WASHINGTON, D.C. – While “green jobs” have been the topic of much discussion in recent years, just 2.4 percent of the U.S. workforce – 3.1 million people – were employed in the production of green goods and services in 2010, according to recently-released data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
As the Supreme Court shows every sign of throwing out “Obamacare” and leaving 30 million Americans without health insurance, another drama is being played out in the quiet corridors of the Federal Reserve system that may affect even more of us.
Going strictly by the numbers, the DOD appears to be a model agency when it comes to avoiding what the government calls “improper payments” — those that should never have been made, or amount to more than was agreed in a contract. Despite their $687 billion budget, DOD has reported contributing relatively little to the government’s estimated $100 billion in improper payments in each of the last three years.
CLARK – The Easter Bunny will make an early appearance in Clark, this Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at O’Johnnie’s Hallmark Gift Shop, 170 Westfield Avenue.
RAHWAY — Rahway Public Library is hosting Jumpstart Your Job Search in April. Chrystal McArthur, senior associate director of the Rutgers University Career Service, will discuss the skills you need to get the career you want.
If you gave money or property to someone as a gift, you may owe federal gift tax. Many gifts are not subject to the gift tax, but the IRS offers the following eight tips about gifts and the gift tax.
STATE — The Mega Millions jackpot has now grown to over $500 million, making it the largest in lottery history. For most players, the big jackpot adds to the excitement and justifies the purchase of one or two tickets for the next drawing on March 30. The odds of winning are astronomical, but for the cost of a $1 ticket, most players have little to lose.