Private Sector

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City Council Approves Bill To Ban Private Employers From Asking Applicants About Crime

The New York City Council on Wednesday passed legislation to ban private sector employers from asking job applicants if they have been convicted of a crime.


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NJ Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged In November

The state Labor Department says preliminary estimates indicate total nonfarm wage and salary employment grew to 3,881,000.


A construction worker is seen at One World Trade Center - New York, NY - Mar 9, 2011 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Report: Public Employees Make Less Than Those In Private Sector In NYC

On average, New York City employees are paid 17 percent less than workers in the private sector, according to Comptroller John Liu.


Job seekers line up at a job fair at the Hotel Pennsylvania - New York, NY - Sep 29, 2010 - Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

NJ’s Jobless Rate Dips

The Labor Department said the private sector shed 13,300 jobs last month while the public sector cut 3,000 jobs.


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Report: Fewer NYers Get Health Care Through Job

The study released earlier this month finds the private sector is sagging under the cost of providing health care. Sixty-six percent of companies surveyed say they are struggling a great deal or somewhat to maintain coverage for employees.


New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino - New York, NY - Sep 27, 2010 - AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Paladino: Cut Taxes To Spur Private Sector Job Growth

Paladino released his plan Monday to cut taxes that he said were drowning businesses, stifling expansion and dragging out the recession.