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Why North Dakota Students Don't Need To Graduate To Find Jobs

Why North Dakota Students Don't Need To Graduate To Find Jobs

If California is the Golden State, and Florida is the Sunshine State then North Dakota might as well be the Employment State. Though its formal nickname is the Peace Garden State, North Dakota currently has the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S. at 3.5 percent. That's 5.6 points lower than the national... Read More »

600-Pound Forklift Operator Claims His Dismissal Is Weight Discrimination

600-Pound Forklift Operator Claims His Dismissal Is Weight Discrimination

It was the seatbelt extender that did him in. When Ronald Kratz alerted his superiors at a Houston-based plant run by BAE Systems that he was having trouble buckling the seatbelt of a forklift that he was operating, he suggested he use a seatbelt extender. Read More »

Shrinking Texas School Payrolls Add To Unemployed  -- Not Good For Perry

Shrinking Texas School Payrolls Add To Unemployed -- Not Good For Perry

By PAUL J. WEBER SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The $4 billion in cuts to Texas public schools this summer might be starting to hit Gov. Rick Perry where it hurts most - his record on creating jobs. Texas lost 900 jobs in local school districts in August, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. August is... Read More »

Jay Kimbrough, Texas A&M University Deputy Chancellor, Pulls A Knife After Getting Fired

Jay Kimbrough, Texas A&M University Deputy Chancellor, Pulls A Knife After Getting Fired

By PAUL J. WEBER SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- A longtime adviser to Gov. Rick Perry, upset over his abrupt firing at a Texas university, admitted Thursday he told staff he would surrender his office keys only if "anyone is man enough to take them" - all while brandishing a pocketknife in what police called a... Read More »

Unemployment In July Rose In 28 States, Fell In 9

Unemployment In July Rose In 28 States, Fell In 9

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment rates rose in July in more than half the states for the second straight month, evidence that job growth remains weak nationwide. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment increased in 28 states, fell in nine and remained unchanged in 13.... Read More »

Is Texas Responsible for Half the Country's Job Growth?

Is Texas Responsible for Half the Country's Job Growth?

They say that everything comes a little larger in Texas. And for the last decade, the creation of jobs has been as fundamental an aspect of the oversize Lone Star culture as the roasts on the ranch. There's no more powerful political weapon in America than a record of generating jobs, and Republican... Read More »

Best Cities for Jobs

Best Cities for Jobs

If you're looking for a job, the best way to improve your odds is to go where the jobs are. Texas is the place to go, according to the 2009 Best Performing Cities Index complied by the Milken Institute. The index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic... Read More »

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