Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire Associated Press Published 8:31 p.m. UTC Aug 14, 2018 Washington – Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And, perhaps, your potential leakers closer yet. President Donald Trump’s political operation has made a regular practice of providing soft landing-pads for discarded staffers, offering nebulous jobs at big salaries to aides who have been pushed out of his West Wing. The revelation this week that former White House assistant Omarosa Manigault Newman was offered a high-paying job on Trump’s re-election campaign in return for signing a non-disclosure agreement was the clearest demonstration yet of how a slot in the Trump orbit is being used to take care of loyalists – and protect against potential liabilities. Manigault Newman, who contends in her new book that she was offered a hush-money contract with the Trump campaign paying $15,000 a month, is hardly the first erstwhile staffer to find a lucrative off-ramp … [Read more...] about No leaks: Cushy job offers for discarded Trump staffers
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JC Reindl Detroit Free Press Published 1:34 p.m. UTC Jun 14, 2018 Detroit's rebound has brought a surge in new artisanal restaurants, renovated office space and $2,000-per-month loft apartments in the past five years. It also has spawned hundreds of new employment opportunities in private security to watch over those businesses and their employees and patrons. Many of these security jobs have gone to Detroit residents, extending economic benefits of the revitalization happening in the greater downtown — critics call it gentrification — to more individuals who live in the still-struggling neighborhoods. Private guard contractors hold regular hiring events that attract dozens of Detroiters seeking a primary or second job. The jobs do pay better than working fast food or some retail positions. The larger security firms also offer optional health care … [Read more...] about Detroit’s rebound brings surge in downtown security jobs
Frank Witsil Detroit Free Press Published 10:01 p.m. UTC Jun 3, 2018 Jamika Ruffin is a part-time Burger King cashier trying to make ends meet on about $9.25 an hour. "The money they pay me is not worth what you have to put up with when it comes down to these customers," said the single, 25-year-old Highland Park mother of two, adding that after taxes and child care expenses there's not much left. "It needs to go up more." On Monday, she and about 150 other lower-wage workers will have a chance to make their case for better wages to four key Democratic representatives to Congress — Sander Levin, Royal Oak; Dan Kildee, Flint; Debbie Dingell, Dearborn, and Brenda Lawrence, Southfield — at an open, town hall-style meeting at 11 a.m. at Wayne County Community College in Detroit. Ruffin said she could be collecting public assistance instead of working. "But," she added, "I prefer to get up and work and show my kids there's … [Read more...] about Fast-food workers demand pay increase: Are unions the answer?
As an undergraduate at Bryant University in Rhode Island, Paul Taylor II studied accounting and played football on a scholarship. The Baltimore native also worked on and off campus, knowing he'd need to save money to start chipping away at a massive student loan.After Taylor completed a master's program, also at Bryant, he started full time at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Baltimore in June. To his surprise, he found the job came with an unexpected but much-needed perk: student loan assistance."I know it's going to be a big part of my spending and how I plan my life for the next decade or more," said Taylor, 22, of the $400 monthly payment he expects to owe on about $40,000 in loans. "Any offer to help pay down loans is a great place to be."With recent college graduates like Taylor starting their careers with debt loads averaging $30,000, some workplaces are trying to ease workers' financial burdens — and distinguish themselves as they vie to attract and retain top talent — by … [Read more...] about Employers step up with a new perk — help paying student loans
Pikesville High School senior Josh Borris is working this summer, but he won't be paid. Completing a second summer as an intern at Correct Rx Pharmacy Services Inc. in Linthicum Heights, he said, is more valuable than earning money at a traditional summer job."I want to one day be a pharmacist researcher figuring out how drugs interact with the human body," he said of his summer work at the institutional pharmacy company. "This internship is an experience for the future."Even as fewer teens seek to work during the summer, some like Borris are pursuing internships or other experiences they hope will give them a leg up on their intended careers."Right now, there is pressure on finding a career," said John A. Challenger, CEO of the employment-consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. "People worry that there won't be something for them coming out of school."But not everyone. Many teenagers simply don't want to work. Only about a million of the 11 million youths between 16 and 19 … [Read more...] about Teens forgo traditional summer jobs to build careers