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In the U.S., 21st Century Skills Linked to Work Success

Real-world problem-solving most strongly tied to work quality

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Young U.S. adults who say they "often" developed 21st century skills -- such as real-world problem-solving and global awareness -- in their last year of school are more likely to self-report higher work quality.

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Former EEOC GC on Background Checks when making Hiring Decisions

On August 9, U.S. District Judge Roger Titus in Maryland dismissed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit against Freeman Cos., which the agency claimed was discriminating against minority and male job applicants.

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Why Temp Agencies Are Learning to Love the Affordable Care Act

If you believe the stock market, the temporary staffing industry stands to gain from Obamacare's implementation.

Whatever your opinion of Obamacare, there’s no denying that its full implementation next year presents a major challenge for many businesses across the country. Starting in 2014, firms of more than 50 employees will be required to offer health insurance to their full-time employees — defined as those that work more than 30 hours per week — or pay a penalty.

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US Labor Department announces final rules to improve employment of veterans, people with disabilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced two final rules to improve hiring and employment of veterans and for people with disabilities. One rule updates requirements under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; the other updates those under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For more than 40 years these laws have required federal contractors and subcontractors to affirmatively recruit, hire, train and promote qualified veterans and people with disabilities respectively.

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Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.

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