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Men Are Disappearing From The Workforce

Men Are Disappearing From The Workforce

By Tami Luhby Men have been steadily disappearing from the workforce for more than half a century. In the 1950s, nearly every man in his prime working years was in the labor force, a category that includes both those who are employed and those actively applying for jobs. The "participation rate" for men ages... Read More »

State With The Biggest Wage Gap

State With The Biggest Wage Gap

Despite being called 'The Equality State,' it's the place where women earn just 67 cents for every $1 men earn. Read More »

Fast-Food Workers: My Protest Paid Off

Fast-Food Workers: My Protest Paid Off

By Emily Jane Fox From Part-Time To Full-Time: Krystal Maxi-Collins, 29, worked at the Macy's department store off and on for two years, and was frustrated that she wasn't made a full-time employee. Her pay wasn't enough to support her family of four, so she worked a second job. When she asked her manager for... Read More »

Women Snag Big Chunk Of New Oil Jobs

Women Snag Big Chunk Of New Oil Jobs

By Steve Hargreaves There are few fields that scream "burly man job" more than oil and gas work. Yet in the first quarter of this year, nearly half (46%) of all new jobs in the oil industry went to women, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data compiled by the industry research and news service Rigzone. Read More »

European Unemployment Hits Record High

European Unemployment Hits Record High

By Charles Riley The recession in Europe grinds on. Official European Union figures published Tuesday showed unemployment in the eurozone hit a record high of 12.0% in February, and young people are paying a particularly heavy price. Read More »

Wages Stink at America's Most Common Jobs

Wages Stink at America's Most Common Jobs

Workers in seven of the 10 largest occupations typically earn less than $30,000 a year, according to new data published Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's a far cry from the nation's average annual pay of $45,790. Read More »

Guns And Ammo Spark Jobs Boom

Guns And Ammo Spark Jobs Boom

By Aaron Smith Guns and ammo are selling briskly these days, and that means weapons makers are hiring. Some manufacturers are scrambling to find enough workers. Mike Weddle, head of maintenance at Dynamic Research Technologies, an ammunition manufacturer in Albany, Mo., says he is adding 10 new hires to his... Read More »

Strippers Fight For Labor Rights -- And Start To Win

Strippers Fight For Labor Rights -- And Start To Win

By Emily Jane Fox Sonja worked as a stripper in three states for 15 years. Like any employee, Sonja had set hours, had to be on stage at a certain time and dress a certain way. She was penalized if she missed a shift. Read More »

America's Fastest-Growing Job Pays Poorly

America's Fastest-Growing Job Pays Poorly

By Annalyn Kurtz The fastest growing job in America pays poorly. Meet home health care aides. These nearly 2 million (mostly minorities and women) workers do everything from prepare meals and clean homes, to bathe and change bedpans for elderly and disabled patients. Read More »

Workers Don't Share In Companies' Productivity Gains

Workers Don't Share In Companies' Productivity Gains

Companies are making substantial gains in productivity but aren't sharing much of the gains with workers. Read More »

First Furlough Notices Go Out

First Furlough Notices Go Out

By Jennifer Liberto The first furlough notices for government employees have gone out. The Army sent letters on Feb. 28 and March 1 to unions warning that employees at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Gunpowder, Md., as well as the Corps of Engineers in Walla Walla, Wash., will be forced to stay at home without... Read More »

Workers Over 50 Are The New 'Unemployables'

Workers Over 50 Are The New 'Unemployables'

By Annalyn Kurtz On one hand, they're too young to retire. They may also be too old to get re-hired. Call them the "new unemployables," say researchers at Boston College. Older workers were less likely to lose their jobs during the recession, but those who were laid off are facing far tougher conditions than... Read More »

Transgender Job Seekers Face Uphill Battle

Transgender Job Seekers Face Uphill Battle

By Blake Ellis Rebecca Juro, 50, has been unemployed for the last four years and she can't help but think it's because she's transgender. She has applied for almost 100 jobs and has gone on close to 20 interviews, but there have been no offers. No one says they aren't hiring her because she's transgender. But... Read More »

Unemployed Would Lose Benefits If Federal Budget Cuts Go Through

Unemployed Would Lose Benefits If Federal Budget Cuts Go Through

By Tami Luhby The long-term unemployed can kiss goodbye almost 10 percent of their weekly jobless benefits if federal budget cuts go into effect on March 1. Many safety net programs, such as food stamps and Medicaid, are protected from the $85 billion in forced spending cuts, but extended federal unemployment... Read More »

Pharmacist: Most Equal Job For Men And Women

Pharmacist: Most Equal Job For Men And Women

Pharmacy is a fast-growing profession offering a six-figure salary - and the pay is nearly equal for men and women. Read More »

Why Unemployment Stretches Are Getting Shorter

Why Unemployment Stretches Are Getting Shorter

By Tami Luhby NEW YORK -- The average time Americans spent unemployed dropped a record 2.8 weeks in January ... but hold the applause. The reason is likely because many people ran out of unemployment benefits so they stopped looking for work, experts said. Read More »

Why 'Secretary' Is Still The Top Job For Women

Why 'Secretary' Is Still The Top Job For Women

By Annalyn Kurtz NEW YORK -- What's the most common job for American women? The same as it was in the 1950s: secretary. About 4 million workers in the United States fell under the category of "secretaries and administrative assistants" between 2006 and 2010, and 96 percent of them were women, according to... Read More »

The Shoe Salesman: Soon To Be An Extinct Job?

The Shoe Salesman: Soon To Be An Extinct Job?

Online shopping -- with its deep deals and sheer ease -- has won over customers. But people like Nelson Springer, a shoe salesman at Macy's who works on commission, end up paying the price. Read More »

100 Best Companies To Work For

100 Best Companies To Work For

In its 16th year, Fortune's ranking of the best workplaces in corporate America welcomes five list debutantes, and what's more, 78 of them are looking to fill nearly 67,000 jobs. Read More »

21 People Charged In Unemployment Fraud Scheme

21 People Charged In Unemployment Fraud Scheme

By Annalyn Kurtz Three people were arrested in California Tuesday for collecting fraudulent unemployment and disability benefits. To date, a total of 21 people have been charged in the $5 million scheme. According to federal prosecutors, the conspiracy centered around a family claiming to operate several... Read More »

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