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More laid-off workers find jobs in their fields Paul Davidson, USA TODAY 6:02 p.m. EDT August 26, 2014   A growing number of displaced workers are getting jobs in the industries they left — a hallmark of a strengthening recovery. Of the roughly 4 million non-farm workers laid off from jobs they held at least… Read more »

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GPS welcomes Joey Wheeler to the GPS Columbia Team as a Staffing Specialist! Please join GPS in welcoming Joey Wheeler as our new Staffing Specialist for the Columbia office.  Joey joins GPS with a background in recruiting and customer service management.  We wish Joey the best of luck here at GPS!  

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State unemployment rate ticks upward to 5.7% in July Staff Report colanews@scbiznews.com Published Aug. 18, 2014 South Carolina’s jobless rate ticked upward in July to 5.7% from 5.3% in June, the state Department of Employment and Workforce reported today. The official unemployment rate for the state had remained stable at 5.3% in April, May and… Read more »

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What It Really Means When Your Doctor Says He Doesn’t Take Insurance Beth Pinsker / Reuters A denial may not be as straightforward as it seems. Here’s what your doctor’s policy could be—and what that could mean for your medical bills. Some doctors really mean it when they say they do not take health insurance…. Read more »

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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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Saluda County certified as ACT ‘Work Ready Community’   Staff Report colanews@scbiznews.com Published Aug. 4, 2014 Saluda County has become the fourth county to receive the S.C. Work Ready Community designation through ACT, a national testing company. Earning the designation means the county has met workforce and education goals required of the nationwide initiative aimed… 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 »