In tight market, Census plans to hike pay in some places

Posted Thursday, 07 November 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

ORLANDO, Fla. — Faced with a tight labor market, the U.S. Census Bureau plans to raise wages for census workers in some areas and make it easier for applicants to get fingerprinted for background checks. Bureau officials told members of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations on Thursday that low unemployment is making it challenging in some communities to hire the 500,000 temporary workers needed to survey households during next year's 2020 Census. Census Bureau director Steve Dillingham said next year's national head count is "on mission, on target and on budget." But some committee members worry he's being too optimistic, given hiring and budget challenges. The bureau on Thursday also unveiled a series of public service announcements to bring awareness to the count.

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Posted Thursday, 21 November 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

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Posted Thursday, 21 November 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

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Posted Wednesday, 20 November 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

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Posted Wednesday, 20 November 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

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Posted Wednesday, 20 November 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Greta Thunberg, a young activist who has gone from staging school strikes to scolding world leaders about their climate change inaction, was awarded the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize on Wednesday, along...

Source: FBI has asked for interview with whistleblower Posted Wednesday, 20 November 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

WASHINGTON — The FBI has requested an interview with the whistleblower whose complaint fueled the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and Ukraine. That’s according to a person familiar with the situation, who insisted on anonymity to...

Posted Wednesday, 20 November 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

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Posted Wednesday, 20 November 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The first time Tanya Tucker was nominated for a Grammy Award, it was 1972, it was for her breakout country hit, “Delta Dawn,” and she was just a teen. Now more than 45 years later, Tucker finds herself nominated for four Grammys, ...

Posted Wednesday, 20 November 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

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UK Conservatives under fire for Twitter deception in debate Posted Wednesday, 20 November 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

LONDON — Britain's Conservative Party was accused Wednesday of trying to deceive voters by changing the name of its press office Twitter account to “factcheckUK” during a televised election debate, raising concerns that political parties’...

GM sues FCA over union bribes Posted Wednesday, 20 November 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

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Attorney: Navy retaliating against SEAL helped by Trump Posted Wednesday, 20 November 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

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Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh faces fraud, tax charges Posted Wednesday, 20 November 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

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Lights out in California again with high wildfire danger Posted Wednesday, 20 November 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. began shutting off electricity Wednesday to 375,000 people in Northern and central California to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires as the region faced a new bout of windy and warm weather. Some...