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  • Army command honored for hiring workers with disabilities

    Bob DiMichele's left leg has been paralyzed since he was 2 years old. But he says it hasn't held him back from a three-decade career as a civilian in the Defense Department. The public affairs officer for the Army's Communications-Electronics Command,...
  • Jobs are coming back, but they don't pay enough

    Jobs are coming back, but they don't pay enough
    The good news as Labor Day approaches: Jobs are returning. The bad news: Most of them pay lousy wages and provide low, if not nonexistent, benefits. The trend toward lousy wages began before the Great Recession. According to a new report from the...
  • Md. eliminates paper checks for child support payments

    The state this month will begin sending all child support payments electronically, a move that the Maryland Department of Human Resources said Wednesday will save $1.4 million. The Child Support Enforcement Administration says eliminating the paper check...
  • O'Malley suffers rare loss at Board of Public Works

    O'Malley suffers rare loss at Board of Public Works
    NOTE: An earlier version of this article inaccurately described Franklin Law Group's ranking in the bidding. The article below notes that the group was ranked first overall and fourth in technical merit. Gov. Martin O'Malley absorbed a rare drubbing...
  • Marylander Thomas Perez digs in at Labor Department

    Marylander Thomas Perez digs in at Labor Department
    Six weeks after taking over the U.S. Department of Labor, Marylander Thomas E. Perez is receiving praise from unions, concern from business leaders and hope from others that he will expand the agency's mission. Perez, a former Maryland labor secretary,...
  • Susquehanna Workforce Network gives 18 youth a summer work experience

    The Susquehanna Workforce Network Inc., in partnership with the Sharon Ann Grose Education Group, placed 20 youth in a summer work experience. The youth who are all over 18 were placed with 22 different Harford County employers for a five-week, 30-hour...
  • Labor reawakens

    Labor reawakens
    This week, hundreds of Chicago workers organized a major labor strike, demanding a wage floor of $15 an hour and the right to unionize. Their protests come on the heels of the largest strike in the fast food industry's history, which took place in...
  • Getting creative to fight poverty

    From Bangor to Peoria, in the Huffington Post and in Forbes Magazine, the press is focusing on the minimum wage. While we hear and read about it constantly these days, many of us never take the time to reflect on what it really means. When seen up...
  • Put Baltimore back to work

    Put Baltimore back to work
    Labor Day weekend — the annual celebration of the American worker and our last summer fling — seems also a fitting time to review the state of working Baltimore. The facts are these: •Baltimore City's unemployment rate, as of July, is...
  • Giving Americans the skills to succeed

    As two of the newest members of President Barack Obama's cabinet, we've both spent the past few months lending a fresh set of eyes and ears to the opportunities and challenges facing workers and American businesses. One concern facing both communities...
  • Harford human resources director Scott Gibson steps down

    Harford human resources director Scott Gibson steps down
    Harford County human resources director Scott Gibson, who has served for seven years, will be leaving county government Oct. 1, Harford County Executive David Craig announced Thursday. Gibson accepted a position as vice president of human resources with...
  • Minimum wage hike would hurt young

     Minimum wage hike would hurt young
    I applaud The Sun's editorial board for recognizing (at least by implication) that raising the minimum wage is an election year gimmick ("Raise wages — no strings attached Sept. 9). What concerns me is that you find it "hard to discern" what...