps, unemployment benefits and just about any program that helps the needy. So they know nothing about poverty, right? Wrong. Actually, conservatives have been proved right about three big ideas of social policy. Liberals may grimace, but hear me out on these points: • Strong families - Conservatives highlight the primacy of family and argue that family breakdown exacerbates poverty, and they’re right. Children raised by sin... Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ... Read More
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid dip 32K to 300,000

    The Salt Lake Tribune » Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:52:01 MDT

    Applications for U.S. jobless aid dip 32K to 300,000 By JOSH BOAK The Associated Press Updated Apr 10, 2014 08:52AM MDT Washington • The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in almost seven years, falling 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 300,000. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell 4,750 to 316,250. Fewer Americans sought benefits last week than at any point since the Great Recession began at the end of 2007. Applications are at their lowest level since May of that year. Applications are a ... Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ... Read More
  • Senate votes to restore jobless benefits

    The Salt Lake Tribune » Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:42:48 MDT

    Senate votes to restore jobless benefits By DAVID ESPO The Associated Press Updated Apr 7, 2014 06:42PM MDT Washington • The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well. Steps are needed “to restore unemployment benefits to struggling Americans,” seven House Republicans wrote Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia. They released their letter as the Senate was bestowing its widely expected appro... Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ... Read More
  • Obama: Students need help to get ‘in-demand jobs’

    The Salt Lake Tribune » Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:20:28 MDT

    Obama: Students need help to get ‘in-demand jobs’ By JIM KUHNHENN The Associated Press Updated Apr 7, 2014 04:20PM MDT Bladensburg, Md. • President Barack Obama on Monday announced more than $100 million in grants for two dozen schools across the country that are helping students gain work experience for what he called the “in-demand jobs of the future.” The money, which comes from fees that companies pay for visas to hire foreign workers for specialized jobs, is the result of an executive order Obama signed last year to better prepare high school students for college or for careers. Students are working on “coo... Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ... Read More
  • Stock market sinks as tech sector slumps

    The Salt Lake Tribune » Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:41:41 MDT

    Stock market sinks as tech sector slumps By MATTHEW CRAFT The Associated Press Updated Apr 4, 2014 01:41PM MDT Technology stocks fell sharply in afternoon trading Friday, bringing the broader market lower. Mixed signals in the government’s monthly jobs report left investors with little reason to cheer. The government reported that U.S. employers added more workers to their payrolls last month, but the overall report presented a mixed picture, and the unemployment rate remained at 6.7 percent. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 23 points, or 1.2 percent, to 1,865 as of 3:04 p.m. Eastern t... Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ... Read More
  • Steady, not spectacular: U.S. jobs up 192,000 in March

    The Salt Lake Tribune » Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:02:47 MDT

    Steady, not spectacular: U.S. jobs up 192,000 in March By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER The Associated Press Updated Apr 4, 2014 10:02AM MDT Washington • U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March and hired more in January and February than previously thought. Friday’s government report sent a reassuring signal that the economy withstood a harsh winter that had slowed growth. The economy gained 192,000 jobs in March, the Labor Department said Friday, slightly below February’s revised total of 197,000. Employers added a combined 37,000 more jobs in January and February than previously estimated. The unemployment rate was uncha... Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ... Read More
  • Utah economic recovery stronger than other states

    The Salt Lake Tribune » Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:40:13 MDT

    Utah economic recovery stronger than other states By Jim Dalrymple II The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Apr 3, 2014 12:40PM MDT Salt Lake City had the 9th best economic performance during the recession and the recovery. Home prices dropped 19 percent over that same period. And the number of jobs increased 3.1 percent. Those numbers come from newly released data by the Brookings Institute that looks at the 100 largest U.S. metro areas. The data is plotted in several interactive maps and offers a comprehensive look at how American cities fared during dark economic days. For Utah, the picture that emerges is a fairly pos... Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ... Read More
  • Stocks fall back from record ahead of jobs report

    The Salt Lake Tribune » Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:05:06 MDT

    Stocks fall back from record ahead of jobs report By STEVE ROTHWELL The Associated Press Updated Apr 3, 2014 01:05PM MDT New York • Stocks dropped for the first time in five days Thursday, pulling back from an all-time high as traders refrained from making any big bets ahead of Friday’s monthly job report. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell eight points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,882 as of 2:41 p.m. Eastern time. The index closed at an all-time high of 1,890 a day earlier. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 42 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,530. The Nasdaq composite fell 59 points, or 1.4 percent,... Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ... Read More
  • Parker: Democratic campaign agenda reflects desperation

    The Salt Lake Tribune » Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:01:04 MDT

    Parker: Democratic campaign agenda reflects desperation By Kathleen Parker The Washington Post Updated Apr 3, 2014 01:01AM MDT H.L. Mencken gets a workout in election years when voters are reminded by pundits of the curmudgeon’s observation that no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. Mean. But true? If you’re a Democratic strategist, this seems to be the motto operandi. If you’re a Republican strategist, you’re thinking: Better dumb that down. There now, if everyone is equally offended, we can proceed. First, let’s dispense with Democrats, as voters are likely to do this November... Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ... Read More
  • Survey: U.S. companies added 191,000 jobs in March

    The Salt Lake Tribune » Wed, 02 Apr 2014 08:10:12 MDT

    Survey: U.S. companies added 191,000 jobs in March By PAUL WISEMAN The Associated Press Updated Apr 2, 2014 08:10AM MDT Washington • A private survey shows that U.S. companies increased hiring at a healthy pace last month, suggesting that the jobs market is recovering from a brutal winter. Payroll processer ADP says private employers added 191,000 jobs in March. ADP also revised February’s job creation up to 153,000 from an originally reported 139,000. The construction industry added 20,000 jobs in March, up from an average 16,000 the previous three months. Financial firms added 5,000 jobs, the most since Novembe... Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ... Read More
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