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More effort needed to create new jobs


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 03, 2012

~~<p>The great irony of Labor Day is right there in its name. The one thing Americans anticipate in this annual observance is that no labor will be done on this day, at least not by the majority of citizens, who are happy for the break from work.</p>
<p>It's often used as an occasion to reflect on the state of the labor force, including collective bargaining rights and conditions of the workplace. But in recent years &mdash; as the recession sent millions to the unemployment lines, devastated financial markets and undercut the economic rebound &mdash; those concerns have given way to the crisis faced by those unable to find a job at all, or at least one providing a living wage.</p>
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The great irony of Labor Day is right there in its name. The one thing Americans anticipate in this annual observance is that no labor will be done on this day, at least not by the majority of citizens, who are happy for the break from work.

It's often used as an occasion to reflect on the state of the labor force, including collective bargaining rights and conditions of the workplace. But in recent years — as the recession sent millions to the unemployment lines, devastated financial markets and undercut the economic rebound — those concerns have given way to the crisis faced by those unable to find a job at all, or at least one providing a living wage. Login for more...



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