Category Archives: Jobs/Unemployment

Feminist group admits ‘pay gap’ is caused by women’s choices

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has finally admitted that the “gender pay gap” is caused by women’s choices. In a recent article on the gender pay gap, AAUW Senior Researcher Kevin Miller concedes that the pay disparity between women and men isn’t … Continue reading

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Business group wants NH to seek Amazon HQ2

PORTSMOUTH — A group of business people in the region is trying to persuade state officials to apply to Amazon to get the Seattle-based retailer to locate its second headquarters in New Hampshire. Several cities – Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Has the Highest Median Income in the US

For a state with no minimum wage the people who live here are doing rather well. The mean average hourly wage for the entire state rose from $22.62/hour in 2014 to $24.03/hour in the 2016 report (+6.2%). The mean entry level wage … Continue reading

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Concord Firm Gets $500,000.00 Grant To Grow “Wood Products”

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Commerce says it is giving a Concord, New Hampshire, firm more than $500,000 to try to build the economy of the northern forest region of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York … Continue reading

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NH Prison Guard Union Wants Contract to Address Staffing Crisis

A union representing prison guards is urging state officials to renew a labor contract as part of an ongoing effort to address a severe staffing shortage at state prisons. Teamsters Local 633 represents more than 380 state correctional officers. The … Continue reading

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For fifth consecutive year, NH workers’ comp costs fall

Workers’ compensation costs have gone down by double digits in New Hampshire, meaning that most employers will see their premium rates go down next year – as they have for the past five years. But the latest rate cuts will … Continue reading

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NH Seeks Work Requirement for Expanded Medicaid

The state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking a waiver from the federal government to require recipients of expanded Medicaid coverage to work or go to school. The proposed rule from DHHS specifically requires participants to work, … Continue reading

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