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Department of Labor & Industry: 48,000 jobs!

A recent Department of Labor and Industry “Fast Facts” jobs report notes over 48,000 job hires by gas rig drilling industries to date.   9000 job hires happened in January, February and March 2011.  Many of the new gas drilling jobs have been created in...

Social Security and Unemployment Compensation

Carolyn was collecting Social Security retirement benefits and was working a part-time job as well. ISSUE: Carolyn was laid off and wanted to know whether or not her unemployment compensation that she was receiving would reduce the amount of Social Security she was...

The Case of the Discharged Checker

Lindsey was glad to graduate from high school and had decided not to go to college. Her job search, though, was not quite what she expected as she found there were very few job opportunities around. After finding little success in her job search, Lindsey decided to...

A Homecoming Dilemma

Laverne and Shirley had been best friends for a number of years, even though Shirley had moved out to California with her husband. The ladies kept in touch. Shirley had acquired a good job with a computer company, and Laverne had worked her way up to upper management...