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On the Dole

A term describing one who relies on welfare or other forms of support from the state. Being on the dole may mean one receives food stamps, direct cash payments or, in rare cases, it may refer to government-sponsored medical care. The term is more common in British and Commonwealth countries than in the United States, and its use may be derogatory, depending on the context.
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The DBM's reason for the budget cuts was DOLE's low absorptive capacity, Bello said.
'They need to get certification from the DOLE to prove they were retrenched because of involuntary termination like closure or cessation of operation,' Benavidez said.
DOLE Regional Director Zenaida Angara-Campita commended DOLE Tarlac for this effort.
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The recognition was handed at the ceremony on the occasion of 96th birthday of Bob Dole, who expressed the wish to visit Sarajevo and BiH again.
DOLE XI designated one personnel to manage the satellite office.
Murdock will continue as chairman of Dole and Carl McCann will be appointed vice chairman.
Much of his best thinking, Dole said, was done while gazing from his West-facing offices in the Capitol the length of the Mall, past the Washington Memorial and across the Potomac River to Arlington, Virginia.
The criminal investigation is linked to a controversial food safety problem that forced Dole Food to shutter its plant in Springfield, Ohio, and recall numerous varieties of its packaged salads in 23 U.S.
Daniels said the new agreement has Dole relocating to the Chiquita facility and eventually to a new terminal.
"We are very pleased by this European honour and are especially proud of winning an award for our Dole-Earth websitc and campaign for the second time within a month," explains Xavier Roussel, Marketing and Communication Director of Dole Fresh Fruit Europe.