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Longer Hiring Timelines Signal Tightening U.S. Labor Market Bloomberg Business By Nina Glinski January 26, 2015   (Bloomberg) — Employers in the U.S. are taking longer to fill job openings, a sign that the labor market is tightening as companies compete for talented workers. Fifty-seven percent of positions went unfilled 30 days after being posted… Read more »

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Groundhog Day 2015: Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow, predicts six more weeks of winter According to Punxsutawney Phil, we’re in for a few more weeks of winter. Though we shouldn’t be too surprised, as the furry forecaster has seen his shadow 100 times, and hasn’t seen it just 17 times. Not to worry though, GPS and… Read more »

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Super Bowl Commercials What is my favorite part of the Super Bowl?  Endless buffet of culinary eats and the commercials!! This year I made Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes for our neighborhood Super Bowl Party! And they are delish if I must say so myself! Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz (blast from the past…love some Lenny) and Missy Elliott… Read more »

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Jan 20, 2015 / by Larry Swisher Wage Hikes Will Grow, But Modestly For Most Workers Everywhere you turn, one economist after another seems to be predicting that 2015 is the year workers will see the fatter paychecks that have been elusive in this recovery, enabling people to spend more and propel the economy to… Read more »

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About Dr. King and MLK Day January 19, 2015 will mark the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. This milestone is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer… Read more »

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Monitoring employees: how far can you go? Fisher & Phillips LLP Michael V. Abcarian USA January 2 2015 Author page » As shifting privacy lines allow employers to reach further and further into employee conduct, it’s increasingly important that you know the legal limits. Many employees will question the legality of increased employer monitoring of… Read more »

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10:16 am ET   Jan 13, 2015 Job Openings Rise Near 14-Year High In November  By Nick Timiraos @NickTimiraos Nick.Timiraos@wsj.com   Job openings rose to their highest level in nearly 14 years at the end of November, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Openings rose to a seasonally adjusted level of 4.97 million in November, their highest… Read more »

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New Year’s Eve: Global celebrations usher in 2015 Fireworks light up the skies around the world as millions welcome 2015 Celebrations to mark the start of 2015 have taken place around the world, with firework displays in a host of major cities. New Zealand led the way, with Sydney Harbour providing a spectacular backdrop to… Read more »

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100 Inspiring New Year’s Resolutions   If you’re in a resolution rut (“Eat healthy!” “Go to the gym!), we have plenty for you to choose from. 1. Take up yoga. 2. Assign your kids regular chores, and make them follow through! 3. Read for pleasure. 4. Walk a little slower and take in your surroundings…. Read more »

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New OSHA reporting rules to become effective Jan. 1, 2015 Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP Casey P. Murray USA December 19, 2014 Author page » The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will celebrate 2015 by implementing new regulations relating to an employer’s duty to report work-related fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. The new regulations go into effect… Read more »