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Germany's highest court curbs cuts to jobless benefits

Nov. 5, 2019 5:11 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court has limited how drastically authorities can cut benefits to jobless people who refuse to cooperate in seeking a new job. The Federal Constitutional Court's ruling Tuesday stemmed from a case in which an unemployed man had his benefits cut because he rejected a job...

UPS adding seasonal workers, holding job fairs in Kentucky

Oct. 30, 2019 4:38 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — UPS is holding one-day job fairs this week around the country, including a few in Kentucky. News outlets have reported the company plans to add 2,600 temporary workers in Louisville at its Worldport hub and expects to add about 100,000 seasonal employees overall for the holiday rush....

Louisiana medical marijuana grower holding a job fair

Oct. 19, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — One of Louisiana's state-sanctioned medical marijuana growers is looking for workers. Southern University announced that its agricultural center will be holding a job fair for its medical marijuana operation at an event Monday evening. The school is looking for growing technicians,...

Wisconsin school guard fired for repeating racial slur

Oct. 17, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A black security guard at a Wisconsin high school who was fired after he says he repeated a racial slur while telling a student who had called him that word not to use it has filed a grievance seeking his job back. The Madison School District has a policy forbidding employees from...

Federal agency finds Oregon school district discriminated

Oct. 16, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division has concluded that a school district in Oregon serving primarily Latino students discriminated against a non-US citizen who sought a job as a teacher there. The Department of Justice did not identify the person, who was considered...

Chicago Cubs to interview Kapler, Espada for manager's job

Oct. 14, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs say they plan to interview former Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler and Houston bench coach Joe Espada this week about their managerial opening. The Astros have an off day Monday ahead of Game 3 in the ALCS in New York on Tuesday. Kapler was fired last week after going...

Emporia State receives $2M aimed at deaf, autism disorders

Oct. 10, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Emporia State University is receiving more than $2 million in grants to help professionals seeking to bolster employment opportunities for people with hearing problems and autism spectrum disorders. The university says in a news release that it has one of three programs nationwide that...

Blackhawk Mining closes 3 West Virginia coal mines

Oct. 9, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Blackhawk Mining says it's closing three mines and two preparation plants in West Virginia amid weak global coal markets. The Kentucky-based coal company on Tuesday announced the idling of its facilities in Logan and Mingo counties. The move will impact 342 employees. Blackhawk...

AP source: Joe Maddon to interview for Angels' manager job

Oct. 6, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joe Maddon will interview for the Los Angeles Angels' managerial vacancy this week, a person familiar with the process told The Associated Press, The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the Angels aren't publicizing their search. ESPN first reported the interview....

Virginia woman sues, says prayer break request cost her job

Sep. 25, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia woman is suing a company that she says refused to hire her after she requested two five-minute breaks to pray during her work shift. Shahin Indorewala, 26, of Woodbridge says her job interview with Falls Church-based Fast Trak Management was going well until she...