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Obama Says US Should Offer Paid Maternity Leave

Obama Says US Should Offer Paid Maternity Leave

U.S. is the only developed country in the world that doesn't offer paid leave

President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States should join the rest of the industrialized world and offer paid leave for mothers of newborns. Read More »

Obama To Sign Gender Pay Gap Orders, But Equal Pay Stays Elusive

Obama To Sign Gender Pay Gap Orders, But Equal Pay Stays Elusive

Only federal contractors are affected

President Obama will sign two gender pay equality-related executive orders, but big gaps will remain as women make significantly less than men in equal jobs. Read More »

Teachers And Guns: An Educator Explains Why She Learned To Shoot

Teachers And Guns: An Educator Explains Why She Learned To Shoot

North Carolina public-school employee Michelle Fish can't take a gun to school. But that didn't stop the 42-year-old elementary school librarian from recently participating in a daylong seminar on how to handle and carry a gun. Fish was one of a dozen or so educators in the Tar Heel State who attended the... Read More »

Utah Employer, Terry Lee Forensics, Fires Workers Supporting Obama

Utah Employer, Terry Lee Forensics, Fires Workers Supporting Obama

After the president's reelection, a Las Vegas company laid off 22 employees, claiming it couldn't bear the burden of Obama's health care law. A Cedar City, Utah, employer also laid off two workers because of the law, and the boss claims that he chose the unfortunate souls because they voted for the guy... Read More »

Fiscal Cliff Deal Cuts Average Workers' Paycheck By $1,000

Fiscal Cliff Deal Cuts Average Workers' Paycheck By $1,000

The tax package that Congress passed in the final hour of New Year's Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, but almost every person will still see a hit to their paychecks. That's because the legislation did nothing to prevent a reduction in the Social Security payroll tax from... Read More »

Guns-To-Work Laws Proliferate, Despite Mass Shootings And Employer Opposition

Guns-To-Work Laws Proliferate, Despite Mass Shootings And Employer Opposition

As the country reels over the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, there has been much soul-searching over the upswing in mass murders on American soil -- and how to stop the deadly trend. In recent months, employers have quietly joined in the debate, fighting National Rifle Association-supported... Read More »

With Obama Reelected, Will There Be Mass Layoffs?

With Obama Reelected, Will There Be Mass Layoffs?

In the lead-up to this election, several CEOs sent email blasts to their staff, urging them to vote for Mitt Romney or brace for a bloodbath of layoffs. But with Barack Obama now president for another four years, will these employers or others follow through on their warnings? Fox News thinks so, announcing in... Read More »

Unemployment Rate Drops To 7.8 Percent, Nearly 4-Year Low

Unemployment Rate Drops To 7.8 Percent, Nearly 4-Year Low

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to a near four-year low of 7.8 percent in September, a potential boost to President Barack Obama's re-election bid. The Labor Department said on Friday that the unemployment rate, a key focus in the race for the White House, dropped by 0.3... Read More »

Humana's HR Director: Why I Work Hard To Hire Veterans

Humana's HR Director: Why I Work Hard To Hire Veterans

By Mary Lorenz Last May, health care company Humana Inc. pledged to hire 1,000 military veterans and/or their spouses over a three-year period as part of President Obama's nationwide veterans hiring challenge. Less than a year later, Humana is already ahead of schedule. Read More »

4 Resources For Veterans Looking For Civilian Jobs

4 Resources For Veterans Looking For Civilian Jobs

By Debra Auerbach Men and women who have served our country possess qualities and skills that are of great value to employers, including a strong work ethic, leadership and problem solving. Yet many veterans struggle with finding employment in the civilian world. According to whitehouse.gov, as of October... Read More »

Geico Spokesman R. Lee Ermey Fired For Criticizing Obama, He Claims

Geico Spokesman R. Lee Ermey Fired For Criticizing Obama, He Claims

Professional tough guy R. Lee Ermey parlayed his time in the Marine Corps into various uniformed roles in "Full Metal Jacket," "Apocalypse Now," and as a drill sergeant-turned-therapist in a popular TV spot for Geico. But in a recent interview with TMZ, Ermey claimed that he was fired from his Geico gig... Read More »

First Lady Michelle Obama To Announce Additional Hiring Push For Vets

First Lady Michelle Obama To Announce Additional Hiring Push For Vets

By Nancy Benac WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama is traveling to the electoral battleground of Florida on Wednesday to announce that 2,000 businesses around the country have hired or trained more than 125,000 military veterans and spouses in the past year, exceeding a White House goal of 100,000 by the... Read More »

5 Million Health-Care Jobs Created By 2020, Regardless Of 'Obamacare,' Report Says

5 Million Health-Care Jobs Created By 2020, Regardless Of 'Obamacare,' Report Says

Growing demand for health services and declining productivity will result in millions more health-care jobs by the end of the decade -- regardless of how the U.S. Supreme Court rules next week on "Obamacare," a new Georgetown University report shows. The demand for workers within the health-care industry is... Read More »

8 Employers Buck Outsourcing Trend, Bring Jobs Back To America

8 Employers Buck Outsourcing Trend, Bring Jobs Back To America

For decades, Americans watched helplessly as U.S. businesses outsourced, shipping good-paying jobs overseas. But now, the trend seems to be at least slowing a bit, as some employers are heeding President Obama's call for "insourcing." Starbucks Coffee Co. is perhaps the latest example of a company bringing... Read More »

U.S. Jobs Data Confirm Worst Fears: Employers Not Hiring Much

U.S. Jobs Data Confirm Worst Fears: Employers Not Hiring Much

If you're thinking the labor market feels lousy, just released data from the federal government will bolster your suspicions. The Labor Department said Friday that data from the nation's employers showed that they added only 69,000 jobs in May, far fewer than the 150,000 that analysts had expected, while a... Read More »

Obama Targets Diploma Mills That Market To Vets

Obama Targets Diploma Mills That Market To Vets

By Anne Gearan WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration wants to trademark the term "GI Bill" in an effort to shield veterans and military families being swindled or misled by schools that target their federal education benefits. President Barack Obama is signing a wide-ranging order on Friday that... Read More »

Military Board Seeks Marine's Dismissal For Facebook Posting

Military Board Seeks Marine's Dismissal For Facebook Posting

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- A military board has recommended dismissal for a Marine sergeant who criticized President Barack Obama on his Facebook page, including allegedly putting the president's face on a "Jackass" movie poster. The Marine Corps administrative board said after a daylong hearing late... Read More »

Where Did Congress Go To College? [Infographic]

Where Did Congress Go To College? [Infographic]

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum sought to make some political hay last weekend by taking President Obama to task for purportedly saying he wants all Americans to go to college. Speaking to a gathering of some 1,000 conservative activists in Troy, Mich., on Saturday, Santorum called the... Read More »

Obama Stimulus Created As Many As 2 Million Jobs Recently, Report Says

Obama Stimulus Created As Many As 2 Million Jobs Recently, Report Says

The $800 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that President Obama signed into law within weeks of taking office in 2009 has been criticized by some as wasteful government spending and by others as too little to be effective. When it comes to keeping and creating employment, however, the package... Read More »

Congress Moves Toward Ending Payroll Tax-Cut Fight

Congress Moves Toward Ending Payroll Tax-Cut Fight

By Alan Fram WASHINGTON -- Congress is getting ready to vote on extending a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for people out of work the longest, a showdown that many legislators hope will finally end a standoff that has dominated Washington since the fall. Lawmakers were... Read More »

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