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Goodwill takes heat over wages

The National Federation for the Blind is taking on Goodwill International Industries, hoping that a showdown with the nonprofit organization will lead to a change in federal law. The Fair Wage Act, enacted more than 74 years ago, allows organizations with certification from the Department of Labor to pay a lower wage to workers with… Continue Reading Goodwill takes heat over wages

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 a revised 3.48 million in January but still below the three-year high of 3.54 million in December.… Continue Reading Employers posted more job openings in February

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Employer costs for compensation for workers across the nation varied from a low of $25.88 an hour in the south to $32.85 in the northeast regions, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employer costs in the West were $29.90 and in the Midwest were $27.66, according to the statistics. Wages and salaries in… Continue Reading Wages, salaries and benefits equal $29.90 in West

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Personal income rises above 2008 peak

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Personal income levels in the third quarter of this year rose above their 2008 peak for the first time since the recession began, according to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Personal income in Colorado hit a peak of $225 billion in the third quarter, up 3.28 percent over the previous $218.1 billion… Continue Reading Personal income rises above 2008 peak

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Wages, employment up in Colorado counties

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Employment rose in all nine large counties in Colorado for the fourth quarter of 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. El Paso County’s employment growth was an anemic .5 percent, far below the national average and lower than Arapahoe, Boulder and Denver Counties. It was ranked 173rd in the nation. The average… Continue Reading Wages, employment up in Colorado counties

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Hospital pay levels have steadily dropped during the past decade and now match the average pay for all workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Information from the bureau shows that the cost increases to hospitals for wages and salary growth were 5.7 percent higher than they were in the fourth quarter of… Continue Reading Hospital pay not what it used to be

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Springs salaries expected to rise

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Colorado Springs employers appear to lead the Mountain Region when it comes to salary increases. According to the Mountain States Employers Council’s latest pay increase survey, Colorado Springs and Boulder/Longmont led were expected to see the biggest average pay increases in the three-state region, at 2.4 percent and 2.2 percent respectively for 2011. In survey… Continue Reading Springs salaries expected to rise

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Nationwide, employer costs for employee compensation — wages, salaries, benefits and required payments — averaged $31.20 per hour worked during March for full-time workers in private industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that of the total, wages and salaries accounted for $21.72 (70 percent); insurance, $2.58 (8 percent); legally required benefits such as employer taxes… Continue Reading Construction companies paying higher wages, workmen’s comp

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