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Shoveling a Path Out of Prison

Brian Snyder/Reuters In Boston this winter, jail inmates have been shoveling out fire hydrants, streets, and buried train lines in the face of historic snow. Clearly, Massachusetts needs the help. But instead of using current inmates for the task, Boston … Continue reading

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Obsolete jobs: Meet the guy who fixes Tom Hanks’ typewriter

Paul Schweitzer of Gramercy Typewriter is still repairing typewriters after 55 years in the business. These refurbished models are for sale. Others are cannibalized for spare parts. When Tom Hanks and Sam Shepard need to get their typewriters fixed, they … Continue reading

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Here come the jobs, finally

Washington — Trevor Parkes has been through the tunnel called unemployment in post-recession America and come out the other side. In the summer of 2013, he moved from Texas to Tennessee so his family could be closer to his wife’s … Continue reading

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Here’s what happened when former Apple retail genius Ron Johnson told Steve …

Sean Gallup/Getty Images See Also Apple’s iconic store layout would have looked completely different if it weren’t for a tense interaction between former Apple CEO Steve Jobs and then-retail SVP Ron Johnson.  Johnson was Apple’s retail chief in the early 2000s, … Continue reading

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Sandy dollars could land jobs, training for the poor

Charlotte Scott(Photo: .) Imagine living in the projects and getting trained, and then a job. Or starting a business, even. It’s possible, through a HUD program called Section 3 and public housing residents have asked Crisfield elected officials to find … Continue reading

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After strong February, big jobs report in focus

“Last month’s report was a one-off because you had increase in minimum wage in some parts of the country,” said Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Boston Private Wealth. Sustained wage growth would indicate a better economy and give the … Continue reading

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Hundreds of jobs in jeopardy at Pioneer Credit Recovery

Allissa Kline Buffalo Business First Reporter- Buffalo Business First Email  |  Twitter One of the largest debt collection companies in Western New York may eliminate hundreds of jobs due to the loss of a federal contract, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins’ … Continue reading

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Job Market Perks Up for Recent College Graduates

The job market for fresh college graduates is improving—as is the method for measuring the success of graduates. Just more than half of the nearly 67,000 members of the class of 2014 who responded to a survey had landed full-time … Continue reading

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600 Jobs up for Grabs in the Poconos

TANNERSVILLE — Hundreds of new positions need to be filled, and fast, in the Poconos. Camelback Resort is hosting a job fair Friday night and Saturday morning to hire for its new resort and indoor water park. Camelback is getting … Continue reading

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A Glut Of Ph.Ds Means Long Odds Of Getting Jobs

This week marked National Adjunct Walkout Day, a protest to gain better working conditions for part-time college instructors. Why are college professors from San Jose State University to the City University of New York taking to the streets like fast-food … Continue reading

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