Jobs and economy (page 384)

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    Obtaining Factual Compensation Data Should Not Be This Difficult

    As a project for this summer, I was asked to look at the salary compensation comparisons between private sector employees and state employees.  Initially, as I began to compile the research needed, I was optimistic.  I knew other organizations had done similar reports and if I used their sources then…
    Kristin Szafranski, August 19, 2011
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    Fired teacher assistant featured on WRAL gets rehired

    Do you remember the story of Ashley Lancaster, a teacher assistant at B.T. Bullock Elementary School in Sanford?  Probably not.  She was the focus of a June 1, 2011 “Damn Republicans!” report by the folks at WRAL. On the same day Republican lawmakers said they protected all public school…
    Terry Stoops, August 18, 2011
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    NC public schools still need hundreds of teachers

    As a courtesy to Locker Room readers, I checked the North Carolina Public Schools Application System (NCPSAS) this morning.  The website lists 644 traditional public school jobs, including approximately 260 open teaching positions. Among large districts that do not use the NCPSAS, Wake County Schools has 111 teaching positions…
    Terry Stoops, August 18, 2011
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    How did we add 117,000 jobs when employment fell by 1.2 million?

    I dunno. Ask the people at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the folks in the media that rip and read BLS press releases. Following up on Jon Ham’s latest Media Mangle, reporting on monthly jobs reports often varies from abysmal to downright fraudulent. Part of that has…
    Rick Henderson, August 5, 2011