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Employers respond to tight labor market with incentives

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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

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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.

In this Sept. 30, 2016, photo, United Auto Workers assemble a 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty truck at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky. On Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, the U.S. government issues the September jobs report. (Sam VarnHagen/Ford Motor Co. via AP)

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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Employment prospects improve for Md.’s law school grads

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The percentage of Maryland law graduates who found jobs requiring them to pass the bar has remained steady for another year, inching up by just 0.8 percentage points to 58 percent, compared with 62.4 percent nationwide. There are signs of ...

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