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Jobless rates rise in recent months

Joblessness in Kerr County increased from December to January about the same rate as the state and the nation, according to recent figures from the Texas Workforce Commission. The county’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in January, compared to 3.5 percent the month before. During the same period, Texas’ rate went from 4.1 percent to 4.6 percent, compared to the ...

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WISE 2015 event at LSU to highlight female engineers

To honor Women’s History Month and shine a spotlight on future female engineers, Louisiana State University’s College of Engineering, including the Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering, will be hosting a special event on Wednesday, March 11. Starting at 6:30 p.m., female engineering students, faculty and staff, alumni and professionals will be gathered at the Cotillion Ballroom in LSU’s ...

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Feds take comments on $5B natural gas pipeline

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Supporters of a proposed $5 billion natural gas pipeline through eastern North Carolina say it will bring jobs to parts of the state that need them most. But opponents worry the project will hurt property values and likely will not result in the number of jobs that supporters suggest. Media outlets report about 100 people turned out ...

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Silence is a silent killer

Parents know the value of silence—a blessing when faced with sibling disputes and chaos around the house.  But when it comes to your company’s safety program, silence proves to be a persistent obstacle that puts employees at risk and prevents safety programs from achieving greatness. As an employer you know you’re on the right path to developing a world class ...

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Federal program focusing on filling tech jobs to permeate Pittsburgh

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A federal program designed to spur training for high-tech jobs and boost stagnant wages in the country’s improving economy could help bridge the gap between the Pittsburgh region’s growing technology sector and the workforce needed to sustain it, officials said. “It’s great news to see this conversation happening at a national level,” said Laura Fisher, senior vice president for the ...

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Lopsided Pittsburgh region nonprofit wages raising questions

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More women than men populate the executive offices at regional nonprofits, but their salaries continue to lag those of their male counterparts by a significant margin. Though 64 percent of executive directors at nonprofits in southwestern Pennsylvania are female, their average pay was $101,475, or 75 percent of the average $135,170 that male executives were paid, according to a new ...

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Oil and gas sector tarnishes strong U.S. jobs report

NEW YORK – The U.S. oil and gas sector bled away more jobs last month as sustained low oil prices forced energy producers to reduce spending, suggesting that further pain may be ahead for the struggling industry. A roughly 50 percent drop in oil prices since June has pummeled the U.S. oil sector, prompting a quick drop in activity. The ...

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Texas unemployment rate drops to 4.4 percent in January

AUSTIN, Texas — The unemployment rate in Texas fell to 4.4 percent in January, marking the fifth straight month of declines. The Texas Workforce Commission said on Friday that compares to a December jobless rate of 4.6 percent. The state added 20,100 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in January for a total increase of 392,900 jobs over the year. The greatest ...

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U.S. adds surprisingly strong 295,000 jobs, but wage growth slows

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U.S. employers shook off some severe winter weather and added a surprisingly strong 295,000 net new jobs in February while the unemployment rate fell to a post-Great Recession low of 5.5%, the Labor Department said Friday. The jump in job creation exceeded economists’ forecasts and was an improvement over January’s 239,000 jobs. But the increase was offset somewhat by a ...

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Anadarko job cuts won’t slam Colorado

Colorado’s workforce may be spared from Anadarko’s rash of job cuts, according to a recent Denver Business Journal article. The company announced Tuesday that it planned to slash its 2015 budget by about 33 percent from last year. Having spent about $8.5 billion in 2014, the projected cut means the company’s 2015 budget will land somewhere between $5.4 and $5.8 ...

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