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Topic of the Week

Over 55 Is The New 40

Many people in their fifties think they're unemployable. But, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobless rate of people 55 and older is the lowest of any age group. Here are some tips on how to make your age work for you.

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Blog of the Week

Inside the Corporate Utopias Where Capitalism Rules and Labor Laws Don't Apply

UNDER CAMBODIAN LAW, THE RIGHT TO ORGANIZE IS SUPPOSED TO BE IRONCLAD. No employer, government agent or citizen may impede union activity. Inside the walls of Cambodia’s largest special economic zones (SEZs), however, In These Times’ reporters saw a system designed to tightly control the workforce by keeping workers fenced in and unions out. More than a dozen workers and labor activists confirmed that, while it’s not easy to independently organize anywhere in Cambodia, the law is flagrantly violated in SEZs. The result is seething discontent.

Thought for the Week

"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."

–Mark Twain

List of the Week

from Careerbuiler.com

 Training, Not: The Lack of Sales Training

  • One-in-six sales managers in firms that have missed revenue goals in the last year cited a lack of sales training as a cause.
  • 25% of sales leaders don't provide any formal sales training
  • Of those that offer sales training, 64% say the training is only somewhat effective

Top Five News Headlines

  1. New overtime rule could help millions
  2. Seattle mayor proposes more paid leave for city employees with newborns, ill family members
  3. NLRB Will Report Federal Contractors' Labor Violations
  4. Part-Time Jobs and Thrift: How Unpaid Interns in D.C. Get By
  5. Canada Post issues 72-hour lockout notice, work stoppage possible Friday