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30,000 jobs added to the payroll

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According to the latest ADP Regional Employment Report produced in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics Inc., private employers added 29,700 jobs to the Texas payroll during the month of November. Of the 29,700 jobs, 21,700 of them were in the service-producing sector.  The remaining 8,000 jobs fell in the goods-producing sector. James Aldridge of the San Antonio Business Journal reports, “By ...

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Labor Department: Marcellus Shale contractors owe $4.5 million in back wages

Contractors involved in natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania and West Virginia must pay nearly $4.5 million in back wages to more than 5,000 workers, following a two-year U.S. Department of Labor investigation. “An ongoing multi-year enforcement initiative conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division offices in Wilkes-Barre and Pittsburgh from 2012 ...

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BP to spend $1 bln on thousands of job cuts

LONDON, Dec 10 – BP will cut thousands of jobs cut across its global oil and gas business by the end of next year in a $1 billion restructuring program announced on Wednesday following steep falls in oil prices. The British oil major said it was also considering deeper cuts to its 2015 budget beyond the $1-$2 billion reduction already ...

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Patriot Coal warns of cuts at Union County mines

HENDERSON, Ky. — Patriot Coal Corp. is warning that substantial cutbacks at its two Union County mines could come in the next two months, affecting as many as 670 workers. The federal WARN act requires major employers to give 60-day notice of closures or significant layoffs. The Gleaner reports that Patriot gave such notice Friday in respect to its Highland mine ...

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Lower jobless rate for Colorado Springs area doesn’t tell the whole story

The unemployment rate in the Colorado Springs area dropped sharply again in October to its lowest rate since June 2008, but it wasn’t because more residents found jobs. UNEMPLOYMENT IN SPRINGS Colorado Springs area unemployment rate, October 2013 through October 2014 October 2013: 7.8 percent November 2013: 7.7 percent December 2013: 7.6 percent January 2014: 7.5 percent February 2014: 7.5 ...

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Why areas with good jobs have hard-to-afford homes

WASHINGTON — It’s the new career trade-off: Around the country, areas with the strongest job markets increasingly have some of the costliest homes. And areas with the most affordable homes lack a solid base of middle class jobs that attract workers. College graduates and younger families have been clustering in coastal cities such as New York, San Francisco and Seattle, ...

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Low prices force BP to cut jobs in Houston and abroad

As oil and gas corporations scramble to deal with current low oil prices, BP has announced plans to slash its staff by laying off mid-level managers in production, refining and its corporate offices. The Houston Business Journal reported that some of the cuts will impact the 10,000 people employed by BP in the Houston area. Currently, BP is one of ...

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Alpha won’t lay off 750 West Virginia coal miners

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — About 750 Alpha Natural Resources workers at West Virginia coal mines will keep their jobs, despite mass layoff warnings this summer, the company announced Monday. An Alpha news release said operations will continue at the eight mines in Logan, Mingo, Boone and Raleigh counties. In July, Alpha notified 1,100 West Virginia workers at 11 surface mines and ...

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California energy brings in 70,000 jobs in 2015

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Already providing 432,000 jobs in alternative energy, California is brining in another 70,000 jobs over the next year. Advanced Energy Economy Institute, a nonprofit cofounded by Tom Steyer, a billionaire environmental activist, reported the California projections. The report estimated that the Sacramento region already has 15,000 alternative energy jobs, the Bay Area has 104,500, the Inland Empire has 55,300 and ...

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