Why It Matters: The Minimum Wage Debate

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Currently, 29 states have a minimum wage greater than the federal limit, while 16 states equal it and five (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and South Carolina) don't have minimum wage. However, like anything that has an impact on the economy this debate is worth keeping an eye on.

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This Week’s Good News in the #Workplace


Port Authority Board prepares for $250M expansion in Mississippi : Gulfport’s upgrades to bring 1200 new jobs. CGI Group to open technology center in Lafayette, Louisiana, create 800 jobs : University of Louisiana provides computer science professionals for state’s economy, thanks to CGI.

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DOL Provides $27 Million to Help Workers Displaced by Oil Spill

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The states are Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. These grants will help those still looking for work find jobs that are good, safe and will help the region’s economy get back on track.&# Alabama and Mississippi each will receive $5 million.

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Dr. Martin Luther King’s Economics: Through Jobs, Freedom

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In King’s vision of the campaign, thousands of Americans who had been abandoned by the economy would create a tent city on the National Mall, demand action from Congress, and engage in nonviolent civil disobedience until their voices were heard. Martin Luther King Jr.

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The Hidden Job Report

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1,000 Jobs For Mississippi. The marine renewables sector will generate more than 5,750 new jobs and inject an estimated £4.8bn into the South West economy from 2015 onwards, according to a new report commissioned by the South West RDA.

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The Hidden Job Report

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The pilot program will launch today in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and Georgia. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Regional Development Mladjan Dinkic signed an agreement on the allocation of incentives worth €150,000 with the company Frigo Zika Soko in Ruma, which will create 50 new jobs. The Hidden Job Report.

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