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Free Advice for Job Seekers

Posted on 11/26/2013 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkA big job placement firm is offering job seekers, and workers who want to transition into another position, free call-in advice in December. >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter John Challenger, CEO at Challenger, Gray & Christmas, says job counselors will offer strategies to help people become more effective in their search. It’s happening on Dec. 26 and 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time (phone number 312-422-5010). More information about the annual call-in is available at …

Equal Pay for Women? Sure. After You Retire.

Posted on 09/30/2013 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkMost of us now working will be long retired before equal pay for men and women is a common practice. In 2058 — yep, 45 years from now — the gap in paychecks is expected to cease between men and women employed in the same occupations. That’s according to projections from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a think tank in Washington. If you’re feeling a little impatient, ladies, here’s why. For the last five years or so, when you …

Home Health Workers to Get Minimum Wage, Overtime Pay

Posted on 09/18/2013 by | Health | Comments

Bulletin Today | CaregivingBy Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News The U. S. Department of Labor issued new rules Tuesday that mandate home health care agencies pay their workers the minimum wage and receive overtime pay starting in 2015. “Almost 2 million home care workers are doing critical work, providing services to people with disabilities and senior citizens who want to live in community settings and age in place in their familiar surroundings,” said Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez. But when it comes to …

Workers’ Pay Raise Next Year: 3 Percent

Posted on 09/3/2013 by | Money and Work | Comments

WorkSalaried workers can expect a slightly fatter paycheck next year, but the salary bump you get may be considerably different from what your colleague in the next cubicle takes home. Overall, workers’ base pay in most industries is expected to climb an average of 3 percent in 2014. While that may seem relatively modest, it’s actually the biggest wage hike that employers have given out since 2008, according to a report by business consultant Aon Hewitt, which surveyed 1,147 U.S. …

Thank Unions for the Weekend, or Blame Them for Everything Else?

Posted on 08/30/2013 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkAmericans continue to be widely divided about labor unions, according to Gallup’s annual Labor Day poll. This year’s approval rating rose slightly above the last two years, from 52 percent to 54 percent. That’s still pretty close to the all-time low of 48 percent in 2009. The all-time high: 75 percent in the mid-1950s. Although from a dyed-in-the-wool union family, I, like America, am split on unions. My grandpa Sam sewed furs and was an officer in the International Fur …

Dad’s Value Is Rising (But He’s Still Worth Less Than Mom)

Posted on 06/12/2013 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Home & FamilyHow valuable is dad? We’re happy to report that he’s more valuable this year than he was last year. For all that dad does around the house — plumbing, BBQ grilling, mowing the lawn and other chores — he’s now worth $23,344. That’s up from $20,248 last year, thanks to average wage increases for household jobs that dads typically do, according to Insure.com’s annual Father’s Day Index. (The index is based on wage data from the U.S. Department of Labor). …