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Employers take to social media for recruiting

July 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

During its most recent applicant recruiting campaign, the Minnesota State Patrol decided to go beyond the traditional help wanted ad. The law enforcement agency flooded social media with calls for candidates.
“Just say no to cubicles. Apply to be a state trooper through July 12. No law enf. Exp. Necessary,” the patrol posted on Twitter. Continue Reading

ND Blue Cross Blue Shield preps employers for new health care requirements

June 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Many provisions of the Affordable Care Act have yet to take effect, more than three years after the health care reform legislation passed Congress and was signed into law. Continue Reading

Employers to get workers comp rebate

June 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota’s workers’ compensation program will send employers almost $160 million in payments as a distribution of surplus reserves. The premium credits will go to about 22,000 employers throughout the state. They are the latest in a series of eight payouts to employers since 2005 totaling $774.3 million. Continue Reading

Men vs. Women: The Wage Gap: ND has 1 of the nation’s largest pay divisions

April 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Equal Pay Day, which was celebrated Tuesday, has come and gone, and American women are no closer to having the same paycheck as men. But some say women have themselves to blame. Continue Reading

No room at the inn

December 17, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Lack of housing affects employees, employers alike
Editor’s note: This is part two of a three-part series on housing in Worthington. The third story will be published in Wednesday’s edition.

WORTHINGTON When Erick Baumgart moved into Worthington, he couldn’t find a place to live. Continue Reading

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Hand Over Your Resume, References, and Facebook Password

March 20, 2012 in WDAZ

Instead of gaining access through Facebook to view private pictures and posts, some employers may now ask you for your Facebook username and password.

The idea is drawing a lot of attention, especially from college students who are beginning to apply for jobs.
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Some employers asking job seekers for Facebook passwords

March 20, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SEATTLE (AP) When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username and password. Continue Reading

Economy adds 227K jobs in February, jobless rate stays at 8.3 percent

March 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. employers added 227,000 jobs in February to complete three of the best months of hiring since the recession ended. The unemployment rate was unchanged, largely because more people streamed into the work force.
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Facebook could cost you a job

January 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

You might want to think twice about bad-mouthing your former boss on Facebook or posting those racy pictures of yourself from last night’s rollicking bachelor party. It could cost you a new job. Continue Reading

Employee benefits suffering in slow economic recovery

June 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

More than three-quarters of employers across the nation cut employee benefits this year as a result of the lagging economy, according to an annual report released Monday. Continue Reading