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Dallas Police Department sees spike in applications after Chief David Brown's 'We're hiring' message

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The Dallas Police Department is being inundated with job applicants after the police chief told protesters earlier this week that the agency was hiring. 

"Don't be a part of the problem. We're hiring. We're hiring. Get off that protest line and put an application in," Dallas Police Chief David Brown said at a news conference on Monday.

Brown's remarks came days after the deaths of Alton Sterling of Louisiana, Philando Castile of Minnesota and five Dallas police officers who were working during a protest on July 7.

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Hours after Brown's news conference ended, a post on the Dallas Police Department recruiting Facebook page thanked people for their interest in applying.

Thank you for everyone's interest in wanting to apply with our department. We will respond to all calls and emails as soon as possible. Thank you!Posted by Dallas Police Department Recruiting on Monday, July 11, 2016

WFAA reported that the department’s recruiting team "has received a flood of calls," and potential applicants have sent the team messages and arrived in person to learn more.

The influx of interest is a good thing for a department that has struggled to recruit in recent years. The Dallas Morning News said it could be because nearby cities offer much more attractive salaries for their officers. 

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Officer recruitment isn't an issue only in Dallas. Cities across the nation have struggled to bring on new staff amid ever-tightening budgets and increasing tensions.

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But in the wake of the targeted violence in Dallas, the department chief's leadership has been lauded nationally and his officers have been hailed as heroes.  

"When the bullets started flying, the men and women of the Dallas police, they did not flinch, and they did not react recklessly. They showed incredible restraint," President Obama said. 

Democrats to make $15 minimum wage part of party message

Bernie Sanders' camp landed a major policy victory Friday as Democrats amended their party platform to include a $15-an-hour federal minimum wage.

"My fellow Democrats and madam chair, raising the federal minimum wage sets the moral standard in this country," former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner said Friday.

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As Democrats meet and set their policy agendas ahead of the Democratic National Convention later this month, that's a significant shift for Hillary Clinton.

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's previous stance was for a $12 minimum wage.

"They are now required to have a $7.25 minimum wage, so to go from that to $12 is a big leap," Clinton previously told CNN.

In the platform amendment Friday, Democrats praised the movement to gradually increase minimum wages in New York and California -- a movement Sanders made a hallmark of his presidential run.

"(We) need at least $15 an hour," Sanders said at a rally in July 2015.

"We've got to end the starvation minimum wage of $7.25 and raise it to $15," he said during a debate with Clinton in April.

"If somebody works 40 hours a week in the United States of America, that person should not be living in poverty," Sanders told Iowa Public Television in September. "That's what a $15 minimum wage would do."

But shortly after the minimum wage proposal sailed through unchallenged, two other Sanders-backed amendments to expand Social Security got shot down. So while Clinton and Sanders are negotiating, they're not entirely on the same page.

Speculation is growing that Sanders will endorse Clinton soon, possibly as soon as this coming week.

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Canadian woman fired after having severe allergic reaction while at work

A Canadian woman was fired from her job after suffering an allergic reaction while she was at work. 

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Danielle Duperreault, 18, a former sales associate at an Urban Planet retailer, said she came in contact with bell peppers, to which she is "severely allergic to" while on the clock at the store. 

"I called a manager upstairs and one came up asking me what was wrong, at that point my airway was already closing," Duperreault wrote in a message on Facebook. "She proceeded to show a tremendous amount of attitude. I did not have an epi pen on me at the time because mine was expired and I needed to get a prescription for a new one. So she told me to go look in my car then proceeded to of wander off."

Duperreault said she became faint, nauseous and light-headed. Concerned co-workers asked how they could help her, and ultimately, one co-worker rused her to a medical clinic, where she received epinephrine. 

"My throat had almost completely closed and I nearly passed out due to lack of oxygen," Duperreault wrote. "The doctors said if I would have waited another ten minutes I would be dead."

Later, while Duperreault was in an ambulance, her supervisor texted her. Instead of asking how she was doing, the supervisor fired her. 

"I gave your shifts away this week, and unfortunately, I won't be scheduling you any longer," the boss wrote in a text message that Duperreault posted online. "We will mail your last pay stub to you. Take care, wish you all the best." 

"I feel like I was fired for having another allergic reaction because I had another one before, but it went really well because I had my EpiPen with me," Duperreault, who had been working at the retailer for two months, told CBC. "Everything was calm and cool and I went to the hospital. This one was handled terribly."

The supervisor also fired the co-worker who took Duperreault to the clinic, according to the post.

But Duperreault's post didn't seem to be filled with anger toward the supervisor. She said her aim was to "raise awareness about allergies in the workplace."

"I firmly believe that there should always be an epi pen on hand in every store," Duperreault wrote. "Who knows if a customer needs one in an emergency or someone who doesn't know they have allergies and doesn't own an epi pen. And frankly everyone I talked to about this believes that if she seen a customer in peril, she'd jump in to help... There should be training on how to administer an epi pen, how to handle a situation like that, and how to deal with the after math."

Y.M. Inc., the parent company of Urban Planet, told BuzzFeed that the CEO apologized to Duperreault for the incident. "We have thoroughly investigated this. Simply put, the actions were unacceptable," a spokesperson said. "We take very seriously the health and well-being of all our employees. We have reached out to Ms. Duperreault and we would ask for everyone's patience as we work through this situation."

Dupperreault told CBC News the company has promised to pay her until she finds a new job.

"That’s more than I could’ve asked for," she said.

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Posted by Danielle Duperreault on Thursday, June 23, 2016

I got fired today, from Urban Planet. And you all would probably think it would be over tardiness or not doing my job...Posted by Danielle Duperreault on Monday, June 20, 2016

These are the companies people really want to work for

Coca-Cola is one of the top places where people want to work, according to LinkedIn, the networking website for professionals.

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The Atlanta-based beverage giant came in at No. 20 on LinkedIn’s list of 40 companies that are best at attracting and keeping top talent.

Coca-Cola was cited for its plan to soon offer six weeks paid leave to all new parents, among other benefits.

LinkedIn judged companies on how long employees stick around, interest of non-employees to connect with a company’s employees through LinkedIn and the number of views on a corporation’s career page, among other criteria.

Google was No. 1 on the list, followed by 2. Salesforce, 3. Facebook, 4. Apple and No. 5 Amazon.

The others: No. 6 Uber, No. 7 Microsoft, No. 8 Tesla and No. 9 Twitter. Airbnb and Netflix also made it into the top 20.

See the full list here.

Sitting for too long? You might have Dormant Butt Syndrome

Sitting for long periods of time can be uncomfortable.

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Eight hours at an office job can mean hours of sedentary work.

And now Chris Kolba, an Ohio State University physical therapist, has put a name on the leg and back pain associated with those long days spent in an office chair: Dormant Butt Syndrome.

"That glute muscle is a big shock absorber, and it controls a lot of motion," Kolba said. "When it's not working properly, it can cause other tissues to work harder and break down."

The condition causes a reduced range of motion and pain in the lower back, hips and knees. 

The phenomenon has also been called Dead Butt Syndrome. Neither term is an official medical diagnosis.

But Kolba says workers can take steps to combat the "syndrome."

"The important thing is keeping your hips mobile and loose through stretching and flexibility exercises," he said. "And then doing specific exercises to strengthen the glutes such as squats, bridges and lunges. Prolonged inactivity causes muscle imbalances, so when people do get up to go walk or try to play with their kids things start to break down. That leads to this pain they think is coming out of nowhere."

TSA plans hiring spree to speed up airport wait times

The Transportation Security Administration wants to immediately deploy 768 new officers to the nation’s airports to help relieve security checkpoint bottlenecks before they worsen as the busy summer travel season approaches.

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This week the Senate approved a request by the Department of Homeland Security to shift $34 million in the TSA budget to expedite the hiring of the front-line security officers. Some of the funds would also go toward paying existing officers to work overtime at busy airports.

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee still needs to agree to the plan.

Lawmakers are now considering the request, committee spokeswoman Jennifer Hing said.

The TSA hopes to have the new officers in place this month.

The hiring surge would reverse a trend of TSA cutbacks at airport checkpoints that began in 2013.

The agency has struggled with congressional budget cuts and focused more resources on airport security behind the scenes.

“As we look ahead to the surge in summer travel, we will continue to consider a number of other steps to ensure enhanced aviation security while also maximizing efficiency at check points,” Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement.

Passengers across the country have endured unusually long lines at TSA checkpoints.

The agency has pinned the increased wait times on a combination of factors, including an unexpected spike in air travelers and new screening procedures.

Educators share reasons why they love teaching for Teacher Appreciation Week

Most people agree that educating youth is an important job.

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For National Teacher Appreciation Day, which is officially recognized on May 3, many people make efforts to let their teachers know how much of an impact they've made.

In response, teachers are taking to social media to talk about why they love their jobs and why they do what they do. 

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