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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
By Kimberly Hefling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama wants community colleges and businesses to work together to train 2 million workers in high-growth industries, and on Monday will request $8 billion to create a fund to encourage the effort. Read More »