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Three-fourths of part-time workers are trapped with no hope of promotion

Research shows that more than 75% of workers who opt for shorter working hours are unable to progress within their firm More than three quarters of part-time workers feel trapped in their jobs and unable to get promoted or find another flexible role that fits their skills, according to research.…

French finance minister Lagarde poised to lead IMF

WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde appeared poised to become the head of the International Monetary Fund this week despite a strong challenge to Europe’s traditional hold on the job. An informal survey by Reuters of voting countries indicated Lagarde would easily get the majority consensus…

Key Dem Senator: Obama ‘snookered’ by GOP into talking deficit over jobs

WASHINGTON – Urging the administration to enact new measures to lower the unemployment rate, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) said President Barack Obama got “snookered” by Republicans into prioritizing deficits over jobs. “I am concerned about the Obama administration’s approach on this,” Harkin, the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and…

Job center giving superhero capes to the unemployed

Florida’s unemployment agency director has asked for an investigation into a federally funded jobs agency that is giving 6,000 superhero capes to the jobless. Workforce Central Florida spent more than $14,000 on red capes as part of a media campaign to raise awareness of its services, the Orlando Sentinel reported.…

Petraeus fends off talk of CIA job

KABUL – General David Petraeus, US commander of foreign forces in Afghanistan, admitted he had held talks about his future Saturday while batting away questions about whether he could be the next CIA director. National Public Radio in the United States reported Monday that Petraeus, who is expected to leave…

NATO chief Petraeus to leave post by end of year: report

LONDON – US war commander General David Petraeus will leave his post as chief of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan before the end of the year, the Times newspaper reported Wednesday. US President Barack Obama plans to replace Petraeus, who was only appointed eight months ago, as part of…

Job of collecting evidence against BP may go to — BP

“I think they would do something in front of their own mother if they could,” says one attorney for plaintiffs…

Maddow ‘never personally applied’ for a job at Fox News…

Liberal news icon Rachel Maddow rushed on Monday to clear up an assertion by Fox News that she once applied for a job at the network. After a Fox News spokesperson told the Washington Post‘s Howard Kurtz that Maddow had once applied for a job at the news network many…

Justice Department seeking lawyers with ‘mental retardation’

WASHINGTON — In its ostensible attempt to create a nondiscriminatory application process, the Department of Justice is inviting candidates with “mental retardation” to pursue attorney posts. A DOJ job listing at its official Web site reveals that its Civil Rights Division is seeking 10 “experienced” trial attorneys for its Voting…

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