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McAllen Celebrates International Women’s Day

MCALLEN (KFXV) — The city of McAllen honored 300 women today – recognizing their work in the community as part of the city’s celebration of International Women’s Day. The women highlighted today, hold jobs that were previously only held by the opposite sex. According to McAllen officials, the city has 34 departments, in which 18 women hold management positions. According to the Department of Labor, women make up 47 percent of the U.S. Workforce, and 70 percent of women with children under the age of 18 participate in the labor force. Recommended: No...

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FBI Seeking Recruits for More Diverse Workforce

RGV (KFXV) — The FBI is recruiting agents in hopes to have a more diverse workforce. The agency is looking to hire more women and minorities. Officials tell us that this outreach also aims to dispel rumors that joining the FBI is too personally strenuous on their agents, something that dissuaded some from applying. If you would like more information on how you can apply, visit FBIjobs.gov Recommended: No...

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US added a healthy 227K jobs last month; rate up to 4.8 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers stepped up hiring last month, adding a healthy 227,000 jobs, and more Americans began looking for work, a sign that President Donald Trump has inherited a robust job market. January’s job gain was the best since September, and it exceeded last year’s average monthly gain of 187,000, the Labor Department said Friday. The unemployment rate ticked up to a still-low 4.8 percent from 4.7 percent in December. But the rate rose for an encouraging reason: More Americans started looking for work, though not all of them found jobs immediately. The proportion of adults who...

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Mexico says it will negotiate with Trump

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s new foreign relations secretary says the country isn’t only willing to negotiate changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, it wants negotiations as soon as possible. Luis Videgaray says there’s "enormous uncertainty" following the U.S. election of Donald Trump as president. Trump has pressured companies not to move jobs to Mexico, warned he would tax those who do and vows to renegotiate NAFTA. Videgaray said in a Radio Formula interview Tuesday that Trump’s actions have caused concern, adding "that is why this (negotiation) process is so important, to dispel this uncertainty." He said...

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Volkswagen to shed 30,000 jobs, cutting costs after scandal

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen announced plans Friday to cut 30,000 jobs in a wide-ranging restructuring of its namesake brand as it tries to recover from a scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests. The German company said the job cuts, which account to around 5 percent of its global workforce, are part of a long-term plan to improve profitability and shift resources and investment to electric-powered vehicles and digital services. At a news conference at Volkswagen’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, company officials said 23,000 of the job cuts will be in Germany and that the measures...

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As US adds 156K jobs, more seek work and lift unemployment

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a decent 156,000 jobs in September, even while an influx of job seekers lifted the unemployment rate slightly to 5 percent. The rise in people seeking work is an encouraging sign that Americans are more optimistic about their prospects. The job gain last month, though modest, suggested that the U.S. economy remains steady if not particularly strong. Wages also rose and are now increasing at a healthier pace than they were earlier in the economic recovery – a trend that may be drawing more people into the job market to look for work....

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Latest Stand Up Album From Anjelah Johnson to be Released October 7

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Comedy Dynamics will release Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy stand-up comedy album on all digital and streaming audio platforms on October 7th and on CD on October 21st. Not Fancy was filmed at the City National Grove in Anaheim, California and the show still streams exclusively on Netflix. The special includes Johnson’s take on learning Spanish, marriage, her in-laws and jobs that she doesn’t have. Onion AV Club raves about Not Fancy, “Anjelah Johnson is unapologetically herself…. She’s being her authentic self, and that authenticity makes her comedy visceral and personal.” “Anjelah is...

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Time Warner Cable is now Spectrum

FORT WORTH, Texas – Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today announced the launch of Spectrum in Texas. Spectrum is America’s fastest growing TV, Internet and voice provider. Spectrum delivers superior products with the most HD, tens of thousands of On Demand options, Internet speeds starting at 100 Mbps where available and a reliable, fully featured voice product, all offered at highly competitive prices and combined with outstanding service. Spectrum features straightforward, nationally uniform pricing with no contracts, no early termination fees, and is backed by a 30-day money back guarantee. “At Charter, we are working hard to redefine what...

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Port of Brownsville Annual Economic Activity Tops $3 Billion and Employs 8,000

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – More than 44,000 jobs and $3 billion in annual state economic activity is attributed to maritime business at the Port of Brownsville, according to a study commissioned by the port. The study reports nearly 8,000 Rio Grande Valley workers are directly employed by activities of the port, or through indirect or induced jobs. “The Economic Impacts of the Port of Brownsville, 2015” by Martin Associates, identifies 3,181 direct local jobs attributable to the port, with 3,001 induced jobs created by spending of those employed directly by the port and 1,783 indirect jobs created by the local...

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Debate Held Over Proposition 1

McAllen (KFXV) — As we get closer to the elections, local organizations are focusing on issues to vote on this November, such as Proposition 1. A debate that took place at the Salvation army in McAllen to discuss the establishment of a healthcare district for Hidalgo County. The McAllen citizens league hosted a debate where speakers discussed their stance on proposition one. Dr. Martin Garza, who supports the creation of a healthcare district, says that this measure will allow Hidalgo County residents to receive medical care close to home. Opposing the proposal is Commissioner Eddie Cantu, who believes alternate...

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