It's been challenging for job hunters in Flint, as the Michigan city faced an official unemployment rate of 15 percent at the peak of the recession. But now it's gotten just a little bit tougher -- at least for smokers, as McLaren Health Care instituted a no-nicotine policy for job applicants, according to... Read More »
The introduction of cameras on cell phones has made it easy to take photos and videos nearly anywhere at any time, resulting in a slew of cases of workers accused of secretly recording others.
The latest instance involves Marco Bartolon-Velasquez, a Florida man (pictured above) who has been charged with... Read More »
Your co-workers may not always be what they seem. Take, for instance, the experience of the staff at an LA Fitness in Deerfield Beach, Fla., who viewed head janitor Michael J. Webb as the gym's "indispensable man, the go-to Mr. Fix-it," according to reporting by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "He was like an... Read More »
When he was told that his kidneys weren't functioning anymore, Martin Cupid says that he would only agree to a potentially life-saving medical treatment if it allowed him to continue his 40-hour-a-week job as a night manager for Sysco Corp.'s food processing plant in Riviera Beach, Fla. Read More »
With job creation continuing at a snail's pace, some job seekers are finding that it pays to go where the jobs are. But just as some states were hit harder during the recession than others, the opposite is true in the current rate of economic recovery and job creation. Or to put it another way, some states... Read More »
Sometimes the job search pushes you to the edge. Take, for instance, the situation of Taylor Grey Meyer, a 31-year-old resident of Coronado, Calif., who is a published writer, a licensed pilot, and has completed a master's degree in sports commerce as well as coursework at the California Western School of Law.... Read More »
Getting caught for stealing while on the job is grounds for firing at most workplaces. But when you are a policeman, and you've been accused of stealing from a Goodwill store while out on patrol (and it seems to be caught on camera), you may want to head for the exit before the investigation formally wraps up. Read More »
When Ryan Snyder and his three friends and brother put in their order at a McDonald's drive-thru in Orlando, Fla., they weren't given a receipt or change. So they alerted the attendant, Kristy Perez. They were stunned when she allegedly responded with an anti-gay rant against her co-worker. Read More »
Overall payroll growth remains subpar and disappointing, but these states, including a few surprise ones, are showing healthy and diverse growth.
For many, the economic recovery won't be real until there's solid job creation every month. Though the pace of hiring picked up in 2011-2012, recent months have... Read More »
It isn't easy working in retail on Black Friday, the notorious shopping day following Thanksgiving. Big-box retailers offer their top discounts, and shoppers respond with mad rushes through the check-out line.
So Jan Sullivan, who stands 4 feet 11 inches and is 73, was hardly in an enviable situation last... Read More »
German Bosque's arrest record reads like that of a serial criminal -- except he's a cop. And one that the city of Opa-locka, Fla., would like to fire, but seemingly can't, The Miami Herald reports.
Bosque, 48, who is a sergeant with the Opa-locka Police Department, has been disciplined, suspended, fined and... Read More »
Here's a lesson for government employees: If you're found slacking, not only can it be really embarrassing when taxpayers find out, it may land you in the unemployment line.
At least that's what happened in a Florida case involving six lawmen in the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office; their names were... Read More »
MIAMI -- A Miami federal judge has declared that Gov. Rick Scott's order requiring drug testing for state workers is unconstitutional.
U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro ruled Thursday that blanket testing of some 85,000 workers violates the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. The... Read More »
Here at AOL Jobs, our RSS feeds are filled daily with teachers doing wild, wacky, frightening and upsetting things. The teacher scandals can be roughly divided into three categories:
Sexually abusive or creepy (by far the most common).
Feces and urine going places feces and urine shouldn't go.
Being... Read More »
Florida has become the first state in the nation to adopt a law mandating random drug screenings for state workers. The unprecedented move may result in similar efforts among lawmakers in other states, setting the stage for battles with labor unions and others opposed to drug testing by the government.
The... Read More »
A sex-shop clerk in central Florida is being credited for keeping a cool head during an alleged robbery attempt by a 17-year-old boy that resulted in no one being harmed.
The teen allegedly attempted to rob the Cupid's Corner erotic novelty store in DeBary on Wednesday evening, because he was trying to help... Read More »