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Starbucks giving baristas a shot at online college degrees

In this Saturday, May 31, 2014 photo, the Starbucks logo is seen at one of the company's coffee shops in downtown Chicago. Starbucks is announcing a new program to help its baristas earn an online degree. The company is partnering with Arizona State University to make the program available to 135,000 U.S. employees who work at least 20 hours a week. They will be able to choose from a number of educational programs. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Starbucks is giving its baristas a shot at an online college degree, an unusual benefit in an industry where higher education is often out of reach for workers.

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Congress eyes higher tax exemption cap on bonuses


Congress has agreed to pass a measure that would raise the tax exemption cap on the 13th month pay, Christmas bonus and other work benefits, Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Tuesday.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Didn’t get 13th-month pay? Tell DOLE


Private sector workers who did not receive their 13th-month pay in December should report their employers to the Department of Labor and Employment, the DOLE said.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »