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Facebook and the Labor Department Team Up on Jobs Initiative
Facebook, the Labor Department and nonprofit partners have launched a new initiative to link unempl...


Black Unemployment Rate Falls in October
The unemployment rate for Blacks fell to 15.1 percent from 16.0 percent in September. The overall j...


Northwestern University Football Players Allowed to Unionize
National Labor Relations Board ruling says athletes should be treated as school employees....


Baltimore Gas and Electric to Pay Black Applicants in Diversity Fine
The Baltimore Gas and Electric Company has agreed to pay $350,000 to 58 Black job candidates as a f...


Bank of America to Pay Black Job Applicants More Than $2 Million
Bank of America was ordered to pay the Black job applicants more than $2 million in back wages and ...


Jobless Claims at 2-1/2-Year Low
New U.S. claims for jobless benefits dropped to a 2-1/2-year low last week, pointing to a firming u...


Civil Rights Leaders Salute Thomas Perez as Labor Secretary
Civil rights groups praise labor secretary nominee Thomas Perez as a champion for equal rights....


Senate Democrats Postpone Vote on Labor Nominee
The confirmation hearing for Labor secretary-nominee Thomas Perez has been pushed to next month....


U.S. Jobless Claims Rose to 410,000 Last Week
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week,...


Black Unemployment Rose in October
The Black unemployment rate for October rose from 13.4 percent to 14.3 percent and the overall unem...


January U.S. Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.7 Percent
U.S. January US Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.7 Percent...


Group: Heat-Beam Device Use in Jail is 'Torture'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A device designed to control unruly inmates by blasting them with a beam o...


Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!
The Department of Labor has created 100,000 jobs for low-income people aged 16 to 24. Information a...


Official: Obama to Push for More Overtime Pay
President Obama is calling for some salaried workers to receive overtime pay....


Jamaica Energy Minister Says U.S. Revoked His Visa
Jamaica's energy and mining minister resigned from his powerful Cabinet post Tuesday, hours after d...


Debra Lee Joins Career Panel at White House Summit on Working Families
BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee shared her personal experiences at a panel on career ladders and lea...


Black Unemployment Fell to 11.6 Percent in April
The Black unemployment rate for April was 11.6 percent and the overall unemployment rate was 6.3 pe...


Public Safety Director Chosen Amid Ferguson Unrest Resigns
Dan Isom II will return to the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he previously taught in the ...


Ferguson Election Triples Number of Blacks on City Council
Voter turnout increased substantially from the previous election....


Feds: Vick Illegally Used Pension Funds
Michael Vick may be out of prison. But he's in trouble again....

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