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Congratulations to Justin Cook (Staffing Assistant at GPS Orangeburg) and Brian Byrd (spouse of Donna Byrd, Director of Placement for Gallman Consulting)!!  Winning…they each received a trophy (ear of corn) and $50 gift card! Justin and Brian became the 2014 GPS Cornhole Champs at the GPS Lake Party on Saturday, August 16! And the biggest losers… Read more »

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Companies Deal With Employees Who Refuse to Take Time Off by Requiring Vacations, Paying Them to Go Evernote Gives Employees $1,000 to Disconnect From Work for a Week or More; FullContact Offers $7,500 a Year By Sue Shellenbarger Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com Updated Aug. 12, 2014 11:05 p.m. ET Employees who refuse to go on vacation can cause… Read more »

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11:17 am ET Aug 14, 2014 The Truth About Retirement for Baby Boomers By Josh Zumbrun  The Wall Street Journal One of the biggest changes in the U.S. labor market over the past two decades has been the increasing number of people working over the age of 55. From the end of World War II… Read more »

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Schedule a 15-Minute Break Before You Burn Out by Ron Friedman  |   8:00 AM August 4, 2014 When you’re racing 90 miles an hour, the last thing you want to do is slow down. That’s how it feels on those exhilarating days when you’re completely focused, tearing through your to-do list, racking up accomplishments. You just… Read more »

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Jobless Claims Fall as Average Drops to Eight-Year Low By Victoria Stilwell Aug 7, 2014 8:46 AM ET  Aug. 7 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg’s Michael McKee reports on jobless claims fall by fourteen thousand with Betty Liu on “In The Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg) Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, sending the average over… Read more »

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US factory orders up 1.1 pct in June, led by aircraft, machinery, computers and electronics Published August 05, 2014 Associated Press In this July 16, 2014 photo, welders fabricate anchor bolts for roads and bridges at the custom manufacturer Fox Company Inc. in Philadelphia. The Commerce Department reports on U.S. factory orders in June on… Read more »

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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 215 OUT OF 339 METRO AREAS BETWEEN JUNE 2013 & JUNE 2014 AS 26 AREAS EXCEED PREVIOUS HIGHS FOR THE MONTH Date: July 30, 2014 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas and Monroe, Mich. Top Growth List; Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Md. And Cheyenne, Wyo. Experience the Largest Actual and Percentage Declines for the Year Construction employment expanded… Read more »

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U.S. labor costs post largest increase in more than 5-1/2 years WASHINGTON, July 31 Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:30am EDT WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) – U.S. labor costs recorded their largest increase in more than 5-1/2 years in the second quarter, a sign that a long-awaited acceleration in wage growth was imminent. The Employment Cost… Read more »