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Portland chief relaxes officer hiring, grooming standards

Jun. 20, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw is relaxing hiring and grooming standards for the bureau amid a critical staffing shortage. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that starting next month, a high school diploma or GED certificate will be sufficient and tattoos above the collar and...

Only nursing home serving southern NM community set to close

Jun. 19, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — A small nursing home in a southern New Mexico community is closing as its owner defends itself against complaints tied to staffing levels. The 28 residents of Sunshine Haven must find new housing and care before the 67-bed facility shuts down Aug. 3. New residents haven't been...

Nurses' union hits U. of C. Medical Center with complaints

Jun. 11, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A group of nurses embroiled in a contract dispute has filed complaints with governmental agencies about staffing at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In its complaint Tuesday to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United...

Ex-psychiatric hospital chief files lawsuit over firing

Jun. 2, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky psychiatric hospital chief claims in a lawsuit she was fired without cause in March. The Courier Journal reports among the defendants in the whistleblower lawsuit filed Friday by ex-Central State Hospital director Josie Goodman are Gov. Matt Bevin and Cabinet for...

North Alabama teens finding less struggle for summer jobs

Jun. 1, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — For Kayla Jackson, finding a summer job has been easier this year. The recent Decatur High School graduate works two part-time jobs with her paychecks going toward her college expenses. "There's 'now hiring' signs everywhere," said Jackson, 18, who will be in the marching band at...

Utah investigates school for troubled youth, citing abuse

May. 21, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A youth psychiatric center where a brawl broke out last month is at risk of losing its license as Utah state officials investigate claims of sexual abuse, violence and several other issues. Investigators say the Red Rock Canyon School in St. George must make more than a dozen...

Pot businesses press for Nevada to redo licensing process

May. 8, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two marijuana businesses that were turned down when Nevada awarded recreational dispensary licenses say the state improperly used a temporarily employment service to screen hundreds of applicants. The claim is contained in a court filing Monday in a lawsuit involving Las Vegas pot...

Desperate for workers, employers look behind bars

May. 4, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Ask Steven Blazer what kind of employee he's looking for, and the staffing agency manager rattles off a list: Someone who will show up on time with a positive attitude. Someone who's physically fit. Someone who can work full time. In today's tight job market, fueled by Pennsylvania's...

Job post seeking 'preferably Caucasian' applicants removed

Apr. 29, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia tech staffing company has apologized after an online job posting sought "preferably Caucasian" applicants. Cynet Systems in Sterling, Virginia, removed the post and issued an apology Sunday on Twitter. The company said the individuals involved have been fired...

Kansas man sentenced for not paying employment taxes

Apr. 27, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 62-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to three years of probation — including eight months of home detention — for not paying payroll taxes to the government. Federal prosecutors said David Monhollon, of Ozawkie, was sentenced Thursday for failing to pay payroll...