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By The Dispatch On Saturday, April 27th, 2019
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Florida: Competitive Edge Landscaping order to pay back wages for overtime, cheating staff out of bonuses

 After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Competitive Edge Group Inc. – operating as Competitive Edge Landscaping and based in Longwood, Florida – will pay $44,280 More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, April 14th, 2019
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Labor Department announces grant to battle opioid crisis in Florida, Alexander Acosta says this ‘is a serious public health concern’

The U.S. Department of Labor Friday announced the award of an opioid-crisis Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for up to $2,500,000, with $833,333 released initially. More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
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Black unemployment hits lowest point since 1972, overall rate drops again

The unemployment rate for blacks fell to 5.9 percent in May, hitting the lowest level since the government started to record that data in 1972. The decline in black unemployment also extended a streak that started More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, March 9th, 2018
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US continues to add jobs, unemployment lowest in 17 years

The US economy added 313,000 jobs in February, a much stronger number than economists expected and the biggest gain since July 2016, according to Labor Department figures published today. “The headline number More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, January 6th, 2018
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Trump takes aim at Obamacare with insurance marketplaces, praised by Rand Paul

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed new rules to let certain small businesses and trade groups band together to buy health care, in its latest move that could weaken Obamacare’s insurance marketplaces. The More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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US economy adds 261K jobs, unemployment continues to drop to 17-year low

The U.S. economy added 261,000 jobs in October, meeting expectations that the country had rebounded from the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and the jobless rate ticked down to 4.1 percent — the lowest More...

By Guest Author On Friday, April 28th, 2017
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These Degrees Offer High ROI in the Future

A college education is still very expensive; too expensive for a large number of students and professionals who want to pursue a higher degree. The average credit hour at top universities costs around $400 to $600, More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, February 27th, 2017
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Tom Perez to chair DNC, progressives call for more socialism, Bernie Sanders wants ‘total transformation’ of Democratic Party

The battle for the chair of the Democratic National Committee came to an end in Atlanta when former Labor Secretary Tom Perez was elected to the position, beating out Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison in a race between More...

By Guest Author On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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227,000 Jobs Added in January, Accounting Jobs Decline

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that job growth to start the 2017 year remains strong. The report finds that 227,000 jobs were added in January despite the unemployment rate increasing to 4.8%, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, July 2nd, 2016
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$3.8 million TechHire partnership grant awarded to University partnership

The Federal Government has awarded Tampa one of 39 TechHire Partnership Grants across the nation. The $3.8 million grant is a major boost to the innovation district in the University area allowing for programming More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 14th, 2015
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Florida seeking help battling identity theft, fraud – like Rashia Wilson

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Executive Director Jesse Panuccio sent a letter to U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez calling for additional action to combat identity theft and public-assistance More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, February 24th, 2013
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Ed Schultz echoes every dollar spent on unemployment puts $2 into the economy VIDEO

During the “Ed Show” Ed Schultz talks about North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory’s tenure in office and then criticizes McCrory for cutting unemployment insurance. (Video below) photo by photoSteve101 More...

By Judy Aron On Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
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US Government Wants To Help Manage Your IRA

A recent Bloomberg article stated this: The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is weighing whether it should take on a role in helping Americans manage the $19.4 trillion they have put into retirement savings, More...


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