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Widespread strikes disrupt services in North Macedonia

Jun. 22, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A strike by government workers in North Macedonia disrupted services Wednesday over a pay dispute between unions and the country’s center-left government fueled by high inflation. Police associations, health care workers, municipal employees and...

Deaf job applicant wins $225K settlement over discrimination

Jun. 08, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland, Oregon, software company and its staffing agency will each pay $112,500 to a deaf job applicant who said they refused to hire him because he requested a sign-language interpreter at a group job interview. Viewpoint Construction Software’s...

Oregon DMV temporarily shutters 10% of field offices

Jun. 06, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles says it is temporarily closing 10% of its field offices for the next three months because it doesn't have enough employees to keep them open. The agency is grappling with a staffing shortage, OPB reports. ...

Garbage company suspends yard pickups in 7 Minnesota cities

Jun. 03, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A garbage company has stopped picking up yard waste in at least seven metropolitan cities due a lack of drivers. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Thursday that Waste Management confirmed Thursday that it had suspended yard waste service in Robbinsdale,...

Nonprofit helps formerly incarcerated firefighters get jobs

Jun. 02, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

For years California, Florida, Oregon, Washington, and other states have relied on incarcerated men and women to fight wildfires. They are trained to perform grueling work while earning just a few dollars, sometimes as little as $2 a day. Incarcerated workers who serve as volunteer...

US added 428,000 jobs in April despite surging inflation

May. 06, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers added 428,000 jobs in April, extending a streak of solid hiring that has defied punishing inflation, chronic supply shortages, the Russian war against Ukraine and much higher borrowing costs. Friday’s jobs report from the Labor Department...

Feds: California man embezzled $1.2M from employer

May. 03, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A California man charged with embezzling more than $1.2 million from his Massachusetts-based employer over a 16-year period has agreed to plead guilty, federal prosecutors said. Darrell Pike, 56, of Hesperia, California, embezzled the money from 2005 until 2021 while...

Water rate increase likely for most in Natchez

Apr. 16, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — It’s been 15 years since Natchez residents have seen a rate hike for water services. It's been 11 years for everyone else who buys water from the city. Natchez Water Works Superintendent Tony Moon laid out a plan earlier this week to increase water rates,...

Juvenile justice agency agrees to reform main prison

Apr. 14, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice announced Thursday that it will reform its beleaguered central prison for youths under a settlement agreement with the federal government. The agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice follows a 2020 report...

Smoky Mountains seeks parking fees, campsite rate increases

Apr. 06, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced a plan Wednesday to start charging parking fees along with higher rates for campsites, day-use cabin rentals and picnic pavilions starting next year. Visits to the park have increased 57% over the past decade...