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Employers respond to tight labor market with incentives

Unemployment benefits

Times are tough, but not necessarily if you’ve got a job or are looking for one. The U.S. economy added 201,000 jobs in August, an increase from July’s revised figure of 147,000. Unemployment hit an 18-year low in May and ...

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Companies look at new ways to help employees save

Like fax machines, telephone booths, cassette tapes and typewriters, company-provided employee pension programs have all but been eliminated. Companies are encouraging employees to look at retirement saving programs in different ways. “Employer-sponsored retirement plans are the main conduit for employees ...

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Employers add 156K; US jobless rate ticks up to 5 pct.

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 156,000 jobs in September, a decent gain that reflects a healthy economy but also a sign that hiring has slowed from its robust pace last year. The unemployment rate ticked up to 5 percent from ...

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