Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | December 22, 2008

Employment News 2009

Good news in tough times

While we keep getting bad news about the economy, here are two nuggets to remember:

1.    Minimum wage is going up…again.  Remember last summer when minimum wage rose 70 cents to $6.55? Well, it’s climbing another 70 cents this summer. Sure, that might amount to the spare change you find under the couch cushions—but add up the increase from a 40-hour work week, and it’s an annual jolt of $1456  to your bank account. Use our wage calculator to get an idea of what you could earn in your next job.

The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. Covered nonexempt workers are entitled to a minimum wage of not less than $6.55 per hour effective July 24, 2008; and $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009. Overtime pay at a rate not less than one and one-half times the regular rate of pay is required after 40 hours of work in a workweek.

2.    New year = new you.  Have you spent the last year toiling for an ungrateful boss? Or stuck in a dead-end job? The new year is the right time to start fresh and find a job you really enjoy. SnagAJob.com has over 100,000 full-time and part-time jobs just waiting for someone like you. Start your next job search on SnagAJob.com, the #1 source for hourly employment.


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