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Gender Pay Gap in Australia Is Worst in Insurance and Finance Industries: Study

Australia is losing momentum in efforts to bring equality to the workforce, with a new study finding that it will probably take another 26 years until women are paid the same as men. The gender pay gap is worst in …

UK Should Drop Migration Target After Brexit: Business Lobby

The UK should drop its net migration target after Brexit and introduce a system for arrivals from the European Union that better meets employers’ needs, Britain’s biggest business lobby group said. The recommendations published Friday by the Confederation of British …

Louisiana Civilian Labor Force Largest Since November 2005

Louisiana’s civilian labor force grew in January to the largest it’s been since 2005, according to seasonally adjusted figures released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Louisiana Workforce Commission reported that the state’s unemployment rate was 5.9 percent …

Louisiana Lands $2.95M for Return to Work Program

The Louisiana Workforce Commission will receive $2.95 million in federal funds to provide additional services to Louisiana’s unemployed, the U.S. Department of Labor announced. The money will come from a Re-employment and Eligibility Assessment grant, part of $65.5 million to …

Ohio Lawmakers Hear Workforce Message in Governor’s Address

Republican legislative leaders say they took away from Gov. John Kasich’s State of the State speech a renewed focus on bolstering training programs for Ohio workers, answering the governor’s call to find ways to better match residents’ skills with growing …

State Farm Plans to Hire 3,000 Employees

Illinois-based State Farm Insurance said it will hire 3,000 people across the U.S. and Canada, filling many positions left empty during the recession, and add 900 agents. The news follows an announcement by Chrysler that it will add almost 2,000 …