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High Hopes for Cannabis Careers in the Wild West

High Hopes for Cannabis Careers in the Wild West

The cannabis industry is attracting all age groups

With the first recreational marijuana stores opening for business in Colorado, entrepreneurs are staking their claim for the next Green Rush. Read More »

Most Unusual Job Opening? State Of Washington Looks To Hire Pot Consultant

Most Unusual Job Opening? State Of Washington Looks To Hire Pot Consultant

SEATTLE (AP) - Wanted: A green thumb with extensive knowledge of the black, or at least gray, market. As Washington state tries to figure out how to regulate its newly legal marijuana, officials are hiring an adviser on all things weed: how it's best grown, dried, tested, labeled, packaged and cooked into... Read More »

7 States With The Most Jobs

7 States With The Most Jobs

With job creation continuing at a snail's pace, some job seekers are finding it pays to go where the jobs are. Read More »

Dozens Of D.C. Workers May Lose Jobs Over Alleged Unemployment Fraud

Dozens Of D.C. Workers May Lose Jobs Over Alleged Unemployment Fraud

Dozens of city workers in the nation's capital have been suspended, and face possible dismissal and prosecution for allegedly drawing unemployment benefits while still working. Nearly 90 Washington, D.C., employees were suspended Monday while the investigation proceeds, The Washington Post reports, citing... Read More »

Washington Orchards Desperate For Apple Pickers

Washington Orchards Desperate For Apple Pickers

By Shannon Dininny YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Apple growers say they could have had one of their best years ever if a shortage of workers hadn't forced them to leave some fruit on trees. Growers in Washington state, which produces about half of the nation's apples, say the labor shortage was made worse by a... Read More »

8 States To Raise Minimum Wage

8 States To Raise Minimum Wage

The minimum wage is about to get a little better. Or at least in eight states which have announced plans to increase the state minimum wage. The states include Colorado, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Florida and Vermont. The first five have already announced the specifics of the minimum wage... Read More »

The 60-Year Unemployment Scandal

The 60-Year Unemployment Scandal

Crossposted with TomDispatch.com Like the country it governs, Washington is a city of extremes. It's only a short drive from the northwest District of Columbia, where the streets are lined with million-dollar homes and palatial embassies, and inhabitants have one of the nation's lowest jobless rates, to... Read More »

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