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Retailer Reaches Settlement Over Discriminatory Criminal Background Screening Policy

Target Corporation, the second-largest discount store retailer in the United States, has reached a settlement with the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF) and the law firm of Outten & Golden LLP to resolve allegations that the company’s overly broad and outdated criminal background check policy discriminated against African-American and Latino applicants.

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Health Care Now Biggest Source of U.S. Jobs

Retail and manufacturing, the two industries that were once the top sources of U.S. employment, are now in second and third place, respectively. According to newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2017, health care took over first place, and today ranks as the biggest source of jobs.

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Citi Addresses Gender Pay Gap

Citigroup has become the first major U.S. bank to respond to shareholder pressure and agree to disclose wage data and adjust employee salaries in a company-wide effort to achieve gender and ethnicity pay equity.

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Scholarship Programs Help Develop Workers’ Skills

The Washington Hospitality Association, a membership organization serving the hospitality industry in Washington State, has announced that it is offering scholarships aimed at connecting workers with skills improvement classes designed especially for hospitality employees.

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2018: Here Come the Gig Economy Consultants

Recruiting Daily Advisor previously reported on research from talent solutions provider Randstad Sourceright which finds companies are converting more full-time positions to freelance roles. Now, research from Business Talent Group (BTG), a provider of on-demand business talent, finds use of freelance consultants is also widespread, including in critical roles previously held by full-time staff.

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