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If the White Brothers can do it, so can you

Sponsored Article The past months have been rough for the oil and gas industry—oil prices dropping drastically, companies laying off thousands of employees, rig stacking becoming a much too common practice, companies slashing budgets and spending, and companies closing down facilities and operations.  Although it seems like there is no end to this downward spiral, there is hope for some. ...

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U.S. jobless claims at lowest level since 2000

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week dropped to the lowest level since 2000, suggesting March’s moderation in job growth was likely an aberration. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 34,000 to a seasonally adjusted 262,000 for the week ended April 25, the lowest reading since April 2000, the Labor Department said on ...

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Peco says it makes a positive impact – and would like a rate hike

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Peco Energy Co., the regional utility with 1.6 million electric customers and 500,000 natural gas customers, generated an estimated economic impact of $4.5 billion across Pennsylvania last year and supported nearly 10,000 jobs, according to a report the company released Monday. The utility, which operates in Philadelphia and surrounding Pennsylvania counties, produced $760 million in labor income across Pennsylvania, according ...

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Entry-level jobs: The best and the worst

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Finding a job can be difficult for anyone and is something we all struggle with, especially right after college graduation.  While youth unemployment is sitting at a whopping 13.9 percent, it is hard to see a light at the end of the tunnel. However, have no fear, you can find employment, whether it’s the best position out there or a ...

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Offshore company under fire in sexual harassment suit

A former employee on an offshore oil rig has filed a lawsuit against her past employer for retaliatory firing, sexual harassment and gender discrimination. Tamneshia Adams named Sodexo Remote Sites Partnership, Randall Cullen and their insurer in the lawsuit, which seeks $50,000 or more for defamation, infliction of emotional distress, mental anguish, loss of wages and attorney’s fees, according to ...

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Louisiana unemployment rate improves even as payrolls fall

Louisiana’s unemployment rate continued to fall in March, even as employer payrolls fell. The state’s jobless rate declined to 6.6 percent from 6.7 percent in February. That’s well above the 5.5 percent the state recorded in March 2014, and Louisiana is tied with West Virginia for the fourth-highest rate among the states. Unemployment has declined in each of the past ...

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Weld unemployment rate drops slightly in March

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The Weld County unemployment rate fell slightly to 4.2 percent in March, according to the state Department of Labor and Employment in its monthly look at the numbers. Throughout the year, Weld has seen job growth. In March 2014, the Greeley Metropolitan Statistical Area, or Weld County, saw an unemployment rate of 5.5 percent; 142,858 people were employed in March ...

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Unemployment falls in just 23 US states as hiring slows

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 23 U.S. states last month and rose in 12 as employers pulled back on hiring and a slowdown in oil and gas drilling caused big job losses in some states. The Labor Department said Tuesday that unemployment rates were unchanged in 15 states. Thirty-one state lost jobs while hiring picked up in just 18 ...

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Energy Spotlight: Ryan T. Purpura

Ryan T. Purpura hopes to never do anything but legal work for the oil and gas sector. He also hopes to finish his career in Western Pennsylvania, where he grew up. Despite the recent slowdown in drilling activity because of low prices, the partner in Downtown law firm McGuire Woods’ energy section says both he and the business that flows ...

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