“Hard won rights at work must be at the heart of the 21st century struggles for social justice and a fair globalization,” says ILO Director-General Juan Somavia on the occasion of October 7, the World Day for Decent Work.
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The hires rate has trended downward since August 2006. At 3.0 percent or lower in three of the last four months, the hires rate has been essentially at the lowest level since May 2003.
JOB OPENINGS AND LABOR TURNOVER: AUGUST 2008 On the last business day of August, there were 3.3 million job openings in the United States, and the job openings rate was 2.3 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.
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Doesn’t this mean job openings exist that are not being filled regardless of the needs for these employees.
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