October 20, 2021

U.S. Dept. of Labor Launches New Online Resource for Health Care Workers

From a U.S. Department of Labor Announcement: The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a new online tool that will allow current and prospective health care workers to explore more than 80 different occupations, identify local education and training programs, and tap into current job listings. Through the Virtual Career Network, users also can learn […]

New from NCSL: Pension Legislation Database

New from the National Council of State Legislatures and the Pew Center on States: From the Database Intro: Current legislation on pensions and retirement is available in a searchable database. You can search 2012 pensions and retirement bills by topic, primary author, state, bill number, status or keyword. The database is updated every two weeks. […]

Online Exhibit: Wayne State Libraries Presents Presents Historic 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike

From the AP: Wayne State University’s Walter P. Reuther Library and WSU University Libraries are making available an online exhibit documenting the 1968 sanitation workers strike in Memphis, Tenn. The online experience captures the landmark struggle that influenced the American labor and civil rights movements. The exhibit contains historic documents and photographs of the events […]

Roundup: Toronto Public Library Workers Go On Strike

The Toronto Public Library is the busiest urban library system in the world. (Fast Facts About TPL) More than 2300 library workers belong to the union. Statements From the Toronto Public Library Workers Union: Toronto Public Library Workers call strike after Library Board fails to offer fair deal (via TPLWU) TPLWU 4948 on Twitter From […]

New Online Database: NORMLEX (Information System on International Labour Standards)

From the International Labour Organization: NORMLEX is a new information system which brings together information on International Labour Standards (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments of the ILO’s supervisory bodies, etc.) as well as national labour and social security laws. Direct to Database See Also: NATLEX NATLEX is the database of national labour, social […]

Reference: Lists & Rankings: The Top Largest Employers in the World

Direct to Color Chart (via The Economist) Here are the First 5 Employers Listed (Chart Shows All 1o) 1. U.S. Dept. of Defense 3.2. Million Employees 2. Chines People’s Liberation Army 2.3 Million 3. Wal-Mart 2.1 Million 4. McDonalds 1.7 Million 5. China National Petroleum Corporation 1.7 Million

Labor Day 2011: Fast Facts and Stats About Jobs and Working in the United States From U.S. Census

You can find the complete compilation of facts and stats put together by the U.S. Census here. Have a great holiday. A Few Highlights 153.2 million Number of people 16 and older in the nation’s labor force in July 2011. 5.9 million The number of people who work from home. 11+ hours About 11 percent […]