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'Care' through corporate stewardship
Times have not always been easy for the Walters’ family. With two young boys and both parents unemployed at the time, it was extremely difficult to make ends meet. However, committed to the survival of their family

Jamaica wins gold again
Another Jamaican has brought home gold, this time from Georgia. Alia Wedderburn won the Student Competition at the international Bronner Brothers Hair Show and Convention at the Georgia World Congress Centre August 20.

Facebook surfers cost their bosses billions
Workers surfing the Internet social networking site Facebook could be costing their employers billions of dollars in lost productivity, an analysis by an Internet security firm said.

Bad bosses get promoted, not punished?
How do people get ahead in the workplace? One way seems to be by making their subordinates miserable, according to a study.

Bridging the skills gap
According to the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, as of October 2006, the unemployment rate in Jamaica was 9.6%. While this represents an overall decline compared to say, 2004, unemployment in Jamaica is still high

The Gleaner partners in 'CHOICES' career and education expos
The Gleaner Company Ltd is partnering with ‘Choices’ for a two-day Career and Education Expo, which will take place in Kingston on June 5 and on June 7 in Mandeville. The theme for this year's fair is 'Finding Direction'.

Amid declining manufacturing employment, some jobs go unfilled
Michael Starr was laid off in mid-career from his factory job and found himself back in the classroom to upgrade his skills.

Outsourcing provokes workforce excess?
The high tech labour market is seeing a very undesirable trend these days. Outsourcing means that many professionals, especially in the IT sector see some fierce competition coming from abroad.

Minimum-wage increase, tax cuts on hold
House Democrats were unable to override President Bush's veto of the Iraq war spending bill, which also contained an increase in the federal minimum wage and $4.8 billion in tax cuts for small businesses.

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