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AP Economics ReporterThe nation's unemployment rate fell for the fifth straight month after a surge of January hiring, a promising shift in the nation's outlook for job growth. The Labor Department says employers added 243,000 jobs in January, the most in nine months....
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers squaring off on a "right to work" proposal in the coming legislative session will be talking jobless numbers -- but it's not clear which measurement they'll use. The unemployment rate is the key number used...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The unemployment rate fell last month to its lowest level in more than two and a half years, as employers stepped up hiring in response to the slowly improving economy. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate dropped...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Republican proposal that would make more changes to Michigan unemployment insurance and benefits law is causing friction in the state Senate. Republicans plan to vote Thursday on a bill they say could assist the state's...
GALIEN Twp. – Galien Township School District’s days are numbered. On Wednesday, it laid-off all teachers and support staff, a step toward shutting down the school. As of right now layoffs are final starting December 31, 2011. That...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is dealing with the financial consequences of an unemployment rate that has been well above the national average for several years. The state is trying to shore up its unemployment benefits fund, which has had to...
BENTON HARBOR – Jobs are on the chopping block for Benton Harbor teachers. Because the district is millions of dollars in debt, 20 teachers could be laid off in the next month. Layoffs are just one of many steps the superintendent is taking to...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials say the state's jobless rate has fallen sharply to 9.8 percent, its lowest level in three years. The state said Wednesday that Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in November was down 0.8...
South Bend Tribune Staff ReportArea residents who are currently unemployed, actively seeking work and have a high school or GED diploma are eligible for some free courses that will begin in January and February at area Ivy Tech Community College campuses. A welding certification...
Tags: Career and Workplace
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder is getting ready to sign bills aimed at saving Michigan employers money on unemployment insurance and worker's compensation benefits. He plans to sign the bills at a 3:05 p.m. Monday news conference. The...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterSOUTH BEND -- After hearing pleas from more than a dozen teachers, instructional assistants and parents on Monday evening, South Bend's school board voted 4-2 against a money-saving measure to eliminate the jobs of some kindergarten aides, Explorer...
Tags: Education, Government Debt, Students, Charter Schools, Teachers
A day after the South Bend Community School Corp. board voted in favor of Superintendent Carole Schmidt's $12 million budget reduction plan ... some parents are confused and concerned. Closing two schools and laying off teachers and aides are among...
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