News Digest – March 17, 2014

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Maine workers affected by layoffs at Lincoln Paper and Tissue will receive funding for re-employment services from US Labor Department

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $256,696 grant to assist approximately 100 workers impacted by layoffs at Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC located in Lincoln, Maine.

Consumer Price Index – February 2014

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1 percent in February on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.1 percent before seasonal adjustment.

USM details major cuts

The University of Southern Maine plans to cut $14 million from its 2014-15 budget by laying off as many as 50 faculty and staff and cutting four majors.

Survey Finds Widespread Unhappiness With HR’s Performance From Execs, HR Itself

March 12 –Human resources departments are falling short of their own expectations and even further short of business leaders’ expectations, according to a survey released March 11 by Deloitte Consulting LLP in New York City.

Why Companies Fail To Engage Today’s Workforce: The Overwhelmed Employee

We just completed a major study of human capital trends around the world (Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends, 2,500 organizations in 90 countries) and the message is clear: companies are struggling to engage our modern, 21st century workforce.

“Silence is argument carried on by other means. ”
— Che Guevara

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