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Employers posted more job openings in February

WASHINGTON — Employers posted slightly more job openings in February, suggesting that modest hiring gains will continue in coming months. The Labor Department said Tuesday that employers advertised 3.5 million job openings in February. That was a slight increase from ...

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More people sought unemployment benefits last week

WASHINGTON — More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, evidence that layoffs are rising and the job market is weak. Applications for unemployment benefits rose by 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 418,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week ...

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Legislative audit details $71,000 theft

ANNAPOLIS — A legislative audit released last week uncovered about $71,000 of likely fraudulent purchase card charges by an unnamed Department of Natural Resources employee. The audit was released on April 1. The Department of Legislative Services started its audit ...

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Garagiola seeking to raise minimum wage

ANNAPOLIS — A proposal to increase Maryland’s minimum wage was both applauded and condemned in front of the Senate Finance Committee by economists, business owners, lobbyists and employees last week. The bill, proposed by Senate Majority Leader Robert Garagiola, gradually ...

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Feds give Cumberland funds to hire 8 firefighters

CUMBERLAND — The city of Cumberland is getting a federal grant to restore eight firefighter jobs it cut two years ago. Maryland’s two U.S. senators, Democrats Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, announced the grant of more than $806,000 on Tuesday. ...

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