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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (NPR) — In the wee hours of a Saturday morning this past June, Mary Waters pulled into a grocery store parking lot in St. Louis. It was where she had been working for more than a year, stocking the freezer section. “I sat in the parking lot, and I tried to will… Read More
Millions of women who lost their jobs in the pandemic have yet to return to work, even though the economy has improved. What’s keeping them back is a mix of factors that may not be resolved quickly.
The Supreme Court says the federal ban on discrimination “based on sex” also applies to gay, lesbian, and transgender employees.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is partnering with a professional networking website to make it easier for unemployed Ohioans to find jobs. Some 200,000 Ohioans receive state unemployment benefits annually. The pilot program with LinkedIn is intended to make it more convenient for them to apply for jobs… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Unemployment rates rose in 52 of West Virginia’s 55 counties in June. WorkForce West Virginia says jobless rates dropped in Pocahontas County and remained steady in Braxton and Calhoun counties. Jackson County’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 3.1% was the lowest in the state, followed by Jefferson County at 3.3% and… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will use a new seal on high school diplomas to recognize students who demonstrate certain workplace characteristics that aren’t explicitly reflected in their grades, such as reliability, leadership and a commitment to being drug-free. Ohio employers helped identify 15 skills required for the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal. Student can qualify if mentors… Read More
Last summer Melissa Anderson was unemployed and trying to keep her Pike County, Kentucky, home from falling into foreclosure. “I built it,” she said. “And, you know, for me to lose that home would have been devastating.” Anderson was among more than 800 people who applied for a little more than 50 trainee positions with TechHire… Read More