Volume 11, No. 6 • June 2014


  • ALA-APA Programs for ALA 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas

    Earn What You’re Worth will be held on Sunday, June 29, 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the Las Vegas Convention Center- Room N263. Join ALA-APA for an interactive introduction to the principles of salary negotiation during the hiring or promotion process.

    In this session, panelists will provide an overview of salary and non-salary compensation issues to consider before you accept an offer, discuss common barriers to success, and offer concrete advice to both entry-level and established library staff looking to … Read the rest

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  • Webinar on VEVRRA and Section 503

    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) invites you to a webinar on two recently revised regulations that represent an historic advance in employment rights for disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities.  By strengthening longstanding regulations under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 503), the new rules will ensure that qualified applicants and workers have more meaningful opportunities to find, secure and keep good jobs.

    During this webinar, … Read the rest

  • U.S. Payroll to Population Employment Rate Is 44.5% in May

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Payroll to Population employment rate (P2P), as measured by Gallup, was 44.5% in May. This is up from 43.4% in April, and up slightly from 43.9% in May 2013. P2P continues to climb in the first half of 2014, recovering ground lost in the second half of 2013.

    U.S. Payroll to Population Employment Rates

    Gallup’s P2P metric tracks the percentage of the U.S. adult population aged 18 and older that is employed full time by … Read the rest



  • Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report, Week Ending May 31



    In the week ending May 31, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 312,000, an increase of 8,000
    from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 4,000 from 300,000 to 304,000. The
    4-week moving average was 310,250, a decrease of 2,250 from the previous week’s revised average. This is the lowest
    level for this average since June 2, 2007 when it was 307,500. The previous … Read the rest


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