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Firm fires striking contract workers

June 19, 2009

European oil company Total SA fired approximately 600 striking contract workers at an oil refinery in Lindsey, England, Bloomberg.com reported. The workers were employed by Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., the contractor, and Shaw Group, a subcontractor, according to Bloomberg. The Associated Press...


Firm fires striking contract workers

June 19, 2009

European oil company Total SA fired approximately 600 striking contract workers at an oil refinery in Lindsey, England, Bloomberg.com reported. The workers were employed by Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., the contractor, and Shaw Group, a subcontractor, according to Bloomberg. The Associated Pre...


Nebraska, North Dakota post lowest jobless

June 19, 2009

Nebraska and North Dakota registered the lowest jobless rates among states in May at 4.4% each, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Michigan posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in May at 14.1%. The next-highest jobless rates were in Oregon, 12.4%; Rhode Island...


Suit says workers deprived of money

June 19, 2009

A class action lawsuit was filed against Snelling Staffing Services alleging unfair business practices and other claims. The representative plaintiff in the suit is Nick Zanze, who was previously employed as a recruiter at Snelling, according to court filings. The suit, filed in March, claims S...


Suit says workers deprived of money

June 19, 2009

A class action lawsuit was filed against Snelling Staffing Services alleging unfair business practices and other claims. The representative plaintiff in the suit is Nick Zanze, who was previously employed as a recruiter at Snelling, according to court filings. The suit, filed in March, claims Sne...


U.S. leading index up 1.2%

June 18, 2009

The Conference Board's U.S. leading index of economic indicators released today rose 1.2% in May. The index now stands at 100.2 (2004=100).


Empresaria reports bright spots amid downturn

June 18, 2009

The Empresaria Group PLC announced revenue was down 4% year-over-year through April in a report following its annual general meeting. However, the United Kingdom-based staffing firm noted some positive trends amid the economic downturn. "Although we are not seeing any dramatic improvement in sp...


Firm to pay for discrimination against temps

June 18, 2009

A supplier to the military must pay $110,000 for sex and age discrimination against three female temporary workers, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday. Simula Inc., based in Phoenix, paid the women less than male workers who performed the same job, according to t...


Jobless claims edge up 0.5%

June 18, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits rose 0.5% to 608,000 in the week ended June 13 from the previous week's revised number of 605,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported. The four-week moving average of claims fell 1.1% to 615,750 from the previous week's revised averag...


Jobless claims edge up 0.5%

June 18, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits rose 0.5% to 608,000 in the week ended June 13 from the previous week's revised number of 605,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported. The four-week moving average of claims fell 1.1% to 615,750 from the previous week's revised aver...